The Best Book for the Beginning Trapper - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article - Developing a Well Rounded Survivalist Library kev Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 47 07-14-2019 02:48 PM
What is in your survival library? Nitromater Books, Movies & Stories 40 01-02-2019 09:00 PM
Old guy just ordered a Kindle book reader. MattB4 The Tech Zone 37 02-15-2018 08:00 PM
Book Review - The Man from Sheep Mountain Alaskajohn Book Reviews 1 12-02-2017 04:23 PM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2018, 09:39 PM
RichardinColorado's Avatar
RichardinColorado RichardinColorado is offline
Target Shooter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 425
Thanks: 81
Thanked 948 Times in 286 Posts
Default The Best Book for the Beginning Trapper



Advertise Here

Friends,

I am interested in getting started in trapping primarily for a SHTF scenario. If you could recommend one book on the subject, what would be your best suggestion for such a newly?
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to RichardinColorado For This Useful Post:
Old 11-13-2018, 05:39 AM
randyt's Avatar
randyt randyt is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: tipp of the mitt
Posts: 2,122
Thanks: 3,924
Thanked 3,836 Times in 1,292 Posts
Default

There are a lot of good books on trapping. Authors like kreps, lynch, hawbaker, dailey chansler come to mind, those may be a bit dated but trapping is trapping. For a SHTF scenario a book by Bruce Hemming comes to mind.
this one
https://www.snare-trap-survive.com/p...rapping-guide/
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to randyt For This Useful Post:
Old 11-15-2018, 02:43 AM
fistfulladirt fistfulladirt is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 2,544
Thanked 2,076 Times in 1,072 Posts
Default

Pick up a copy of FUR-FISH-GAME magazine, I’ve subscribed for over 40 years now. All kinds of steel trap articles and backwoods techniques, along with books you can order on deadfalls/snares etc.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to fistfulladirt For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-15-2018, 11:25 AM
rwtrapper's Avatar
rwtrapper rwtrapper is offline
Wind
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,204
Thanks: 1,579
Thanked 1,740 Times in 771 Posts
Default

The two books I recommend any trapper to read are written by the same author. Charles Dobbins wrote "dirth hole an it's methods" and "the flat set an it's methods". He also shot video of him making the sets that follow the book. I never met Charles but have met his son Paul. Paul sales his dads books, videos and lures. You can reach him at http://www.trapperman.com/catalog.html. I have read many other authors books but no one else seemed to be able to put it in my head like Charles did. These two books will give you the knowledge to go out an catch all land fur for the most part by just tweaking what he has written.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to rwtrapper For This Useful Post:
Old 11-28-2018, 09:22 PM
RichardinColorado's Avatar
RichardinColorado RichardinColorado is offline
Target Shooter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 425
Thanks: 81
Thanked 948 Times in 286 Posts
Default

Thanks folks, I will take your recommendations to heart and order and read some of the books you’ve recommended.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to RichardinColorado For This Useful Post:
Old 12-01-2018, 09:41 PM
Observer's Avatar
Observer Observer is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Latimer County (Red Oak) Southeastern Oklahoma
Posts: 5,755
Thanks: 12,310
Thanked 5,695 Times in 2,542 Posts
Default

For fox, coyote and bobcat all you need to learn is the dirt hole set. order urine of whichever you are trapping. Anything you catch, hang upside down and cut out the urine bladder and keep the urine. Put in a clean pump spray bottle.
Quick reply to this message
Old 12-01-2018, 10:14 PM
randyt's Avatar
randyt randyt is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: tipp of the mitt
Posts: 2,122
Thanks: 3,924
Thanked 3,836 Times in 1,292 Posts
Default

for SHTF trapping, food procurement is probably the goal. The bobcat will be better eating than the fox or coyote. I've not had bobcat but I've had lynx and that is close enough. My target will be muskrats and beaver, woodchucks and coon. Some birds and turtles. I don't like possum. I reckon if I need to protect livestock, I may be trapping the predators.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to randyt For This Useful Post:
Old 12-06-2018, 06:20 PM
Observer's Avatar
Observer Observer is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Latimer County (Red Oak) Southeastern Oklahoma
Posts: 5,755
Thanks: 12,310
Thanked 5,695 Times in 2,542 Posts
Default

Beaver tastes and has the texture of very good beef! Use conibear traps! As a rule, I don't eat predators. Don't know why. Kind of like I don't date fat women either! A man has to draw the line somewhere!
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Observer For This Useful Post:
Old 12-07-2018, 04:26 AM
fistfulladirt fistfulladirt is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 2,544
Thanked 2,076 Times in 1,072 Posts
Default

Muskrat might be last on my list. Cooked 4 prs of hindquarters in the crock pot and made sure the musk glands removed. Make sure you cook outside, it’s still gonna stink. I think it’s best disguised in barbecue sauce, cold. Nice and tender.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to fistfulladirt For This Useful Post:
Old 12-07-2018, 06:11 AM
randyt's Avatar
randyt randyt is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: tipp of the mitt
Posts: 2,122
Thanks: 3,924
Thanked 3,836 Times in 1,292 Posts
Default

I generally won't eat predators either. I much prefer a snare in a blind set for predators. I have had great success on bobcat and coyote. Not so much on fox, very few found in my area. To me, SHTF trapping is entirely a different mindset than predator trapping or trapping for furbearers in general. In my opinion box traps would be a great way to go, the animal will be alive and fresh rather than dead for a while. But it would be a bit of a challenge to run a long line with box traps in a SHTF situation although in SHTF should or would a fella be traveling far from home?
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to randyt For This Useful Post:
Old 12-07-2018, 06:31 PM
fistfulladirt fistfulladirt is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 2,544
Thanked 2,076 Times in 1,072 Posts
Default

Box traps weren’t legal here when I was fur trapping in the 70’s.
They are now.
If you have no steel traps during shtf, better learn deadfalls and snares.

Almost forgot. ‘Deadfalls and Snares’ by A.R. Harding. I believe it’s from the 1920’s, but good on the basics. I bought the copy 40 years ago when I was 15.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to fistfulladirt For This Useful Post:
Old 12-07-2018, 08:54 PM
Alaskajohn's Avatar
Alaskajohn Alaskajohn is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,164
Thanks: 8,251
Thanked 6,141 Times in 2,636 Posts
Default

If you are in the northern climates, “Hunters of the northern forest: designs for survival among Alaskan Kutchin” is regarded as one of the best books of pre-contact knowledge of hunting, trapping, gathering in northern forests. Richard Nelson author.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Alaskajohn For This Useful Post:
Old 12-08-2018, 06:29 AM
randyt's Avatar
randyt randyt is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: tipp of the mitt
Posts: 2,122
Thanks: 3,924
Thanked 3,836 Times in 1,292 Posts
Default

Hunters of the northern forest is a great book as is Deadfalls and Snares. I generally don't recommend homemade traps but is good to know. Bottom line is now is the time to learn trapping, not after SHTF. The way to learn it is to do it.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to randyt For This Useful Post:
Old 12-27-2018, 03:16 AM
f0ster f0ster is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Go volunteer for animal control. once they see you have good work ethic and and are competent, apply for any available position. Once an officer position opens apply for that. You will learn the basics and get paid for it. The more competent you are, the more autonomy you will have. Then you can hone your skills. For SHTF don't waste time on anything other than snares. if you cannot snare something, you sure as hell are not going to get it in a deadfall.
Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2019, 04:35 PM
Observer's Avatar
Observer Observer is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Latimer County (Red Oak) Southeastern Oklahoma
Posts: 5,755
Thanks: 12,310
Thanked 5,695 Times in 2,542 Posts
Default

Just google dirt hole trapping for whatever specie you wish to trap. The only thing you need to know if trapping for $$$$.

Took me 3 years to finally stop, think and read what I'd already read and been told! You go from not catching to catching just this easily!
Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net