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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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New to trapping need suggestions

Hi guys, I am looking to start trapping next season and was hoping you could help me out by suggesting some books, videos or others with information on how to get started, sets, scents any how-to info would be great. I like reading through your posts, everyone seems so helpful and it's great to hear from people right here in PA. Thanks
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 09:03 PM
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#1 step in getting started in trapping is don't expect to make a lot of money. Be happy to break even... If you can. Once you get past that, enjoying trapping is a lot easier.

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 10:34 PM
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What part of Mifflin County are you in?
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 10:38 PM
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If you can find a copy of Hawbakers book on trapping buy it.



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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 11:37 PM
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If you can find a copy of Hawbakers book on trapping buy it.
Trapping North American Furbearers.

Do a search on Amazon.

I trap mink because I don't know any better
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Go to the Pa Trappers Association, and check into the books they have under merchandise. Very good books!

NEW 2012 "Successful Trapping" Book
"Tips and Techniques by PA Trappers"

Books are $12.00/ea or BOTH for $20.00!!

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-24-2014, 09:20 AM
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I'm from your area and could help you out if interested . . let me know
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-24-2014, 10:26 AM
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Hit your district's trapping school, keep an eye on dates on the PTA website. It will take several years off your learning curve.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-24-2014, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys I appreciate the info. Snappertrapper I live a mile past Paintersville on the way to McClure. If you want to get together pm me with your number. Thanks again guys
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Thanks Dave3 that's a great idea
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