Randy Mohn aka “Snappie” R.I.P.
I just got word from a mutual friend that Randy Mohn passed away on February 14th. I am stunned and saddened. Randy went by the handle “TrapSnap” on the trapping forums which evolved into the nickname “Snappie”. Many of us knew him from conventions and he was often found behind the Leggett’s booth as he and Pete were close friends. Randy trapped with Pete and Ron in Texas on a few trips and would often ride with Pete on his MD fox line.
Randy was extremely knowledgeable in all trapping related subjects but stood out as a premier canine trapper. I am not sure the exact time frame (somewhere around the late 90s/early 2000s) he strung together 10 consecutive seasons of 100 plus foxes in addition to respectable coyote numbers. This was an outstanding feat for Bradford Co. PA.
He also stood out to his peers as being a master tinkerer and mechanic. Randy designed and made a lot of the equipment he used on his fur line as well as in the ADC business he had in the past. Few could match his well rounded knowledge when it came to trapping, wildlife habits, agriculture, wood and metalworking, and mechanics.
For those that knew him no one will forget his wit and personality. When he was still attending the PTA Rondy I would always look forward to our conversations. The last I saw him Nittany Lion and I went up and spent an afternoon at his farm. He would call a few times a year and the last I spoke with him was around Christmas. He wanted an update on my season as asked how much “fun” I was having with the rain we had all fall.
Snappie was one of my trapping idols and I like to believe he felt like I was one of his protégés. I missed being around him at conventions and now I’ll be missing him more. Now he and Pete Leggett can map out a line together where the ground is always dry and the foxes are forever prime. Godspeed my friend.