Back To Top
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somerset County, PA
Re: getting started
Like everyone else said, books and videos. There were a lot of new trappers out there this year and it sounded like some were getting frustrated due to the lack of success.
My advice is to start with something easy like raccoon. They are fairly easy to catch but not the easiest to process (skinning and fleshing). Back in the day, everybody started out on muskrat but they are not the easiest to find anymore unless you live in a prime area that has a lot of muskrat.
As far as the auction process, there are different ways to go but first concentrate on catching and fur handling. once you get that far then that's when you start the different ideas of where to sell.
The horizon is your starting point.