Jeff Traynor, A.C.E.
Writer | critic | Sustainable-Use Conservationist
Jeff Traynor is a licensed trapper, on-call urban/wildlife conflict consultant, Associate Certified Entomologist, and wildlife control operator for various clients and agricultural land-owners throughout The Granite State.
Jeff was awarded the 2017 “Trapper of the Year” award from the NH Trappers Association, and was also awarded the 2017 “Communication Award of Excellence” from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission for his efforts with the Furbearer Conservation™ project. He is also a certified Trapper Education Instructor in New Hampshire. Jeff’s opinions and commentary on the benefits of regulated furbearer management have been featured both in radio and print.
Jeff dedicates his time not only to advocating for regulated trapping practices, but also educating the public on furbearer characteristics and non-lethal alternatives to nuisance conflict situations with urbanized wildlife. He passionately regards the importance of, and advocacy for modern fur trapping both as a regulated outdoor activity and as an integral component of modern wildlife management, biology, and conservation. He dedicates his time creating content for the Furbearer Conservation™ project to help further the beneficial contribution regulated hunting and trapping activities contribute to modern wildlife management and diversity.
"Self-reliant, and self-sustaining; I consider myself a solitary fixture in New Hampshire’s wild outdoors. Writer, critic and sustainable-use conservationist – with a dash of sarcasm and a pinch of "Yankee grit" thrown in for good measure.
Many years of researching the current tools and traps used, and acquiring data from the experts, has led me to feel fully comfortable advocating, endorsing, and taking part in the activity of regulated trapping on the modern landscape. It is a passionate interest in the furbearing species native to New Hampshire's wilderness that have directed me to partake in this activity. I firmly believe the experiences and lessons I have gained through regulated trapping activities in nature can't be matched by any book or classroom."