General Trapping

Rattus deathicus: America's War on Invasive Nutria

Rattus deathicus: America's War on Invasive Nutria

Some states have accepted the fact that they have small pockets of “feral” nutria populations, and have created regulated trapping seasons to manage those populations. Other states, however, have launched all out war on the little buggers. So where did nutria come from? And why aren’t we simply “co-existing” with this furry little invader?

Rise of the Dumpster Cats

Rise of the Dumpster Cats

Hoarding and stockpiling our wildlife never works. One way or another, New Hampshire’s public, politicians, and the NH Fish & Game Department are going to have face the reality that nobody should be proud of New Hampshire’s Dumpster Cat.

Food For Thought - The Great Debate about Trapping Bait

Food For Thought - The Great Debate about Trapping Bait

When it comes to trapping, everyone has an opinion about the "best" bait to use. I dig into the "Great Debate" with a little help from a recent scientific study from The Wildlife Society

Trappers: Conservation's "Black Sheep", or Unsung Heroes?

Trappers: Conservation's "Black Sheep", or Unsung Heroes?

There was a time in history when the fur trapper was highly regarded in North America's wild woods. While I don't feel the modern trapper has lost his/her place in the great outdoor landscape, I have asked myself over and over again; where do we stand in the hierarchy of modern conservation?