fur usage

NYC Fur Ban: The hornet's nest that needed a good kicking

Its not just backwoods fur trappers supporting the fur industry. As the NYC fur ban really started to heat up last month, folks from all walks of American life came out to fight the proposal.

Women in the outdoors: Sustainable-use fur trapping

We’ve followed the works of Katie Ball’s Silver Cedar Studio for some time now - but we never knew the whole backstory. Thanks to a video short by Shaw Spotlight, we have some deeper insight into Katie’s business, heritage, and her proud sustainable use of Canada’s natural resources.

The Wily Coyote: Leading the next fur renaissance?

Fur-trim coats, new recruits in the hunting community, and the coyote’s adaptability to urban existence have led to increased interest in the country’s most resilient wild canid. The trapping community heard undertones of coyote fur being in demand early on this season, but it wasn’t until the past few months that the mainstream media really started to catch on.

Roadkill salvage: when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em

Trappers are known to be a resourceful bunch - making good use of pretty much anything lying around. Occasionally, that includes what’s found while cruising the local roadways! Picking up car-struck critters, a term I’ve dubbed “roadkill salvage”, can have its benefits. It’s not just for trappers and fur handlers either…