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Want to get started - best books / videos? #15809894 02/19/21
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Am 56 and been hunting all my life. Aside from the occasional 'live trap' of a coon or two, I've never done any trapping.
Can you folks recommend books/video to get me started? There are a lot out there. I'd rather get ones that actual trappers recommend, instead of me picking a couple.

We have a few beaver on the land, but not many. But we have a CRAP TON of coyotes. I hunt em, but think I'd enjoy learning something new.

Thanks ahead of time!


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I am a relatively new trapper myself...after dabbling in it for years.

I learned a fair amount by watching youtube videos. I don't have any one specific youtube channel to suggest, but there are several out there. I have no desire to trap beavers or rats, etc. I just concentrate on the big ticket critters. A dirt hole seems to be popular for coyotes and there's an absurd amount of youtube videos showing how to do it.



Re: Want to get started - best books / videos? [Re: MrClean] #15813455 02/20/21
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Thanks, I'll peruse YouTube as well. Just ordered a book, not sure how good it is but it seemed to 'show up' in a lot of places

The Black Book of Coyote Trapping Kellen Kaatz


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If you dont want to spend money on books, go online to gutenberg.org and type trapping in the search box. Lots of free books for reading.


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The owner of Hoosier Trapper Supply made a DVD a few years back titled “Coyote Trapping”.
It is simple and to the point and packed full of information. I have it and would highly recommend it.
There’s a kid on YouTube that has a channel called Coon Creek Outdoors and he has some good videos.
Also, if you’re gonna spend the money, go ahead and spend the extra money and buy four-coiled traps or MB’s. You won’t regret it.

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Also, if you’re gonna spend the money, go ahead and spend the extra money and buy four-coiled traps or MB’s. You won’t regret it.


This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


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Get a prescripton to Fur, Fish Game.

Lotsa resources there.

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Thanks guys!!!!
The noob old man appreciates all the help!!


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Re: Want to get started - best books / videos? [Re: MrClean] #15820969 02/21/21
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I do a good amount of trapping, it is my favorite outdoor pastime. Go to trapperman.com and go through the archives, there is a ridiculous amount of good information. The best magazine out there is Trappers Post.

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Thanks again. Been on that site a little bit now. Shopping for a couple 4-coils and some snares to try out


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Originally Posted by ajf55
I do a good amount of trapping, it is my favorite outdoor pastime. Go to trapperman.com and go through the archives, there is a ridiculous amount of good information. The best magazine out there is Trappers Post.


^^This^^


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