Tips and Tricks of Trapping A Classic Guide for the Modern Trapper

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-01-16
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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A classic of wood lore, this guide to making and setting traps offers timeless instruction for reconnecting with traditional hunting techniques. Author W. Hamilton Gibson, a noted naturalist and skilled artist, provides well-illustrated directions for the do-it-yourself craft of trap hunting. An ideal companion for readers who want to get back to nature, disconnect from the grid, and discover simpler hunting techniques, the book proposes relatively inexpensive methods that don't involve a lot of complicated technology.
In addition to showing how to build traps for large, small, and feathered game, this volume provides a wealth of information on animals and their habits as well as how to process game, including a selection of recipes. Chapters on camping in the woods while hunting feature directions for building simple shelters such as bark shanties and constructing boats and canoes. Novices and experts alike will appreciate this comprehensive guide to an age-old pursuit.

Author Biography

Naturalist W. Hamilton Gibson (1850–96), who worked as an author and illustrator, possessed great technical skill in drawing plants and animals with precision and detail. In addition to illustrating his own book, he wrote and lectured on nature and natural history.

Table of Contents

I. Traps for Large Game
II. Snares or Noose Traps
III. Traps for Feathered Game
IV. Miscellaneous Traps
V. Household Traps
VI. Steel Traps and the Art of Trapping
VII. Campaign Life in the Wilderness
VIII. The Trapper's Miscellany

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