Monday, June 13, 2005

Trapping

Trapping is an important part of growing up in the country. Its a great way to learn about the woods, animals, and how to make money. Many a young mans first hard earned dollar was made from the sale of wild fur. It may be hard to make a living as a full time trapper, but its an excellent way to make extra cash from the land and a perfect business venture for boys to have with their fathers. I listed some places to buy your gear. I hope this fall there are lots of father-son trapping teams out in the woods.



Minnesota Trapline Products
UsedTraps.com

7 Comments:

At 6/13/2005 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is one fellow in these parts that traps full-time and makes a decent living, though he runs traps on 1500 wooded acres. He says that the market for furs is still strong in Russia and the former Eastern Bloc nations. I guess PETA hasn't had too much influence over there yet. :-)

Changing subjects, I noticed, and was disappointed that you added "Little Geneva" to your blog links. Do you endorse the "radialist" views of Mr. Seabrook and his "kinist" brethren?

Jeff

 
At 6/13/2005 10:17 AM, Anonymous Jeff said...

oops. I meant to write "racialist".

 
At 6/13/2005 10:36 AM, Blogger reformed farmer said...

Jeff

I would not consider myself a "kinist". Frankly, I have been trying to find out what exactly they believe. Harry has some interesting tid bits now and then in his blog and I do read it. The links are "blogs I read" not blogs I nessesarly endorse. It seems that there are some things I have in common with them and some things I don't.

Perhaps I should investigate some more. If it bothers my regular reader folks, I would be happy to remove it.

 
At 6/13/2005 12:08 PM, Blogger buie said...

I've had to think about what I should do with Harry's link as well. I do enjoy reading the site, but it has offended many of my regular visiting folk. For what it's worth, I took mine down (still read it though).

 
At 6/13/2005 12:56 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

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At 6/13/2005 12:58 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Terry,

I would clarify that I understand that merely because one lists a particular link on their blog, it does not follow that one endorses all that is said at the referenced site. That is why I asked the question. However, in the case of Little Geneva, there is a certain trajectory, as it relates to race, that is being promoted that tends to dominate the entries and the overall thrust of the site, and one that seems to be gaining some adherence among a certain segment of reformed Christianity that hold other interests in common. While there are some nuggets there on other subjects, one must certainly sift through quite a bit of chaff (my opinion) to find them these days. Further, this view on race is being tightly woven with other beliefs that relate to building Christian culture such that it becomes difficult to extricate the one (kinism) from the others and I believe that this is intentional. I do not believe that this is presuppositionally required but that is the way in which the picture is being painted. Hence, we find men like Doug Wilson, Steve Wilkins, and Doug Phillips being criticized for their lack of theological consistency as if their views on race do not fit with their other theological foundations. I say all of this only to point out that some not so discerning folks who find Little Geneva (and other related sites) via your blog may also see this tapestry being woven and may indeed reject the valid beliefs precisely because of the kinism to which they are being forged.

Anyway, back to the topic of your post. What critters do you trap in New York state for fur? I am in the process of building a box trap to catch an opossum that has been digging in my vegetable beds. They seem to be drawn to the bugs that live in the leaf mulch that I use. Not exaclty a desirable fur, but one must subdue the beasts nonetheless. :-)

Jeff

 
At 6/13/2005 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott, Where did you learn to trap? I did not grow up learning how to do this sort of thing. Two of my boys are very interested in it and have some leg traps. They trap woodchucks and rats around the henhouse. So what is the best source of information for learning this craft?

Herrick Kimball

 

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