Even if you don’t trap

In the near future we may be in a battle to keep our right to trap. Trap Free Oregon would like to stop all trapping for fur and make it difficult to  protect farms, land and livestock. One thing I find strange about this is they do not want to stop trapping of rodents like gophers, mice, rats and moles. So as long as the trouble causer is in their yard or house it is OK to kill them.  Trap Free Oregon always say how evil the body grip traps are and they should not be used. But most all traps used for rodents are body grip traps, why are they OK but others are not? I guess because these traps are used to protect their property but a farmer loosing income should not have those rights.

In my opinion if you trap the animals for either protection of property or to manage them why not use what you can fur, meat bones all can be used and should not be wasted.  Trap Free Oregon or other anti trapping organizations would prefer to stop the use of these items and waste the animals. Any of these people who eat meat kill they just have some one else do it for them. Even a vegetarian who buy vegetables how many animals were displaced by the farms that they buy from. If an animal destroys the crops on one of those farms or even in an anti trappers own garden what do you think will happen next.  I wonder if while they are pointing at us and say we are terrible people they know they are doing the same thing they just don’t do it them selves.

So if you do not trap at least consider the good it does and support trapping in Oregon if it come up for a vote.

Off Season


Trapping is not only for fur but damage control. Many trappers will trap rodents or other nuisance animals. These are 2 gophers I trapped this week, it’s all trapping . For those of us that are trappers 24/7 365 we spend a lot of time educating ourselves on the animals behavior for which we trap. A beaver, nutria  or coyote are really no different then a gopher. You need to  learn their habits what they eat and what they do to effectively trap them.  You can make many mistakes while you figure out these animals but they can only make one mistake. As a trapper you want to do your best not to educate the animal you are trapping a coyote or a beaver for example can become very wary  if you miss them with a trap, Even a raccoon will learn to step over a pan in a cage trap after being caught and released by a home owner after being moved.

2 months

well 2 months until Oregon trapping season opens, Although thwew are some furbearers you can trap all year coyotes, nutria, badger and spotted/striped skunks oh and possums. It is never to early to make sure all your equipment and supplies are ready.

My new website

I have been thinking about building a trapping website for awhile and now is the time. My plan is to build a site to help people that want to start trapping in Oregon  but need pointed in the right direction. When I started a few years ago it took awhile to find my way, I hope I can shorten your learning curve.