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 Post subject: I need a beginners book.
PostPosted: 14 Oct 2016, 11:08 
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I am new here, and now have 6 conibear 110's with 4 conibear 220's and a couple other things on the way. I started by just wanting to rid my property of peach robbing squirrels, but after reading through lots of information on this site, I think I got bit by the trapping bug. I think I have down some of the basics of trapping, ect (I'm taking lots of notes) from this site but am still ignorant concerning skinning, fleshing, fleshing beams, processing hides, ect. can someone direct me to a good book on these subjects.


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PostPosted: 14 Oct 2016, 11:20 
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Books are fine, but I find that watching gets the information set in my mind better. Try this link on fur handling: http://www.fntpost.com/Products/Matt+Jo ... +Catch+DVD

Also, try "5911ryan" on You tube. He has a lot of videos posted on fur handling as well as making sets.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=5911ryan


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PostPosted: 14 Oct 2016, 20:02 
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Welcome to the site Ryan!

When I first started trapping "way back when", Fur-Fish-Game Magazine helped me with some excellent articles. In this day and age, the internet is a valuable resource! I've learned quite a bit over the past 6 years on this site alone.

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PostPosted: 17 Oct 2016, 19:06 
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Welcome to the forum!

I prefer books as I learn better from them. Most of the DVD's I've watched were ok, but you get better information from a book. Most of the DVD's I've watched had poor sound, picture or they just plain skipped over the details of set making.

Books are better by far in my opinion.

Anything by Russ Carman is great information and well illustrated. He is only one of the fine authors out there and, but depending on what you are targeting get books from guys who are tried and true and been around for awhile.

Avoid the fly by night guys who are just trying to sell a book to make money.


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