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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2007, 16:09 
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I have recently taken up an intense interest in trapping, but I don't really know where to go with it. I have read about Mel Liston and he seems to be a wealth of information for trapping in NH, which is where I live. How do I economicaly get into this (I have a young family). I have looked on e-bay for traps, but I really need some guidance. I have signed up for the states trapper education course and done some reading. Is there anyone out there that would take a tag-a-long for a weekend? Thank you


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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2007, 16:37 
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I would start out by joining the New Hampshire Trappers Association (http://www.nhtassoc.org/). Contact them and see if they have any kind of mentoring program or a trapper or two that would take you along on their trapline. The best way to learn is by watching and doing.

Oh yeah... welcome to the site. Glad to have you here. :D

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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2007, 16:47 
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OK just looked into this via the link you gave me. Sounds great, only $24 a year or $300 lifetime membership. Thank you.


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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2007, 18:34 
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Joining the trapper's association is a good start. Sometimes the memebers will sell you older traps and they normally offer good advice.

I have a young family too, which means the line that I tend is short and concentrated. A dozen or so traps mostly. I started with 3 #1.5 coilsprings, 3 #110 bodygrippers, and a cage trap (which was given to me). I went from there. Plus, I really only targeted one or two animal species at first, and bought just the bare minimum to flesh and dry pelts (a scraper, a few wire stretchers, etc).


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Awesome. Thanks for the info. I am going to contact the representitive for my county and see what he has to say. From there I'll try to start gathering equipment and until then, keep the suggestions coming.
METrapper, where in Maine are you? Thanks


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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2007, 22:29 
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hey nhfur where in nh are you from i might be of some help to you


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I live in Laconia right now, but am currently looking at houses further north and west of here. How about you, NHtrapper?


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i live in springfeild i have a permit to trap over in danbury i got to try to get there before april 10 to get some beaver out maybe we could hook up then give me a call 387 7086 any time


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That would be awesome nhtrapper. I'll give you a jingle and this weekend. Anything I need in particualar that I may not have now to go with you? Thanks!


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That's awesome guys. Post some pictures if you're able to. :D

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