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 Post subject: Mr thorp
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2015, 10:56 
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Did you guys hear that legendary trapper, author, and trapping hall of fame inductee has passed on. He died early Monday morning after setting traps all day on Sunday. He will surely be missed.

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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2015, 15:30 
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Yup, just found this.

John A. Thorpe

Born: August 01, 1933
Died: October 27, 2015



Stony Creek:
John A. “Johnny” Thorpe, 82, a celebrated figure among trappers and die-hard outdoorsman, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at his home in Stony Creek. His death coincided with the sixth super moon of the year, with the fifth being the ultra-rare “blood moon”.
An avid outdoorsman, Johnny was living in a logging camp making more money trapping muskrats than grown men were making in defense plants – at the age of 15. Thorpe was lured to the Adirondacks by tales that spoke to his wilderness soul. After working as a wrangler at the popular dude ranches, Johnny became a farrier when he found he could make more shoeing horses than riding rodeos. Johnny met his first wife, Patricia Winch, a guest visiting the Rocky Ridge Ranch and after a courtship they settled in Lake Luzerne, eventually having six children.
Johnny is well-known to generations of trappers and fur takers. His documented fur catches are legendary; he was the record bounty trapper on the East Coast for several years. His first articles appeared in Fur, Fish, & Game beginning in 1956. Johnny has continued to trap and write about his trap line experiences for industry publications such as Trapper’s World, even as he nears his eighth decade.
Legendary trapper, seasoned treasure hunter, and master woodcarver are just some of the titles Johnny earned in his long and colorful life. He was also an accomplished writer, with hundreds of outdoor articles to his credit, written over the course of half a century. He published his memoir, “50 Years A Trapper & Treasure Hunter” in 1995 and it has remained in print to the present, a testament to Thorpe’s storytelling talent.
His status as an elder statesman of trapping was established long ago. He was inducted into the National Trapper’s Hall of Fame in 1996, and was known as an articulate advocate of the outdoor lifestyle. He wielded a keen pen, and was sought after as a writer right up to his last published articles for Trapper’s World, just a few months before his death.
He can still be regularly found at Trapper’s Conventions and meets. When he isn’t trapping, the man is usually busy carving wooden Indians, wildlife, and totem poles, digging for artifacts, or off on some adventure.
Johnny is survived by his sons, Jim and Bill Thorpe; daughters Maryellen, Holly and Carolynn; seven grandchildren, Keturah Thorpe, Miranda, Mallory, and Marcus Fariello, Madeline Thorpe, Maxine Reeve, and Jonah Thorpe; and his second wife, Patti Woods.
At Johnny’s request there will be no calling hours scheduled.
A memorial celebration of his amazing life will take place at a later date next year

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 Post subject: Re: Mr thorp
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2015, 20:25 
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I heard about his passing. I saw him make a modified dirthole for otter in a video. That had never occurred to me before that and I always try to keep an eye out for those locations when out scouting. RIP

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great guy and trapper


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