Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
This trapping education manual is intended to improve your knowledge of North Dakota's Predators and furbearing animals and the basics on how to trap them. In this manual we hope we can provide you with enough trapping techniques to encourage conscientious trapping and good sound fur management. This manual was written for the beginning or inexperienced trapper, who is sincerely interested in trapping but lacks any direct information on how to do it. We will explain the habits of various predators and furbearing animals of North Dakota and some methods on trapping them. This manual will include classroom sessions with the use of proper trapping equipment and in the field demonstrations from qualified instructors. Above all you will learn by doing various sets by yourself. The purpose of this manual is to get you started in this reaming process and get you on the right track.
This trapping program is intended to provide you with a base of knowledge that will help both beginning and active trappers to conduct their operations responsibly. Also, to have consideration for others who use the same land, with respect for the various objectives established by landowners or public land laws for managing individual units of land.
1997. North Dakota Furtakers Educational Manual. North Dakota Furtakers Association, North Dakota Game and Fish Department. 58pp.This resource should be cited as:
1997. North Dakota Furtakers Educational Manual. North Dakota Furtakers Association, North Dakota Game and Fish Department. 58pp. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/furtake/index.htm (Version 16MAR98).
North Dakota Game & Fish Department
100 North Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501-5095
For information on the North Dakota Fur Takers Association, see their Web site at http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/6569.