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Fox Trapping A Book of Instruction Telling How to Trap, Snare, Poison and Shoot - A Valuable Book for Trappers   By: (1871-1930)

Fox Trapping A Book of Instruction Telling How to Trap, Snare, Poison and Shoot - A Valuable Book for Trappers by Arthur R. Harding

Fox Trapping is an incredibly comprehensive and informative instructional guide that offers readers a meticulous and detailed approach to effectively trap, snare, poison, and shoot foxes. Authored by the experienced trapper Arthur R. Harding, this book serves as an invaluable resource for both novice and seasoned trappers alike.

Harding's passion for trapping and his wealth of knowledge on the subject matter are evident throughout the book. He covers various techniques, tools, and strategies, systematically addressing each trapping method with precision and clarity. From the basics of setting up traps and snares to advanced techniques like poison and shooting, Harding leaves no stone unturned.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its organization. Harding's ability to present information in a logical and structured manner makes it easy for readers to follow along and grasp the concepts quickly. Additionally, the inclusion of numerous diagrams and illustrations truly enhances the learning experience, providing visual aids to complement the textual explanations.

What sets Fox Trapping apart from other trapping guides is Harding's emphasis on ethical practices. While the primary goal is to catch foxes efficiently, the author places great importance on respecting wildlife and minimizing unnecessary harm. He provides guidelines on minimalizing suffering and avoiding accidental captures of non-target animals, highlighting the importance of responsible trapping.

Another commendable aspect of Harding's work is his inclusion of personal anecdotes and experiences. These firsthand accounts not only add a human touch to the book but also serve as valuable teaching moments. Readers can gain insights from the author's successes and failures, ultimately benefiting from his extensive trapping expertise.

However, it is worth noting that some readers may find the book overly detailed and technical. While the meticulous explanations are undoubtedly helpful for trappers seeking in-depth knowledge, those looking for a more casual or introductory read might find the level of detail a bit overwhelming.

In conclusion, Fox Trapping by Arthur R. Harding is a meticulously crafted instructional guide that offers trappers of all levels a wealth of information. With its comprehensive coverage of trapping techniques, ethical considerations, and personal anecdotes, this book is a must-have resource for anyone interested in the art of trapping foxes.

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FOX TRAPPING

[Frontispiece: FALL CATCH]

FOX TRAPPING

A Book of Instruction Telling How to Trap, Snare, Poison and Shoot A Valuable Book for Trappers

EDITED BY A. R. HARDING

Published by A. R. HARDING PUB. CO. COLUMBUS, OHIO

Copyright, 1906 By A. R. HARDING

CONTENTS.

I. General Information II. Baits and Scents III. Foxes and Odor IV. Chaff Method, Scent V. Traps and Hints VI. All Round Land Set VII. Snow Set VIII. Trapping Red Fox IX. Red and Grey X. Wire and Twine Snare XI. Trap, Snare, Shooting and Poison XII. My First Fox XIII. Tennessee Trapper's Method XIV. Many Good Methods XV. Fred and the Old Trapper XVI. Experienced Trapper's Tricks XVII. Reynard Outwitted XVIII. Fox Shooting XIX. A Shrewd Fox XX. Still Hunting The Fox XXI. Fox Ranches XXII. Steel Traps

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Fall Catch Almost Dry Enough To Turn Vermont Hunter and Fox Skins Left for the Foxes to Devour A Good Runner Some Pet Foxes Silver and Black Fox Skins Live Silver Fox November Catch Awaiting the Trapper After the Chase Trap and Grapnel Caught in Maine Caught by a Missouri Trapper White Fox Skins A Rhode Island Scene Grey Fox Sacking Foxes Wire or Twine Snare The Wire Loop Spring Pole Snare The Runway Snare Set Some Canadian Reds Caught in a No... Continue reading book >>




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