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Welcome to The Dog Proof Trapper.

This is a website by a trapper for other trappers and for people that want to know more about trapping and animal damage control (ADC).

Why dog proofs? Well, they are affordable, easy to set, and fun. The main thing I like about them is they are safe around kids and pets. If you live in a urban area or where there are loved hunting dogs like I do there is no better trap to use. They are safe around most domestic animals. We believe that in todays society, protection of our pets in the upmost importance. We accomplish our trapping goals with dog proof traps and kill proof snares.

There are many variations that can be used in different situations. Got a field? Throw a DP down. A log on a creek? Use one of the Freedom brands with the screw in mount attached to the log. In the barn around kids and pups? Perfect situation.

This is going to be an all out honest place for trappers and the public to come and be who they really are. God fearing, fur chasing, USA loving, outdoor living people with lots to learn and lots to share. This is a work of a dreamer and an entrepreneur. I look forward to building this site and gaining knowledge and most importantly, the friendships of others .
 

 

New DP Tool on the Market

There is a new DP tool out of the market that looks to be really slick. I will be ordering one of these in the next few weeks and let everyone know about it. Really looks easy to set and it has other uses as well. Please take time to check out our new group page on Facebook and our new online store here on the website. We have t-shirts and decals available with free shipping on decals for group members. Only 88 days till trapping season here in Tennessee!!

The Trappers Creed

 

Guys,

I was listening to Trapper Radio this morning and Clint referenced the Ranger Creed. I fine tuned it to us as trappers. I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration from this.

 

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TRAPPERS CREED

Recognizing that I volunteered as a trapper, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my trapper brotherhood.

Acknowledging the fact that a trapper is a more elite person, who arrives at the cutting edge of the wilderness experience by whatever means possible, I accept the fact that as a trapper, my country expects me to move further, faster, and trap harder than any other trapper.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong, and morally straight, and I will shoulder more than my share of the task, whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained trapper. My courtesy to others, neatness of dress, and care of equipment shall set the example for my brothers to follow.

Energetically will I meet the chosen animal on his own ground. I shall defeat them in the field for I am better trained and will trap with all my might. Surrender is not a trapper word. I will never leave a brother or trap behind and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass the trapper brotherhood.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the trappers objective and complete the trap line and season, though I be the lone survivor.

TRAPPERS LEAD THE WAY!

In Defense of Trapping

Below is a great article from the Sportmen’s Alliance. It discusses the need for trapping in animal population control and ramifications of trapping bans. As the anti trapping movement

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In Defense of Trapping

About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

End of Season Blues

Does anyone else have the end of season trapping blues? I know you can still trap coyote and beaver here in TN, but where I am, there is not an abundance of them. I hung my traps up last month for the year. Now I’m getting that itch. You know the one I am talking about. You need to get into the woods and be in nature. So far I have cleaned and re-dyed all my traps and snares, put up all the leftover fur, stored the glands and cleaned up the fur shed. Oh and made two rat colony traps. So what’s the solution? What does a trapper do in the off season?

Well I can tell you what I am going to spend the spring and summer doing. I am going to read and learn more. See that’s the thing about trapping. You never know everything. So in April I’m going to the Tennessee Fur Harvester Association Spring meet in Maynardville. They have a whole weekend planned of training and demos showing skinning, trap setup and vendors. Plus great food and fellowship. That’s how I learn the best. By talking with others and getting ideas and learning one on one with others. I’m super excited, especially since its only 45 minutes from the house. If you would like more information, you can go to their website at http://www.tfhaonline.net or give me a call.

I will also be fishing and turkey hunting. You see I use a lot of the trash fish that I catch to make coon bait for my DP traps. There are some great recipes online at Trapperman.com or you can make your own like I will be doing. Summer is a great time to experiment with various bases and essential oils to get a bait that is just right. Its where I come up with those that will be sold at English Mountain Lures in the future. Its trial and error, but summer is the time to try them out and do come catch and release on those bait bandits of the night. Ground fish, anise, vanilla, honey and small marshmallows mixed is a great recipe that I pulled off the internet that you might want to give a try.

Have a great spring and summer! Go fishing, turkey hunting and enjoy life!