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Amateur Trapper, Trap Making & Taxidermy Guide - 1875

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Amateur Trapper, Trap Making & Taxidermy Guide - 1875

134 pages, about 8" x 5 1/2", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated.

"Plain Directions for Constructing the most approved Traps, Snares, Nets and Dead falls: Methods of Applying them to their various purposes; and the most successful Baits for attracting all kinds of Animals and Birds with their special use in each case; also with practical receipts for preparing skins and furs for market and for tanning them for future use; with concise but comprehensive instructions for preserving and stuffing specimens of Birds and Animals in the most natural and durable manner."

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 134
  • Traps: Deadfall, Figure Four, Harrow, Box, Pit, Coop, Rabbit, Brick
  • Traps: Garrote, Double Box Coop
  • Snares: Ground, Net Trap, Bat fowling
  • Steel Traps: Cautionary notes, Hints, Devices Guardian of the Hen House
  • Baits and their uses: Attracting prey, Fish Oils, Castereum and others
  • Trapping for Muskrat, Beaver, Otter, Mink, Marten, Fisher, Badger, Skunk
  • Trapping for Woodchuck, Squirrel, Gopher, Raccoon, Opossum, Fox Wolf
  • Trapping for Bear
  • How to cure skins
  • How to tan skins, Muskrat, Rabbit and all kinds
  • Amateur Taxidermy, Birds, Stuffing, Animals, Arsenical Soap, Camphor