J.S. Opdahl’s "The Scandinavian Fur Trapper & Hunter's Manual" Book
J.S. Opdahl’s "The Scandinavian Fur Trapper & Hunter's Manual" Book is a comprehensive study of the historical methods that have been used to capture animals for their valuable furs or because they have become pests destroying food products or threaten public safety.
While the historical perspective on trapping is interesting, a great value of this trapping book is that the most modern, humane, and effective methods of fur bearer and pest controls are presented with many photos and illustrations so that anyone can soon master the modern art of taking animals properly as the needs may arise.
It is a fact wild animals are prolific, and population controls are necessary for the good of the species as well as man. It matters a great deal if a fox is killing your chickens, or muskrats or nutrias dig tunnels that threaten dams or dikes in lowland areas where you live.
This new book not only brings to life the methods used in times of old, but presents information from true trapping experts from around the world. This manual in how to control wild animal populations properly was surely needed in our modern era. This new 488 page book by John S. Opdahl will fill that void for many years to come.
Never before has one work put together with research and illustrations the methods that were used for hundreds of years to capture fur animals and predators, and then included the most modern, humane and effective methods that are used today in many places in the world. It certainly is interesting to see how trapping methods have advanced over time, and for anyone interested in learning proper animal harvesting skills, be assured many recognized authorities from around the world have contributed their expertise in this important new book.
While trapping methods may seem complicated, the author has included many photos and illustrations to show just how the ancient as well as the modern traps work, and just as importantly, why they work.
The history of trapping is very much like the history of the world. While the incentives for trapping may have changed over the years, the fact remains that animals are often in need of population controls, and there has always been a need for someone with knowledge and modern skills to solve the animal problems quickly, humanely, and effectively. If you wish to learn how trapping has evolved over time, this is your book. There is no other like it.