Tom Miranda's "Master Trappers" Book
Tom Miranda's "Master Trappers" Book is a definitive, in-depth look into the romantic history of the fur-men who mapped the continent with the passion and entrepreneurial spirt which continues even to this day in these wild expanses of North America.
This hard cover 388 page book contains 650 color photos and illustrations and biographies of the top historical trappers of all time. To give you an idea of the magnitude of materials in this book, here's a list of the biographies, methods and trappers included: Hudson's Bay Company, Hugh Glass, Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, John Johnson, Sewell Newhouse, The Fur Companies, A.R. Harding, E.J. Dailey, Raymond Thompson, Walter Arnold, Dick Wood, O.L.Butcher, Bill Nelson, Curtis Grigg, Bud Hall, Herb Lenon, Stanley Hawbaker, Pete Rickard, Garold Weiland, Pete & Ron Leggett, Johnny Thorpe, Craig O'Gorman, Ray Milligan, Slim Pedersen, Major Boddicker, Charles Dobbins, Ken Smythe, Tom Krause, Pete Askins, Odon Corr, Russ Carman, Tim Caven, Paul Grimshaw, Keith Winkler, Oscar Cronk, Neil Olson, Mark June, Wayne Negus, Brandon Johnson, Jim Spencer, Kyle Kaatz, Bernie Barringer, Don Powell, James Lord, Paul Trepus, Scott Welch, Tom Parr, Tracy Truman, Mark Zagger and many, many others.
Artfully woven through the text is a detailed biography of Tom Miranda from his schoolboy trapline days to flying his South Dakota long-line and subsequent rise to ESPN Outdoor TV fame and bowhunting career. Also included is the business of trapping, trapping locations, sets, catches, end of the line photos, much never before in print. Master trappers may be the the most comprehensive trapping book written in the last fifty years.