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I can answer most basic questions concerning predator trapping and some water trapping. Questions about lures, baits, sets, traps, trap treatment, modification, sizes, equipment, usage, etc. I have been certified by the Okla. Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, the old First Okla. Trapper`s Assoc., and the Okla. State Univ. Extension Service as a trapping instructor, and in years past have given classes to people wishing to learn the sport...I also have a couple decades experience in predator calling and can provide some basic answers to these questions as well.

Experience in the area

30+ years running my own traplines, and 60+ years experience as a hunter, shooter, fisherman, and outdoorsman.


I have been certified by the Okla. Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, the old First Okla. Trapper`s Assoc., and the Okla. State Univ. Extension Service, as a trapping instructor... I have also received personal instruction from two professional ADC specialists.

Past/Present Clients

As far as teaching what I know to others. I take this to be what you mean here... I have helped my son, and son in law, as well as given classes to a number of other people in this area, to help get them started in trapping and predator calling... I have had personal instruction from 2 professional government ADC specialists, and I have over 30 years experience running my own traplines, and 60+ years of experience in the outdoors...... I have a friend who is a troop leader with the Boy Scouts. In the past I have done several demonstrations on trapping and predator calling for the boys, and on a number of occasions have helped the troop to set up and run a trapline during the winter, with proceeds going to the troop.

What do you like about this subject?

Besides being enjoyable, and allowing a person to see and experience things that few others will ever see or experience, trapping and predator calling are two of the very few hunting-related sports that can actually pay for themselves, as well as show a profit for those willing to put in the work.

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Recent Answers from Mongo

2016-04-16 can people get 'trapped' on a foothold trap?:

Hello Sarah,     Yes, that is a rather "un-realistic scenario"... However, there ARE crack-pots and serious nut-jobs out there, so you never really know what some wacko has in his/her mind, and what they

2016-02-02 Coyote calling:

Hello Wesley,    Actually, pretty much any call dedicated to calling coyotes would work. And different sounds seem to work better at different places and at different times. But, 2 good sounds include

2016-01-02 cages for catching coyotes:

Hello Richard,    Well, I have to apologize here as I have tired on several occasions to catch coyotes in cages, with no success.... While I have never had any experience with Jackals, I understand they

2014-09-06 lure usage:

Hello Richard,    It's difficult for me to say whether you used the lure "improperly", without my seeing exactly what you did. Generally, a lure will say on it how much to use. Follow these directions

2013-04-23 Raccoon feeding behavior:

Hello Richard,    The mature coons, as well as the younger ones, will be checking the waterways all year. It is a natural source of food for them, and so they "run it" year round. Even those old big silver-tip


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