“If we look back in human history, all of our ancestors once depended on furbearers for survival. Native peoples traditionally used furbearers for food, clothing, medicines, perfumes and other items. Today, many people living in rural and suburban environments throughout North America continue to live close to the land, utilizing furbearers to maintain a sense of self-reliance, remain in touch with their heritage, and participate in a favorite, challenging, outdoor activity. In a free society, such lifestyle decisions are a matter of personal choice.” (via vtfishandwildlife.com)
Trappers come in all forms, and Montana trappers are no exception. “Trappers are conservationists who promote proper management of Montana’s furbearers, who develop proper predator control, and help perpetuate quality habitat.” (via montanatrappers.org) They are your neighbors, your friends, your bosses, your employees, your relatives and even a part of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show crew. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Montana Trappers Association, or you want to learn more about trapping, visit www.montanatrappers.org. Also, follow them on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest news and upcoming events.