First Raccoons of the Season for these Trappers
By angelamontana

Posted: December 3, 2013

Jason Maxwell and Angela Montana are trappin fools!  They each trapped their first raccoons of their lives and of the season last week.

BeFunky_SAM_1064.jpgJason, VP West of the Montana Trappers Association, ended up with a large-medium coon hide that was stretched to 24-inches, after being skinned, while Angela Montana’s coon hide ended up being in the 3XL category at 33-inches.  Toby Walrath, the President of the Montana Trappers Association, showed the newbie trappers how to skin the animals and prepare the hide to sell at a fur sale.  Angela Montana, however, changed her mind, early on, and decided to turn hers into a coonskin hat, rather than sell the hide.

It was a messy job, but they got it done!  Angela Montana even ended up keeping one of the hands to turn into a ceiling fan pull chain thingamabob…which might be a little weird, but she is still pretty stoked about it.

For information on how to become a member of the MTA and information on trapping and trapper education, Angela, District 2 Director, if you’re in D2 at and visit

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