Master Trappers by Tom Miranda
Dive into the history and reflections of some of the most influential trappers of all time. Join well known outdoorsman Tom Miranda as he tells the stories of the Master Trappers. The book begins in the infancy of North America's exploration and chronicles the men who build the trapping industry from the native trappers to French Traders and weaving a history thru the mountain men, pioneer trappers, cottage industry trappers and so much more. Learn the evolution of trapping technique and theory along with detailed biographies of many of the most productive and innovative trappers in history. The knowledge and history included in this book is mind boggling.
To give you an idea of the magnitude of materials in this book, here's a short 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.
• 400 pages & hardcover
• 650 color photos and illustrations
• Biographies of the top historical trappers of all time.
Includes many illustrations and cover art by Trapper and Fur-Fish-Game artist Joe Goodman.
Chapter 1- Fur Traders
Chapter 2- Scouts /Mountain Men
Chapter 3- Pioneer Trappers
Chapter 4- Cottage Industry
Chapter 5- Long-line Trappers
Chapter 6- Expert Trappers
Chapter 7- Lure Business
Chapter 8- Coonmen
Chapter 9- Minkmen
Chapter 10- Foxmen
Chapter 11- Beavermen
Chapter 12- Wolfers
Chapter 13- Wilderness Trappers
Chapter 14- Catmen
Chapter 15- Lessons Learned