It’s a busy time of year and especially so on the Trapline. Trapping beaver under the ice takes a lot of planning.
From “Turth About Fur – Cool Facts” – Canada’s beaver population has never been bigger. The national animal of Canada has been prized for its luxuriant fur for hundreds of years, yet wildlife biologists believe there are as many today as there were before Europeans arrived.
They also believe coyotes, foxes and raccoons are more populous now than ever. Truly modern trapping, regulated to allow only the removal of nature’s surplus, is a perfect example of the sustainable use of renewable natural resources.