Otter Trapping Instructional Booklet

Normally otters are not considered an animal that causes property damage. That is unless you own a fish farm and want to have some fish still around you can actually sell or catch. Thanks to proper wildlife management and fur trappers, otters have been reclaiming large portions of their previously lost territory. So with all good things, sometimes there is too much of a good thing. In this case, otters sometimes cause substantial financial loss to owners of fish ponds and fish farms.

If you want to learn how to control otters with instructions from people who have trapped a number of them, then this booklet is for you.

Otter trapping bookletOtter Trapping Knowledge and Methods was written by trappers from the Washington State Trappers Association. This 40 page 8 1/2 x 11 inch page sized booklet is full of information to help you catch otters. The text if fully illustrated and covers how to choose trap locations, trap choice, skinning and fleshing otter.

Warning, not all states permit the use of conibear and footholds. Be sure you check your state laws to see if these traps are legal to use in your state.

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