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Trapper Education & Pelt Preparation Student CDs

  • Trapper Education video Series CDs. You can see five dozen plus screen shots in the viewer at the top of the Trapper Education Video Series for Instructors product page.
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Trapper Education Video CDs for Students

This is a set of two CDs designed to help beginning trappers and students in official state and provincial wildlife agency trapper education courses. The videos run in a small window on Macs or PCs, similar in size to YouTube videos. The instructional videos on the CDs were developed along with, and in support of, the new national trapper education course manual and curriculum we authored for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. We worked with furbearer biologists, trapper education instructors, and trapping associations to cover all types of legal trapping devices, methods, and best practices.

Silvertip Productions recognizes trapping as a beneficial and essential tool of wildlife management, but it is important for trappers to use safe and responsible trapping techniques. The producer, Jim Wentz, administered one of the nation's largest trapper education programs and taught many classes covering hundreds of trapper education students. The videos on the Trapper Education Video Series CDs are designed to help students and beginning trappers anywhere in North America.

There are 63 selections on the set of Trapper Education CDs. The easy to use menus allow instructors to navigate to the selections they need to show, in any order.

Features of the Trapper Education Video CD Disc 1

Trap Overview - 9 minutes 28 seconds

Covers the basic types of traps, parts, anchoring, tuning, and preparation (footholds, body-gripping, colony traps, box traps, snares, etc.)

Responsible Trapping - 3 minutes 24 seconds

Covers the responsibilities trappers have to the resource, landowners, and the general public to reinforce instructor presentations.

Wildlife (Furbearer) Management - 2 Minutes

Supports the course material on wildlife management with a focus on river otter restoration, showing how trappers and wildlife biologists worked together to bring river otters back to states where they had been extirpated.

Fur Handling Overview - 5 Minutes 32 seconds

Covers the basic steps and techniques for handling furbearers, skinning, fleshing, stretching, and selling pelts. This provides a foundation of knowledge for Disc 2 - Pelt Preparation.

Water Sets Menu - Short Individual Videos from the Actual Trapline

Muskrat Bank Den, Muskrat Lodge Den, Climbout Feedbed, Obstruction Set, Guarded-Stop Loss, Orange Trap sets (several water sets using a blaze orange conibear and foothold for high visibility), Beaver Body-Gripping Set, Cable Devices (snares) for Beaver, Beaver or Otter Set, Double Spring Under ice Set, Otter Body-Gripping Trap Set

Land Sets Menu - Short Individual Videos from the Actual Trapline

Bedding Land Traps, Dirt-Hole Set, Flat Set, Post Set, Cubby Set, Enclosed Foothold Overview, Egg Trap, Duffer's Trap, Lil' Griz Trap

 - Land Set Photos

Bucket Set on Ground, Bucket Set on Tree, Body Gripping/Bucket 1, Body-Gripping Bucket 2, Running Pole Set 1, Running Pole Set 2, Body-Gripping Strike, Body-Gripping Box Construction

Furbearer identification Videos - Short Individual Videos (show only those you need)

Arctic fox, badger, beaver, bobcat, Canada lynx, coyote, fisher, gray fox, gray wolf, kit fox, marten, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum, ringtail, river otter, striped skunk, swift fox, weasels, wolverine

Pelt Preparation CD - Disc 2 of the Trapper Education Video Series

This CD features six videos to teach trapper education course students how to care for fur and sell it. The videos contain many tips from an expert trapper who has worked in fur houses and graded pelts at fur auctions. Students also learn about different ways to sell fur, from local buyers, to auctions, to traveling furbuyers.

Fur Handling Overview - 5 minutes 32 seconds

Same as the video on Disc 1 for convenience

Muskrat Pelt Preparation - 6 minutes

Mink Pelt Preparation - 11 minutes 12 seconds

Raccoon Pelt Preparation - 13 minutes 10 seconds

Gray Fox - Skinning Only - 2 minutes 37 seconds

Beaver Pelt Preparation - 19 minutes 30 seconds

These videos will help students understand fur handling from the field to the auction house. How to comb, skin, flesh, stretch and dry the pelts. Where to find the glands that can be used for lure or sold. How furbuyers will grade their pelts. Also information on health concerns, and edible meat from certain furbearers.

Other Benefits - Trapper Education Video Series DVDs

Promotes interactive learning in a way that enhances and promotes student understanding of material presented in trapper education manuals.

Shows expert trappers making the sets, checking them, and harvesting muskrats, raccoons, beaver, coyote, bobcat, river otter.

Students see equipment in use on the trapline or in the fur shed.

Shows many actions you can’t show in a classroom: A cat caught in a foothold that was released unharmed; Live captured animals dispatched; River otter restoration; and much more.

Shows scenes from the Ohio State Trappers Association (OSTA) fur auction, the National Trappers Association (NTA) Convention, a traveling buyer, and more. The DVDs promote involvement in trapping organizations and wildlife stewardship.

View Dozens of Screen Shots at the Top of the Instructor DVD Version Page.

Click on the first small image to see the larger images in the slide viewer. You will see dozens of screen shots from the Trapper Education Video Series, and many of them are have text explanations. Menus may differ between the CD and DVD versions.

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