Modern Day Beaver Trapping

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Almost three hundred years ago fur trapping led to the settlement of much of the upper Great Lakes region. The beaver’s warm, luxuriant fur was prized for making hats and coats. So prized, in fact, that by the early 1900s, the beaver was almost trapped to extinction. But lately, the animals have staged a comeback; which makes life a bit more interesteing for two north woods trappers, Rodger Fish and Ray Briggs. They still pursue beavers every winter; and this year The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Nick Van Der Puy joined them on the trapline.

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