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Professional Bobcat and Otter Trapping

Join professional trapper Len Williams (with fellow trapper Kevin Wells) as he reveals his methods and techniques for harvesting bobcats and otters. Due to the current demand for these prized furbearers, the trapper who knows how to get the most from each location he sets can increase his fur check by hundreds and even thousands of dollars. In this video, Len has demonstrated his most productive sets for each of these furbearers, along with tips on the types of locations to use them at. Tips for the beginner as well as a few for the old-timers.

2 hours.

Williams - Black Spots & Silver Bellies - by Len Williams

Double your fur check by putting up your own coon. Leon Windschitl has more than doubled his coon money when he stopped selling carcass coon in the early 1990’s. He earns more in the fur shed than on the trapline. Leon knows and understands exactly what the auction houses and foreign buyers want. Modern day techniques that consistently push your coon into higher grades are the premise of this video. Learn from the very best.

Leon’s Bio:
  • Eleven straight years of top lot coon awards with five of those years the top lot coon sold for over $90.00.
  • Minnesota Trappers Association Fur Handler of the year – 2007, 2008.
  • North American Fur Auction Fur Grading Competition 1st Place – 2010.
  • Does demonstrations at State and National trapping conventions.
  • Does demos for the largest fur auction house in the world.

1 hour & 37 minutes.

Windschitl - Top Lot Coon Handling - with Leon Windschitl (Top Lot Stretcher Co)

Leon Windschitl is well known for his fur handling skills and attention to detail. He has received over 40 Top Lot awards on his fur put up. He has also been awarded the Master Fur Handler multiple times in Minnesota and has received fur grading awards. He does several demos throughout the year for state and national trapping organizations. He is the fur handling instructor at LKL Trapping Experience school and the owner of Top Lot Stretcher Company.

This DVD shows the process of putting up a coyote from beginning to end - from the opening cut to final comb up, including ear cartilage removal. Leon talks about the different ways to complete the task and what tools are needed. He takes you through the process of pinning and boarding and offers tips and tricks to give your coyote pelts the best look and achieve their fullest potential. This DVD will help you double your money by putting up your coyote verses selling on the carcass.

1 hour & 39 minutes.

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Windschitl - Top Lot Coyote Handling - by Leon Windschitl (dvd)

Leon Windschitl has shared his fur handling techniques with 1000’s of students throughout North America. He has done countless fur handling seminars representing the world’s largest fur auction house. He understands what foreign fur buyers want. He makes money in the fur shed.

A carpenter by trade, Leon takes you through the finer details of handling your wild mink and muskrats. Leon’s skills have brought him 37 Top Lot fur awards over the years. His deliberate teaching style makes this an excellent tool for anyone serious about optimizing their catch in the fur shed.

Learn from the very Best!

Approximately 2 hours.

by Leon Windschitl - Top Lot Stretcher Co.

Windschitl - Top Lot Mink and Muskrat Handling - by Leon Windschitl

From Start to Finish. Two hours of action packed information on raccoon trapping. Keith and Tom show and explain trap preparation, sets and catches on their raccoon line. They also demonstrate professional raccoon skinning, scraping, and stretching. A segment on snaring is presented. Tips, tricks and techniques are presented featuring the following well-known professionals:

  • Gary Armstrong – Famous PVC Pipe Set
  • Carroll “Blackie” Black – River Trapping
  • Gary Bonnot and Tim Reed – Trapping with Lil’ Grizz Trap
  • Russ Carman and Bill Kasten – Questions, answers, and instructions
  • Rick Hemsath – Trapping with Body Traps
  • Mike Marsyada – Guidelines, Information, and Strategy
  • Tom Parr – Trap Types and Live Traps
  • Doug Wilson – Snares and Snaring
  • Special Feature with Night Footage of Raccoon Working the Lil’ Grizz Trap
 2 hours.
Winkler - Raccoon Trapping & Handling - by Keith Winkler and Tom "Humphrey" Miller

Nevada bobcat trapper Steve Wood covers trapping, snaring, and fur handling. A very intense instruction course detailing locations, trap and snare sets, extensive pelt preparation, and much more! 

2 hours.

Wood - Bobcatching - Vol 1 - by Steve Wood

More trap sets. More locations. More snaring. More cats. White traps. Coloring traps to target the cat’s foot. An improved coilspring trap cover for snowy and windy areas. Snaring cats with tiny 1/32 cable. Mountain lions. The rebirth of the longspring trap. Turning the longspring into a one-piece cat catching tool. A couple of new snare supports.

Nearly 2 hours.

Wood - Bobcatching - Vol 2 - by Steve Wood

Covers cat line management, passing on information from five consecutive years of 50-plus cats. Steve focuses on prioritizing what is important to maximize your catch and keeping your line producing even when dealing with low cat numbers. He shows the small things that add up to extra cats every season.

  • How many traps to run?
  • How many miles to cover?
  • How long to stay?
  • Decreasing misses at your sets.
  • Special public land trapping problems.
  • The real “secrets” of large catches.
  • Lure recommendations and some very simple, excellent lure formulas.
Wood - Bobcatching - Vol 3 - by Steve Wood

54 years in the lure business, Nick Wyshinski is a scholar, pioneer, inventor and teacher. His lure and bait making foot print is shared among the best of the best. Nick learned the craft with Daily, Butcher, Nelson, and Bierman to name just a few. Some very popular lures and baits sold today came from Nick’s shop. Gland lures, call lures, food lures, baits, formulas, closely guarded secrets and much more are packed into this DVD.

2 hours & 27 minutes.

Wyshinski - Formulating Trapping Lures And Baits - with Nick Wyshinski