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It’s opening day for trapping most furbearers in Nebraska.  We at the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association wish you a season filled with success, pride, enjoyment and education.  We also hope you end up making a little money on top of it, although with prices the way they are, do not set your … More…

The 2017 Convention Photos have been posted.  You can find them on the Photos page or a link to them by clicking here. … More…

Once again at the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Convention, Mike Lance will be doing the youth trap toss.  This is a fun activity for kids of all ages.  Mike has been doing this for a lot of years and kids look forward to it every year.

But we need your help.

We need used traps for the giveaway. … More…

We will be holding a trappers ed class Sunday September 10th, 2017, 9 am to 3 pm, at the Beatrice Gun Club in Beatrice, NE.  More…

It’s the time of year when the Nebraska Game and Parks sends out their annual Fur Harvest Survey.  It is also the time when we will remind you to fill these out and send them in.

The importance of these surveys can not be stressed enough.

Without numbers and hard facts, wildlife biologists … More…

The demo list for the 2017 convention has been posted! Click this link to see the lineup and vendor list! or go to the Convention page.

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If you follow wildlife in the news, you can’t escape the stories.   Cities in California are struggling trying to … More…

In the last article I talked about some of my favorite trapping dvds.  Now I would like to talk about some of my favorite books.  I am a self proclaimed bookworm, and if I am interested in a topic, I will read anything I can get my hands on about it.

Trapping books vary widely in subject … More…

When I was a kid the thought of having to go to summer school was enough to make me do my math homework.  After all, summer was time for swimming, baseball and catching bullheads.  It was definitely not for doing school work.

But fast forward to modern times.  For us trappers, the summer is … More…

The Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association members met April 30th, 2017 at the VFW in Seward, Nebraska.  President Eric Stane gave out door prizes including dog proof traps, .22 ammo, bait and lure.  Shane Claeys of Papio Creek Trapping Supply was there with products for the giveaway also, including … More…

Just a reminder of the Spring Meeting coming up on Sunday, April 30th.  It will be at the VFW in Seward, starting at 12 noon.  Lunch will be available for a free will offering.

Lots of things will be discussed including the 2017 convention, 2018 convention and a possible Spring banquet. … More…

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Lawrence “Larry” D. Sills

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Retired: Nuclear physicist, Mechnaical &Electrical Engineer—Current: Profesional Predator Trapper and Caller

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Here are some early details on the 2017 Fall Convention to be held in Sidney. Nathan Morgan is putting this together and it is starting to shape up really nice.  If you have ideas or would like to do a demo or have a booth contact Nathan at (308) 249-1295

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This is a reminder to attend the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Spring Meeting.

The meeting will be Sunday, April 30th, 2017 in Seward at the VFW.   Meeting starts at noon and lunch will be served.  More…

Dave Hastings of the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association was guest presenter at an Outdoor Nebraska focus at Lake McConaughy this week.  Dave had the following to say:

“They had sessions on birds, water conservation, and general outdoor topics as well as Nebraska history. I did the “Furs and … More…

Annually, the Nebraska Game and Parks commission will mail out (or email) surveys to permit holders.  These are sent out to holders of fur harvest permits as well as hunting, big game and waterfowl hunting permits.

The surveys are anonymous and the responses provide valuable information to our … More…

The fur harvest summary for the 2015/2016 season has been posted on our website.  Click this link to see the results.

Fur Harvest Summaries are built from anonymous data sent in on the surveys from trappers and fur … More…

The largest rodent found in North America is also the animal that started the North American fur trade.  Countless entrepreneurs have made and lost fortunes on it’s pelt  throughout history.  Native Americans knew it for it’s warm fur and meat.

Today the beaver has lost some of it’s luster but … More…

For some trappers, when the winter is winding down and the coon and coyote pelts are starting to show their wear, it means only one thing…beaver and muskrat trapping!

The season on most furbearers in Nebraska comes to an end on February 28th.  For muskrat and beaver, however, the season … More…

We are pleased to announce that you can now purchase your membership or renewal to the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association online.

Our new membership page allows you to pay for your membership or renewal safely and securely using PayPal.  You do not need a PayPal account.  You can pay using a … More…

We are excited to have our Vendor Showcase page created and ready to show.  These vendors have put in a lot of hard work, time, and miles to come and support our annual convention and help make it a success.  When shopping for … More…

Eric Stane, president and education coordinator of the Nebraska Fur Harvesters will be hosting an Introduction to Trapping class.

This class will be held at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center (44th and Superior) in Lincoln Nebraska.  The date is Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 … More…

Gary Macke of Macke Fur and Hide, Royal, Nebraska, will again be sponsoring his Kids Fur Raffle.

The raffle is open to all kids ages 16 and under.  All they need to do is get a finished fur (or furs) to Gary by February 1st, 2017.  Gary is a fur buyer and the NAFA agent for Nebraska and Eastern … More…

Beneath the hype of the presidential elections there were some key issues on ballots in other states that affect us as trappers.

Montana has defeated Initiative 177, which would prohibit trapping on public land.  To us in Nebraska, when we think public land, we think pheasant grass and duck … More…

The famous line used by ESPN College Football analyst Lee Corso could be applied to fur season, “Not so fast, my friend”.

Even though the Nebraska fur harvest season officially starts November 1st for most furbearers, the experts are saying hold off and use some restraint.

In a facebook post … More…