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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…

The Nebraska Fur Harvesters Spring Meeting will be held Sunday, April 30th in Seward, Nebraska at the VFW Club.  Meeting will start at noon.  Lunch will be provided.  This is a general business meeting for the membership to discuss and vote on matters of importance to the organization.  All … More…

The photos for the 2016 Convention have been posted here. … More…

The 2016 convention is in the books and a good time was had by all.  Underneath all the vendor booths, tailgaters and demos is always the Nebraska Fur Harvesters general membership meeting.  This is where policy and decisions are made by the organization, and this is open to all NFH members in … More…

Name
Tim Huntington

Occupation
University Professor

Hometown
Seward, Nebraska.  Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The Convention Raffle Tickets have been mailed out.  The tickets are $1 each or 10 for $8.  Two great prizes are being raffled off this year.  They are a Savage B-Mag .17 WSM rifle with Simmons scope and a $500 Cabela’s gift card.

Make sure you fill out the top part of the card, and if you … More…

The Nebraska Fur Harvesters has made a donation to the Montana Trappers Association to help combat Initiative 177.  The $1,000 donation will be used by the MTA to help spread the word and promote the facts about trapping, and how initiative 177 is a special interest maneuver more so than a wildlife … More…

Hello everyone,

In case you are not familiar with me, my name is Mike Lance and I have been a NFH member since before 1984. When the Midwest Trapper (Precursor to the Trapper and Predator Caller) was first published by Mr. Chuck Spearman in the mid 70’s I had an article in the 3rd issue (pre … More…

There will be a Trapper’s Education class sponsored by the Nebraska Fur Harvesters.

When:  September 11th, 2016, 9am to 2pm
Where:  Louisville Rod and Gun Club, just south of Springfield, Nebraska More…

Our friends in Montana could use our help.

Ballot Initiative I-177 has made it onto the general election ballot for 2016.  This initiative was created by animal rights activists and will prohibit trapping on all public lands in Montana.

Among other things, it bans Montana citizens from … More…

If you are not a landowner or have a close relative that is a landowner, you probably rely on other people’s ground or public ground to do your trapping.  One of the hardest things for a lot of trappers is contacting a landowner and asking for permission to trap.  This is especially hard if you … More…

Bob Miers has posted the lineup of demos for the 2016 convention in Seward.

See the full details here.

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The Nebraska Fur Harvesters sponsored the Best Small Mammal award this year at the Nebraska State Taxidermy Association in Columbus, Nebraska.  On hand to represent the NFH and present the award was NFH President Eric Stane.  The winner was Steve Rollen of Colorado with a Lynx.

The NSTA holds … More…

Name
Mark Hajny

Occupation
Computer Programmer

Hometown
Clay Center, Nebraska

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Name
Bob Miers

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The Spring meeting was held in Sumner, Nebraska on April 10th, 2016.  Topics discussed included furthering the education program, getting volunteers to help at the convention and to help with education classes, etc.  The possibility of holding a State Association Fur Auction was tossed around. … More…

The Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association will be held Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Sumner, Nebraska at the Sumner Community Hall.  Meeting time is 10:30am.  Monte is arranging for lunch and it is being provided for a good will offering.

Topics being discussed include:

Dates and place for the 2016 convention.  All details will be posted on This Page as they come available.

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