Member Profile: Bob Miers

Bob Miers

Street Foreman, City of Seward

Seward, Nebraska

How did you get started in trapping?
My 7th Grade math teacher was talking to 3 other boys and I overheard and asked how I could join the fun.  He invited all 4 of us to his garage that evening and told us to bring $3 each.   We did and he sold us each 3 traps #1LS and showed us a few muskrat and a mink he had drying.  I was hooked!

What is your favorite animal to target?
Beaver, just wish we had more around here! lol

What do you enjoy most about the sport of trapping?
Being one with nature. 

What is one of your most memorable trapping moments?
The day I came up on a set, it was a 330 in a narrow opening in an old dam.  I had already caught a few beaver in this set and I looked into the water and seen it was fired.  I pulled it out and no beaver but what I had was a muskrat on one end and a mink on the other, both in the same trap! It looked like the mink was chasing the rat and was about to nail him when thy both got surprised!

What would you like to see changed as far as trapping regulations in Nebraska?
Otter season.

What other hobbies do you have?
Hunt, fish, ref high school football, ride my Harley! and small time Fur buyer

Anything else you want the Nebraska Fur Harvesters to know about you?
I am a partly disabled combat veteran and a proud American.  I belong to the Nebraska Furharvesters, the Furtakers of America, the National Trappers Association and Furbearers Unlimited!