Join host Mark Steck and trapping buddy Caleb Ranschau for the first half of the day, as they run Marks muskrat trapline of 140 floats on public roadways on a 2-day check. Part 1 of 2.
Mark Steck and Caleb Ranschau finish the day checking the muskrat floats on their South Dakota trapline. Youll be amazed how the end of the day finishes for them! Part 2 of 2.
Host Mark Steck joins veteran trapper Dan Roberts on his northern US coyote & fox line. Get loads of information and successful tips to help your coyote & fox line be more productive. Part 1 of 2.
Host Mark Steck and veteran trapper Dan Roberts finish up the day on his northern US coyote & fox line. Lots of great information, tips and tricks, as Dan harvests and then resets everything before another couple day check. Part 2 of 2.
Host Mark Steck follows veteran trapper Red OHearn on his southern US beaver trapline. Youll enjoy Reds sense of humor as he checks many traps he has set on beaver dams and waterways. Part 1 of 2.
A true conservationist and user of the natural resources, Red OHearn and Mark discuss the need for trapping to protect the areas agriculture and natural resources. Red enjoys sharing his knowledge in the hopes of helping you become better trappers. Part 2 of 2.
Join host Mark Steck joins friend and fellow trapper Todd Wilebski, as Todd runs thru his beaver longline in Northern Minnesota. Todd is a machine when trapping. Take note of the speed at which he works all day, and gain a ton of knowledge as Todd describes how he sets, and why he sets where he does. Part 1 of 2.
Host Mark Steck finishes the day on the Minnesota beaver longline. You will truly be amazed at the days catch, and the amount of knowledge youll gain, following Todd Wilebski on his line for a day. Part 2 of 2.
Host Mark Steck runs a check on his South Dakota coyote snare line, and shares many tips to help you run your snare line more efficiently. Part 1 of 2.
Finish a day of checking and pulling snares in northern South Dakota. It is a great catch, but for Mark or the eagles? You be the judge. A day in the field, beats about any day though, for sure. Part 2 of 2.
Three professional trappers based out of the same trapper cabin, and youll get information from all of them. Mark Steck travels to New Mexico and follows Bart Hiller, Ed Schneider and Richard Johnson across some high country in search of bobcat and coyotes.
Host Mark Steck joins friends and professional trappers Ed Schneider & Richard Johnson as they run their South Dakota winter coyote trapline. Youll learn a lot about trail sets as Ed & Richard share tips and secrets to help make sure your catch is as high as it can be.
Mark Steck & Red OHearn take a little time off from coyote & skunk trapping, to take a couple young fellas, Barrett and Preston, on a muskrat trapping line across the familys 5th generation ranch. Mark, Preston, Barrett & Red use the cow ponds and waterways across their land, to set a number of muskrat floats. There's a lot of teaching, sharing and good times as the boys set and do their first check on the muskrat trapline.
Today we travel to Texas to catch up with professional trapper Dan Roberts. Dan has been hired by land owners to rid their land of dangerous predators that feed on their livestock and spread dangerous disease. Youll see Dan running foot-holds for bobcat and coyote, but there are a few surprises that will keep you wondering whats next?
Today we finish 2 full days of Dan Roberts on his Texas bobcat and coyote line. Dan has been hired by land owners to rid their land of dangerous predators that feed on their livestock and spread dangerous disease. As we finished the day, we had an experience like NO OTHER, as both Dan and Mark Steck describe, Weve NEVER seen anything like this before, and we got it all on camera!
Mark Steck believes in passing down his knowledge to young people interested in the trapping industry. Today, young Quincy Harper joins his dad, Pete Harper & Mark Steck as they run Marks public right-of way muskrat line. Youll be surprised at the catch as they discuss lures & baits, tactics and ideas, to make sure the muskrat catch is legendary!
Mark Steck and Pete & Quincy Harper finish the windy South Dakota day checking muskrat floats. There will be lots of talk about how well lures work, when to use them, and introducing a new lure product to go along with Mark Steck Lures High Water Hurricane & Laughing Lady! Great footage including trail cam footage of muskrats eating the lures and being caught. This is an episode you cant miss!
Nickie Schwarz and her family are outdoors people, and shes a heck of a fine trapper! Join Nickie and crew as they take host Mark Steck on a day of raccoon and coyote trapping across Nebraska. See their tactics, hear their answers as Mark documents a great day on the trapline!
Ed Schneider & Mark Steck have a lot in common when it comes to coyote trapping. Come along as Mark joins Ed on his Kansas coyote line. Hear stories, and go to school as Ed explains his coyote line and stacks up the fur!
Host Mark Steck and friend Red OHearn, travel to northern South Dakota and smell the sweet success of running a great skunk line! Join Mark & Red, as they give tricks of the trade and pile up some really beautiful, thick furred skunks.
Skunks have a lot of great uses, from the fur to the essence. In this episode, host Mark Steck and friend Red OHearn, finish the trip to their northern South Dakota skunk line. Youll see sets, hear about lures and see some of the best trapping you can experience, all from the comfort of your easy chair! Heck, they were seeing such great success and having so much fun, trapping like their youth, were not sure theyd have come home yet if they hadnt gotten the weather!
Join Mark Steck as he travels north to a coyote line hes been trapping for years! Joined by youngsters Preston & Barrett, youll see how he sets, why he sets where he does and what makes his coyote sets successful. Youll enjoy watching Mark Steck passing down his secrets to the boys and showing how he take the renewable resources given and makes use of every part, helping others world-wide to be able to experience the creature comforts of life.
Host Mark Steck heads north to join friend & guest Todd Wilebski, as Todd runs an efficient “mixed” trapline where he successfully catches mink, coon, otter, coyote, beaver, muskrat and skunk!
Variety is the spice of life… and Todd Wilebski is a trapper’s, trapper. Today, host Mark Steck joins Todd, as he runs his northern trapline. You’ll be surprised at what you see as the fur piles up through a fast & efficient Todd Wilebski trapline. Get all your questions answered and come back for more as you learn the ins and outs of trapping a large variety of critters in the north central US!
Host Mark Steck joins Richard Johnson as he runs his Kansas coyote line. You’ll get to see the method to Richard’s madness, as he creates sets and names sets that will really get you thinking about how you are running your own trapline. You’ll really pick up on the location of his foot holds and why he sets where he does in farm fields as he piles up the Kansas fur.
Host Mark Steck joins Pennsylvania Trapper Phil Brown on his western bobcat line. Phil is known for his huge canine catches over the last 40 years. Youll see hes good at cat trapping too. See the methods of true long-liner and professional
Today host Mark Steck travels down south joining friend and fellow trapper Red O’Hearn. Red has been hired by farmers to get rid of the beavers so they can get rid of the beaver dams. Experience Red & Mark on the trapline as they run Red’s water line. Check out the birthday meal Red cooks up while on the line… it’s definitely a meal to forget!
Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks! Host Mark Steck travels to Iowa to meet up with Vietnam veteran, career game warden and expert trapper Mike Sells on his muskrat line. As Mark and Mike talk and check traps, each reveals their process for catching muskrats, and exchange stories of successes and failures as they go through the day.
Mark Steck meets up with Charlie Masheck and Justin Jett of Hoosier Trapper Supplies and Hoosier Trapper Outdoors on their bobcat and coyote line in the Ozark Mountains. Being in the outdoors breathes a breath of fresh air into you, and this trip is no exception. Catch the boys running the long line and having fun doing it… But it’s going to be a longer night in the fur shed by the time they get done checking!
Introducing young people into the world of trapping is essential to the craft surviving and our wildlife being properly managed. Thirty-year-old Matt O'Hearn is a trapping free spirit. For three months of the year, he leaves Iowa and does beaver control in the southern US. Landowners pay him well for his hard work and expertise. In this first episode of two, Matt finds some pleasant surprises in his traps, as he takes you along on a couple days you won’t soon forget.
We continue down the line with Matt O’Hearn, as he checks his southern trapline adding multiple species to his abundant harvest. It’s amazing to watch Matt’s passion for the outdoors and true example of a sustainable lifestyle. Meanwhile, his dad Red prepares a delicious beaver roast back at camp completing the circle of a sustainable lifestyle they both believe deeply in.
There is nothing more fun than sharing time in the outdoors with a friend. In this episode, host Mark Steck’s childhood friend joins him on his road right-of-way muskrat float line. The stories are flying as the check starts to pile up. We don’t think any long-held secrets are revealed, but some hints may be present as the day draws to an end.
A couple seasons ago, we had 2 great shows featuring Dan Roberts trapping coyotes and a couple with Dan trapping bobcat. Well, Dan didn’t do too shabby coyote trapping last year, harvesting almost 700 coyotes on his northern and Texas coyote line. Today you get to witness coyote after coyote being caught in Texas ranch land and see all the skill Dan demonstrates to make sure every second is being directed at success!
Host Mark Steck joins Pennsylvania Trapper Phil Brown on his southwestern coyote line. Phil is known for his huge canine catches over the last 40 years. You’ll see Phil in action, how he sets, how he baits and how the fur starts to pile up. These are the methods of true long-liner and professional.
Rick Miller spends several months a year trapping cats and coyotes in Texas. Two weeks each year his brother Rollin joins Rick on his trapline., and yes, they are competitive. On this particular day they rack up an enormous catch. The “match” is a close one as the sun gets low. You are going to see two veteran trappers who trap fur and do nuisance control 12 months a year. They are true pros.
“Flicker-tails” are a nuisance. From holes in the ground to blown power transformers, they cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage nationwide. In this episode, host Mark Steck catches up with Pete Harper and his kids as they rid the local fairgrounds of a few hundred “flicker-tails”. Pete explains the effects of a non-managed fairgrounds, and the amount of money he’s saving the state as he works to thin the huge population of the “flicker-tails” overrunning it, before fair & concert season kicks off.
This is a story that needed telling. Join Mark Steck as he meets up with a true outdoors-woman, Dr. Beth. Enjoy a great day on the trapline as she takes us along through most of her trapline check across the Missouri countryside. From airports to livestock pastures and all places in between, Dr. Beth “buggies” her way through the Missouri countryside helping neighbors, friends and business owners protect their livelihood, by thinning out the predator population.
Bart Hiller and Rick Friedrich leave their Missouri homes each year to pursue adventure in the rugged highlands of New Mexico. Bart says they are “living a dream”. They pursue a variety of furbearers. High on their list is the valuable bobcat of these mountains. In this episode, a blanket of snow falls during the night only to enhance the rugged beauty of their trapline.
You’ve seen Dan Roberts run very efficient bobcat and coyote lines across the Midwest. Now catch up with host Mark Steck and Dan Roberts as they try something new on South Dakota muskrats with Hangman, carrots and conibears. Great conversation, theories, tricks and teasing. You get it all when Mark and Dan get together. But did it work?
Host Mark Steck joins Bart Hiller and Rick Friederich on their southwestern cat and canine line. Trapping at a high elevation in remote area, the scenery is unbelievable. Bart and Rick are top-notch trappers chasing their passion. As a special addition to the show, Mark and Bart explore an undisturbed Anasazi Indian site.
“Beaverman” Red O’Hearn earns a good portion of his income trapping beaver for landowners. Red, always colorful, shows you his expertise he’s honed over the decades. As the fur piles up, enjoy the banter between Red and Mark Steck including one rather heated debate as to whether sasquatch is real.
Matt O’Hearn, affectionately referred to by locals as “Son of a Beaverman”, takes no backseat to his dad, Red, when it comes to trapping beaver. Matt is a commercial beaver trapper following in his fathers’ footsteps; and he is just as entertaining as his dad.
Matt O’Hearn continues his productive line killing beavers for landowners. He has about two months to make wages for the year. At a young age Matt owns a fully paid off home and has no debt. His income is from trapping and carpentry work he does for others. He is indeed a trapping free spirit.
Filmed in Nebraska, Mark rides along with six girls on their trapline. Yes, you read this right. Six girls from six states, converge in Nebraska for one week to share their common passion of trapping. This episode has it all, elation, disappointment, laughter, friendship, and competition.
The day continues as Mark rides along with six girls on their trapline. Yes, you read this right. Six girls from six states, converge in Nebraska for one week to share their common passion of trapping. This episode ends in the fur shed where the ladies do a fabulous job taking care of the days end business.
In this first of two episodes Justin Deavor runs Iowa roads for big and dry Iowa coon. Justin routinely amazingly catches over 1000 coon. His methods are stunningly simple and successful. Justins techniques will make everyone a better coon trapper!
Justin continues racking up a sizeable one day catch. The scenery is remarkable and the coon big and dry. A few skunks accompany the large pile of coon. Justin really makes it look easy.
Join veteran trapper Marty Smith as he pursues cats and coyotes in Nebraska. Marty, a well-known trapper and lure maker has been on the trail for half a century. His expertise really shines in the rough terrain of Nebraska.
Hidden in the woods nestled in the highlands of Pennsylvania, is a trapping camp that has become part of a fall tradition for Ken & Paul Patula, his family and friends. The evenings are rich with banter, but come daybreak, the occupants go their separate ways with hopes of red fox in their traps and the evening bragging rights!
For over 35 years Ken Patula and his long-time friend and trapping partner Bob, have found success on their Pennsylvania trapline. Among the beauty of the mountains and fall colors, they encounter some interesting characters that appear through the foggy, mountain mornings.
Join Matt Burson and his son Ethan as they pursue their passion of land trapping a mixed bag of critters in the state of Missouri. These two men are skilled, and theyll share their techniques with you today as the fur starts to pile up.
Tune in for plenty of excitement as Matt and Nancy Bennette run their trapline. Matt is an old pro, while Nancy is new to the craft. Nancys anticipation and excitement is palpable as she wears her emotions on her sleeve. This is one episode you dont want to miss!
Indeed youth trapping is still alive! At least in the case of Gage Imberi. Gage, a high school 10th grader, traps passionately whenever not in school. Once the bell rings, he’s gone pursuing muskrats, mink, coon and all the critters that frequent the prairies around his hometown in South Dakota. In this episode Gage is on a frozen and snow packed marsh chopping into muskrat houses. You will feel the bitter cold, and the excitement as Gage peeks into each hut to see if he has connected.