William

Interviewee

William Moore

Interviewer

Edd Nentwig

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Description

William “Bud” Moore describes his introduction to trapping as a child. He details how he learned to trap, some of the mountain men who influenced his decision to trap, and his father’s encouragement of the lifestyle. Moore reminisces about trapping alone in the Lochsa wilderness and the challenges he faced. He discusses land and wildlife management and the future of trapping in Montana. Moore details the history of trapping and discusses his own 90-mile trapline in the Bitterroot Mountains. He also considers the ethical aspects of trapping and the policies of state and federal government agencies regarding land use as it relates to wildlife in the Bitterroots.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Trapping, Montana; Predator control; Montana Department of Fish and Game; Fur trapping methods; Fur trapping equipment; Wildlife conservation; Bitterroot Mountain Range; Lochsa, Montana

Original Date

12-12-1981

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Twentieth Century Montana Fur Trappers Oral History Project, OH 099, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 099-022, 023

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (34 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:55:45 minutes

Local Filename

OH_099_022_023.mp3; OH_099_022_023.pdf

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