Fuller Laugeman Interview, 1982


Fuller Laugeman


Edd Nentwig



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Fuller Laugeman of Winett, Montana, describes his start in fur trapping as a young boy and his continuation of it throughout his life. He recounts his experiences of trapping, primarily beaver, all across Montana. He describes his methods and the different types of traps he used. He tells of some of the changes to trapping that occurred in Montana, such as changes in fur prices, regulations, and animal populations. He also discusses his entry into the lure manufacturing industry through the acquisition of a company previously owned by Bill Nelson. Along with this he describes the different types of lures, their contents, and uses.

Document Type

Oral History


Trapping; Trapping equipment; Trappers, Montana; Beaver trapping; Trapping techniques; Trapping regulations; Predator control

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 099-024

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (20 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:00:08 minutes

Local Filename

OH_099_024.mp3; OH_099_024.pdf

Fuller Laugeman Interview, 1982