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.
Trapping; Trapping equipment; Trappers, Montana; Beaver trapping; Trapping techniques; Trapping regulations; Predator control
Twentieth Century Montana Fur Trappers Oral History Project, OH 099, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (20 p.: 28 cm.)
Laugeman, Fuller, "Fuller Laugeman Interview" (1982). Twentieth Century Montana Fur Trappers Oral History Project. 18.