Larry “Slim” Coomber discusses how he trapped in order to survive the Great Depression. He describes trapping coyotes and bobcats as a means of predator control for the Montana State Fish and Game Department. Coomber recalls fellow trappers who taught him many of his skills, his opinions of the anti-trap movement, and his philosophy of trapping and how it relates to life.
Predator control; Trapping; Trappers, Montana; Montana Fish and Game Department; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Anti-trap movement; Trapping philosophy
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.)
Coomber, Larry R., "Larry "Slim" Coomber Interview, May 22, 1981" (1981). Twentieth Century Montana Fur Trappers Oral History Project. 4.