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.
The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.
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
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
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.