Larry

Interviewee

Larry R. Coomber

Interviewer

Edd Nentwig

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Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Predator control; Trapping; Trappers, Montana; Montana Fish and Game Department; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Anti-trap movement; Trapping philosophy

Original Date

5-22-1981

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 099-005

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

00:53:48 minutes

Local Filename

OH_099_005.mp3; OH_099_005.pdf

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