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.
Trapping; Trappers, Montana; Anti-trap movement; Trapping philosophy; Coyote trapping -- Government policy -- Montana -- 20th century; Depressions -- 1929 -- Montana -- Personal narratives; Trapping -- Moral and ethical aspects; Predatory animals -- Control – Montana; Montana. Department of Fish and Game -- History -- 20th century
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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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). Fur Trappers Oral History Project. 4.