Book: McLaughlin: Muskrats
McLaughlin believes that trapping muskrats should be the first animal a young person should pursue. They are the easiest to learn to catch and learn to handle the pelts. They also give a young person the opportunity to learn, not only about nature, but something about themselves.
Introduction, History of Trapping and Fur, Glossary, What is a muskrat?, Habitat of the muskrat, plants, Laws, etiquette, ethics and more, Tools of the trade, Scouting, Before buying traps, Preparing your traps, Gathering your gear, Setting traps, Skinning a muskrat, fleshing and stretching, other information, Building a folding colony trap.