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Otter 2000 is a 100 page book packed full of information. It's a complete course. It has excellent illustrations and photograph. The back cover reads: Otter are highly prized furbearers. Otter 2000 is a guide to trapping and handling these animals.
Otter 2000 presents methods and techniques for trapping otter in open water. These methods entail the exclusive use of blind sets for otter. This is a simple but very effective technique for trapping otter
Otter 2000 covers otter trapping from getting your traps to work more effectively, to taking the pelt off the stretcher. You can learn how to predict where otter will travel and learn to identify the best locations for otter sets. But you can also learn to identify other location and other situations in which extra traps will produce extra otter.
As otter become increasingly more common across North America, more trappers are gaining the opportunity to pursue them. Otter 2000 can help you be successful in that pursuit.
The chapters in this book include:
Introduction -trapping otter, Finding otter- travel routes, sign Equipment-bodygrip traps, modifying body grip traps, longer trigger wires, setting the trigger throw, tension adjustable triggers, extended swiveled chain, trap maintenance, using body grip traps, stabilizing body grip traps, guides and forcing, submerged sets, foothold traps, modifying foothold traps, chain fastening, pan and pan tension, drowning sets, pole drowner system, bedding and stabilizing, trap placement, snares, gang setting, otter behavior, nontarget animals, limitations, sets and locations, beaver dams and ponds, ponds and lakes, bridges and culverts, mid-stream sets, small tributaries, marshes, swamps and sloughs, land crossings, ditches, dribbles, and rivulets, abandoned beaver dens and lodges, remaking otter sets, handling Otter-singe, mechanical skinner, removing the pelt, fleshing, stretching.