How to Trap and Snare: A Complete Manual
This manual is intended to provide as much practical insight into the various modes of trapping, snaring, and netting the animals and birds of the British Isles as can be furnished by writing. Whenever possible and desirable, such insight is given of the haunts and habitats of the creatures to be caught as may prove useful to the amateur or tyro, for whom it is more particularly planned, than for the professional. Every piece of work, device, trap, snare, or net described has been performed, employed, or made by the author, and it is hoped that the experience gained during many years may prove of advantage to others who may be induced to follow the Art of the Trapper, either for pastime or profit" William Carnegie, 1880. Originally published at the turn of the century, this extremely rare book has been reprinted in a high-quality soft-cover edition by Read Country Books. It is a complete and detailed treatise on the art of trapping, snaring and netting, written by a master of the craft and extensively illustrated throughout. Never before reprinted, this unique work is packed with information that is still of great practical value to the sporting man today. 224 pages + 8 pages of original adverts. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. CHAPTER I. - The Dorset Trap and its Varieties CHAPTER II. - Humane traps CHAPTER III. - Tools, etc., for Trapping CHAPTER IV. - How to set the Dorset Trap CHAPTER V. - Round and Small Steel Traps CHAPTER VI. - Rabbit trappingCHAPTER VIII. - Rabbit Trapping CHAPTER VIII. - Trapping Ground Vermin CHAPTER IX. - Rats CHAPTER X. - Rats (continued) CHAPTER XI. - Wild Cats CHAPTER XII. - Poaching Dogs and Cats CHAPTER XIII. - Trapping Foxes CHAPTER XIV. - Trapping Hawks CHAPTER XV. - Trapping Crows, Rooks, etc. CHAPTER XVI. - Trapping Magpies and Jays CHAPTER XVII. - Box, Cage and other Traps CHAPTER XVIII. - The Snare and its Varieties CHAPTER XIX. - The Use of the Snare CHAPTER XX. - General Trapping and Snaring CHAPTER XXI. - Pitfalls CHAPTER XXII. - Springes and Hingles CHAPTERS XXIII. - Nets and their Employment CHAPTERS XXIV. - Nets and their Employment (continued) CHAPTER XXV. - Moles and how to catch them CHAPTER XXVI. - Trapping Fishery Pests
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