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Troy Jackson


Resolution 10 - Traplines

Wed, January 11, 2017

Okay, so I already used “Stupid Stunt” for Resolution 8 but have mulled over that same sentiment for what I am about to announce here. 

To coincide with the beginning of trapping season in November I am going to kick off a multipart series of blog postings that I collectively refer to as “Traplines.”  And when I say “multipart series”, you don’t even know…

Actually, I’m not even 100% sure about this beast as it has went through a few different incarnations since the first words were put to paper back on August 20, 2015.  Yep, this thing is gonna be over two years in the making as far as constructing the collection of pics and postings.  But more accurately it is several lifetimes on the trapline in the making from a group you will meet along the way. 

Looking back at my blogging efforts here on I counted 31 trapping postings submitted over the past five years with the bulk of the articles appearing in 2011 and 2012.  Thus I feel it is high time to give this pursuit a shout out as it kind of flies under the radar when it comes to outdoor activities.  In addition, my dad announced his retirement from trapping after giving it one more go this season which also means that it’s time to take a well-deserved look at some tips, techniques and tales (a few taller than others) from the trapline.

While this project is still many months from kickoff, I’m gonna need plenty of that time to get it just right as best I can.  And what better method of commitment than a New Year’s Resolution.  Talk to you later.  Troy


I’m looking forward to this one.

Posted by bw on January 11

I agree, this one sounds like fun.

Posted by goodsoil on January 11

I know that I am having a good time designing and compiling this stuff, so we’ll see.  Gonna be kind of all over the place but what else is new?  Called it “Meandering” for a reason. Just like any outdoor pursuit it’s about a lot more than fur, fins, feathers, fungus…or even antlers.

Posted by 13bass on January 17

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