Kaspar – Deep Freeze Muskrat Trapping – with Rich Kaspar
When the days are short and the prairies are snow covered, somewhere in some state, you will find Rich Kaspar trapping muskrats. He has the frozen sloughs and marshes to himself, as the “open water boys” are long gone. Rich lives on his own terms and his own schedule. He traps for a living. “I’m not trapping to make a video. I’m trapping to put beans on the table.”
The first half of the video shows how Rich uses colony traps and bodygrippers in runs that he finds by “reading” bubble trails. During the second half, Rich opens huts and traps with footholds. Finally, a bonus section on building colony traps.