Pedersen – Looking Back – Memories from Trapping Years Gone By – Slim Pedersen
Larry “Slim” Pedersen began trapping at the tender age of eight, cleaning up on the skunks and weasels that were cleaning up the chickens in his Grandmother’s chicken coop. He was running his first longline at the age of eighteen. At the age of thirty-four, Slim was living the dream of most trappers and trapping fulltime doing predator control work and fur trapping, as well as live market trapping up to the present day.
Slim has carried out fur trapping or predator control trapping in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, California, New Mexico, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, Maine, and Georgia. Slim has trapped coyotes, bobcats, red fox, gray fox, kit fox, badgers, skunks, weasels, fisher, raccoons, muskrats, mink, beaver, otter, and mountain lion.