MAINE VS. BRITISH COLUMBIA
MAINE VS. BRITISH COLUMBIA—Can you tell me where the best trapping ground is in Maine, and how does it compare with British Columbia? What would it cost two men to go there, cost of outfit, and all expenses?
I don’t know where the best trapping ground is in Maine, but you may be sure that if there is any really good place there it is already occupied by residents. Most of the furs from Maine come from the settled districts, and consist of foxes, skunks and mink principally, but they are taken by men who live there, expert trappers, who trap on their own and adjoining farms, men who know the ground and how to trap successfully in that place. A non-resident would have a hard time to find a trapping ground in the settled parts of Maine. In the wilder parts there is quite a lot of fur, but I think most of the good ground is occupied by trappers. It certainly does not compare favorably with British Columbia, a large part of which is a real wilderness and seldom trapped. I will not attempt to tell you how much it will cost you to make a trip into Maine. If you have a copy of Camp & Trail Methods you will know what outfit is required for a winter in the woods, and you can learn what it will cost from catalogues and from grocers. You will have to add enough for your license and car fare, also enough to bring you home when you get discouraged and quit.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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