On Thursday's Outdoor Explorer, join host Charles Wohlforth for a discussion of an activity as old as Alaska itself. Listen tonight at 9:00 p.m. on AM670!
When Russians first came to Alaska in the 1740s, they were seeking fur, and fur-bearing animals were an important element of Alaska’s economy for more than 200 years. Today, Alaska still has thousands of trappers, both those who make a living at it and those who do it for fun. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll hear more about an activity as old as Alaska itself.
KDLG: Thursdays on AM670 at 9:00 p.m.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- Jeff Tuttle, Alaska Frontier Trappers Association
- Richard Person, Alaska Frontier Trappers Association
- Michael Carey, Alaska journalist, trapping expert
- Alaska historian and writer Laurel Downing Bill joins us at the midbreak with an excerpt from her book series, Aunt Phil’s Trunk - the chapter is called “The Trapping Life.”
- Alaska Trappers Association
- Alaska Trappers Association: Southcentral Chapter
- Alaska Frontier Trappers Association
- North America Fur Auctions
- Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Festival
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game, video on how to release your dog from a trap
BROADCAST: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT
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