Papio Creek Bliss Piss Lure does it again!

Congratulations to Will S. from O'Neill, Nebraska on his fourth coyote 
(this one caught on Papio Creek Bliss Piss Meat Lure.) 

Thank you dad Matt for sending us the photo and good luck Will on the rest of your season!

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A Friendly Reminder...

Don't forget to renew your Fur Harvester Permit today! 

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Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Shane and Nancy Claeys


Hooked on Trapping!

Thanks Shane for being so helpful and generous. The boys are hooked into trapping. Your baits are working excellent. 

 Steve Zagozda Eli, Hunter, Asher and Mason. 

Thank you for sharing your boys' smiles! ~Shane

Videos: Winter Coyote Sets Parts 1 and 2

Shane demonstrates his methods to set for coyote in harsh winter weather with frozen ground and/or snow.

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This little gal sure learned alot at the 2014 Nebraska September Trapper Education Class.

That's one big coon! And there were two more just like it that day on her trap line. 

Well done Carol Ann! Love the smile, enthusiasm and the face paint! Good luck with the rest of your season and thanks to her mom, Nicole, for sharing this priceless picture. 

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2014 Nebraska Fur Trapper Education Class

Although the 2014 Trapper Education Class is now in the history books, I did want to take some time to thank Mr. Eric Stane and Mr. Wynn Hall for inviting me to participate as an instructor in the Trapper Education Class that was held in Springfield, Nebraska on September 14, 2014.

The event included both classroom time and hands-on trapping demonstrations conducted by veteran trappers.

Fourteen lucky attendees learned a wealth of information about coon, mink, fox, coyote, beaver and muskrat trapping by volunteers.  Baits, lures, traps and accessories were discussed for both land and water trapping scenarios.

All kids under 16 received a free trap and there was a raffle for plenty of great baits and lures. Lunch was provided and there was no charge for the class.

Two classes are planned for 2015 -- probably in late August, in Schuyler and Broken Bow, Nebraska. I'll let you all know more details as they become available.

Thanks again to Eric and Wynn for putting on such a great class and inviting me to participate. I hope to be a part of it next year as well.

Save Big on Papio Creek Baits -- Early Season Customer Appreciation Sale

When it comes to trapping, there are the boom years (as we have experienced lately,) where everyone is scrambling to get a piece of their proverbial pie before the dessert cart rolls off into the sunset...

If you follow trapping trends, however, you are likely aware of the current downturn in fur prices. Papio Creek recently shared a letter from North American Fur Auctions explaining the reasons behind this all-too-familiar situation.

Having trapped for close to 40 years through all kinds of seasons and price fluctuations, Shane has seen bull markets, bear markets and everything in between.  He understands how difficult it can be when fur prices decline -- especially when trapping supply prices just seem to keep increasing.

Because we've been there, we want to help you get through this season with a little more jingle in your pocket. That's why we're having an early season bait sale in our ebay store -- all Papio Creek baits are 25% off through November. 

All 16 ounce baits are marked down from $12.00 to $9.00 

All 8 ounce baits are marked down from $7.00 to $5.25. 

All Trapper Special Collections are also 25% off! 

We appreciate you all and wish you the very best this trapping season. And, as always, if you have any questions about our products or about trapping in general, please do not hesitate to email us at or call us at 402-278-1842.  

We'd be happy to help in any way we can. 

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