"Trapping in Alaska" tonight on Outdoor Explorer

Feb 5, 2015

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!

This photo depicts one trapper’s cabin in the Brooks Range.
Credit Photo by Karl Friedrich Herhold, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

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.”


BROADCAST:  Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

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