Welcome to Hunter-Trader-Trapper

More than 100 years ago A.R. Harding created what would be the forerunner of Fur-Fish-Game, a magazine called Hunter-Trader-Trapper which would be one of the first outdoorsman publications in the world. Its creation, as he said, “supplies the missing link to the trade. By its publication all parties interested in the trade, from the trapper and hunter to the exporter, are brought in close contact.”

While that may be too lofty a goal for this site, which is an homage to the periodicals of by-gone and perhaps better days, Hunter-Trader-Trapper will be a link for the casual and professional outdoorsmen to the opportunities of today. We will cover hunting, shooting, fishing and trapping as well as homesteading, treasure hunting, self-sufficiency and everything in between. Always we will keep an eye on frugality and income possibilities for readers since our uncertain economy makes many of our hobbies not only expensive but in some cases the only viable way to provide for our families.

I remember in the 1970s fishing with my grandfather–not for sport but to fill the deep freezer he kept in his attic with food for a large struggling family. I’m sure many fishing enthusiasts and hunters today are thinking of doing the same if they don’t already. It is my opinion that to prosper in the future we will all need to look to the past for guidance.

I hope to bring you articles you can use in real life and hope you enjoy the site.

Rob Taylor

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12 Responses to Welcome to Hunter-Trader-Trapper

  1. I am cataloging some Indian pamphlets for our collection, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, and have an article from an issue of your periodical. The title of the article is The “Island of Death”, by E. A. Brininstool. Would it be possible for you to determine the date that issue was published? I think it may have been between 1920-1925. Your help is appreciated – thanks – mr

    • admin says:

      Sorry to get back to you late Marilee. We are not the publishers of the original HTT. This site is an homage to that magazine. There’s a print magazine called Fur-Fish-Game which I think has the rights to AR Harding publications.

  2. Lee Hatt says:

    I have an artical called “a twelve nights hunt” by E. E. Hatt Livingston co. mich. published sometime after sept 1917 . Would like to find the issue month and year the artcial was published. Is there any index to find that???
    Thank You, Lee Hatt

  3. James Flynn says:

    I have Hunter, Trader, Trapper magazines for the year of 1920. All in fair shape except the january issue which is all there but torn front page. Would these be worth anything to someone?

  4. Brian Lake says:

    A friend has just come across some of your magazines from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.

    We are just wondering where we might find out more info on the magazines such as value, or collectors, etc…

  5. Jim Witmer says:

    You mentioned that Hunter Trader Trapper magazine was the forerunner to Fur Fish Game magazine. My research reveals differently. Fur News and Outdoor World magazine was the forerunner to Fur Fish Game. Harding started HTT but due to bad health sold it. When he regained his health he tried to buy it back but was not successful so he purchased Fur News and Outdoor World and changed the name to Fur Fish Game in September 1925, HTT was published well into the the 1930’s.

  6. George Lehman says:

    I found a book published in 1908 by A.R. Harding, publisher Columbus, Ohio titled Land Cruising and Prospecting by A.F. Wallace. The last page in the book has an advertisement for Fur-Fish-Game (Harding’s Magazine) it says this monthly publication was established in 1905.

  7. Geneva Ensign says:

    I am writing an article about a Cree man of the Westbank First Nations, West Kelowna, British Columbia. He is a trapper whose trapline has been in the family for over 140 years. I am wondering if you accept manuscripts for review. If so, what are the submission guidelines?

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