Furbearer Trapping Experts to Present and Show How You Can Too

February 2, 2018


Introduction to Furbearer Trapping Meeting to be Held at The Jefferson County Public Library

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

According to Joe Robb, Manager for Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, their Conservation Society will hold a meeting at the Jefferson County Public Library on Monday, February 5th at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Bob Mulford and Tom Susnick will be the  presenters on the topic of basic furbearer trapping.

They will bring a few traps and supplies, animal pelts, and talk about basic traps and trapping.

Thomas Susnick, a member of Fur Takers of America and National Trappers Association, is a Scottsburg is a graduate of Indiana University and a certified arborist and Utility Specialist who also has 22 years of teaching experience in biology, chemistry, general science.

Dr. Mulford graduated from DePauw University and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

He recently retired after serving the Versailles area as a Family Physician for 40 years.

Both Tom and Bob practice restoration and conservation at the Mulford’s Capability Farm located near Versailles.

Dr. Bob Mulford (L) and Tom Susnick (R) holding a processed and legally tagged male river otter skin.

The Big Oaks Conservation Society is a non-profit support group of the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and society members work closely with refuge staff to enhance public awareness, use, and appreciation for the natural and cultural assets unique to Big Oaks.

Meetings are held the first Monday of selected months at 6:30 p.m. and are usually at the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison, Indiana.


Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge consists of approximately 50,000 acres on the former Jefferson Proving Ground.

The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides public use opportunities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, interpretation and environmental education.

The refuge has one of the largest contiguous forest blocks in the southeastern part of the state as well as one of the largest grassland complexes in the state, both of which provide wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities to refuge visitors.