These students spend a lot of time after school and before school in the early hours checking traps and re-baiting their traps. They spend a lot of their time working to get the most animals they can before the season is over.
Nathan Hagedorn, a junior and trapper at Audubon High School, said, “I spend around two hundred dollars just to prepare for trapping season.” Hagedorn said, “I gain two hundred dollars back and profit about two hundred dollars [more] off of trapping.” Hagedorn said he spends almost four hours a day checking and re setting his traps.
Hagedorn said he started trapping when he was in the fifth grade with a friend Rick Andersen. Hagedorn and his friends trap all over Audubon County. The trapping season is a cold one, and these guys spend a lot of time in the blistering cold checking their traps and getting their animals. Trapping is something that kids can do during the winter for entertainment.