Iowa trappers tap global markets

Mark Ridolfi, NSP Assistant Editor
Posted 2/13/18

Rick Hemsath stacks pelts on the tailgate of his pickup truck parked behind the Mount Joy BP station on a cold January Saturday afternoon. The buyer for Northeast Iowa Fur Exchange is a 21st century practitioner of the trade that brought French explorers to North America in the 17th century, and English in the 18th century.

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