The DVD by Mashek "Making Sense of It All" lived up to the title for me (I started in January). Purchase supplies, try Minnesota Trapline Supply. I actually call them with general trapping questions even after ordering, and they are happy to talk about it.You can find both on this link Making Sense of It All
I have to say any of these supply places would probably do that now, it is a different world today. In all of my life I have never had the customer service you get from MTP/Caven's. In 1979 when trappers were double top secret. I asked a buddy's dad & trapper to get me started. He said the first thing I can do is move to another state and don't try to cut into his line! He never even spoke to me again. This website is the bobcat's hind end. You Tube is excellent to learn on too.
The third thing I would say is go to your public library. There were tons of good starter trapping books available. Pay attention to the copyright day and focus on stuff from the 70s to now.
I have read at least a book a week this year, all on trapping. One of the better starters is surely the NTA book written by Krause.
Lastly,you can join two great organizations for nothing thanks to Sterling Fur. For a $30 membership to FTA you get a choice from a number of free $35 DVD (donated by Sterling Fur). Matt Jones "Coyotes East of the Big River is very instructional even if the filming itself is poor (fuzzy). Contact Sterling Fur ((330) 939-3763 or firstname.lastname@example.org
) and they will send a catalog & form to join the NTA membership ($30) through them and they give you $30 off an order of $100 or more. Sterling does NOT have a website you can order off.