About Us

Grandpa’s Trading Post was established in 2000 to bring to today’s trappers a needed resource of trapping products that are crafted and used by trappers themselves. The art and natural balance of trapping has been slowly chipped away at by reactionary legislation and uneducated trapping practices. We here at Grandpa’s Trading Post wish to inform and educate as well as provide the right tools to trappers that might be just starting out in the specialized field of trapping.




Bill and Rosa Crowder now operate Grandpa's Trading Post, LLC. Born in Moultrie, GA Bill has lived (and trapped)  in Florida his entire life. Bill's father ran a turpentine operation in Lake City and Olustee, Florida where Bill had the opportunity to be outdoors for most of his childhood. Bill later managed a plantation for 23 years & retired. 2 years ago he was offered  an opportunity to buy  into Grandpa's Trading Post, LLC and has enjoyed every minute of it!

Bill has 50 + years of trapping experience . His first efforts we directed at the fur trade and later moved onto nuisance Trapping. Bill spent time first at the Vice President of the Florida Trappers Association then accepted position as President of the organization. Currently he is still a lifetime member. Bill also keeps current his 20+ year membership in the Georgia Trappers Association and in  the National Trappers Association.

Rosa has a lifetime of experience hunting and about 8 years of trapping  experience. She is experienced in running a trap line and is a professional nuisance trapper. In her spare time she is also an experienced fisherman). Rosa runs the office and makes sure everything runs smoothly, making sure orders are processed, etc. She also handles a team of professional nuisance trappers. 

Other Team Members

Scott Wynn is our professional Lightning Cage Trap builder. Lighting Cage Traps was founded by Bill Weeks over 20 years ago with a goal to make the best trap on the market. Scott is responsible for making sure that Lightning Cage Traps are made to the highest standards possible. Lightning Cage Traps can be used by individuals and nuisance trappers alike.

Wildlife Predator Control Baits and Lures. All of our baits and lures are made in house with precise formulas by Bill  and Rosa Crowder.