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" A day on the line with... #1743714
01/17/10 08:23 PM
01/17/10 08:23 PM
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Posts: 17,233
Central Ohio
LT GREY Offline OP
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LT GREY  Offline OP
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Central Ohio
How many have ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day on the line with someone we have viewed here on Trapperman.Com ?

Perhaps a day on the beaver line in Carolin'...or a day in the Bayou country with Tony Howard? Maybe a day on the Pennsylvania fox line with Phil Brown or the windy ridges of Wyoming, with Cattrax.
Up in the great white north catching weasels with 2-poor or one of our many Alaskan or Canadian Trappers?

Out in Iowa, on the mink line with Nick C. or J.C. Conner on his Texas 'cat and coyote line?
Any who wouldn't want to run all over the country with Andy S. just once? laugh

The point I'm trying to make is, most of us will never get that chance, so I hope for those of us that have wondered what it would be like to spend a day out on the line from start to finish, that some of you will take the time to share a typical day on your line with the many viewers of Trapperman.com.
( Photos are welcome, but not totally nessasary .)
LT

OK, from todays line:

I awoke to the sound of wind howlin' outside the window.
After a few minutes laying there in the dark, I reached over and fumbled along the window seal, until I hit the button on the weather radio.

"...and at the airport, it is 1 degree with a windchill of minus..."

I hit the button again...
It didn't matter at that point what the windchill was...
Below 0, it's all the same!
It was 6:13 am.

After a getting dressed in the two (of the three) layers I would be wearing, I downed some eggs and toast and went out to brush off the snow and start the truck.
We had had a 6" snowfall, yesterday and the temps had dropped overnight. Except for the drifting snow, things didn't seem too bad. Regardless, it makes for a slow day.
I pulled out at 7:30.

I receive many PMs from trappers wanting to know how I snare in winter conditions, so I've enclosed some pictures of the sets, both with catches and the snares set themselves.

Snare sets at ambush points!

















I had out about 119 snares, which may sound like a lot to some, but I set heavy and gang set a good many locations that I have baited over time.



This peticular line, I had taken quite a number of coyotes from it already, but still managed to take some more today and 1 raccoon in a cage trap set in a farmer's barn.

Except for the one mishap of nearly turning the truck over an embankment, in which I put it in reverse, held on tight, held my breath and gunned it backwards, I was able to run the line without much trouble.

A few shots from the line!













I did have to walk in on this peticular area because of heavy drifting snow, but the farmer and his daughter were out feeding cattle and were nice enough to give me and the 3 snared coyotes,(and a cage trap) I had back there a lift back to the pick-up. Sure bet dragging them, no doubt!

( Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good!) laugh







By the time I finished, it was about 5 PM and I had taken 8 coyotes and had traveled 91 miles round trip.
I spent $30. in fuel. The temps still made for a long day.
In a few weeks, I hope to be south chasin' stubbtails, but for now, it's cold weather and coyotes!

Now to get a few of these animals thawed out.... wink





Thanks for comin' along!

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: LT GREY] #1743857
01/17/10 08:55 PM
01/17/10 08:55 PM
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Posts: 3,257
Northumberland County, PA
LineMtnCooner Offline
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Northumberland County, PA
Very cool LT, thanks!! I've wished and wondered many of times about riding along with the greats, but I know that it's just probably never going to happen.


Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: LineMtnCooner] #1743861
01/17/10 08:56 PM
01/17/10 08:56 PM
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Posts: 17,233
Central Ohio
LT GREY Offline OP
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....never know! smile

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: LT GREY] #1743913
01/17/10 09:10 PM
01/17/10 09:10 PM
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Minnesota
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Thanks for the Ride LT... Excellent Post!


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Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: LT GREY] #1743921
01/17/10 09:12 PM
01/17/10 09:12 PM
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Mocksville, NC
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You're the man LT!

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: nccoyote] #1743925
01/17/10 09:13 PM
01/17/10 09:13 PM
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U.P. michigan
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U.P. michigan
LT, I really wish them pictures werent blocked on my computer.

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: nccoyote] #1743932
01/17/10 09:14 PM
01/17/10 09:14 PM
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Georgia
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Georgia
So you got to ride back there with the farmers daughter smile?

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: Wade Lacey] #1744030
01/17/10 09:39 PM
01/17/10 09:39 PM
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Northern Maine
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Northern Maine
Great pictures and catches.


Nevada bound
Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: Bruce T] #1744123
01/17/10 10:08 PM
01/17/10 10:08 PM
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Posts: 17,233
Central Ohio
LT GREY Offline OP
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Central Ohio
Butch, eeeeasy there! smile

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: LT GREY] #1744150
01/17/10 10:15 PM
01/17/10 10:15 PM
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Louisiana
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Louisiana
Great post.



Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: garett] #1744171
01/17/10 10:20 PM
01/17/10 10:20 PM
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East TN.
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East TN.
LT, I wanna go with you, as long as I do the driving! lol

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: High Noon] #1744210
01/17/10 10:31 PM
01/17/10 10:31 PM
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West Central GA
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West Central GA
Cool!

Thanks,

JBR


"Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom." Song of Solomon 2:15
Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: ] #1744301
01/17/10 11:03 PM
01/17/10 11:03 PM

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I'm dial up challenged frown

lol Butch wink

so, at least tell us if the farmers daughter was good lookin' or not ... just plain ol' mean to tease us whistle

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: ] #1744329
01/17/10 11:21 PM
01/17/10 11:21 PM
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millers creek,nc
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good post lt very nicely done.

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: fultonbig9] #1744469
01/18/10 12:52 AM
01/18/10 12:52 AM
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Bethel, AK
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Bethel, AK
LT, here is our journal from this year. You can follow us every weekend.

http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post1725705


"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." Linus Van Pelt

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Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: Kusko] #1744505
01/18/10 01:41 AM
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N.W. IL
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N.W. IL
Great post!!

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: Marc12] #1744507
01/18/10 01:48 AM
01/18/10 01:48 AM
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Kentucky....14y/o
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Kentucky....14y/o
thanks, great post!


UTK member!
Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: K9.Trapper] #1744513
01/18/10 01:55 AM
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Eastern Oregon
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Awsome post Lt Grey. Thanks for sharing.

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: LT GREY] #1744527
01/18/10 02:30 AM
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I would like to know youre secret when you start trapping cats. This is my 2nd year no cats yet but I have trapped two coyotes and 1 fox. AWESONE TRAPLINE AND PICS!

Re: " A day on the line with... [Re: rkb] #1744550
01/18/10 03:45 AM
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Central Ohio
LT GREY Offline OP
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Thanks for all the comments but I want you guys to add your story of a day on the line with you on here as well...that's the whole point.

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