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Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: ] #1959071
04/19/10 02:30 PM
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St. Louis Co, Mo
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Cages or colony traps set under water. Look for bank dens/runs.


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Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: BigBob] #1959129
04/19/10 03:13 PM
04/19/10 03:13 PM
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Did he just NOT say there were NO DENS TO BE FOUND ?

What good is a colony trap then?

No You best bet is a 'covered float set' with a cage or colony trap on it.

You must be careful with waterfowl with traps, even 110 kill traps.
A 110 can in a bank den under water can still kill a Canada goose!

Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: LT GREY] #1959177
04/19/10 03:44 PM
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I took that to mean no MOUNDS or HUTS.


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: BigBob] #1959182
04/19/10 03:47 PM
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Vinke, show us your version....and please don't use a Havajunk...I hate it when you use them and are successful! smile

Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: LT GREY] #1959213
04/19/10 04:02 PM
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Avoid the 110s and bodygrippers. Foot caught geese will beat the snot out of you and swans could only be worse. Don't ask me how I know. LOL
Covered floats or something similar to the floating colony that WCS sells would be possibilities.

Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: warrior] #1959413
04/19/10 07:00 PM
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This one is at A small feed pile......



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Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: Vinke] #1959614
04/19/10 09:52 PM
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I run muskrat maintenance programs on a bunch of subdivision ponds. A couple have pairs of Mutes on them. What i do is, and i've never had a issue yet is. I 4+stake them (creating a barrier)so the swan can't get over the den hole/trap.


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Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: Blackdog] #1959807
04/19/10 11:59 PM
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You beat me to it Blackdog. I was about to post that I use 120's and longer stakes so I can bring them a slight distance ahead of the trap and cross them. So far so good; been doing it that way for several years and we've got ducks, geese, mutes, and trumpeters to contend with.

Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: Paul Winkelmann] #1959936
04/20/10 01:10 AM
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A pond with no runs? hrmm... Where are they coming from?


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Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: Trapstar Charlie] #1959960
04/20/10 01:25 AM
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Warrior, myself and Tom Morelock were trapping beaver one winter and the state fur bearer biologist came down to meet with us to pick up some carcasses for a bobcat study he was doing. That morning he went with us to check traps and I caught a goose in a number 4 longspring, the goose was still very much alive and I wasnt crazy about taking it out so Bruce asked me what I was going to do? I have learned to think on my feet to get out of stuff so I said "im gonna shoot it in the head and pitch it in the weeds and reset the trap", he looked me in the eye and said "thats illegal Travis" so I replied "I aint gonna tell nobody about it!". Before I could say I was joking he rushed over and took it out for me! I love it when a plan comes together. Tom, I have a couple of floating cages but they are set right now, if it can wait a few days you are more than welcome to use them just let me know.


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Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: Travis Wolford] #1960044
04/20/10 01:59 AM
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there you go acting big and tough Travis... lol good to meet you! My wife thinks your girl Katie is sweet! smile


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Re: Muskrat in pond with swans [Re: ] #1960561
04/20/10 02:28 PM
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The pond will have dens, just not accessable.
A den 5 ft down in murky water is almost as bad as done.
I do like the float set idea.

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