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Ireland #5582151
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Anyone live there now? Thinking I'm gonna visit the mother land eventually. I'll be whizzed off if I die before I do.


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #5582171
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Ain't many trappers around here, or much to trap for that matter, but it's still worth a visit. grin


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #5585316
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Eddie, I've got family in County Claire. I've been dying to get out there. Where abouts are ya?


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #5585328
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Clare is a lovely part of the country. I've got a trapping buddy ( which I've never met, lol), who lives in Clare, and he traps big number mink. Say's the place is walking with them.

I'm living in Co Offaly, in the midlands, about two and a half hours drive from Clair, which is a long drive in this country.lol


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #5585401
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My family there is extended. My great grandfather came here in the 1920s. I'm still going to knock on the door at the farm one day and demand a beer and a bed. Lol. I reckon you can stay here since you're from the mother land.


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #5585684
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Originally Posted By: USMC47
My family there is extended. My great grandfather came here in the 1920s. I'm still going to knock on the door at the farm one day and demand a beer and a bed. Lol. I reckon you can stay here since you're from the mother land.


Sure give it a go USMC47! But mind, you may be met with a shotgun at the door. Lol


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #5586323
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I visited Ireland about 5 years ago, best trip ever. Spent the mornings and afternoon looking at ruins, castles, and cathedrals with the evenings ending in the pubs. My wife and I went with another couple, prices are very reasonable.


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Re: Ireland [Re: Aaron.F] #5586367
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Originally Posted By: Aaron.F
I visited Ireland about 5 years ago, best trip ever. Spent the mornings and afternoon looking at ruins, castles, and cathedrals with the evenings ending in the pubs. My wife and I went with another couple, prices are very reasonable.


Yes, myself and my Mrs like visiting the castles too. We have one on our doorstep called Charleville Castle, which is said to be haunted.


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My mom was born and raised in Belfast. We used to go visit my grandparents there when I was a kid. That was in the late 70's and the thick of the "troubles". So we'd spend a few days in Belfast and the bulk of our time in Waterford. Good memories.


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #5588754
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Well, I don't want to get shot. Maybe I'll send a letter first. Lol.


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Re: Ireland [Re: Eddie43] #6166819
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Originally Posted By: Eddie43
Clare is a lovely part of the country. I've got a trapping buddy ( which I've never met, lol), who lives in Clare, and he traps big number mink. Say's the place is walking with them.



Do they use the mink they trap there or throw them away.

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Lots of wildlife in the Burren.

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Originally Posted By: LT GREY
Originally Posted By: Eddie43
Clare is a lovely part of the country. I've got a trapping buddy ( which I've never met, lol), who lives in Clare, and he traps big number mink. Say's the place is walking with them.



Do they use the mink they trap there or throw them away.


Sadly there is no longer an outlet for furs here, and the skill of skinning etc is all but lost. Mink are seen as both a pest and invasive species, and there is a small government bounty on them.

It is a real pity because I get some really nice primed mink during the winter period, which for the most part get wasted.


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Originally Posted By: Boco
Lots of wildlife in the Burren.


Yes I believe so, but have never been.


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #6185967
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Eddie are there many 6'5 men running around Ireland with a flat top hair cut? lol That describes Usmc47....
Ireland sounds wonderful just wish Wild Fur was better marketed...sad to waste it.

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Originally Posted By: MChewk
Eddie are there many 6'5 men running around Ireland with a flat top hair cut? lol That describes Usmc47....
Ireland sounds wonderful just wish Wild Fur was better marketed...sad to waste it.


Lol If there are, they sure ain't knocking on people's doors looking to move in lol

Yea it's a real pity about the furs. Our fox's are for the most part on the large side, and their coates are pretty decent too. Fox is top predator here, and even though they are hunted year round, numbers remain very high.


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Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47] #6189786
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My Grandmother's mother was from Belfast too. She and her siblings came here over 100 years ago. The rest of them are in Saskatchewan .


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Re: Ireland [Re: trapper les] #6438758
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I lived in Skibereen for awhile back in the late 90's and out where we were around Loch Hyne and over towards Baltimore Harbour were a ton of fox, never heard of anyone running them or trapping them while I was there but I always thought it would be amazing to be able to trap there. I heard from the locals that there were otter there also however I never saw one but did used to see a lot of clam shells around the Loch. Amazing Country and People, it's a hard lot over there!

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I've a wee bit of the Leprechaun blood in me veins as well. My Forsythe ancestors emigrated from Derry, Co. Cork in 1784. They landed in Pennsylvania where I grew up a few hundred years after they settled down in central PA. Now I've moved on west, even farther from the Emerald Isle. I sure would love to go there someday, take my daughters and all.

Eddie43, would there be much in it for you and other trappers to learn to tan the mink yourself and sell them as finished fur? That seems to be my only use for beaver and muskrats these days. Nobody wants them so I make use of them myself.

Andrew


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Originally Posted by Wambli


Eddie43, would there be much in it for you and other trappers to learn to tan the mink yourself and sell them as finished fur? That seems to be my only use for beaver and muskrats these days. Nobody wants them so I make use of them myself.

Andrew


It's something I've always wanted to do. I actually have a couple of those red bottles in the shed I want to use on a nice fox whenever I get one. Didn't set any fox snares this year, so hopefully next. As a practice, it's just not done here. There aint even many who know how to skin a fox, mink etc. It's a shame, and I hate to see the fur go to waste. I'm sure there would be interest here for tanned pelts, but the market would be small. You'd probably have to sell on eBay, etsy etc, or go to Game Fairs (similar to conventions) etc. On the other hand, with it being such a rare thing over here, a guy could probably make a few bucks selling tanned furs. He wouldn't have much competition.

To be honest, I'm afraid for the future, the way things are going. There is a big anti hunting vibe building over here, and being part of the European Union aint helping. Way to many restrictions reguarding hunting and trapping, it's just frustrating to say the least, when other country's can tell you how to hunt or trap. I hope you guys stand up for what you have, because if you give an inch, they will take a mile.


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