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#5850375 - 03/18/17 08:58 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
possumcatcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
Somewhere around 15. I have a friend who gets 75 each year. But that still aient enough

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#5851964 - 03/20/17 01:46 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
possumcatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
Set up a pond for beavers yesterday. They have been really active and started on a tree next to a building. Guess Ill find out if Im luck or not in a few hours.

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#5852914 - 03/21/17 12:40 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 384
Loc: Holt Michigan
Caught my first groundhog of the year a couple days ago. I've been playing around with some figure 4 traps for mice. Haven't quite got the hang of the figure 4s yet.
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#5852931 - 03/21/17 12:53 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
I have never caught a mouse but have tried with the traps. Oh and yesterday I snared a beaver on a slide. And It was snared by the tail.

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#5853012 - 03/21/17 03:14 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
NFT Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 384
Loc: Holt Michigan
Nice work on the beaver. How did the fur look?
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#5853484 - 03/21/17 10:25 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
possumcatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
It looked fine. I think the loup was big enough that his back feet caught it before he went through and then it sinched on the taileft. His fur wasn't ruined at all

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#5853597 - 03/22/17 07:36 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 273
Loc: Morris NJ
Was he coming up or going down the slide?

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#5853637 - 03/22/17 08:07 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
possumcatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
Goin up

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#5853781 - 03/22/17 10:53 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
NFT Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 384
Loc: Holt Michigan
Just made some 'rat glands into a paste lure. I wore gloves, but I can still smell the musk on my hands eek
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#5853811 - 03/22/17 11:36 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
possumcatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
haha. I make my own beaver lure and it works real good. After getting the casters ground up, my hands smelled like caster for about 2 days

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#5853821 - 03/22/17 11:49 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
NFT Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 384
Loc: Holt Michigan
How do you preserve yours? I've never messed with glands before this. I chopped them real fine into a paste, then added glycerine and sodium benzoate (about 3 small pinches). It's a nice thick paste that will squeeze through a squirt bottle. Ended up with almost 2 ounces.
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#5853866 - 03/22/17 01:36 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
I dry them, then grind, and add some canning salt. I dont know exactly how much, just until I think its good.

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#5854093 - 03/22/17 06:51 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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Registered: 02/01/16
Posts: 30
Loc: N.J
For castor I dry em grind em then just add as much glycerin till it suits me
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#5854710 - 03/23/17 12:10 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
coontrapper2016 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 174
Loc: Virginia
I picked up several beaver hides from a guy who didn't feel like putting them up today. They're skinned but still need fleshing. Waiting for them to thaw. I have 4 potential new properties to trap this coming year, as well as some family land that is infested with bearers. I'm already looking for to next season.

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#5855659 - 03/24/17 10:36 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
Our beaver season goes through the end of the month. Well... my fur buyer is done buying for the year so Ill have to hold onto these beaver pelts I got, unless I can get alittle more for em on taxidermy net

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#5862521 - 03/31/17 06:49 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
NFT Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 384
Loc: Holt Michigan
Anyone have grand plans for their next season's line?
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#5862580 - 03/31/17 08:12 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 872
Loc: SE Nebraska
Well..... Im gonna attempt this. 100 traps for coon at once, and get atleast 150 coons, but wanting to get 200 of em.Also going to try and get 20 yotes and 4 cats. And as few possums that I can get. What about you guys?

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#5863862 - 04/01/17 06:21 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 273
Loc: Morris NJ
Plans for next year is try some new snare sets I've never seen anyone else do before. And trap more.

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#5864363 - 04/02/17 07:26 AM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
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trapper

Registered: 02/10/17
Posts: 84
Loc: Pennsylvania
I'm going to try to spread my sets out over a couple properties at once, and make a lot more set at once. I am also (Hopefully) going to build my fur shed this summer to do my furs in.

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#5874181 - 04/11/17 08:21 PM Re: Strictly Trapping Kid's Forum Thread [Re: NFT]
Wolfdog91 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/13
Posts: 3414
Loc: Amite county Mississippi
hay who here was wanting a way to make drowning rods for rats and mink ? I figured out a pretty cheap way to make 8' drowning rods out of fiber glass fencing poles you get from tractor supply
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