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#5919838 - 06/05/17 03:34 PM Good Idea to ask Questions
Jim Comstock Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 90
Loc: New York
Though I am guilty of forgetting frequently, it doesn't hurt to ask questions of a land owner about the history in what lead them to call. Sometimes clients will volunteer info about how they tried and failed to catch a chuck, skunk, squirrel or whatever, which is very helpful, but just as often they say nothing, purposely. A number of times I have gotten blind sided by what should have been an easy in and out that was not going well. Then, after a few days of nothing someone on the sidelines will say, "Mike tried to catch that thing all summer. He had sprung traps, the critter stole the bait and then he wouldn't go into the cage." Thanks. Had I known that from the beginning I might not have approached the problem the same way. Having a heads up on what has happened and who has gone before, family trappers or another company can make the effort go smoother as the smart ones have to be dealt with differently of course.


Edited by Jim Comstock (06/05/17 03:35 PM)

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#5919886 - 06/05/17 04:48 PM Re: Good Idea to ask Questions [Re: Jim Comstock]
BigBob Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 13362
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
"Hey, How hard can it be?" Then they don't want to admit they screwed the pooch and are forced to pay someone to do it. Not just trapping, but ANY skilled trade job.
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#5919942 - 06/05/17 05:35 PM Re: Good Idea to ask Questions [Re: Jim Comstock]
TDHP Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 874
Loc: Massachusetts
Jobs that have had any type of trapping done always has a little fluff in the price.
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#5920777 - 06/06/17 11:08 AM Re: Good Idea to ask Questions [Re: Jim Comstock]
EatenByLimestone Offline
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Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 62
Loc: Schenectady, NY
I usually figure that they tried unsuccessfully to catch it. I would before paying our price!

Getting away from bait helped in that respect. People stopped trying to move my traps to better places, etc. It dropped non targets to an insignificant number too.

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#5921548 - 06/07/17 07:16 AM Re: Good Idea to ask Questions [Re: Jim Comstock]
Jason Turner Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 119
Loc: Arkansas
Oh my goodness Jim, what a reminder of how important this is. I'm still pretty green but I've learned this lesson through the school of hard knocks. Painful knocks, lol.
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#5921598 - 06/07/17 08:10 AM Re: Good Idea to ask Questions [Re: Jim Comstock]
Jonesie Offline
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Registered: 08/08/07
Posts: 721
Loc: Monroeville NJ
what you don't know hurts more than what you do know.
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#5921826 - 06/07/17 11:31 AM Re: Good Idea to ask Questions [Re: Jonesie]
Jason Turner Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 119
Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: Jonesie
what you don't know hurts more than what you do know.



That's right. And you can't stop the bleeding until you know where it's coming from.
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