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#6054291 - 11/14/17 11:56 AM I'll take today happily
Big Possum Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 503
Loc: Illinois
4 possums, a 16 lb c/d color ooon, a 22 lb boar coon with a big rub in the center of his back, a 45 lb and 59 lb beaver that had to carried up a 20 vertical bank. not a banner day for many trappers but a year ago today I was in the hospital having double fusion spinal surgery. I will take today. grin
Joe


16 lb coon in a dp connibox -- coon do not have as good of color as usual this year

22 lb coon in a conni box -- notice the nice rub in the center of his back -- a good one to practice fleshing on.
Jo
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#6054297 - 11/14/17 12:04 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
possumcatcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 1341
Loc: SE Nebraska
Sweet catch! How do them dp conibox work? Ive never seen one

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#6054304 - 11/14/17 12:19 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
pcr2 Online   content
"Twerker"

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 11463
Loc: potter co. p.a.
congrats
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#6054320 - 11/14/17 12:31 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Dewey NY Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 806
Loc: Central New York
Congrats..

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#6054328 - 11/14/17 12:41 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Sharon Offline
"American Honey"

Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 4301
Loc: Montana ,Rocky mtns.
What a great catch, Joe !

Any day the shiny side is up is a good day.

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#6054352 - 11/14/17 01:17 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: possumcatcher]
zallen Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 73
Loc: NH
Originally Posted By: possumcatcher
Sweet catch! How do them dp conibox work? Ive never seen one


Ditto on that - I was trying to figure out what the heck it was
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#6054378 - 11/14/17 02:08 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Big Possum Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 503
Loc: Illinois
Zallen and possumcatcher -- check my post labeled conni box thread that is probably a page or two removed. It shows closeup pictures of the box and tells more about how it works.
Sharon -- if I never have to have back surgery again it will be too soon. What a painful couple of months ( more painful that I couldn't do anything than the actual pain) but it was a complete success and my back feels the best it has in several years. That may change if I have to haul beavers up steep banks very much. lol
Joe
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#6054390 - 11/14/17 02:37 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Drifter Offline



Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7905
Loc: Oakland, MS
Well done Joe getting old ain't for the faint of heart.

Here is a link to the conibox thread. conibox


Edited by Drifter (11/14/17 02:51 PM)
Edit Reason: added link
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#6054416 - 11/14/17 03:03 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
hippie Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 5199
Loc: pa
Nice catch!
Better get after them there boards by the looks of it. smile

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#6054431 - 11/14/17 03:19 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
possumcatcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 1341
Loc: SE Nebraska
Thanks Drifter. That clears it up

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#6054436 - 11/14/17 03:22 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Sharon Offline
"American Honey"

Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 4301
Loc: Montana ,Rocky mtns.
Joe, so glad your surgery went well.

Effort is worth every mile, in the reward of happiness.

It keeps our sense of humor at its best grin

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#6054453 - 11/14/17 03:45 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 25718
Loc: Northern Maine
Way to go.Congrats

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#6054467 - 11/14/17 03:56 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Jtrapper Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 18354
Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
Just think how much money you saved not having to join a gym to get such a work out, haha
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#6054480 - 11/14/17 04:18 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Nittany Lion Offline
Don't call me Mister, Mister

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 3824
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
Good catch Joe, I can't find the picture of the possums.
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#6054482 - 11/14/17 04:20 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Trapper Dahlgren Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1932
Loc: Michigan
a great day indeed way to go

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#6054487 - 11/14/17 04:26 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
Big Possum Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 503
Loc: Illinois
Nittany -- two dinks and two blacks. They didn't get to make the ride home. wink
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#6054632 - 11/14/17 06:53 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
danny clifton Online   content
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11057
Loc: williamsburg ks
Good to know your back out there.
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#6054661 - 11/14/17 07:30 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
jk Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 2547
Loc: Williamsport, Pa.
Had the same thing done with rods and something like moly bolts done years ago. What a change, no more sever pain just some rumbling and "discomfort", was told to never use the Pain word again unless I want to be surgerized again = not!!!!!
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#6054663 - 11/14/17 07:32 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
jk Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 2547
Loc: Williamsport, Pa.
Had the same thing done with rods and something like moly bolts done years ago. What a change, no more sever pain just some rumbling and "discomfort", was told to never use the Pain word again unless I want to be surgerized again = not!!!!!
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#6054752 - 11/14/17 08:46 PM Re: I'll take today happily [Re: Big Possum]
yukonal Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 615
Loc: MN
Glad you're healing up. Great attitude. Trapping is good therapy after what you went thru.

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