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#6052413 - 11/12/17 09:46 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
possumcatcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 963
Loc: SE Nebraska
Nice man!! I done have much out right now because its deer season. My sis just got a 4x4. It was her first. Im holdin out for a bigger un

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#6052705 - 11/12/17 04:36 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
coontrapper2016 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Virginia
Went and staked in traps on 2 different places and got a tour of the third from the farmer. I'll stake in traps on the 3rd place in a day or two. I can start setting Wednesday.

On one farm I got out and looked at 3 different places I wanted to set a trap or two at. At each one there was 1-4 piles of coyote or fox crap. Kinda made me feel good to be that dead on location.

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#6053085 - 11/13/17 01:42 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
coonfinder Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 711
Loc: Oklahoma
You guys better get ready for the pic overload from me and my good buddy gage next month after Christmas. If all goes as planned we’re gonna be putting the hammer down on the coyotes and coons.
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#6053427 - 11/13/17 12:24 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
Plum Billy Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 66
Loc: Alaska Mat-Su Valley
Nice! Had five rats yesterday, I was expecting more, but some of the huts froze because I didn't seal them well enough. Taught a friend how to put up rats though.
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#6053533 - 11/13/17 04:01 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
PA_K-9_Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/10/17
Posts: 125
Loc: Pennsylvania
Left the first fisher of the year go today, hoping I can catch one of these buggers during season this year!

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#6053768 - 11/13/17 08:23 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
coontrapper2016 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Virginia
Awesome man! I hope we have a season soon. West Virginia has a season, but we still have a "continuously closed" season on them. I hope they keep expanding.

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#6054145 - 11/14/17 08:26 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
Alexia Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/15/16
Posts: 142
Loc: Pa
Keep these wonderful pictures coming. I enjoy seeing them. I was planning to set a few traps myself but I have been busy with other projects that take up most of my time. I am ready and waiting for the opening of muskrat season.
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#6054257 - 11/14/17 11:07 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
Plum Billy Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 66
Loc: Alaska Mat-Su Valley
I'll be sure to post some muskrat pics today, am going to check it as soon as it is light.
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Life is hard; but it is harder if you are stupid.

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#6054296 - 11/14/17 12:02 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
possumcatcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 963
Loc: SE Nebraska
That fisher is awesome. I saw one once when I was grouse huntin in Wisconsin, but thats it. We dont have em around here. Good luck on the rat line today! hope you have a bunch. Im checkin mine after school. Had a nice coon yesterday

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#6055359 - 11/15/17 04:25 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
coontrapper2016 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Virginia
Only got 4 sets in today. Less than half of what I hoped. This morning I got a later than ideal start, and had to leave earlier than normal to get to school, so I only got two canine sets in. This evening it was cloudy and got dark early so I didn't have much time, only got another two done. Tomorrow though I'll have all day so I can get my skunk traps out and another farm set up. Plus finish the ones I started today.

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#6056038 - 11/16/17 08:52 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
possumcatcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 963
Loc: SE Nebraska
I cant wait to check today. I made a really sweet yote set on a bank in a creek. There were tracks everywhere, so Im hopin I find one bouncin around. Should have a coon or 2 in dps too.

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#6056067 - 11/16/17 09:31 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
coontrapper2016 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Virginia
I had an active but depressing night. One place I missed a fox, he stepped right next to the pan of one trap, and dug up another. And on the next farm a leaf managed to blow right over the pan, and I had 3 fox tracks and a pile of crap in the bed.

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#6056593 - 11/16/17 08:01 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
PA_K-9_Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/10/17
Posts: 125
Loc: Pennsylvania
I know that feeling. Saturday morning I can set rat and mink traps! I pulled half of the coyote line today, weather permitting I am going to be setting all day. Any other PA people setting on Saturday?

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#6056852 - 11/17/17 06:51 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
coontrapper2016 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Virginia
Caught the fox that crapped all over my sets. He was a little red, also caught a pretty coon. The coons foot wasn't messed up at all, so I just turned him loose. Ill set some cages in a week or so after they've primed up a bit more.

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#6056967 - 11/17/17 09:58 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
Alexia Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/15/16
Posts: 142
Loc: Pa
I'll be setting muskrat traps Saturday morning. I brought the cart down and loaded my stakes, stabilizing sticks, wire, wire cutter and traps. All I have to do yet is run up to the garden and pull out a few turnips for bait. In the morning I'll hook the cart to the John Deere and I'll be off.
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#6058212 - Yesterday at 06:35 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
coontrapper2016 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Virginia
Got a skunk last night. Have 17 sets out now. A few more skunk traps and some coon sets next week and that'll probably be all I can handle while in school. I also picked up 3 new properties today, one of which has a beaver colony.

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#6058248 - Yesterday at 07:08 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
PA_K-9_Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/10/17
Posts: 125
Loc: Pennsylvania
I set rat and mink traps today, got two while we were setting. I should have a pretty good day tomorrow if it doesn't freeze up tonight.

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#6058284 - Yesterday at 07:38 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
Alexia Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/15/16
Posts: 142
Loc: Pa
It rained all day in my part of Pennsylvania. I was out there most of the day getting my line out. I came home late in the afternoon soaked all the way through to the skin. Dad said I looked like a drowned muskrat. I am now recovered and dry. I am waiting for morning to see what is waiting for me.
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#6058444 - Yesterday at 10:38 PM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: possumcatcher]
Plum Billy Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 66
Loc: Alaska Mat-Su Valley
Sounds like you had fun! For the better part of last season I checked traps in tennis shoes, and the ice wasn't thick enough to walk on, so I would walk through the marsh. Crash! Crash! Thankfully I avoided frostbite that season, but now I have learned my lesson. Christmas I got some waterproof boots.

Pulled my line today. My total so far for 'rats is 19, and unless I get an incidental while trying for some other animal that is my season total.
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Life is hard; but it is harder if you are stupid.

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#6058554 - Today at 05:49 AM Re: 2017-2018 season [Re: Alexia]
PA_K-9_Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/10/17
Posts: 125
Loc: Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: Alexia
It rained all day in my part of Pennsylvania. I was out there most of the day getting my line out. I came home late in the afternoon soaked all the way through to the skin. Dad said I looked like a drowned muskrat. I am now recovered and dry. I am waiting for morning to see what is waiting for me.


It rained all day where I was too, I was lucky though because I was wearing waders and arm length gloves so I wasn't soaked to terrible. It poured last night so I am hoping my sets aren't to flooded.


Edited by PA_K-9_Trapper (Today at 05:50 AM)

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