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#6122740 - 01/12/18 02:47 PM How much snow stops you
Grandpa Trapper Offline
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Registered: 11/26/11
Posts: 325
Loc: Idaho Falls, ID
How much snow is too much snow for you to keep trapping

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#6122745 - 01/12/18 02:50 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 7724
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Originally Posted By: Grandpa Trapper
How much snow is too much snow for you to keep trapping
When my quad won't go, I don't have a sled.
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#6122752 - 01/12/18 02:55 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 11203
Loc: Central, SD
As long as I can bust the drifts I'm good to go, I can always move into the deep draws where the snow is more manageable if needed or set out big baits to limit my travel but still run a good amount of snares.
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#6122759 - 01/12/18 03:01 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
white17 Online   content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24009
Loc: McGrath, AK
As long as I have snowshoes there is no limit.....other than my body
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#6122781 - 01/12/18 03:22 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
adam m Offline
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Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 12975
Loc: nm
Couple yrs back I was trapping near waist deep with no snow shoes. Half would melt then another dumping. It wasn't bad after awhile as my trail (game trail) was packed.
The other part of my line was bad with snow as it's full of granite and crushed granite. Snow +crushed granite + cacti + steep incline = sketchy situations. That's when I wished we didn't have daily checks

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#6122813 - 01/12/18 03:56 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Jumperzee Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 927
Loc: North Central Idaho


Never quit!

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#6122869 - 01/12/18 04:53 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Jumperzee]
GoneTrappin Offline
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Registered: 12/21/15
Posts: 211
Loc: Northern MN
Originally Posted By: Jumperzee


Never quit!


Looks like you could use some snowshoes.

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#6122874 - 01/12/18 04:59 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 14433
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
No amount of snow stops me.Actually wait for snow to be able to get into some good fur pockets.
Snow allows you to drive right up to the beaver.No carrying of heavy animals.

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#6122875 - 01/12/18 05:01 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: GoneTrappin]
Jumperzee Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 927
Loc: North Central Idaho
Originally Posted By: GoneTrappin

Looks like you could use some snowshoes.


Yep, they sorta help....sometimes eek





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#6122885 - 01/12/18 05:18 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 14433
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
I wouldn't actually call those little things on your feet snowshoes,lol.

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#6122900 - 01/12/18 05:31 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
white17 Online   content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24009
Loc: McGrath, AK
That looks like some pretty wet snow Jumper
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#6122918 - 01/12/18 05:43 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
white17 Online   content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24009
Loc: McGrath, AK
Got a light dusting of snow one evening

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#6122930 - 01/12/18 05:52 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 14433
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Your either kneeling down,are short,or you got a heck of a dump of snow.

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#6122940 - 01/12/18 06:01 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
TN_Trapper Offline
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Registered: 06/17/08
Posts: 467
Loc: TN
The snow doesn't bother us much (the little that we get). It's the freezing rain that ices up the roads and even locks up the snares that stops me.


Edited by TN_Trapper (01/12/18 06:05 PM)
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#6122947 - 01/12/18 06:04 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Boco]
white17 Online   content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24009
Loc: McGrath, AK
Originally Posted By: Boco
Your either kneeling down,are short,or you got a heck of a dump of snow.



A tremendous storm. Worst I've ever seen
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#6123008 - 01/12/18 06:56 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: TN_Trapper]
ShawneeMan Offline
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Registered: 08/10/15
Posts: 1061
Loc: IL - Shawnee Ntl Forest
Originally Posted By: TN_Trapper
The snow doesn't bother us much (the little that we get). It's the freezing rain that ices up the roads and even locks up the snares that stops me.

Same here... Last night started with freezing rain, changed to sleet, changed to snow...
We got 6 inches of snow which is not that much, but the darned ice underneath it is tough. The gravel roads are an ice rink even with a 4 wheel drive.
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#6123016 - 01/12/18 07:03 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Posco Offline
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Registered: 11/05/17
Posts: 501
Loc: Maine, Aroostook
I'm getting too old to be digging sleds out but three feet of snow hasn't stopped me yet.



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#6123068 - 01/12/18 08:01 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Jumperzee Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 927
Loc: North Central Idaho
That last pic is cool Posco! Thats dedication, I like it!

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#6123076 - 01/12/18 08:08 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
backroadsarcher Offline
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Registered: 11/22/12
Posts: 659
Loc: Frazee, MN
I just purchased a quad with tracks. So far haven't found to much snow.

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#6123082 - 01/12/18 08:11 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24009
Loc: McGrath, AK
Prayers sent !
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#6123094 - 01/12/18 08:21 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: white17]
Posco Offline
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Registered: 11/05/17
Posts: 501
Loc: Maine, Aroostook
Originally Posted By: white17
Prayers sent !


Lol!

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#6123097 - 01/12/18 08:22 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Jumperzee]
Posco Offline
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Registered: 11/05/17
Posts: 501
Loc: Maine, Aroostook
Originally Posted By: Jumperzee
That last pic is cool Posco! Thats dedication, I like it!


Thanks! An MB750 took the smallest beaver ever taken in the state. Has to be. Got him by both front feet.

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#6123150 - 01/12/18 09:33 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: ShawneeMan]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 712
Loc: S. Illinois
Originally Posted By: ShawneeMan
Originally Posted By: TN_Trapper
The snow doesn't bother us much (the little that we get). It's the freezing rain that ices up the roads and even locks up the snares that stops me.

Same here... Last night started with freezing rain, changed to sleet, changed to snow...
We got 6 inches of snow which is not that much, but the darned ice underneath it is tough. The gravel roads are an ice rink even with a 4 wheel drive.


So you took all the snow, I live in West Frankfort up north from you. All we got was a thin layer of ice and at best 1/4 inch of snow.

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#6123160 - 01/12/18 09:45 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Scuba1 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/07
Posts: 3196
Loc: On a Boat
I haven't counted but around 76 flakes brings this island to a complete standstill.
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#6123195 - 01/12/18 10:42 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Saskayote Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/13
Posts: 527
Loc: SK
No limit here. Why would there be?


Edited by Saskayote (01/12/18 10:43 PM)

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#6123442 - 01/13/18 09:10 AM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
beaver trapper Offline
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Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 994
Loc: Aroostook county, Maine
Jwood and I are still slogging around on snowshoes chasing flat tails in our little corner of the world.
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#6123462 - 01/13/18 09:26 AM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Riverotter2 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 1842
Loc: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
When I hear that it might snow.

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#6123519 - 01/13/18 10:19 AM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Riverotter2]
harleydparts Offline
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Registered: 04/16/13
Posts: 1451
Loc: east TN, USA
Originally Posted By: Riverotter2
When I hear that it might snow.

Who ya kidding? You were busting ice last week!
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#6123548 - 01/13/18 10:54 AM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 9233
Loc: potter co. p.a.
let me go see how much we got. grin
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#6123579 - 01/13/18 11:39 AM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 3221
Loc: Armpit, ak


It slows progress until I adjust my light a little.
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#6123649 - 01/13/18 01:04 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Oh Snap Offline
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Registered: 01/27/12
Posts: 681
Loc: Interior Alaska
This is a deep snow years ago. Even an Alpine could struggle! Wet snow!
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#6123661 - 01/13/18 01:24 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: harleydparts]
Riverotter2 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 1842
Loc: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Originally Posted By: harleydparts
Originally Posted By: Riverotter2
When I hear that it might snow.

Who ya kidding? You were busting ice last week!


He said snow. I will go out one day in ice, lol..Seen if I can gather up some for my sweet tea.

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#6124205 - 01/13/18 09:35 PM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Furvor Offline
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Registered: 07/06/08
Posts: 890
Loc: Idaho Falls, Idaho
This is not a normal January for Eastern Idaho. I would rather have ice and snow than the muddy dirt roads we now have.

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#6124369 - 01/14/18 03:47 AM Re: How much snow stops you [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
KenaiKid Offline
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Registered: 11/21/15
Posts: 242
Loc: Kenai AK
I'm not sure Iunderstand the question





Unfortunately that was 6 years ago and it hasn't been back since. I kind of miss plowing roads with a 750 dozer, blade full. 3 times that year.


Snow doesn't stop me; WATER UNDER SNOW STOPS ME!!


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