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#6172161 - 02/27/18 01:10 PM Favorite kind of job?
BullOx Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/01/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Michigan
My favorite is beaver, what's your fellas favorite kind of job?
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#6172238 - 02/27/18 02:50 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
AirportTrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 464
Loc: Louisiana
Armadillo
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#6172246 - 02/27/18 02:55 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
traprjohn Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7171
Loc: Central NC
Favorite is beaver for sure ,,but for easy money it would be bats.
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#6172703 - 02/27/18 08:56 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
Michigan Trappin Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 3780
Loc: Southwest Michigan
Bats are easy money for sure, as per $/hour. But I'm about done with them as it is just to hard on my body doing all the ladder work

Beavers would be what I enjoy the most Only ever had one beaver job I hated. Had to walk a long way to site and the beavers were some of the hardest to catch Guy said no one trapped them before. But I believe someone had been from a differnt property. Half of the ones I caught were black so I think someone had a honey hole I know of a very hard working trapper that trapped the vicinity but had died two years prior to me getting the job. So I think he had kept them in check and then after he passed they became a problem
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#6172734 - 02/27/18 09:39 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
Getting There Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 865
Loc: West Michigan
the big three, raccoons, skunks and opossums. Of the three, raccoons.
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#6172885 - 02/28/18 05:13 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
warrior Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 6576
Loc: Georgia
Skunk but they are rarer than hen's teeth in my service area.

That's trapping for removals I love honey bees.

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#6172894 - 02/28/18 05:26 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
TRapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1292
Loc: Central IA
Moles
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#6173044 - 02/28/18 08:43 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
Aix sponsa Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 6633
Loc: Louisiana
Without a doubt, beavers.


I do really like mink work, but I’ll take the right beaver jobs over anything else.


I would also like hog work if it weren’t for the outlaws that run around messing up the efforts of those that know what they’re doing, stealing their gear, catches, and pressuring the hogs causing trail pattern changes.
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#6173068 - 02/28/18 08:56 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1236
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
A mouse loose in the women's dressing room!

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#6173070 - 02/28/18 08:58 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
Jim Bethell Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1073
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 74
Moles, voles,chipmunks and ground squirrels. Getting to old to climb ladders.

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#6173142 - 02/28/18 10:23 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
Aggie73 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/05/12
Posts: 24
Loc: South Texas
Gophers comprise 80% or more of my jobs but they are not as challenging as moles.
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#6173745 - 02/28/18 08:41 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
trapdye Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 506
Loc: Adirondacks, N.Y.
Has to be Raccoons, Skunks, Chucks, Flyers, Beaver & Bats. Getting to that shakey ladder age, So I don't go that high to chase them anymore.
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#6173962 - 03/01/18 02:41 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
carlswildlife Online   content
trapper

Registered: 05/17/08
Posts: 69
Loc: North East Illinois
For sure my favorite animals are skunks, especially ones in window wells. It usually takes the homeowner longer to write the check than for me to complete the job.

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#6173987 - 03/01/18 05:03 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
MChewk Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5189
Loc: Northern Illinois
Muskrats for me...love everything about it except the darn Swans.

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#6174397 - 03/01/18 01:17 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
Budfish Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/05/10
Posts: 544
Loc: Des Allemands, Louisiana
Snakes. Love snakes, and it's amazing what some folks are willing to pay to get one out of their house at 2 am. crazy

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#6174939 - 03/01/18 09:36 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
NE Wildlife Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/16/12
Posts: 866
Loc: Northeast Wisconsin
Careful Paul you may find a beaver on them jobs
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#6175235 - 03/02/18 08:22 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
hvtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 60
Loc: E. Iowa
Moles/voles/gophers/groundhogs.........playing in the dirt like a kid again!

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#6176920 - 03/03/18 08:09 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
TRapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1292
Loc: Central IA
got 31 mole traps in the ground yesterday and today...i only average about 3-4 traps per customer...i have another 20 customers to set up on monday and tuesday
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#6177201 - 03/04/18 07:38 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
BullOx Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/01/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Michigan
TRapper sounds like you're gonna have a busy week!
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#6178774 - 03/05/18 06:20 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
SNIPERBBB Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 7874
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
The kind where the animal is already caught and you just have to pick it up.

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#6178934 - 03/05/18 09:06 PM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
TRapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1292
Loc: Central IA
well i had to run to la crosse wi last night to do a quick bird warranty job that took an hour and drove home in a snow/sleet/rain storm with heavy east to west winds. got home in 5.5 hours instead of 4 hours. so didn't get much accomplished today. will be doing moles all day tuesday...added another 5 stops since i posted that above. will do moles n bats on wed and probably moles all day on thursday...then i am in a home and outdoor living show fri-sun, mon n tues mole appts from show and checking traps, then 2 big bird netting jobs 4 hours one way away the next 10 days lol love being busy......i think.
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#6187346 - 03/14/18 10:35 AM Re: Favorite kind of job? [Re: BullOx]
Jim Comstock Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 126
Loc: New York
Though I really love the ease and profitability associated with positive setting for skunks and chucks, beaver is my real passion. It was good to get out this week and do a couple of jobs.

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