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#6185907 - 03/12/18 11:41 PM If you could trap only one animal
Grandpa Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/26/11
Posts: 466
Loc: Idaho Falls, ID
and it was legal to so which would it be.

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#6185909 - 03/12/18 11:45 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
ttzt Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 112
Loc: Wyoming
That's a tough one, coyotes and bobcats are just about a tie, but if I had to choose it would be cats, no wait coyotes, no wait cats...dang, I can't decide!

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#6185911 - 03/12/18 11:51 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
AntiGov Offline
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Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 5411
Loc: Central Oregon
Cats , but if It were legal I would love to trap a bear

Also if it were legal I'd like to trap a thief using a bear trap
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#6185917 - 03/12/18 11:56 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Mike in A-town Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/29/13
Posts: 6658
Loc: Northeast Oklahoma
Not sure I can pick just one.

I sure do envy those guys who rack up piles of mink and muskrat... Both are rare here.

If they existed in good numbers here... Marten.

I do have good numbers of beaver and coyotes here. Decent cat numbers too... Hard to narrow that list down to just one.

Still can't decide. Lol

Mike
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#6185919 - 03/13/18 12:06 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Huntall76 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 258
Loc: Indiana
Always wanted to catch a Fisher.

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#6185921 - 03/13/18 12:11 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
trapper les Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 16880
Loc: williams,mn
Probably beaver...there is near 7 months of season here .
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#6185942 - 03/13/18 01:22 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 12906
Loc: potter co. p.a.
mink
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#6185943 - 03/13/18 01:28 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Wylee Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/18/15
Posts: 1544
Loc: interior alaska
Beaver or muskrat can't decide....
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#6185944 - 03/13/18 01:38 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
yotetrapper30 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 7996
Loc: Oakland, MS
Fox... if I lived in MD or PA.

If not, I'd have to with coyotes, even though it would break my heart not to trap otter. frown

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#6185951 - 03/13/18 03:30 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
mike jerrell Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 3377
Loc: Mississippi
Otter or cats
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#6185968 - 03/13/18 04:33 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
micheal Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/06/08
Posts: 2902
Loc: Saginaw, Mi
Wolves

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#6185973 - 03/13/18 04:39 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
wetdog Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/07/17
Posts: 1065
Loc: perry co.Pa
Fox Fox and only Fox

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#6185977 - 03/13/18 04:46 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Trapper Dahlgren Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 2272
Loc: Michigan
I could never trap just one kind of animal

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#6185980 - 03/13/18 04:50 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
jabNE Offline
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Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 3703
Loc: Hickman, Nebraska
I have to say coyotes. Just about everything else will show up in a couple set so yes I have to say coyotes!
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#6185991 - 03/13/18 05:09 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Nittany Lion Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 3998
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
Mink.
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#6186011 - 03/13/18 05:44 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
NebrCatMan Offline
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Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 1356
Loc: SE NEBRASKA
Due to the numbers right now.... and almost always.. it would have to be coyotes. Love to catch them kitties, but they would not last long if everyone targeted only them. We just don't have that many. Coyotes offer a self satisfaction feeling that you can be proud of. A job well done is you can outsmart a few.
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#6186016 - 03/13/18 05:52 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: NebrCatMan]
Dfabs Offline
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Registered: 02/12/15
Posts: 1812
Loc: Morgantown, WV
I got into trapping to thin out coyotes, but now I think it would be really hard for me to choose. Very few animals give me the satisfaction that I get from catching an old male yote, but I really have a soft spot for cats and fisher now, but we are only allowed one fisher and three cats in our state.

If I were to trap for money, it would probably be coon even though the market is in the tank. Coon is what we have the biggest population of, and the majority of the coon in our area go 2x or bigger. If we had a better muskrat population, I would say rats for sure, but I think coon is the best bet to turn a profit in our state even at $6 for a 2x.

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#6186048 - 03/13/18 06:46 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
the Blak Spot Offline
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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 1740
Loc: central arkansas
Beavers. Followed closely by mink and coyotes
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#6186057 - 03/13/18 06:56 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
PineDoggin Offline
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Registered: 12/09/16
Posts: 591
Loc: N.J.
As much as I like catching coyotes. Beaver would be my pick, just the beauty of nature they live in from swamps to bogs to little streams. Plus nothing like walking up and seeing a big Old beaver waiting for you. Plus good eating.

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#6186066 - 03/13/18 07:03 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Osky Offline
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Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 5712
Loc: Northern MN
Wolves. They irritate me, and that's never a good thing to do.

Osky
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#6186074 - 03/13/18 07:12 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Hoss2018 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/17
Posts: 121
Loc: Iowa
Fox of both kinds if we had good numbers of them but since we dont probably coyotes, would say cats buy since we dont have many wouldnt get many catches in a season

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#6186112 - 03/13/18 07:42 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
lebowski Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 2218
Loc: MI
red fox
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#6186126 - 03/13/18 07:50 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Redsleeves Offline
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Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 320
Loc: ky
Easily mink for me

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#6186148 - 03/13/18 08:02 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 20341
Loc: Minnesota
Wolves
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#6186160 - 03/13/18 08:14 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Birch Tree Offline
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Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 1062
Loc: Wright county, Minnesota
Beaver first, good quantities of them, large pelts to make anything you need from hats to blankets, the meat is edible if handled properly and cooked well and every part of the beaver is sellable (except guts)and they are just plain fun to trap. I would love to trap wolves also.
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#6186174 - 03/13/18 08:29 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Birch Tree]
steeltraps Offline
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Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 156
Loc: alabama
Coyotes . When i started out in ADC work I trapped = beaver,fox,coon, opossum, and coyotes. All ways HATED beaver trapping. Clients always wanted it done in heat of summer. I came so close to being bit my cotton mouths MANY times. Lucky for me I have found several people in to QDMA that only care about removing coyotes and saving fawns. I LOVE CATCHING coyotes!

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#6186186 - 03/13/18 08:36 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 5296
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
For me, I really like fisher trapping. However, it isnt a huge challenge where I am. Just a matter of how many you want.

Other than that, likely beaver, just because its a bit more of a challenge.

If I was limited to only one though, I dont know if I would trap. I love all of it. From the challenge of footholds for canines, to snaring fox,...I love otter in crossovers, muskrats are fun, Beaver under ice are an awesome challenge, especially when you need to get 30, 50, 100 a year for quota here in Canada. Even snaring rabbit in winter. Seeing that first fisher in a 160. Even a coon in a trap excites me. I feel like only one animal would suck in a big way!
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#6186226 - 03/13/18 09:10 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 8346
Loc: New Hampshire
Can't trap a cat here ..or a Wolf...or a Marten.....So these would be nice !
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#6186245 - 03/13/18 09:34 AM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
robert.d12 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/15
Posts: 1579
Loc: Fingerlakes New York
Thieves...or coyotes
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#6186392 - 03/13/18 12:18 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Kyt Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 1061
Loc: Kentucky
Bobcats.

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#6186395 - 03/13/18 12:22 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 25097
Loc: McGrath, AK
Wolverine
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#6186398 - 03/13/18 12:25 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
charles Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/28/10
Posts: 4390
Loc: Asheville, NC
Needs to be something easy to catch for me.

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#6186426 - 03/13/18 12:58 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: white17]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 8346
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: white17
Wolverine


Those too !
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#6186440 - 03/13/18 01:09 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
bleeohio Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 680
Loc: NW Ohio
For me, it would be a spotted up cat. Seeing as I've never caught one, none here in my area, I may have to take a road trip next fall so I can.
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#6186457 - 03/13/18 01:29 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Fisherman Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 764
Loc: northern New York
Without question, for me, Adirondack Fisher. Unfortunately our DEC has mismanaged this species and their numbers in the Adirondacks are greatly decreased from yesteryear.

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#6186522 - 03/13/18 02:52 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
The Beav Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 14078
Loc: Wisconsin
I have caught all the beaver and otter I want.
If I had to pick one It would be rats.
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#6186533 - 03/13/18 03:02 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Trapper7 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 5939
Loc: MN, Land of 10,000 Lakes
Since I was a boy, I went trapping with my dad and he always let me set a few weasel traps. I still enjoy trapping them. But, since they're not really worth anything much, I won't trap them.
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#6186540 - 03/13/18 03:08 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Trapper7]
Bigbuck Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 629
Loc: St. James, Missouri
I sure as heck ain't going to say possums!... It would have to be Bobcats.
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#6186550 - 03/13/18 03:14 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 3952
Loc: juneau, alaska
Wolverine for me, also. No question.
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#6186557 - 03/13/18 03:19 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
coyotesoldier229 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/16/17
Posts: 348
Loc: PA
If I could only catch one animal all the time, it would be fox, grey or red. If I had the chance to trap an animal one time that Ive never trapped before, Id have to say bear, but just a smidge above trapping a wolf.

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#6186562 - 03/13/18 03:23 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Blueticker1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/06/13
Posts: 110
Loc: Utah
Well since I mostly trap canines and only fair at that, I would love to take a crack at wolves but I've also always had a hankering to trap a bear in a big old double long spring but it seems those days are long gone unfortunately.

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#6186568 - 03/13/18 03:29 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Boco Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 16817
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
I would have to say Lynx.They have the softest and thickest fur of all the animals.
Nothing like a big pile of puffy lynx pelts in the Fur shed.


Edited by Boco (03/13/18 03:30 PM)

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#6186584 - 03/13/18 03:42 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 12906
Loc: potter co. p.a.
i figured you'd say marten Boco but i have held a lynx hide and understand.
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#6186597 - 03/13/18 03:57 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: white17]
Osky Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 5712
Loc: Northern MN
Originally Posted By: white17
Wolverine



That'd be number two. For the challenge, not the disdain as in number one.

Osky
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#6186607 - 03/13/18 04:09 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
GoGitter Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/18
Posts: 19
Loc: NC
Beaver, I love being in their habitat. Most people will never experience what it's like being in the middle of the swamp with no one else around.
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#6186617 - 03/13/18 04:18 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
FL cracker in AK Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/11/13
Posts: 424
Loc: AK
Marten, with wolverine, wolves, and lynx close seconds for Alaska. For Florida it's bobcats.
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#6186624 - 03/13/18 04:28 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Dirk Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/06/08
Posts: 200
Loc: Wisconsin
Bottom edge with a 150

Need Minnesota to open up non resident so I cross over and run a ROW line

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#6186625 - 03/13/18 04:28 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Skunk buster Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/22/18
Posts: 11
Loc: Central MN
I would say beaver. There's just something about a calm morning when the sun is rising through the trees and over the pond as you paddle to check your traps

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#6186644 - 03/13/18 04:51 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Roll Tide Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/30/13
Posts: 44
Loc: Alabama
Fox
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#6186645 - 03/13/18 04:52 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
crowheart Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 321
Loc: wyoming
Grizzly bear because I have not caught one..... yet!

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#6186648 - 03/13/18 04:53 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
gutthooked Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/15/10
Posts: 2705
Loc: uniontown pa
I'd have to go with grinners, they're the fastest animal on earth and very elusive and you can't over trap em.

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#6186671 - 03/13/18 05:15 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: gutthooked]
teepee2 Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/28/17
Posts: 333
Loc: IA
If I could only trap one animal? I think I'd quit, it would get boring.

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#6186748 - 03/13/18 06:37 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Guy Johnson Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/16/11
Posts: 174
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Fisher then beaver then bobcat!

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#6186769 - 03/13/18 07:00 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
bhugo Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 1580
Loc: Flint, Michigan
Coyote
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#6186772 - 03/13/18 07:02 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
snowy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 4900
Loc: MT
Beaver

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#6186887 - 03/13/18 08:44 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
52Carl Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 3036
Loc: Virginia
Salt marsh muskrats, and here's why.
I made some serious money doing it.
I never suffered from being outsmarted by a wily one.
They are a dream to put up.
Sometimes I just want a brainless day without hustle and bustle and stress. Rat trapping is just the ticket for that.

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#6186952 - 03/13/18 09:38 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
don403 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/26/08
Posts: 448
Loc: lebanon,maine
fishercat
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#6187798 - 03/14/18 07:18 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Metalbender Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/26/16
Posts: 65
Loc: PA
Coon

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#6187841 - 03/14/18 08:02 PM Re: If you could trap only one animal [Re: Metalbender]
eagerbeaver Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 297
Loc: pennsylvania
bear
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