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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6366905
11/06/18 11:33 PM
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It's been brutal here. Just set out a water line Saturday and had a decent catch Sunday with 7 coon, 7 rats and 4 mink that must have gotten in shortly after dark. Then the rain started. Sunday all sets were flooded and we had a mix of snow (sometimes blizzard) and rain. t was soaked to the skin by the time I was finished. Monday produced only 1 coon, 1 mink and 3 rats. The rats came from a small farm pond, the mink and coon from feeders I set. The only areas producing now are the small feeder creeks and they go up and down 6" each day with the monsoon rains. Tomorrow should be another slow day with the all-day rain today. Going to be a tough week to be on vacation. On the bright side, I have no problem keeping up with the skinning. HA.


50 years trapping and hopefully another 50 still to come. OK, let's hope for 15 more.
Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: Lance Squires] #6366977
11/07/18 01:06 AM
11/07/18 01:06 AM
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Will be pulling the 3 sloughs tomorrow. 55 rats and 5 coons, with many small rats. Had a coon pull out today as I approached to dispatch!!. The two small sloughs are doing well the large one is not. With 1.75 inches of rain in two days with the water high b4 that, the rivers are out of their banks as are the streams. The sloughs are too high to wade now too. Setting out a small coon line over the next few days. Probably won't trap the rivers this season. Not only high but fast and muddy, can't see a thing.
Several things to repair on my 25 year old canoe. It has seen some very hard work.
Total to date is 149 rats and 5 coons.

Bryce

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6367011
11/07/18 01:49 AM
11/07/18 01:49 AM
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Tough here also, went in to one pond and the water is up so much there is no sets to be made and with no houses will have to wait til freezing and hope for the best. Got 52 rats today but I'm pulling as it will freeze tomorrow night.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: Rat Masterson] #6367087
11/07/18 03:05 AM
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I have not even been able to prospect the rivers I wade this year. They have been high or out of their banks for most of the spring, summer and fall. We had a real dry spell here in late May through mid June and then again about mid July, but other than that when it rains it rained a lot, early and in between the dry spells. All the combines, manure equipment etc. etc. set motionless waiting for things to dry or freeze hard enough to drive on or at least carry some. Lot of disease in the corn as well so a lot of feed needs to be tested for molds and some are virulent molds. Just what our farmers did not need at this point in time.

Bryce

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6367102
11/07/18 03:17 AM
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I was just gonna get started this weekend. But with below freezing temps coming. Iím gonna wait a while. Maybe Iíll go after some reds and a few coon.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6367567
11/07/18 07:12 PM
11/07/18 07:12 PM
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^^^^ SOFTY ^^^^ wink

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: *AceTrapper*] #6367572
11/07/18 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by *AceTrapper*
^^^^ SOFTY ^^^^ wink


Maybe a little? Water is on the rise. AGAIN!

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: *AceTrapper*] #6367573
11/07/18 07:19 PM
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Whew!!! got pulled in the wind today. 4 rats and a coon and the sloughs are done for another season. A few dry ( I mean mud) line coon traps and that will be it for a bit.

Bryce

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: bblwi] #6368713
11/09/18 12:06 AM
11/09/18 12:06 AM
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Looks like this guy could use a dump box on the Tacoma ! Thought I would catch him at the parking lot at 8 AM no luck, and he was in the marsh at 9 AM, maybe next time.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6368878
11/09/18 02:46 AM
11/09/18 02:46 AM
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southeastern Wisconsin
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haha i was found out!! yeah i have a buddy who wanted them it was a good load somewhere around 500 in there haha.... hey now thats pickup!! not tacoma yet its the last month before they started making them haha

79 yesterday and 48 today hard to find fresh sign out there up to 838


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6368894
11/09/18 03:10 AM
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Keep up the hard work CableAble. Are you" flying solo" in the marsh?

Bryce

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6369109
11/09/18 01:17 PM
11/09/18 01:17 PM
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I'm glad I don't have any traps out right now. Would be not just mud pies but frozen mud pies.. Going try run few fisher traps this next week before deer season. Not real enthused right now though. Did go out on the river Wednesday morning shoot a couple ducks.. was skim ice on puddles and some shallows.

Mac


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6371959
11/12/18 05:26 PM
11/12/18 05:26 PM
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southeastern Wisconsin
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well i got everything pulled to the dike friday most everything that is ran out of daylight but strtigily planning my pulling to leave the ones in the wide open for last figuring if i had to come back saturday it wouldnt freeze over as fast well turns out i was wrong haha open water froze better than tight in the cattails somehow so ive got about 100 some still out in the ice oh well hope it warms up enough to melt so im at 51 friday and 15 satuday bringing me up to 904


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6372006
11/12/18 06:28 PM
11/12/18 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by CableAble
well got em all pulled after all ended with 13 and let 1 go in the end thats only 68 this week nothing like last year not sure the reason but oh well on to the rats hope everyone is ready!

nice looking critters there mac!

how many did you get pre set there beav and how did it look?


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Cable, I think you killed them all last year! It just takes a while for them to grow back the numbers.
No big loss though, what are you seeing for fur pricing? Do you put them all up?

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6372263
11/13/18 12:55 AM
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haha i dont think i could kill them all if i tried everything ive seen is about the same as last year and yeah i put up all my fur

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6372473
11/13/18 10:13 AM
11/13/18 10:13 AM
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1st night check had a cottontail in a flat set- eaten by a Bobcat. Here's 7 days later on a scent post, also the easiest way to get the Bobcat in a tote that I've found lol.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6372476
11/13/18 10:22 AM
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nice wtg

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6372478
11/13/18 10:27 AM
11/13/18 10:27 AM
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Eagle eye that's awesome!!! Congratulations what a prize. How long did you apply for the tag?


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: Trap Setter] #6372483
11/13/18 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Trap Setter
Eagle eye that's awesome!!! Congratulations what a prize. How long did you apply for the tag?


Thanks- I believe I had 9 pts going into 2018, the information I received with my tag said 6-7 pts are starting to draw tags. We have been releasing cats every year in our yote sets, the population is healthy but the Warden that put on my CITES Tag said it can be cyclical?

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6372539
11/13/18 12:36 PM
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Got my first sets in yesterday afternoon. Consisting of 3 colony traps in the lagoon in my backyard. Iím going all out this season. lol

I will do quite a bit more after the 9 day gun deer season.

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