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WI trapping season 2018-2019 #6351806
10/20/18 12:01 AM
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well right around 5 hours still its go time for me hope everyone had a good summer and everyone is ready to go!
did anyone start an official WI catch thread yet by the way?


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6351878
10/20/18 01:22 AM
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Go get them

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6351888
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Good upgrade from what you were running last year.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6351891
10/20/18 01:43 AM
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Good luck, can't wait to start skinnin $10.00 coyotes again. laugh


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6351982
10/20/18 03:49 AM
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I was thinking you had a station wagon.


I'll be out in the afternoon tomorrow.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352284
10/20/18 04:50 PM
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Coon already in the southern part of the state?


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352315
10/20/18 05:50 PM
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Snow and windy in the Northwoods today

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352487
10/20/18 11:52 PM
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well it was a long day got 165 sets out was at it from midnight onward this cold snap is gonna shut them down im guessing for tomorrow but oh well! see what happens here shortly


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352488
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anybody else get out at all?

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352516
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Cableable, what were you setting for? Good luck this season!

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352520
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I am glad you started a WI thread. Mentioned you to my wife today talking about this cold weather, wondered how many coon you still had sitting in Canada unsold from last year. I still have mink, muskrat, coon and one possum up there, and I did about 10% of what you did. My daughter lives on Z at the house with the red barn on the road edge, I will run into you sometime!


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352535
10/21/18 12:49 AM
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I only put out a dozen because I needed to get rid of some nuisance coons. Cold in the Frozen tundra tonight.

Brian

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352558
10/21/18 01:11 AM
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I have 13 out.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352560
10/21/18 01:12 AM
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The ducks are pushing south into my area. Iíll work on them for a couple weeks before digging out my traps. Good luck to you, CA

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352579
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Originally Posted By: CableAble
well it was a long day got 165 sets out
You get the award for most dedicated.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352639
10/21/18 02:31 AM
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I got 6 sets out. Mostly because a guy at work wants a fisher gone. I figured I might as well get rid of some coons for him as well. Good luck guys!


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352649
10/21/18 02:48 AM
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Called in a coyote this afternoon. Alas, he is still running wild and free.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6352801
10/21/18 11:53 AM
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Same as Green BayÖ Chasing a few early coon. It felt great to be out- 40 MPH winds and a few sideways hailstorms, it must be trapping season lol!

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353011
10/21/18 05:45 PM
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well, let's hear it grin


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353035
10/21/18 06:46 PM
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Nathan did you put a round in the chamber ??


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353173
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Had a round chambered. Coyote was about 40 yards away and saw me move and dove into the woods. Will try again later this week.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353326
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well it went pretty much as i expected lost my phone right away somewhere in the morning so no picture yet but i got 28 and released 5 so technically i caught 33 one less than last year opening check i am confident this weather was the primary cause of the poor check but oh well! 4.5 checks left to do and its on to rats how about everyone else?

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353338
10/22/18 01:17 AM
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swamprat83 i was setting all for coon

fishdog near Plymouth eh? yeah im up around there a bit on all the public stop if you ever see my truck!!

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353346
10/22/18 01:33 AM
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20%? Thatís not all that bad. Keep after them.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: handitrapper] #6353416
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Was going to wait but will put in 6-8 sets tomorrow and run for two days, maybe 3. A farmer is asking for some clean up in row 4.

Bryce

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353497
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Ended up with 3 coons, the 4th one pulled out of a DP in a culvert set when I got thereÖ ran to the other side of the road and I had a swing and a miss. Harsh reality- at this age, .22 shorts are a lot faster than I am. lol

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353972
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Only got 5 sets out Saturday to scratch the itch and hopefully help get rid of a few nuisance coon from my grandparents farm. Picked up this big boy this afternoon.


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6353990
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looking good guys!


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354043
10/22/18 11:44 PM
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I feel like the possum king at the moment but good to get them out of the way. Picked up a nice big boar the other day. Good to get out.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354059
10/23/18 12:05 AM
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Eau Claire Wi
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Put 8 sets out along the roadway with a friend's kid Saturday. I got this little guy today (He left yesterday to go back to his mom's house) It was just a little guy so I released it.



A buddy called that a nice one was hit by his house. It was a sow and still very blue let the my boy help skin it even though it was a bit beat up. Good practice.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354169
10/23/18 01:49 AM
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heres my only picture of opening day looking good everyone!


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354175
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here is today i wound up releasing 7 out of 20 so i took 13 home and 2 skunks never had that many smalls before it was sickening haha it feels pretty warm out right now who knows maybe tomorrow will be better??


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354209
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The cooler weather is coming back real soon

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354261
10/23/18 03:30 AM
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I got out Sunday and managed to dig a few traps in dozen coyote sets and about same for DPs. Haven't had much of anything out for traps last 5 year. Last K-9 I caught was the wolf I trapped that last drawing before they closed it down.
This morning was first check and I really wasn't expecting too much. But hung up six coon and at last stop on the field a young coyote. No big Hugh coon, biggest was just shy 27lbs. Guess I could say I got my first coyote though, at least first in 6 years. Right now I'm only on 2 of 3 farms I got permission to trap. Hoping to set up the 3rd farm tomorrow. Just a small part of the line I was running several years ago.
But I'm back playing in the dirt more because I feel the need to than not.





Mac


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354307
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Way to go Mac, glad you got out there, have fun and enjoy.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354315
10/23/18 09:58 AM
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That coyote must have been borrowed from Mac's taxidermy buddy. Either that or the 'yote fell asleep soon as he got into the set. Those 'coon have a bigger catch circle than that coyote does! grin


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354470
10/23/18 01:41 PM
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cableable was wondering what determines if you turn them loose or keep them im seeing blue bellies and short kinky hair just wondering

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354517
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CA, Great to have you back posting again this season. You have a great work ethic and should be proud of the hard work you put in. If you've had time to put any up yet, how are they looking?


50 years trapping and hopefully another 50 still to come. OK, let's hope for 15 more.
Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: Muskrat] #6354682
10/23/18 07:09 PM
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La Crosse, WI
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Originally Posted By: Muskrat
That coyote must have been borrowed from Mac's taxidermy buddy. Either that or the 'yote fell asleep soon as he got into the set. Those 'coon have a bigger catch circle than that coyote does! grin


Muskrat believe it or not I got shorter chains on my #2s & 1 3/4 coyote traps, then the stock chain on them DPs. The coyote traps are all on cables the DPs are on stakes. Ground is wet but really packed hard, I'm going to have the dickens pulling them cables.

This mornings check was only two small possum and another coyote in the set next to the one was in yesterday. Put out another 8 coyote sets half dozen DPs on my third farm this morning.
Talked to the farmer at 3rd stop he said go after the coon. Figure he lost maybe 4 loads of corn to coon on the fields he had already picked. So I actually put the DPs out just so I can say I'd kill some coon for him.

Mac


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354894
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9 more and let 3 go

looks good mac!

size determines if i let them go or not joe1

never put none up yet but the bigger ones are looking pretty good lance


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6354939
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Nice catches guys. For the guys who have put up coon so far, how blue are they?

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6355628
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if tomorrow aint over 10 im going to be pulling was planning on pulling friday anyway be at the marsh 8pm you know the drill haha how was everyones day?


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cable able how many miles you puttin on a day?

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6355661
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to many to catch 4 coon haha about 150 or so

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yikes

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6355699
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Are they not moving much? Or did you cut the population down last season?

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That's about how far you have to go in my locale to catch 4 muskrats.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6355859
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yikes is right!

handi it seems they aint and that what i think a big part of the problem is last year was 25 a day in the same area with the same trails it was just alot warmer also i was told that they had distemper come through the area that would explain it a bit also i guess

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Not trapping wi right now. Working out of town in michigan got 2 today. I do love the white dps. Bummed that the coins keep getting in my coyote sets this one did a number no remaking this.last week had one that was dark blue what a bummer. Anyone else seeing that in there coons?

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Five coon, one coyote, one red fox, one skunk, that was my morning catch today. I'm thinking I'll be picking up traps Friday, Saturday sounds like rain. I'm not moving anything around so hadn't planned to stay out to many days.

Skunk I caught in coyote set was a young one. Pretty nice white stripes. Been a while since I put one down and of course he started spraying right away. It took me couple tries to knock him down. Wasn't enough juice left in the bags to bother drawing that off. Had to stand in the mess and remake the set. So my boots are out side for the night. Wife declared they stink..

Hey Muskrat?? does this coyote look meaner for you? bigger Male.



Nice little female red fox. If I didn't want her for trade I'd have kicked her loose for seed. Just don't have as many around as we did 30 years ago. Loved it when I could catch 2 or 3 fox a day and we'd average $55.00 or more on them when they sold.


Mac


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This was the roadkill the boy practiced skinning on I just fleshed a spot with my pocket knife to show a buddy what I ment by blue.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6356256
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Well I'm pre staking the marsh today. I don't know why but I'm doing It. LOL


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6356336
10/25/18 02:05 PM
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I set 5 canine traps on the farm I gun deer hunt. Had a red fox stolen the first day by some high school boys that hunt there and a skunk. Didn't catch anything until yesterday when I had another red fox and a coyote. Apparently the farmer talked to the boys because they had to walk right by my coyote to get to their deer stands. I'm still waiting to see them so I can find out what they did with the fox they stole.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6356811
10/26/18 01:39 AM
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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?




Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6357438
10/26/18 09:47 PM
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The eve of the rat opener is here. A hand full of hours until the bell rings! Good luck and be safe to those venturing out.

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10/26/18 11:04 PM
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less than 6 hours deerfly haha hope everyone kills a pile of em! hope you northern boys get more than a week or 2



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I'm ready.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6357623
10/27/18 12:57 AM
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good luck guys stay safe

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6357646
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I picked up my coyote and raccoon sets today. Was going slow when I finally had and ugly skunk to look at. Almost all black little white cap and slashes for stripes. Had to knock him down to get him out of the trap, so figured might as well skin him. Got him down and skinned out no leaking. So draw the juice off and to my surprise was almost an full ounce. I'm pretty sure it may well be the most I've ever gotten from a medium size skunk. Took two skunks about the same size yesterday to fill a bottle. Might say I though it was going to be a good day. Ounce of quill got to be worth more than any coon I might catch. I pulled the next section of my line nothing but a bunny eaten by redtail. Then I get to the last 2 sets on my 3rd stop and Bingo. Set that had the Male coyote in my other post has my 2018 Bobcat. I knew there were cats in our area here. I had planned to head north to sister cottage in November just for a cat.. But a cat in the hand is worth more to me than one running in the woods.
This is my first ever Bobcat 24.8 lb female. I turned out to be my best day in several years.
My stats for the 5 days checking, running 27 coyote sets and 12 DPs. Is 15 coon, 3 coyotes, 4 skunks, 1 red fox, 1 Bobcat. There was couple possums in there too messing things up but I didn't count them. Put around 150 miles on the truck and 59 miles on the quad. I don't think I made any money..lmao!..Good weather, riding my quad setting traps, was good/best therapy for me in sometime..

My big draw of juice..


2018 bobcat in the book.



Mac


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6357659
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Good going Mac! Nice catches!

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Nice work guys! I'm enjoying all the pictures. Keep 'em comin'!


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CONGRATS Mac, thanks for the pictures.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6358403
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myself and the 11 yr old boy got some sets out today.. light rain most of the day, took a 3 hr lunch/siesta and set some more .maybe 40 sets in, including colony traps, we'll try tomorrow


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6358451
10/28/18 12:12 AM
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Congratulations Mac on your cat!

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May I be half the man he is.
Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6358461
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Nice cat Mac congratulations.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6358469
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well we all started at midnight i got a little over 300 in see what happens tomorrow

great cat!!


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6359093
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Made it through another opening weekend. Felt good to be back out in the marsh. Not one other trapper out. I went out at midnight and was back in bed by 4am. Around 9:30 my younger daughter and I set some traps at a farm pond where we picked up our first rat of the year! She was standing on the bank, handing me traps and stakes as needed. I placed a bodygrip in a bank den and was staking the trap as it swam through. Ive had that happen many times but never with someone that got so excited! Had a good time. Now to grab the bow and see what happen.




Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6359756
10/29/18 12:35 PM
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deerfly I love seeing kids with the fur I always took my kids with when I could.
Keep the pictures coming guys I'm still looking.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6359873
10/29/18 03:01 PM
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Got 35 sets in on Saturday, checked yesterday and picked 11 rats and one toenail. Had to pull 2 of my sets as they were on a free floating hut and were getting tested by the wind. Seems like fewer huts than last year, but only set 1/2 the area I normally do because I wanted to give some duck hunters plenty of space. Will move my traps after a couple more checks to the other part of the bay.

I know there's only 9 in the pic, I picked up 2 more from a colony trap I checked on my way out.


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6359891
10/29/18 03:20 PM
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Been a pretty good start to the season. 7 yotes in first 8 nights. Rain seemed to keep em hunkered down over the weekend, but had a couple this morning....

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6360219
10/29/18 11:43 PM
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was a late night yesterday got the last of my traps out endded up with 122 rats and today was 127 so we are off and rolling i guess haha

deerfly and tlguy nice looking rats!

sconnibird good looking dogs keep hammering!






Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6360220
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oh i found some litter out by that house so i made a hi c set haha

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6360312
10/30/18 12:52 AM
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Way to go CableAble, I always look forward to your big catches.

I only picked up 6 more today, but the water level went down a foot overnight, so I think they were holed up.

Two of the rats I caught today were the smallest I've ever seen. Not much bigger than a 12 oz soda can. They might go straight in the freezer for predator bait, I would have to put them up on a mink board!


Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6361120
10/30/18 10:39 PM
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72 more....

nice to meet ya bryce and matt!


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great job guys!keep hitting them!! picked up 5 rats today.. gotta make time to get more out, stupid work!


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6361236
10/31/18 12:28 AM
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Great catches everyone! Today my oldest daughter joined me for an evening check. A good evening in the marsh!





Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: deerfly] #6362029
11/01/18 12:39 AM
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Nice to meet you CableAble. After I talked to you Wednesday AM we had a change of mind with the nice weather and we pulled the 41 sets we had out Tuesday b4 the rain and we got 14 rats. We headed north and we put out 200 sets Wednesday. Our plan is to check Thursday, move some sets and check and pull Friday. Several guys were pulling out today. Nice to see the rig you use, saves on the shoulders!!!

Our first 3 days were in a different area and we picked up 95 rats in two checks.
Bryce

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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6362049
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I'm not checking traps on Halloween anymore! Fought the wind and only picked up 6 rats on a two day soak, one of which was partially eaten, and a coon and two incidentals. Bad juju for sure, just glad I didn't tip the canoe!

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6362211
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ended up with 94 more today good number was born in 94 truck is a 94 fur wagon is a 94 haha

hope you guys get some rats killed bryce!




Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6362224
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Good job buddy. Keep it up!

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6362293
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nice !!!

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6362791
11/01/18 10:41 PM
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79 more today up to 494



Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6362797
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How many other trappers are on the lake?


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363367
11/02/18 06:59 PM
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Been planning, reading, watching videos, talking to some of you. Finally got my first coyote sets out, last Saturday. caught 2 coons, 1 gray squirrel all four feet, and now 2 coyotes. 1 yesterday and one today. Used a walkthrough and a scent post. K-9 Extremes Cavens and Trapper Arts gland lures. No luck on the dirt holes yet. Thank you to everyone for the help, and patience! Finally get to post some success!



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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363368
11/02/18 07:02 PM
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Congratulations. Well done.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363369
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Congrats Bear Tracker. I'm going to start my serious trapping tomorrow when my vacation starts. Had foot surgery this year and haven't fully recovered yet but will hit as hard as I can. Good luck to all.


50 years trapping and hopefully another 50 still to come. OK, let's hope for 15 more.
Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: The Beav] #6363377
11/02/18 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
How many other trappers are on the lake?


Watch out CableAble!


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363390
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In the last ten months, I had each knee replaced. December 4th and July 17. It has been a challenge, I am definitely not fully recovered, but worth it now. Saturday I was making my last of 6 sets, hadn't squatted much etc. at all in the last ten months. I needed a Life alert, "I've fallen and I can't get up". But I made it. Good luck Lance and everyone else.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363494
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Not to worry If was going to trap that lake I'd already be there and I know where It Is but I'm not telling.

I have the Parks dept gig and those rats are getting me $10.00 each and I don't have to skin them.
Last year I averaged $15.00 on my rats If I remember I caught 44 and had a $5.00 average from my buddy Guy.
Then you have to throw In the $100.00 set up fee. And I did It In 2 days.

Your safe CableAble LOl


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363522
11/02/18 10:55 PM
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60 on the dot over 500 now 554 i guess looks like i learned something last year haha

great coyote congrats on it hope you get many more!

there aint a soul but me and ol jerry everyone pulled and for good reason you could come out beav but you aint gonna like what ya see! haha just ask bryce how pathetic it is this year man did they ever eat it out its pretty sad really not looking forward to next year im only doing good because i managed to get into the best spot and who knows how long this is gonna last



Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363537
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Nice catches bear tracker! Way to pile them up Cable! Nice catches as well tlguy! Pulled most traps tonight and will re group and set up smaller creeks and streams now. Looking forward to everyones pics as they continue to make catches.





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Don't count out the rats just because of a eat out. There had to be rats to do that eat out and you won't catch them all so next year may not be that bad. Stable water conditions Is where It's at.

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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363570
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Lose the food source and lose the rats.

Whatís happening in your lake is healthy. Even though it donít look it. Now itís all about the marsh management

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: The Beav] #6363643
11/03/18 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
Don't count out the rats just because of a eat out. There had to be rats to do that eat out and you won't catch them all so next year may not be that bad. Stable water conditions Is where It's at.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: nimzy] #6363646
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Your catch is holding quite well for rats with not having moved too many traps yet and this is the 6th check CableAble.
we pulled today. We caught 94 rats in a couple checks mostly following other trappers who had pulled so catch percentage was low, but most rats were really nice.
We moved around quite a bit on the north side exploring as we had never been there before. It seemed with the cooler night more of the houses looked like they had been worked on last night. Lots of dead looking houses this year. Not so many green cattails either.
Will set some flat water near home tomorrow. The home cooking is nice.

Bryce

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Hope everybody is having fun. Don't let anyone tell you a 160 won't do the job.

Brian

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Slow going for me this year. Several ponds that have historically been great producers are almost void of activity. One pond that held multiple houses had one. I wonder if the severe rains had a negative impact on the rat population in these pot holes.

Keep it up guys.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: Green Bay] #6363838
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Originally Posted By: Green Bay


Hope everybody is having fun. Don't let anyone tell you a 160 won't do the job.

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What kind of set?

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Nice action!!

160s do just fine in coon cubbies. I've had a few misses when an smart one tries to reach through but I've never lost one when they've committed their head and have never had one still alive when I've checked. With my cubbies, I run a bungee cord around the back from spring to spring. Anchors the trap well. I have no problems with 160s.

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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: Muskrat] #6363914
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Originally Posted By: Muskrat
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Don't count out the rats just because of a eat out. There had to be rats to do that eat out and you won't catch them all so next year may not be that bad. Stable water conditions Is where It's at.


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Well what's your take on It? Your pretty good at commenting on what I post as to an answer on a situation but seem to fall a bit short on an answer of your own

We have a eat out every year on the marsh and the next year we always have rats.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: The Beav] #6363933
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
. . . Well what's your take on It? . . . We have a eat out every year on the marsh and the next year we always have rats.


Eat outs don't bother me nearly as much as sustained floods (like we've got this year) or sustained droughts (like several years ago).

As many 'rats as he's spanking in this short of time, IMO, it'll be just fine. It's just a good thing this number was removed from the marsh. Add all these hungry mouths to the surviving population and winter would have been gruesome under the ice for all.

Wasn't CableAble posting pics like this last year in the same area?


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Well said. I agree 100%.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6363991
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Nice post folks, really enjoyed the photos.

Thank You


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6364219
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74 more makes 628

i know its healthy but that dont mean its profitable haha i know it will be back to its former glory one day but im the kind who likes a good thing now not later its just a very drastic fall is what sucks about it not like they ate a few holes out but they turned some parts into an actual lake now oh well like you say its the natural cycle im sure ill be back here next year haha

muskrat yes i trapped this same marsh last year

glad everyones getting some fur!!



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Keep up the hard work CableAble. Your doing well and probably not many if any others out there now.
I set up 3 sloughs around my home today. I got 100-120 sets today. Sign is about the same as the last 3-4 years or a tad better in the larger slough. I hope they yield better than last year. The rivers I wade are pretty high yet. Hope it does not rain too much tomorrow and Tuesday or those lines will not get set out.

Bryce

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Enjoying the show! Keep it coming!


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6364269
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Only got 6 more today, two of which were babies. I'm only seeing g half as many hits as last year, and most seem to have gone dry already. I'll keep at it another week and a half then pull before gun deer season. Discouraging there isn't more sign, and 4 of the rats I've caught were too small to even put up.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6364317
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good deal bryce hope they hit for you good

to bad tlguy what can you do

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6364847
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Got out this weekend with my buddy and his boy set a small creek and a a farm pond the landowner wants the rats out of. Picked up 7 and my buddy learned a bit about setting fresh sign. He and his son were trapping in the new mentored trapping program. Thanks to all who worked so hard to get it passed I know it took a few years but y'all got it done!!! Here is the results of their and your hard work.







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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6364931
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thats great trap setter! that weather is not so great...i stayed home today haha

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We got a black one as well second from the right. A first for me going to have Wild Things in Rockton tan it.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6364943
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Rough one today with the rain and the 25 mph wind. Canoe control was difficult. The two small sloughs were OK with 12 rats from 20 sets. The large slough not so good. Two coons with one looking like it has a bullet hole right in the hip area, not so good for value. 22 rats with two of those ripped up by coons and lots of really small rats on one end of the slough. Of the 8 rats caught there 5 were kits. That don't add up quick.

Got a statement from NAFA yesterday. My 54 hold over rats sold PT with 42 at $5.25 and 12 at $5. I will net about $4.60 or so after commission. These were 2xl-3xl 1* rats so there is a market but it is not strong.

Bryce

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Snowing up here today. Seen a few cars in the ditches. Be careful out there

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That was about what my rats got as well Bryce 1* rats $5.00 minus commission. Those were some nice rats too.

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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6365687
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Thought I'id chime in on this season for me. Found 3 rat houses in a half mile of lake shore. So set 5 traps at house 1 and caught 23 rats in 5 days. 3 traps at house #2 11 rats and 4 traps at house #3 17 rats. Never in 50 some years of trapping have I caught 51 rats in 3 houses during a season let alone in 5 days. The amount of sign was almost none so I was thinking maybe a dozen or so if I'am lucky. Trapping for the other types of critters not so good. 1 coon 1 red fox and 2 skunks.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6366010
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83 today skipped yesterday didnt feel like fighting haha up to 711 and the first coon anyone has ever caught out there as far as i know

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Those coon sure make a mess of things when they're caught on/near a hut!

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Using Lenon's 'rat lure by chance where you got the 'coon?


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: Muskrat] #6366055
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The last two days on the sloughs here have yielded 46 rats and 5 coon. Several kits as reported earlier and 4 rats ripped up by coons I presume. I get a lot of coon on my rat line here.
Will pull in two days and with close to an inch of rain yesterday and last night most fields are mud and rivers are high. Could be a short season as several nights in the lower 20s and high teens coming over the next 5-10 days.

Bryce

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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.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: Lance Squires] #6366977
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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^^^^ SOFTY ^^^^ wink

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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
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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
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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
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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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Keep up the hard work CableAble. Are you" flying solo" in the marsh?

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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6369109
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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.

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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6371959
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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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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?

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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

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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.

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nice wtg

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Eagle eye that's awesome!!! Congratulations what a prize. How long did you apply for the tag?


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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?

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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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I wish we still had open water. I paddled and pushed my canoe through ice last night for 2 hours to pull the last of my rat sets. Picked up 2 more, one of which was a kit. I had hoped to get one more check on Wednesday, but with lows in the teens last night, I knew that wasn't going to happen. Didn't catch half as many as I did last year, but the ice came sooner and the sign just wasn't there. I might try after some through the ice after deer season, but by then the ice might be thick enough to ice fish.

Good luck to those who keep after it.

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Some ice this morning. But not too bad yet. But more cold coming. Iíll chip them out if need be. Can always go back to them in the spring. Got some foxes to get after soon.

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Beautiful Cat and great mount! There was another thread about the challenges of releasing a Bobcats with a tote for incidental catches.

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Boy and I got a half dozen buckets out yesterday in the area we deer hunt, for fisher sets. Nothing snapped this morning when we checked. Will run them threw weekend while deer hunting. Never know might get lucky know there are some around.
Lake here is frozen to where I almost think I could sneak out on the ice..as are most all the marshes and swamps. Winter might be here to stay, in central WI. We are currently at Hatfield north of Black River Falls.
Head Home Sunday or Monday.

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Hatfield Mac that is about 12 miles east of where I grew up in north-central Jackson Co. Used to be a ton of deer over in that area. I see the harvest numbers and antlerless tags etc. are a lot lower now than when I was there back in the 50's. 60's and 70's.
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Good job deerfly. How much ice you having to work thru?

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About 3-4". Guys ice fishing locally are saying up to 5". Good rat spots to hit, walleyes and crappie are pounding, and deer tags to fill! Dont know which way to turn it all came so fast. Good luck to all out and Happy Thanksgiving

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Thatís some pretty ice!

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With walleyes and crappies pounding. I know exactly where I would be.

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nice beaver deerfly! yeah that ice looks better than the crap around here cant see much

well i set some coon traps back out yesterday might as well take advantage of the weather! see what tomorrow brings looks like rain all night no fun but hope the coon dont mind


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Couple big boys there cable.. I'm still watching grin

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Well got the deer tag taken care of. Went with my daughter yesterday evening. At 6 years old it was her first time coming with. She did well and was able to keep quite and still long enough for me to squeeze on a doe. My dad was hunting nearby and helped drag it out. He is pictured with her. My muskrat addiction took over and I opted for under ice rats over ice fishing. I have never experienced under ice muskrat conditions like this ever. Nimzy I believe I now know what your talking about in regards to these ice conditions. I used 159's for the first time. I also used some hagz brackets and bait clips to try and catch some using 1.5 coils. We'll see what tomorrow brings!
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well i kept 14 out of 16 could have been better could have been worse haha mostly big ones at least tomorrows probably the last day with this gonna be cold i guess!!

man deerfly if i had ice like that i know what id be doing looks like a real bonanza!! hope they hit good for you cant wait to see

glad to hear it mac at least someones out there haha



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deerfly- chasing those under ice bubbles looks fun but I just don't know if I have the nads to be out on 2 inch ice in a slough. At least its probably shallow enough if you go in...

Calbe able- some fatties you had there. What regions do your coons generally grade if you send to one of the auctions?


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11 more!!

nonpcfed well i send to fur harvesters and they dont really have them listed in regions but i get a pretty good mix it seems probably about a 50/50 split on good color vs bad some parts of the state ive seen guys who average mostly all good color usually the western part of the state south west i will say though that the last few days have had some good color in them probably better than i normally get

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Some good color on that bunch. Other than the one on the right.

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Nice pile Cable Able!! I see you're south of the Midwest grinner line. Occupational hazard I suppose


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As always, nice catches Cable! A few more days and youll be back to cables. Looking forward to following that adventure as well. Might try and rope something with one myself. I checked today with great anticipation, didnt meet my goal but had fun.
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yep plenty of possums in south east wi haha what can ya do

better than coon trapping deerfly haha i know i wish i was after rats right now man that ice is amazing it might get like that here i hope ill have to go find something but yep back to cables hope we get some snow on the ground by then be pretty blind without it hope it will be hard enough water to get into the marshes right away to nothing like a marsh for snaring!!

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nothing worse than cold weather haha figured this was coming probably be pulling tomorrow i got snare supports to make anyway

how was it today deerfly??


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No check today. Both my daughers are in dance and gymnastics a couple nights a week. Ill check tomorrow and report! Nice coons

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5 more big ones and snapped everything till Thursday it looks like


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wtg guys I like watching your post keep them coming

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That clear ice is so much fun, just never last long before our stupid weather clouds it up. Always wet snow or rain seems to do it in. Enjoy the days you have it.

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(This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) snow...thatís it for hand outs!
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I am finally setting out some colony sets. Not easy with all the shelf ice to find the better spots. I need to learn a lot about these traps. Set 6 and got two rats this AM. Water is lower but still really fast in many places where I am at. I talked with a farmer today and they still have 12 million gallons of liquid manure to inject and on good days they can do about 1 to 1.2 million gallons so they will be busy for a few weeks yet.

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Checked some traps tonight. Added a few and moved a few. Great evening to be out in the marsh. My brother joined me tonight. Hope to check and set more Sunday. A few pics
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deerfly,,,just curious what size traps are you using in the above pics. they look like a single spring 220? thanks.

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Fossil, bridger 159's. Trying them for the first time this year. Great trap

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I like the bridger conis too, but ive never tried any conis baited under the ice. are the 159s a 160 sized trap? ive heard the 110 and 150 sized ones don't have enough jaw spread for these sets. are these bigger? are you running a decent catch rate with the baited sets. sure would beat busting huts all day. thanks.

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We don't have enough Ice to venture out on the marsh.


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Originally Posted by fossil2
I like the bridger conis too, but ive never tried any conis baited under the ice. are the 159s a 160 sized trap? ive heard the 110 and 150 sized ones don't have enough jaw spread for these sets. are these bigger? are you running a decent catch rate with the baited sets. sure would beat busting huts all day. thanks.


They are a 5Ē jaw spread. We canít bust huts in Wisconsin

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The 159s are a 6◊6" single spring and 150s are 5◊5. They both work great in my opinion. But the bigger jaw spread has not missed yet. The catch rate is about 43 percent so far and that is setting up with good ice. The ice is now thicker and about 6" of snow for tonight. Ill check and set more tommorow and keep rotating traps towards the refuge area as it opens the 11th of Dec. Good luck

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thanks for the info deerfly. I think the extra inch of jaw spread would be a big plus, and well worth the extra cost. as I said, ive never used baited conis before, but today we set 25 160s baited with carrots. curious to see what the catch rate is after a day or two. if they catch at an acceptable rate, i'll pick up a few dozen of the 159s. the single spring would be a lot easier than the 160s we set today. second spring is a pain with the safety hooks dangling there, waiting to hook on something. again, thanks for the info.

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Find some used 160ís for a cheap price and remove 1 of the springs. Thatís what I did.

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Fossil2,keep us posted with your results on the connies and carrots,...always been a hut buster here,just cant imagine busting ice vs vegetation?

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I have a couple hundred 160s so no shortage of them, if I want to remove springs.

mnsota,,,we were out there busting huts too, but we never mess with the bigger huts as theyre too much work and take too much time. right now, those big huts have open water strips where the rats leave the hut. with a baited coni we can drop the trap right into these active spots, no chopping involved. a month from now, with thicker ice, its still much thinner over the active bubble trails, and its faster to chisel through that thin ice and drop in that baited trap, than busting the huts. I have no experience with baited conis, but we always set the bubble trails this way around the biggest huts. im just hoping the bait will increase the catch rate. i'll let you know how the check goes.

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Nice beavers Wigray! Checked early this morning before the sun came up. Another great day to be out. I guess Dec wasted no time getting here when it came. A few new inches of snow and 15-20 mph winds made me feel like winter trapping. Rotated most of my traps to new area this morning. The catch was not great but picked up a few. I have a few 1.5 coils on hagz hardware and fiberglass poles that im learning how to use as well. Ive made a handfull of catches with these, but not even close to the hookup of a baited bodygrip. Throughout several misses in the last week ive moved the baitclip and carrot maybe 2" above the trap and have started connecting. The snow also has the weasels moving a bit more!
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Although beneath the snow the ice is still somewhat clear, reading the top side of the ice also helps in trap placement. Near a feeder the the discarded feed often floats up into ice, making that area almost cloudy and vegitation packed. After chopping a hole many of the chewings float up and under the mess is a clear area of travel, perfect spot for a trap. I tryed to photo it, but real time outings will paint a better picture. This
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A lot of rain here. Rivers up about 18 inches here if not a tad more.

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good job deerfly! keep after 'em. we checked everything today on the one slough. had 64 rats total.

on the baited 160s, 2 of the sets were really bad, with the triggers rusted enough that rats ate the bait w/o firing them. had 16 rats from the other 23 sets so we were happy with that. sons wife and 14 year old son came along so that made it a great day. 3 generations out on the ice together.

the check on the baited conis was a one-day check, so they weren't soaking several days to get that catch rate. when we pull this place in a couple days, we'll remove one spring from the older 160s and turn them into rat traps. checked out the bridger 159s on tims website. they look to be the perfect trap for these sets.

deerfly, thanks for the help and info. the family loved peeking down the holes in the ice.

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well the mudballs finally moved 14 for today yesterday i got some cables out not very many set some new trails i found and some old ones anybody else get cables out?

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I was wrong with my earlier post. The water in two of my rivers is up over two feet yet. Tried wadding in to see my sets and the current is two fast yet as well as deep.
Those coons will bring on some work at the put up shed CableAble!!

Bryce

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oh yeah nothing worse than mud and coons haha and the motor on my tumbler died of course somehow haha

well yesterday marked the end of coon for a while pulled all the dps but check out that possum first white one ive ever got kinda cool eh


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6389910
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Beautiful looking possum CableAble!

Dave


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Great pics cable. I didn't set any restraints yet but did put out a couple thousand pounds of bait this past weekend. Got 6 dozen restraints ready to go and some that need to be finished yet. Got a few inches of snow and I'm seeing an incredible amount of coyote tracks. Can't wait for this weekend!


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6390421
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that grinner should be worth some coin in the taxidermy world!


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second check on the baited conis today. 17 rats from 23 sets. happy with that. will be pulling these tomorrow afternoon.

Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: fossil2] #6391726
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What are you using for bait?

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[Linked Image] Finally! 14 lbs.


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6391836
12/06/18 09:40 PM
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Nice one keets. Looks to be a male?

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That is a nice colored fisher.
Too little ice here yet for the overweight Norsky. By tomorrow we should be better. Went through a lot looking for rats today.

Bryce

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yes sir...already have one tanned, but hate to sell it for $20...what to do??eh...I'm sure taxi would be 5-600 bucks


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Re: WI trapping season 2018-2019 [Re: CableAble] #6391923
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Cable could you post the full picture of your trap puller? Want to make this winter.

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mike mason,,,using carrots for bait on the conis.

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Thank you!

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