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How many rat's do you harvest from huts #6353095
10/21/18 05:02 PM
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This will be my first year rat trapping and was curious how many rat's do you trap from a area per hut?

Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6353141
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Keep trapping till the catch starts to drop off.
I make 2 back to back checks the I let them soak for 2 days then I check and leave them for 2 more days then On the next check I pull. You should have taken the majority of the rats on the first 2 checks.

Don't worry about leaving any seed you can't catch them all.


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Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6353176
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This is actually the first time in a few years we've even seen any huts. Hurricane Sandy really cleared things out.

Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6353209
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Most huts I put 3 traps per hut and pull them once my catch number drops.

Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: SwampRat83] #6353432
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Originally Posted By: SwampRat83
Most huts I put 3 traps per hut and pull them once my catch number drops.
I wonder how often another trapper comes along after you're done and cleans out some more


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Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6353451
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you would be appalled knowing!


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Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6353484
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I usually set for 2-3 days and move on, I trap more feed beds than houses and open water baited conibears- Iím never sure what address they come from. To your point AJE- I watched some high school kids set the same area I trapped late fall when I was ice fishing last year. It was nice to see them having fun.

Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6353524
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Thanks

Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: AJE] #6354039
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Originally Posted By: AJE
Originally Posted By: SwampRat83
Most huts I put 3 traps per hut and pull them once my catch number drops.
I wonder how often another trapper comes along after you're done and cleans out some more



Probably not often as ive been trapping the same lakes and marshes for quite some time with good success

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Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6354122
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If you have good rat habitat new rats will fill In the vacant areas.


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Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6354137
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IMHO......Trapping pressure is a stimulus, particularly in muskrats

Re: How many rat's do you harvest from huts [Re: PineDoggin] #6354215
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And that's a fact.


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