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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6388396
12/02/18 09:09 PM
12/02/18 09:09 PM
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Coon, skunk, grinner today seen a yote crossing a field at one place should of had the rifle, deer season ends today so I will toss the mini 14 in the truck for the rest of the season. Lots of drifting some places bare ground other places snow up to the running boards but only was stuck once. Checked the river breaks but chickened out driving the slide areas so I drove around the short cut.

Dropped off another road kill the other in the big draw the other ones was gone except of some hair/bones, will go in Tuesday and set snares on the trails crossing the hills into the draw station area. It's a thick cedar draw with a open area I put the station once I get snow I can backtrack the cattle trails to where they go through buckbrush, cedar trees, tall grass and fence crossings.


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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6388514
12/02/18 11:26 PM
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These adapted South Dakota grinners don't seem to be put off much by snow and temps in the high teens and 20s.

This guy must have been out running Friday night in the fog before the storm came in.

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Not the best color but he has good size...

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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6388526
12/02/18 11:39 PM
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Seems like when the coon and skunks are down the grinners are up then. Took 4 badgers out of the freezer to thaw for tomorrow along with that coon from today should keep me busy, I need to make some snare supports also for the draw station snares. Big coon there at least they don't mess up the coni sets they really screw up my cages ice/mud frozen to everything. I had to pour warm water to get that coon out of my truck the fur was stuck to the tailgate.

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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6389612
12/04/18 11:02 AM
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i saw on some other thread rats would average 5$ finished...if thats true i should probably throw some 110's in the stock dams i drive by everyday anyway

Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: Nativetrapper10] #6389736
12/04/18 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Nativetrapper10
i saw on some other thread rats would average 5$ finished...if thats true i should probably throw some 110's in the stock dams i drive by everyday anyway


That quote was on fully prime winter rats which won't happen until almost early February. You are probably looking at a 2.50 - 3.00 for a Dakota finished rat right now from what I have heard


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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6389767
12/04/18 02:45 PM
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Our reddish commercial rats here are not as popular as other places, pull them out from under the ice and they look like they are on fire around here! LOL


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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6390435
12/05/18 03:48 AM
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Badgers popping out in a few places today set 6 snares on some active holes. Checked the big draw station (2nd deer in the same spot) no hits on it yet but the yotes were around it. Dragged another road kill into another deep draw to see if I could get a cat to work the station before the season opens to see if one is around even. I get down there and I see cat tracks going up a finger draw, checked and made sure my cubby did not wash down the draw it was still there so I'm good to go.

Walked into a river break spot a old road leading down into the bottoms it was too wet to drive it and as walk down the road I see tracks heading to the sets looked like the yote circled the top sets and worked the one at the bottom. Only had the old girl by 2 toes and what a muddy mess.

Found several active mounds today this one was huge.
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Yote I followed the tracks to the set in the river breaks.
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2 toes in a O/S (MJ)
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Draw Station cedar draw location open at the bottom but thick areas all around it and lot's of cattle trails going through the buck brush!
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Last edited by Law Dog; 12/07/18 11:07 PM.

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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6390756
12/05/18 03:18 PM
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Gumbo mud is even more fun so I'm sure you are enjoying it...!! Way to have that trap keep her there!


"And God said, Let us make man in our image …and let them have dominion …and all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6391426
12/06/18 10:52 AM
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all my stuff has gone cold the last two days. head scratcher. had good winds, fairly cold, and a black moon. went out both days expecting to have 3-5 coyotes and was skunked on both. except for the dumb porcupines. nothing in the world keeps them out of my traps, and to date, i have not caught a coyote in a porcupine remake. stubbornly still trying.

Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6391862
12/06/18 10:19 PM
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Badgers all over popping out a little now if we get a good sunny day/days they should be all over the place. Picked up 1 yote today but ya really slow on the yote working sets the last few weeks but next week is looking good if a guy can still get around or it's 4 wheeler time. LOL Have yet to see a all around good dog this year.

Not bad belly was reddish.
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A little snow in the foot hills today.
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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6392232
12/07/18 02:54 AM
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I wonder what our forest dwelling folks think when they see a pix like that last one...?


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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6392308
12/07/18 04:53 AM
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Golfing maybe? LOL


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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6393539
12/09/18 12:31 AM
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Snared 2 badgers today set 8 more pop out places fresh dirt and tracks all over sure makes it easier then trying to play whack a mole when you see 20 holes in a field/pasture! Warming up next week should being out a lot more then to warm up and freshen up the dens, at least this snow is good for something and no mange/lice on the badgers.

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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6393724
12/09/18 11:12 AM
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nice job jerry keep on getting them

Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6393913
12/09/18 03:37 PM
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Law Dog you need a song such as, "Rolling up the diggers..." (?)


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Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6394935
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any of you guys noticed that the coyote trapping has been terrible this year? i usually put up triple digit numbers, but man alive it is terribly slow for me this year.

Re: South Dakota 2018/19 trapping season [Re: NonPCfed] #6395181
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Yep most of my sets are froze down but NOW they are getting hit in several places! LOL Moving to snares until they thaw out, I checked 3 draw stations and they are getting hit now but I did notice no large groups of yotes this year lots of singles and pairs and they are spread out more then past seasons.

Put out 20 snares today and will set up a few other places tomorrow so I have something working that will take yotes/badgers at least.

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