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My best week of trapping ever #6391863
12/06/18 10:21 PM
12/06/18 10:21 PM
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Today wrapped up my week of trapping on public land here in WV. Last year i had the same section of swamp and there wasnt much water in it. This year was our wettest on record, so there is plenty of water. Monday morning i set out with my colony traps and 110s. After about 10 minutes of wading around i had went over my hip waders 3 times. So i left and went home to get the jon boat. I returned and managed to set 10-15 traps. Tuesday my best friend went with me and we checked the traps from the previous day. We caught 7 rats and 1 beaver. We managed to put out another 20-25 sets. Yesterday he suggested that i take my kayak to check traps since he couldnt tag along. The kayak is much easier to maneuver around than the 1436 jon. I ended up with 24 rats and 2 beaver on this check. I believe the kayak was nearly at capacity. Today i decided to pull all of my traps, so i tied the jet sled to the back of the kayak. The first few sets were untouched. I knew that the 3rd day catch usually falls off but i was not feeling hopeful. I did manage to catch 10 more rats today. All in all i learned a lot the past few days. It was my first experience trapping feed beds and huts. I am looking forward to chasing them again in January when i get home from the towboat. 41 rats and 3 beaver in 3 checks. I am tickled to death!

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Last edited by wvratter; 12/06/18 10:23 PM.
Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6391867
12/06/18 10:23 PM
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Northern Minnesota
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Congrats! Nice haul!

Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6391870
12/06/18 10:25 PM
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Downeast Maine
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Very nice. Congrats


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Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6391904
12/06/18 10:53 PM
12/06/18 10:53 PM
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In the south central Pa Mounta...
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Nice!

Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6391907
12/06/18 10:56 PM
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Nice - congrats on the Personal Best smile

Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6391908
12/06/18 10:56 PM
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I love the rats. Can hardly wait until January.


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Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6391910
12/06/18 11:01 PM
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way to go your hook now laugh

Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6391949
12/06/18 11:33 PM
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Nice catch I love trapping rats .Like any other type of trapping it can be hard work .Good job on adjusting to conditions as needed to get what you caught . Thanks for a glimpse of your line .

Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6392014
12/07/18 12:10 AM
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Nice job wvratter. Sounds like a pretty fun week!

Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6392020
12/07/18 12:13 AM
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North East Kansas
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Awesome!


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Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6392058
12/07/18 12:35 AM
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Nice going

Re: My best week of trapping ever [Re: wvratter] #6392125
12/07/18 01:16 AM
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Great job! Great rat catch


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