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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6445895
01/30/19 06:52 PM
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I had this picture on my game camera today. Finally got a picture of a target animal!
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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6446012
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Nothing going on here. Temps aren't bad but the wind is killing it. Temps are at -3. RealFeel of about -30 right now. Had a yote dig out my dirt hole and get my bait last night. With this weather I haven't been hardly trying to keep a functioning line. Anti freeze doesn't work at these temps.

I bought another 30 traps yesterday for next year. Got a trowel, sifter, anchors and a bunch of baits and urines as well. I hope to pull my line as soon as I get another fox. End on a good note.


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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6447998
02/01/19 06:22 PM
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Caught my 4th ever coyote today at a Bone Set using Caven's "Canine Force" lure, and Jim Brook's Bobcat Meat Bait. She was pretty young, caught in a MB-550, staked down with one of Fox Hollow's Super Stakes.
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https://youtu.be/watch?v=o4aUyahx1dk

I hope you guys up north don't freeze too much!

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6448053
02/01/19 07:18 PM
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Nice coyote, the deep freeze is pretty much over now, but for a while there it was pretty cold. This coming week is supposed to be up in the 40s and 50s.

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6451048
02/04/19 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PA_K-9_Trapper
This coming week is supposed to be up in the 40s and 50s.

Boy, I bet y'all will feel good after the temps y'all have been having!
I caught another male mange coyote today! Caught a skunk to but he pulled out of my Sleepy Creek #1 1/2 o/s modified!
mad Grrr, there went about $30 or some of Dunlap's bait or lure out the door!

I had made a set on the edge of a wheat field for bobcats, fox, coon, skunk, etc using a bobcat carcass for bait. While we were butchering we had to spring our traps because we didn't have time to run our line. When I was able to reset my traps something, (I think coyotes) drug my bobcat carcass off and ate in in the brush. I made a set where the carcass had been, at the entrance to a trail the coyote(s) had drug the carcass down, and one by the remainder of the carcass. I caught the coyote at the set made where the carcass had originally been using Derrick's "Invader" bobcat gland lure and something else. Thanks for the lure Wayne52! www.derricks-nm.com
I couldn't post a picture but I put a video of the coyote on my YouTube channel, Asher Bros. Outdoors.



Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6451199
02/04/19 09:09 PM
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This weather is throwing us a curveball for sure. Less than a week ago, It got down to -35 with windchill. Today, it got up to 60 degrees. I got a few beaver sets out in the middle of a lake, but I had to pull them the next day. Our ground is either slop or concrete, and trapping is really hard this time of year. Author trapper, are you sure that it was a skunk that pulled out? Iíve heard that they donít have the strength to pull out unless the trap is very weak.


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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: Ave] #6451299
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Originally Posted by Ave
Our ground is either slop or concrete, and trapping is really hard this time of year.
How about slop and concrete? grin Today I tried to dig out an old bed that that had connected, it was slush and water on top and frozen dirt underneath. Once the ground thaws I am going to yank my traps, and probably set some beaver traps when I get time. Author, that stinks that your yote had mange, but you did him a favor in the long run.

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6451582
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I got my traps up and running again after all this weather. Haven't connected on anything though...for (not including the 2 weeks I had them pulled) at least 6 weeks! mad


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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6451832
02/05/19 02:56 PM
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Slop and concrete for sure. Too wet to get there, or too hard to put sets in. Its always a lose lose battle this time of the year. If I know a good spot and im 100% pos of a catch, I will chisle out a trap bed with a pick axe. I saw a video of andy weiser chiseling out trap beds with a dewalt hammer drill. Looked like it worked slick.

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: Ave] #6451849
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Originally Posted by Ave
Author trapper, are you sure that it was a skunk that pulled out? I’ve heard that they don’t have the strength to pull out unless the trap is very weak.

Yes, Ave, I'm prety sure it was a skunk. . I'm also pretty sure it was a skunk because the place was dug up, the trap had black hair in the jaws, and I could smell skunk on the jaws.

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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6452213
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Author, it probably pulled out becuase it got tangled up and your swivels failed.

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6452898
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Originally Posted by PA_K-9_Trapper
Author, it probably pulled out becuase it got tangled up and your swivels failed.

Probably!

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6452949
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Here is a creature from the black lagoon for ya!
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Ugliest, mangiest animal I ever saw. Caught in a Bridger #1 3/4 at a buried bait set that my brother told be how to do after reading "Land Sets, and Trapping Techniques" by Charles Dobbins. Used Reuwsaat's "Fatal Step" bait, Mark June's "Windwalker" call / food lure, and Dobbin's "Mississippi Special" food lure. Gosh [/i] he[i] was UGLY!

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6453473
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Yikes want to be! That thing is ugly!

Super hard to trap In this weather but its finally stayed above freezing in the night the past three nights and last night I handed out two new bracelets to a coon and possum.

And guess what, It's another boar. That makes 17 boars and one sow!


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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6453862
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That looks like a chupacabra lol. I dont know how to spell that hehehe

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6454061
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Originally Posted by trapre
Yikes want to be! That thing is ugly!

Super hard to trap In this weather but its finally stayed above freezing in the night the past three nights and last night I handed out two new bracelets to a coon and possum.

And guess what, It's another boar. That makes 17 boars and one sow!

I've caught 9 bobcats, 5 coyotes, countless skunks, and not one coon! You're doing a heck of a job on 'em!

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6454670
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I'd rather be catching a bobcat or yote than dealing with greasy coon. I've caught enough (6) skunks this year. I can't complain about catching stuff though. This has been the best year of trapping for me!

Freezer that I had about 10 of them in went bad. That was a REALLY bad day. Going to tan the ones left and make some hats and/or scarves for my friends and family. I don't do a very good job at fur put-up to sell them. Plus the prices suck.

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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6454690
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Originally Posted by trapre
Yikes want to be! That thing is ugly!

Super hard to trap In this weather but its finally stayed above freezing in the night the past three nights and last night I handed out two new bracelets to a coon and possum.

And guess what, It's another boar. That makes 17 boars and one sow!


Iím not sure why, but nearly every coon I catch is a boar. I nearly caught 100 last season, and I think only 5 or 7 of them were sows.


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Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6454696
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Caught a coon yesterday and pulled the line to reset different spots this weekend. Found some thin ice in the creek and a deep hole under that.... so lets just say the rest of pulling traps was miserable. My coveralls were froze by the time I got back to the truck. Got a coon while pulling, and shot a coyote running across a bottom. We had some high water last weekend, and I figured some of my traps were gone. Well, One had a hughe chunk of ice on it and I couldnt move it. Probably 8 in thick and 10 sq ft. Had a friend come out and bust it up with 40 .223 rounds. That was fun. Long story short, I got my trap back and didnt lose any. Then on the way home, had a big boar coon run across the road and got him too. Probably one of the nicest coons ive ever got. Surprised he isnt rubbed for being in feburary.

Re: 2018/2019 Fur harvester thread! [Re: trapre] #6460285
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Howdy, caught my first Grey Fox yesterday in a MB-450 at a scent post set!:
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Dunlap's 'Cat Gland lure, and Jim Brook's Bobcat Urine were used at the set.

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