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Hello #6718663
01/06/20 05:36 PM
01/06/20 05:36 PM
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Posts: 6
New York
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MapleHill Offline OP
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New York
Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself. I started trapping when I was a kid here in Central NY state, water and fisher trapping mostly. Fisher trapping being my favorite. As years went on I didn't trap much or at all, but never got rid of my equipment. Now I have 2 boys ages 11 and 14 and they have begged me to set some traps with them. So after watching all the coyotes and foxes on my trail cameras all fall I decided to give canine trapping a go. With a little help from an old helper, a local guy that helped me when I was a kid, we got a couple sets in on our own land and the big has got me again!! Just like a kid again, Oh and the boys are wound up as well. So now I may have to make some water sets if the snow don't decide to set in any more than it has this year. I have 1400ac of private land all to myself, so here goes guys! I'm as excited at 41yrs old as I was at 11!!

Last edited by MapleHill; 01/06/20 05:36 PM.
Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718665
01/06/20 05:40 PM
01/06/20 05:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,574
Northern Wisconsin,Rhinelander
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Muskrat Master
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Muskrat Master

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,574
Northern Wisconsin,Rhinelander
Welcome to the forum! 1400 acres all to yourself? Looking for a friend? grin

Chris


>>In God we trust<<
Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718666
01/06/20 05:41 PM
01/06/20 05:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,569
Wabash, IN USA
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Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,569
Wabash, IN USA
Hello and good luck!


"Where Can A Man Find Bear Beaver And Other Critters Worth Cash Money When Skinned?"

Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718670
01/06/20 05:46 PM
01/06/20 05:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,581
NNY
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Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,581
NNY
Good luck and have fun with the boys. I was in your shoes 30 yrs. ago. Great memories we still talk about.

Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718677
01/06/20 05:48 PM
01/06/20 05:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 6,376
Nebraska, Dawson County
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chas3457  Online Content
trapper

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 6,376
Nebraska, Dawson County
Welcome aboard. Glad the boys got you fired up again. cool




Charlie


Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm.

NRA Life Member ~ GOA Annual Member ~ NFOA Member ~ UNMLA Annual Member
Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718692
01/06/20 06:05 PM
01/06/20 06:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 979
Idaho, Lemhi County
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Idaho, Lemhi County
Good you're getting back into it, man! Good for you, but good for the youngsters is more important. Teach 'em right! Enjoy. Best of luck to you, sir.

Jack

Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718719
01/06/20 06:45 PM
01/06/20 06:45 PM
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South Central Wisconsin
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South Central Wisconsin
Tremendous knowledge to be gained here.
Ask your questions and try not to be distracted by everything else going on here.


I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. O Lord please don't let me be misunderstood.
Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718724
01/06/20 06:51 PM
01/06/20 06:51 PM
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central arkansas
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central arkansas
Welcome!


the just shall live by faith

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Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718742
01/06/20 07:25 PM
01/06/20 07:25 PM
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West Michigan
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Welcome to the forum and back to trapping. Keep us posted!

^^^^ Neve to old to vote ^^^^


To Old
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Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718744
01/06/20 07:33 PM
01/06/20 07:33 PM
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ohio
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ohio
Welcome Maple. Good luck and best wishes. Let us know how you and the kids do.


jim
Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718752
01/06/20 07:44 PM
01/06/20 07:44 PM
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Welcome. Pull up a chair and your favorite drink

Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718753
01/06/20 07:46 PM
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New York
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MapleHill Offline OP
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New York
Thanks for the welcome guys! The last time I set traps was 2006...and basically all that has changed is the prices paid for fur! Time is a premium, I have a very busy job, which is the main reason I laid off in the first place, so putting up fur is the difficult part. My friend told me he would help me which is a big deal and from what I've heard fur isn't worth a whole lot these days anyhow. But, fur bearers are running rampant around here so something has to give. Fisher, beaver and coyotes are all over. Gray and red fox both have been seen in decent quantity and with the large beaver flows come the other aquatic critters. I hope to show you all my lads with a big grin and some heavy furred mammal!!

Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718945
01/06/20 10:14 PM
01/06/20 10:14 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,843
The Hill Country of Texas
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The Hill Country of Texas
I hope you enjoy it here and make fur trappers out of those kiddos!


If I am there it is NOT a gun free zone!
Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718981
01/06/20 10:51 PM
01/06/20 10:51 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 29,362
Minnesota
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Minnesota
Welcome to Tman


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Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6718997
01/06/20 11:07 PM
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Kansas
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Kansas
Welcome and good luck. Lots of good people and advice on here


Hal is my Hero
Re: Hello [Re: MapleHill] #6719123
01/07/20 06:33 AM
01/07/20 06:33 AM
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Michigan
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welcome have fun with your boys ,they will never forget

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