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Re: Plowed traps [Re: danny clifton] #6722800
01/09/20 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
get a metal detector and go get your stuff. you can probably fix most of them
It happened to me one year and thats what I did . They actually weren't that far from where they were set .

Re: Plowed traps [Re: Finster] #6722812
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Originally Posted by Finster
Plowed under and run over. It's happened to me many times and it's part of doing business. It's not that the they average farmer doesn't care. They are very busy people and probably the last thing on his mind was your traps.


This is how I look at it too. Most who trap farm land have had this happen. I have found a few with a metal detector that I was able to fix or save parts from.

Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6722873
01/09/20 10:39 PM
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Yup, several times. I never complain though, because I am a guest on their property. Itís not the farmers responsibility to know where your traps are, heís got a living to make. I had one landowner that saw me checking near where he did some tractor work and he texted and offered to replace any traps that got messed up, and I politely turned him down. Itís one of the hazards of trapping farmland, if you donít want traps run over donít set em in fields.


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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6722896
01/09/20 10:54 PM
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Back off he farms you trap, you got permission to trap did he know where your traps were or anything about how traps are set or where? He is trying to make a living, If he knew where your traps were set or for that matter if they were even still set he would not have plowed. Traps can and do get caught in machinery and can cause problems. Pull up your big boy pants and go talk to him, go off on him you most likely won't be trapping there anymore. Most farmers and ranchers have a hard time keeping things going trying to make a living your trapping does not come on the radar. I farm ranch and trap and know both ends, talk to him and things might work out better next year.

Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6722921
01/09/20 11:13 PM
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I had that happen to me one time. Luckily I run step down trench sets. They were all fine. Even this year a guy came out with dozer moving cedars around. And didn't even trip any.

Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6722939
01/09/20 11:23 PM
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I'd be more concerned taking out one of their big tires and costing them to repair or replace.

One nice aspect living in an area where there is an actual winter where no field work can get done. They're not even supposed to spread manure nowadays in the dead of winter, just will run off with the thaw.


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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723058
01/10/20 01:43 AM
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My dog found a couple that got buried in Wyoming once
With her nose

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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723070
01/10/20 02:11 AM
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i trap early season here so i have traps run over and or discked under every year. between combines, tractors pulling wagons, tractors plowing fields, semi's, farmers in trucks, sprayers, lime trucks, soil testers, deer hunters driving around. etc etc. its pretty rare not to have at least one or two traps run over or plowed under a year.

i've had farmers tell me they will not be working the ground until spring, only to come to a plowed up field a few days later. or won't be working the ground for a few weeks or at all and then out of the blue there it is all plowed up.

had one farmer once tell me he wouldn't be working the ground at all and so i set traps that day only to come back the next morning to a plowed up field. that one really (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) me off. lol

had another farmer tell me he was done working the ground for the year and so i set traps. 3 days later he disc it again.

working around dairy farms i have no doubt that the illegal mexians like running over your traps. have had them watch me make sets and come back the next day to run over traps.

i could go on and on


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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723071
01/10/20 02:18 AM
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if your gonna trap farm ground you got to get used to it happening and get used to fixing traps. i they run it over with one wheel its usually just reset it and go but after that first wheel runs it over and the trap snaps shut then if another wheel runs it over thats when it gets all bent up.

you need a cheap metal detector. usually when there disced under there usually right there where you set them. just buried. try to get a pretty good idea in your mind about where they are when you set them. just in case.


Anyone that owns a gun and votes democrat deserves to have there gun taken, cause they truly are too stupid to own a gun.
Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723072
01/10/20 02:18 AM
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I had a neighbor run over two Belisles when he was cutting hay. His father knew they were there, (he asked me to trap that corner), but his son didn't.

I got them back and could fix one. I was just happy I didn't screw up his hay bar.

Pete

Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723074
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i've gotten pretty good over the years at setting locations where there not gonna get runover, etc. it amazes me sometimes how no matter where you set them someone comes along and runs them over. place you would think no one would ever run them over some one does. lol


Anyone that owns a gun and votes democrat deserves to have there gun taken, cause they truly are too stupid to own a gun.
Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723116
01/10/20 07:10 AM
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I've lost some good traps that way. The ground has to be under 50 degrees for the anhydrous to work properly. First time really upset me. I'd would have been really ticked if I lost MB's. I found a solution though. Buy way more traps than I will ever need, at reasonable prices. grin


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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723161
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A Bridger and a Jake cannot hold a loaded semi trailer of corn either. I found that out this year. Got the Bridger fixed working on the Jake. I would find a metal detector and go find them, they might be ok.


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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723187
01/10/20 09:05 AM
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I have a detector and fresh batts in Butler you are welcome to use.
It has never failed to find traps.
You do not want to know machinery repair costs.





Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723188
01/10/20 09:05 AM
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Yup. The farmer and owner of the field who had given me permission to trap ran his dozer around the field edge. Of course that was where many of my traps were. He had dozer work to do in an adjacent field and I think he just cleaned up the edges on his way. Also, I think others who had trapped there in the past just trapped the big flood mitigation pond on the property. Eventually I found all my traps. All but one MB-550 were able to be returned to service. Catching 2 nice otter from the pond helped ease the pain.

Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723194
01/10/20 09:09 AM
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careful,we are not high on their list and a lot of times it would be easier for them if we were'nt there.i feel for ya-have had dozens damaged and my first thought is always-man i hope i didn't mess up the farmers machine.


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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723221
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You guys have it rough, lol
Not saying I don't feel for you but....try setting 100 conch pots, and losing 20% EVERY YEAR...and that bouy isn't buried but floating high and bright.
Most are run over and cut off by recreational boaters , frankly , by guys like a lot of you out recreating, and I go out of my way trying to keep them out of the line of fire.

When I add up the lost conch, crab, eel, etc, gear, it adds up to serious money for replacements. I don't complain, I just make more and carry on, it's part of the business.
Just thought I'd throw that out there as a comparison...

grin

Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723244
01/10/20 09:58 AM
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Yep you can add me to the club got some out there now gone 40 years or more.. Last 6 I had plowed down took me three trips with metal detector but I finally found them all. They had been gone over with a chisel plow and only one stake got hit. So they were all still staked in place all fired, just covered enough couldn't see them.
Had some years ago chiseled over and covered with slurry manure too. That was in the days before I had a metal detector. Those are some that are still out there somewhere. The slurry manure adds a whole different dimension to the search. Have had plenty traps run over by combines or tractors making turn at end of a field when working it. Thought I had them traps set where wouldn't get hit. Just no accounting sometimes for where they may run machine or turn, stop off load. Just live with it if you have lots of iron out in lots of ground.

Mac


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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723279
01/10/20 10:30 AM
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swear i've learned -the place i think they would be last--is also the place they do go first. crazy


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Re: Plowed traps [Re: chewy] #6723282
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It's kinda like stolen traps just try to ask if fall tilling is done are you gonna spread manure ect. It will happen.

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