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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6751352
01/30/20 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RM trapper
Got two new farms setup today and they both looked great and had plenty of sign so I should have some success in the next few days. They had some spectacular views too [Linked Image]
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Wow that field is Beautiful


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6751359
01/30/20 08:20 PM
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That does look like some nice country, even if it was just for a walk.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6751421
01/30/20 08:55 PM
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Yea most people don't think of mountains like this wben you think of Tennessee, yea 330 that field is beautiful. We don't have many level fields around here

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6752807
01/31/20 09:27 PM
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Connected on a nice female this morning but had two other sets get robbed and missed the pan by less than an inch. Also caught two big boar coon. I was trying to figure out how to make a twelve with my hands so I can remember what number each coyote was but I look like I'm throwing some kinda gang signs. Lol [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6753223
02/01/20 05:23 AM
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Good job Rm,,I had a friend from grandfather mountain when I lived in Gray Tn. I use to fish clarks creek

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6753867
02/01/20 03:55 PM
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I live in between Gray TN and Grandfather Mtn west river, so you know the area I'm trapping

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6753869
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Caught a nice young male last night but got humbled at a couple other sets. One dirthole was about two inch diameter and when they got done with it I could stick my head in it. Lol [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6754328
02/01/20 10:50 PM
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I also wanted to mention that I mainly run MB550s and love them, have a few of about every brand but the 550 is my favorite. My buddy recently bought a dozen of the duke 550s and everything is basically the same except the bigger square pan on the duke. He gave me a couple and I set them a couple days ago and connected with one and it preformed great just like the Mbs. Great deep catch with toes still touching the pan [Linked Image]

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6754365
02/01/20 11:33 PM
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Looks like it is still pretty wet out there. Do you have much problem with freezing ground at all?

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6754391
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Yea backroadarcher it may be 50 and raining today then 20 and snowing tomorrow then back to 50 the next so we have alot of freeze thaw conditions to deal with. I use peat moss and antifreeze or salt but still get froze in on occasion. Just made my first waxed dirt so gonna give it a try

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6754517
02/02/20 07:55 AM
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Great thread RM!

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6754566
02/02/20 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by RM trapper
I live in between Gray TN and Grandfather Mtn west river, so you know the area I'm trapping

been 40 yrs since i been back but still have friends in gray and johnson city...i graduated from etsu...im sure I wouldnt know the place now.
We use to jump off the bridge on the upper end of boone lake(about 150 ft )and i heard they started to arrest ppl for it for trying to commit suicide yrs ago.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6754739
02/02/20 11:42 AM
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Super nice looking area RM. Looking at the claw marks, do you think the coyote did any digging from the back side of the hole?
I also have about a dozen MB550's that I use. Most of the rest are Victor/Monty dogless. Most all have the foot completely to the pan.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: west river rogue] #6754748
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West river my wife also graduated from ETSU

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: 3togo] #6754756
02/02/20 11:54 AM
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Yea 3togo he dug it out from the side and back, went to the same farm this morning and they'd dug 3 different sets out the same way so I turned two of them into trench sets and the other I dug up a couple big clumps of grass and made a new backing. I'll see which works better. They are pretty slick animals sometimes

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6756207
02/03/20 04:24 PM
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Well I caught one of the diggers that has been robbing me and man was she a pretty one, first red one I've ever caught [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6756235
02/03/20 05:00 PM
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Did you catch her in a step down?


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6756239
02/03/20 05:05 PM
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Yea Steve I originally had a normal dirthole but they dug it out big time so I turned it into a step down set and connected

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6756255
02/03/20 05:25 PM
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Neat looking dog right there.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6756329
02/03/20 06:11 PM
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I've gone to keeping a couple small rocks in the truck when I find a good spot with no backing. They don't seem to paw away a rock.
Also, I think the step down dirt hole is a better producer, at least for me.

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