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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6877528
05/20/20 09:01 AM
05/20/20 09:01 AM
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Peoria County Illinois
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Hang in there. Looking forward to more adventures.


Just passin through
Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6877897
05/20/20 07:28 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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Over 104 again the last two days and Hunter is doing very well. He about comes off the buggy seat when he catches Texas critters! He's a heck of a trapper. Full of giddyup and go for sure. He's getting the bobcats on walk through sets as I like to use them here for the coyotes and cats both.

We get out early and wrap up early afternoon on the checking traps part, but drive and scout the ranch in the afternoon looking, looking, looking.

I work hard on my ranches and they appreciate a job well done each and every time. Trust is earned, and I'm kinda old fashioned so that's fine with me.

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Blessings y'all!
Mark

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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Leftlane] #6878023
05/20/20 09:53 PM
05/20/20 09:53 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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Originally Posted by Leftlane

Mark & Donna. HEB has some knock off Gatorades called Power Ade. I drink a lot of water but getting around in the heat takes a lot of the salts out of you and replacing them quickly works good for me.


Good advice Leftlane. I'll alert the Mrs. to look for that Powerade. By 10:30 the buggie floor is ankle deep in water and gatorade bottles for sure.
But this is a great way to earn tuition money!


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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6878095
05/20/20 10:58 PM
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Good job Mark and Hunter.

That's a nice looking cat.

Pickle juice has a lot of electrolytes too.

Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6879006
05/22/20 07:05 AM
05/22/20 07:05 AM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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Wish I could have come suffer the heat with you. It snowed here 2 weeks ago, rained enough last week to put Noah back in business and this weekend it is supposed to hit the 80s. Keep up the reports, i love seeing the pics. Just got my ADC permit approved so now I can start getting the muskrats off the golf courses. Not as interesting as coyote trapping but it will earn a few bucks and I get to trap during season for fur also. Stay shaded out there.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6879310
05/22/20 01:06 PM
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I don’t like to set traps in weather over 50 degrees

Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6879500
05/22/20 05:28 PM
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Northern Maine
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Originally Posted by Mark June
Over 104 again the last two days and Hunter is doing very well. He about comes off the buggy seat when he catches Texas critters! He's a heck of a trapper. Full of giddyup and go for sure. He's getting the bobcats on walk through sets as I like to use them here for the coyotes and cats both.

We get out early and wrap up early afternoon on the checking traps part, but drive and scout the ranch in the afternoon looking, looking, looking.

I work hard on my ranches and they appreciate a job well done each and every time. Trust is earned, and I'm kinda old fashioned so that's fine with me.

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Blessings y'all!
Mark

Nice bobcat

Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6879658
05/22/20 07:26 PM
05/22/20 07:26 PM
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Mark. Your bobcat is much better look than my Texas bobcat went aren't that far apart. But I swear my bobcat today looks like and Alabama bobcat. Was hoping my first TEXAS bobcat would be prettier. Want so good pictures so o could look back = on my first Texas trapping job but o well.

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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6880109
05/23/20 07:28 AM
05/23/20 07:28 AM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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Steeltraps,

The bobcats get better in Texas as you move south into the valley. You're a bit north but still you should get a nice one or two. Ours are way off as last year this area only got 9 inches of rain and they get a brown hue to them. Not sure how that all works but it happens in dry years it seems. With this year's recent moisture, bunnies and quail and all sorts of prey species are rebounding quick, so they hides will grey/blue up once again as they typically do.

Shot a nice 5+ foot rattler yesterday, so that was a bonus. I didn't see it as we were leaving a trap site (sun in my eyes), but I sure heard Hunter yell, "You just ran over a HUGE snake!" If you keep quiet and stalk 'em, you can get a nice shot at their head in all that cactus and mesquite. Thumped him, skinned him, and he'll be a knife sheath soon!

Watch out for snakes steel traps! Remember, they can strike 2/3'rds their body length. Mine was shot three times in the head and still striking my snake tongs. Tough, tough, critters.

Blessings,
Mark


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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6880205
05/23/20 09:20 AM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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Steeltraps,

You running Spartan tires on your buggie? I replaced the Essex Kevlar that I had been using with these military grade Spartans at the suggestion of some of my ranch hands, and boy-o-boy they ride better and seem to be mean as needed going through the sharp stuff everywhere!


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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6880209
05/23/20 09:23 AM
05/23/20 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Grandpa Trapper
I don’t like to set traps in weather over 50 degrees



Yikes if you lived in South Central Texas there are winters your steel would stay hanging in the shed and never see dirt.

I am guessing Lavernia is the warmest place Mr. June ever hung his hat anyway.



Well (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) yes I can ride, I was riding when I fell off grin
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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6880490
05/23/20 04:52 PM
05/23/20 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark June
Steeltraps,

You running Spartan tires on your buggie? I replaced the Essex Kevlar that I had been using with these military grade Spartans at the suggestion of some of my ranch hands, and boy-o-boy they ride better and seem to be mean as needed going through the sharp stuff everywhere!


Mark. I am not sure. They gave me a 2019 Can Am to trap off of. I will see when I go back out this afternoon to hangs some more snares. I have only seen 1 snake so far. Its was very long and black. Got across the road before I could see it good

Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6880943
05/24/20 09:33 AM
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Maybe not in Dallas, but South of La Vernia and East of I-35 (in South Texas), you fail to mention the flippin’ HUMIDITY to go with those 100 degree temps!!!


"Happier than a gopher in wet sand."
Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: steeltraps] #6881195
05/24/20 04:39 PM
05/24/20 04:39 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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Originally Posted by steeltraps
Originally Posted by Mark June
Steeltraps,

You running Spartan tires on your buggie? I replaced the Essex Kevlar that I had been using with these military grade Spartans at the suggestion of some of my ranch hands, and boy-o-boy they ride better and seem to be mean as needed going through the sharp stuff everywhere!


Mark. I am not sure. They gave me a 2019 Can Am to trap off of. I will see when I go back out this afternoon to hangs some more snares. I have only seen 1 snake so far. Its was very long and black. Got across the road before I could see it good


That long black snake was probably a whip snake. Rat eaters. Non-venomous.
They grow to about 6 foot in length but last one I was asked to "get" was 7'3" long.


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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6881196
05/24/20 04:41 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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By far the warmest Leftlane. By far!


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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Aggie73] #6881197
05/24/20 04:42 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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Originally Posted by Aggie73
Maybe not in Dallas, but South of La Vernia and East of I-35 (in South Texas), you fail to mention the flippin’ HUMIDITY to go with those 100 degree temps!!!


It's this dew point of over 70 also Aggie. Stifling most days and it won't let up this year. Keeps everything green just with the saturated humid air.
I miss dew points of 40-50!


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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6881203
05/24/20 04:56 PM
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Quit whining...unless they have gnats too, lol! I don’t mind the heat or humidity, but I swore when I left GA umpteen years ago to “see the world” I’d never return. And after 4 years, I returned. It’s bad enough with sweat dripping in your eyes, but gnats in your eyes, up your nose, and in your ears is a whole different distraction!!

Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #6881211
05/24/20 05:05 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Quit whining...unless they have gnats too, lol! I don’t mind the heat or humidity, but I swore when I left GA umpteen years ago to “see the world” I’d never return. And after 4 years, I returned. It’s bad enough with sweat dripping in your eyes, but gnats in your eyes, up your nose, and in your ears is a whole different distraction!!


I don't know what they are but the gnats are ear eaters. Small, black, gnatistic, dive bombers. But they don't like DEET so all is good with suntan lotion and DEET spray!


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Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #6881214
05/24/20 05:09 PM
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Wanna Be. After last nights 1 inch of rain. Gnats are rough to day in South Texas Mark. I saw the same colored snake again to day. About 5 ft long. Maximus Big Horn 8 ply tires are on the buggy I'm on.

Re: 100 degree trapping [Re: Mark June] #6881219
05/24/20 05:20 PM
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Y’all both have my sympathies, lol. I’ve found the best time to do trapping work Is actually in the middle of the day. It hasn’t reached its hottest yet and the gnats aren’t as bad. Early mornings and evenings are just brutal!

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