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Hunting vs trapping #6881901
05/25/20 02:35 PM
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Sprung&Rusty Offline OP
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What do you spend more time doing in the fall?

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6881911
05/25/20 02:46 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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Depends on the year, markets, my freezer and The Boy. He started hunting last year and so that'll probably push me in that direction this year but that may change as he has been more involved in the trapping side too this spring.


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Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6881977
05/25/20 03:45 PM
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all October hunting all November and December trapping i may sit in the afternoon on a few days deer hunting in November with the muzzle loader

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6881978
05/25/20 03:47 PM
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Since coon fell off, Im bird hunting most days

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6881979
05/25/20 03:47 PM
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Iowa
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Technically, I'm hunting the whole time I'm trapping, but not trapping the whole time I'm hunting,,, so I am hunting more of the time.

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: ~ADC~] #6881997
05/25/20 04:03 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Technically, I'm hunting the whole time I'm trapping, but not trapping the whole time I'm hunting,,, so I am hunting more of the time.


Yup, and since most of our trapping season is during the winter time Id say most of the fall Im hunting.


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Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882002
05/25/20 04:11 PM
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Might sit in the tree more this year early in the year will see what deer this summer brings.


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Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882020
05/25/20 04:35 PM
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Hickman, Nebraska
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Fall I'm preparing for December and January trapping.
I do like bird hunting and fall fishing is fun too.
Jim


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Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: ~ADC~] #6882081
05/25/20 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Technically, I'm hunting the whole time I'm trapping, but not trapping the whole time I'm hunting,,, so I am hunting more of the time.

Same here.

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882130
05/25/20 06:52 PM
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UP Michigan
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Trapping. Looks like this year will be another good year to expand the trapline. Less Trappers means less competition. Claim ground while I can. As the Fur Takers of America says, the cruelest thing we can do to wildlife is fail to manage it. That to me means, no matter what the price of fur, we need to trap.

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882176
05/25/20 07:43 PM
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I'm a trapper first , I hunt to fill freezer smile if I had to choose I would trap

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6882186
05/25/20 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
I'm a trapper first , I hunt to fill freezer smile if I had to choose I would trap

I enjoy trapping more but duck and goose hunting is now a close second.

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882204
05/25/20 08:18 PM
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East Central Wi.
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A horse apiece , I bow hunt alot and trap alot


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Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882208
05/25/20 08:20 PM
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Virginia
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If they let me trap deer, I probably wouldn't ever hunt.

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882212
05/25/20 08:24 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Don't call me Mister, Mister
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Trapping, haven't gone hunting in over 50 years.

Last edited by Nittany Lion; 05/25/20 09:01 PM.

I want to grow my own food but I can't find bacon seeds.
Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882221
05/25/20 08:32 PM
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Hunter then trapper. At this time in my life it's just easier to find a day or 2 to hunt than to trap. I usually take a week off and get 9 straight days of uninterrupted trapping in, really probably only trap 20 to 30 days a year.

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882231
05/25/20 08:41 PM
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PA/NY on the line
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More motivated at this time to bow hunt deer and less motivated to set traps.. But once the traps start hitting the ground it's a tough train to turn..

$70 red fox also are way easier to trap than $5...

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: JEckman] #6882237
05/25/20 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by JEckman
More motivated at this time to bow hunt deer and less motivated to set traps.. But once the traps start hitting the ground it's a tough train to turn..

$70 red fox also are way easier to trap than $5...


Amen to that.


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Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882288
05/25/20 09:44 PM
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Lake Co.IL
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I go back and forth year to year. Nothing beats spring beaver...

Re: Hunting vs trapping [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6882292
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The Hill Country of Texas
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One of the beautiful things about So Texas is that I can hunt, fish, trap, and date lil hotties from Match and Farmers Only every day of the year. Not just one or 2 seasons.

There are no closed seasons and you can't make me chose a favorite.


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