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When are you going to start trapping this season? #6948580
07/31/20 12:14 AM
07/31/20 12:14 AM
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Sagle, ID
Wild_Idaho Offline OP
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I will start when our wolf season opens in mid-October and will also get some coyote sets out along the wolf line, high elevation. But I won't start really going after coyotes until Halloween. Water critters open Nov 1st but won't hit them hard until February or so. I'll get some otter sets out starting Nov 1, as well as mink but really will be focusing on coyotes, coon and wolves from Fall to mid January. Then water critters in the spring. Last year I think I was overwhelmed trying to trap everying at once all fall and winter.


Real name = Eric
The sharpest hammer in the box of crayons.

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948606
07/31/20 12:40 AM
07/31/20 12:40 AM
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Indiana
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Well, if the world isn't burning and aliens haven't invaded, then about the second week of November. Plan to focus more on coyote this year and scale back the coon line. Beaver and rats in mid Dec. after deer season.

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948618
07/31/20 12:56 AM
07/31/20 12:56 AM
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I'm waiting to see if there is a place other than the ditch for pelts


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: danny clifton] #6948636
07/31/20 01:38 AM
07/31/20 01:38 AM
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Sagle, ID
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
I'm waiting to see if there is a place other than the ditch for pelts


But if all of us stopped trapping just because prices suck, then we lose our very valid argument that trapping is conservation/management. Personally I will still trap even though prices may suck. Maybe not running and gunning, but I will still trap hard. Because I enjoy it immensely and also because it benefits the management of wildlife.


Real name = Eric
The sharpest hammer in the box of crayons.

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948637
07/31/20 01:40 AM
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what will you do with your skins if there is no market?


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948641
07/31/20 01:54 AM
07/31/20 01:54 AM
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Ill start last week in november, I'm trying to learn how to tan my own hides and use them to make crafts for my family, my son wants a coyote parka so well see

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: danny clifton] #6948642
07/31/20 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
what will you do with your skins if there is no market?


No market or poor market ? Can't see coyote not having a market.

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: danny clifton] #6948644
07/31/20 02:07 AM
07/31/20 02:07 AM
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Sagle, ID
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
what will you do with your skins if there is no market?


I'm fine with low market coyotes. I only caught 8 coyotes last year in my second season. So I don't expect to catch too many more than that. I will tan them if they aren't worth it. I'm fine selling low price coyotes. $30 to $50 fine by me. I tanned 18 coons last year and had no problem selling them for $50+ each as well as giving some away to friends who wanted some. I am not trapping beaver this year except for bait and some meat for myself. Like kyron said, low market is okay with me, no market would mean I just don't trap as hard but still will trap pretty hard.


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The sharpest hammer in the box of crayons.

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948645
07/31/20 02:08 AM
07/31/20 02:08 AM
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7mtns of CENTRAL PA
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Coyotes @7000' on up last wk of Oct. Kitties Nov 1st!


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Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948651
07/31/20 03:28 AM
07/31/20 03:28 AM
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Chautauqua co. NY
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Gotta see how the weather is. Usually start land critters when they prime up Probably first half of November. Start water trappin when state opens season which may change in parts of NY this year

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: danny clifton] #6948662
07/31/20 05:01 AM
07/31/20 05:01 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Critters here are a nuisance so trapping will commence as the crops are harvested. I will be collecting more glands than skins if there is still no market.



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Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948665
07/31/20 05:06 AM
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southeast nh
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nov 1 coyotes coon beaver muskrats fox

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948691
07/31/20 06:27 AM
07/31/20 06:27 AM
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Pennsylvania
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Oct 24. Coyotes

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948697
07/31/20 06:45 AM
07/31/20 06:45 AM
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Finger Lakes region, NY
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Small line for fox & coon from Oct. 25 until Nov. 10th or so. Shut down until deer season ends December 13, then hit it all until various seasons end. Might let my son leave out a few traps at our neighbors place all season so he has something to do in his first season.

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948699
07/31/20 06:47 AM
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williamsburg ks
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FHA is going to try and sell fur in AUG again. I hope they can

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Last edited by danny clifton; 07/31/20 06:49 AM.

Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: danny clifton] #6948735
07/31/20 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
what will you do with your skins if there is no market?


You can come down here and trap coyote if you want.

Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948742
07/31/20 07:41 AM
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Plus or minus a few days around Thanksgiving. If coons are hitting corn bags or silos hard I will have to start earlier but I donít like to.


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Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948743
07/31/20 07:42 AM
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May do that. I am going to trap someplace. There is always trap for pay. I have always stayed away from that because I want to go at my pace. When your getting paid you have to stay with it. I used to love to drive. Every day was a new adventure. Now its a job I have to force myself to do some days. I don't want trapping to be that way. Thanks Ang


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948768
07/31/20 08:08 AM
07/31/20 08:08 AM
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Party at Angela and Pete's place! lol. How is the leg, Ang?


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Re: When are you going to start trapping this season? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6948772
07/31/20 08:14 AM
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Will plan to start on thanksgiving, I always take the week after off and trap it fairly hard

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