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Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951083
08/01/20 09:16 PM
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eastern washington
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eastern washington
neighbors dog

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951085
08/01/20 09:17 PM
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Oregon
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Oregon
Nutria -- I was 10 or 11 at the time. I get about 100 a year now not counting the ones that i tried to make pets (not very good ones) out of.

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951096
08/01/20 09:27 PM
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Alaska and Washington State
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Alaska and Washington State
Spotted skunk, 1968.


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Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951192
08/01/20 11:02 PM
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Custer SD
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Custer SD
Flicker tailed gopher

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951198
08/01/20 11:09 PM
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Asheville, NC
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I think it was a beaver in a 330. Read journals of Lewis and Clark and decided to fry for a beaver at a friends farm. Got hooked fro then on.

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951201
08/01/20 11:12 PM
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Nebraska, Dawson County
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Nebraska, Dawson County
Barn rat. On purpose grin That was just a little short of 60 years ago.
Don't recollect how many I caught. but did have a couple 'wring off'.


Charlie


Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm.

NRA Life Member ~ GOA Member ~ NFOA Member ~ UNMLA Member
Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951205
08/01/20 11:14 PM
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juneau, alaska
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Not counting gophers, a muskrat in a #1 victor longspring. About 1974.


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951224
08/01/20 11:29 PM
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Oklahoma
Bobcat, I think it was 19 January, 2020 and I got to the trap at about 8:15 that morning.

I always wanted to do some trapping so I bought a half dozen #2 Bridger's, a small jar of cat-man-do and a pint of bobcat urine. I started scouting and found some bobcat scat and a trail along a creek bottom on public land not too far from my house. I took a half day off the following Friday, made the drive and hiked back into that creek bottom. I made three sets, two dirt holes and a walkthrough on and around that trail that afternoon. I had nothing in the walkthrough set when I checked Saturday but both of the dirt holes were snapped. I remade one and not knowing any better, decided to move the second one to the base of an old burned out stump closer to the creek. On Sunday, the walkthrough and the first dirt hole were empty but when I got within about 25 yds of the third set I caught a flash of movement on the other side of that burned out stump. Not knowing what was in the trap I circled around the stump about 10 yds in case there was a little extra slack in the chain. Once I figured out it was a bobcat all I could do was stand there and stare at it. I think I was more excited about that cat than I was when I got my first deer. I should get her back from the taxidermist this fall.

Needless to say, since then I've joined the NTA, added a few traps, a couple more animals and gotten permission to trap some private land this season. I am already getting anxious for the next trapping season to start.

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951227
08/01/20 11:31 PM
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Coon for me I wonít mention the trap set up based on being an ignorant kid not knowing the rules but itís a catch Iíll never forget!

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951307
08/02/20 06:17 AM
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southeast nh
coon that was in 1980

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951314
08/02/20 06:28 AM
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red squirrel or chipmunk.grampa put me in charge at a early age.first rat n coon at 8









Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951319
08/02/20 06:37 AM
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coon 1969, 8 years young, didn't know what I was doing ,no one in family trap an no one that did trap would tell you anything it was small but I was happy , made a stretcher ,out of coat hanger's an dry it ,brought it to fur buyer ,he thru it in garbage, but I didn't give up , thanks to fur fish an game , I got better

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951352
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Red fox


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Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951366
08/02/20 07:31 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
Cage trapped a coon.


-Goofy-
Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951444
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First thing i ever caught was myself ,then i talked my brother in to sticking his finger in there, then we went and caught a possum that night.

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951472
08/02/20 10:04 AM
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Don't call me Mister, Mister
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Central Pennsylvania
A rabbit in a box trap my grandfather made for me.


I want to grow my own food but I can't find bacon seeds.
Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951477
08/02/20 10:08 AM
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A river rat, I did think it was a muskrat. Lol
I caught a coon later that winter. 1973

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951480
08/02/20 10:13 AM
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Muskrat back in 1964.

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951585
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Don't know if many use this method but I still do it every year on most of my creek bank water set . I use coils now but 32 years ago all I had was a hand full of #1 long springs an (1) 110 .

I wrap the pan in aluminium foil and place the trap where the pan is covered by about an inch of water. No lure or bait needed (not that i had any) , any coon cruising the bank would see the shinny foil and I'm assuming thought it was a dead fish or it just liked shinny stuff but it has always worked great. I've caught most of my coons over the years doing this.

So obviously my first animal was a coon. First year I trapped I had 5 long springs and (1) 110 and in about a month and a half I ended up with making real nice money for a 12 year old back then

Re: First animal [Re: Tommie] #6951589
08/02/20 12:41 PM
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American In the Pyrenees; Fran...
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A gal named Becky just outside of West Yellowstone in 1977, but that's another story.

Honestly, a coyote in a snare next to a rice field in Colusa, CA in 1982.

Pete

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