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1st year I will be sitting it out #6979891
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As much as I like water trapping I believe I will sit this one out. I just cant justify doing any trapping this year. Yea Yea Yea I know the animals need culled to a point- If someone wants to pay a livable wage I would do that. I cant remember the last time the PGC did me any favors. Sorry for the tone but they finally took what I love from me.....

Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6979900
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i dont know how old you are, but if theres a young guy who wants to learn, you might consider taking him under your wing. with fur prices being so low, maybe even split the total catch with him/her. you might find the satisfaction you thought was missing. just a thought.

Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6979901
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How did the PGC take water trapping from you? Did they change something in the law? Please explain.

Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6979907
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I'm going to trap my ADC rats and I have a private market for any spring or late winter rats. Won't be targeting any coon but will skin any incidentals that may blunder Into my coyote sets. And I will trap some coyotes just for something to do when the snow fly's.


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Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6979947
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I'll be trapping same as every year. I just love being out there and love my time in the fur shed.


When life gets me down..... you know hunting/trapping season is closed.
Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: fossil2] #6979956
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Originally Posted by fossil2
i dont know how old you are, but if theres a young guy who wants to learn, you might consider taking him under your wing. with fur prices being so low, maybe even split the total catch with him/her. you might find the satisfaction you thought was missing. just a thought.


Im 57, and have mentored a few youngsters years ago, dont know of any now that wants to take up the trade.

Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6979957
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Originally Posted by Grandpa Trapper
How did the PGC take water trapping from you? Did they change something in the law? Please explain.


'THEY' wasnt a reference to the PGC, just a broad reference to society. the economy, etc.

Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6979963
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I am by no means a youngster but we did just get into trapping 4 years ago. Not sure how close you are but my boy and I would love to learn how to water trap. We have been playing on land and dabbling in the water a little. We have figured out how to catch the really dumb ones lol.


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Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6979967
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I'll trap again as usual. I'd like to thin some of the coyotes out in our area. Last year was so wet I couldn't get access to a lot of the farms I wanted to trap.


50 years trapping and hopefully another 50 still to come. OK, let's hope for 15 more.
Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6980195
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... I hear you Lumberjack... Iíll be doing the same.. have a bunch of cat hides vacuum sealed in the freezer with no place to go ... canít justify spending money to kill more


Insert profound nonsense here
Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6980206
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I gotta kill coyote...Gun, trap, snare, doesn't matter, they have to die.


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Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6980208
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i'm going at it like always , never know when it could be my last year , hopefully 20 more good years smile

Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6980215
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Trapper Dahigren I am with you I will be 69 in a few days so I will trap every year that I can.
I have made it through two shoulder repairs and a heart attach in the last 14 years and thankful I can still do what i have done for 60 years.


"Keep your traps free"
Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6980368
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I have to trap a little, even if it's just for a few days

Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: Savell] #6980374
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Originally Posted by Savell
... I hear you Lumberjack... Iíll be doing the same.. have a bunch of cat hides vacuum sealed in the freezer with no place to go ... canít justify spending money to kill more


Make that pretty little wifey of yours a bobcat coat you cheapskate LOL.

Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: ky_coyote_hunter] #6980378
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Originally Posted by ky_coyote_hunter
I gotta kill coyote...Gun, trap, snare, doesn't matter, they have to die.

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Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6980387
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I'm going to set a few traps but I can't justify killing red fox for $4.00.


Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: yotetrapper30] #6980393
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
Originally Posted by Savell
... I hear you Lumberjack... Iíll be doing the same.. have a bunch of cat hides vacuum sealed in the freezer with no place to go ... canít justify spending money to kill more


Make that pretty little wifey of yours a bobcat coat you cheapskate LOL.


... that lucky woman should make me a few bobcat vest !


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Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: coyote44] #6980403
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Originally Posted by coyote44
I'm going to set a few traps but I can't justify killing red fox for $4.00.

Me either....All fox get a free pass until things get better.


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Re: 1st year I will be sitting it out [Re: lumberjack391] #6980417
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it's tough to kill a fox for what the price is, but I've got a brand new grandson on the way who NEEDS a fox blanket!

PERFECT time for it!


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