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Re: NYs trappers forum [Re: Miley] #7001279
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Re: NYs trappers forum [Re: Ross] #7001713
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Re: NYs trappers forum [Re: walleyed] #7001773
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At one time I used to get on the NY forum a lot. Ny has always had a lot of good trappers and still does. Used to be lots of great questions asked and information shared.
The last little while it seemed to die out a bit. I know how disagreements can escalate. Wishing all of the Ny guys well. Learned a lot over there and made some great friends.

Mac



Re: NYs trappers forum [Re: Miley] #7001834
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May I ask a question about this? Was there any explanation on why they want to shorten the season by a week? I did read this entire thread but may have missed the reason why.

Re: NYs trappers forum [Re: Huntall76] #7002001
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Originally Posted by Huntall76
May I ask a question about this? Was there any explanation on why they want to shorten the season by a week? I did read this entire thread but may have missed the reason why.


The DEC wants to align all the water trapping seasons
in hopes of increasing the beaver harvest.

They also hope to increase the harvest
of better primed pelts.

Now does that seem like two good enough reasons
to lose a week of muskrat season that we will never get back ?

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Last edited by walleyed; 09/28/20 11:43 AM.

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Re: NYs trappers forum [Re: walleyed] #7002032
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Originally Posted by walleyed
Originally Posted by Huntall76
May I ask a question about this? Was there any explanation on why they want to shorten the season by a week? I did read this entire thread but may have missed the reason why.


The DEC wants to align all the water trapping seasons
in hopes of increasing the beaver harvest.

They also hope to increase the harvest
of better primed pelts.

Now does that seem like two good enough reasons
to lose a week of muskrat season that we will never get back ?

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In my opinion NO but how much is that worth (rhetorical no need to reply , lol) Indiana years ago moved opening day of archery up from October 15 to October 1st . To me that is way to early because of the heat and by choice I choose to wait most of the time until it's cold enough to hang a deer. My way of thinking that if it's not for the purpose of limiting the catch of a certain species because the population numbers are in a noticeable decline then it's never good to lose. I say let the trappers decide if they want to catch fur that is not prime. Just my 2 cents if it's even worth that much,lol good luck.

Re: NYs trappers forum [Re: Miley] #7002072
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Re: NYs trappers forum [Re: Huntall76] #7002875
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Originally Posted by Huntall76
Originally Posted by walleyed


The DEC wants to align all the water trapping seasons
in hopes of increasing the beaver harvest.

They also hope to increase the harvest
of better primed pelts.

Now does that seem like two good enough reasons
to lose a week of muskrat season that we will never get back ?

w


In my opinion NO but how much is that worth (rhetorical no need to reply , lol) Indiana years ago moved opening day of archery up from October 15 to October 1st . To me that is way to early because of the heat and by choice I choose to wait most of the time until it's cold enough to hang a deer. My way of thinking that if it's not for the purpose of limiting the catch of a certain species because the population numbers are in a noticeable decline then it's never good to lose. I say let the trappers decide if they want to catch fur that is not prime. Just my 2 cents if it's even worth that much,lol good luck.


With the way the season stands now,
trappers can choose to start on October 25th in good weather,
or wait as long as they want into November or December before
they start their trapping when bad weather, heavy snow, or Ice
could shut them down before significant harvest can be achieved.

Waiting one week later does not change the quality of a pelt appreciably
or at least the fur buyers won't pay a penny more for a rat caught
one week later in my experience based on near 40 years of selling muskrats.

I agree that trappers should make that choice themselves, and not
lose a week's worth of muskrat trapping opportunity based on some
hokie, made up reasoning that does not pass the stink test.

walleyed


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