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Who is still going after mrats this fall...? #7014700
10/11/20 03:54 PM
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Our muskrat season opens in about 3 weeks--first time on a Sunday that I can remember, so just wondering who's going to be out after them when your season opens? I've talked with 3-4 country buyers and none of them can even say if they're going to buy rats this year or not, let alone a base price. I suppose everybody is waiting for more "clarification" about if the market changes. I figure that I might not be as "free" or even still upright next year, so maybe have some fun yet in the slough. A commodity in hand in better than no commodity at all, just don't think of the ledger book too much...


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Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014704
10/11/20 03:57 PM
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If I find a girl I think may be worth dating I'll drag her out mrat trapping as a bit of a test, other than that I can't see going after them

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014705
10/11/20 03:58 PM
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No water around here to trap rats if I wanted too! But if I could find some I'd do it.

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014706
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A wise man once said-live every trapping season like it was your last.Cause we never know if it may be or not.
And regardless there comes a time when each year we become a little less "able".

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Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014708
10/11/20 04:02 PM
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I will be hitting them hard. Goal of 450 rats. Where there is water, the rat population is the best I've seen in 10 years. I will worry about getting rid of the fur when the seasons over!





Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014721
10/11/20 04:14 PM
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Wait longer than you can stand to. Prime rats will sell easier and for more $$$.

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014724
10/11/20 04:17 PM
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Rats make more sense than coons.

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: wy.wolfer] #7014725
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Originally Posted by wy.wolfer
Wait longer than you can stand to. Prime rats will sell easier and for more $$$.

You thinking like a dollar instead of .50 cents? Honestly seems like a good year to not worry about money or numbers and bring out some kids or newbies

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014739
10/11/20 04:30 PM
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if I can find em,,,,I will...............looking to tan up a batch this year.......gonna make some stuff with things I catch this year......


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Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014747
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I will be going after them. Probably try tanning again.

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: Boco] #7014770
10/11/20 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
A wise man once said-live every trapping season like it was your last.Cause we never know if it may be or not.
And regardless there comes a time when each year we become a little less "able".

Best advice for me. Will be trapping.

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014792
10/11/20 05:29 PM
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Have not seen them in a few years. Will still set for them, mink, and coon

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014821
10/11/20 05:53 PM
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I'll be after them opening morning rain or shine. I have an ongoing permission that is based on my continued effort. Plus with everything going on this year, I'm looking forward to getting out on the marsh in my canoe and finding some peace.

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: tlguy] #7014836
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Originally Posted by tlguy
I'll be after them opening morning rain or shine. I have an ongoing permission that is based on my continued effort. Plus with everything going on this year, I'm looking forward to getting out on the marsh in my canoe and finding some peace.

Does the bay of Green Bay have rats? That marshy area by Duck Creek always seemed like it would be a good spot.

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Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014845
10/11/20 06:12 PM
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I have limited area for muskrat but I will still be going for them


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Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014859
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I will be out there, usually get around 300 in a season.

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014863
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Running mixed line but most of my ponds went bone dry. Have a few creeks left with rats so I'll be stretching a few

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7014880
10/11/20 06:44 PM
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Pike River, yeah there are rats along the shores of the bay. Theres plenty of marshy backwater that holds good numbers of rats. But I think tularemia has been coursing through the area. Last year the landowner I trap for saw a few dead rats throughout the year, and I found a couple while I was trapping as well.

Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7015073
10/11/20 09:12 PM
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After my fall last year, that ended my season, I wasn't going to trap any more... but after doing it for 73 years... how can I not do it, at least a little. I have decided If I can live through this year and next without harming myself to badly... one more year next year and I can say I have made it 75 years. I think that would be quite an achievement... at least for me. As far as worrying about what I could sell them for... no concern... going to tan them. I will be 80 at the end of the season this year and 81 next year.

Garry-


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Have been trapping 73 years … WILL be LAST one... or maybe NOT...
Re: Who is still going after mrats this fall...? [Re: NonPCfed] #7015076
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Go for it Garry!!


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