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Once Bitten- Twice Shy #7025849
10/24/20 05:53 AM
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How long in time, do you think it takes for different target species to return to the same style set after a pull-out?

Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7025856
10/24/20 05:59 AM
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Interesting question! I imagine animals are like people in some respects. Some will forget the experience pretty quickly and go right back in. Others may never approach a set again.

Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7025857
10/24/20 06:03 AM
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Had a bobcat loose a toe, went diagonally across the field and got caught in a set made the same as the first one.

Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7025858
10/24/20 06:03 AM
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Going to be different for each critter.

I had a Red pull off a nail. Very next night caught a Red with a bloody toe missing a nail. I didnít CSI to see if the nail matched that toe but Iím pretty certain it was the same one. lol


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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: tmrschessie] #7025860
10/24/20 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by tmrschessie
Had a bobcat loose a toe, went diagonally across the field and got caught in a set made the same as the first one.


I have always said cats are dumber than canines. lol

Last edited by HobbieTrapper; 10/24/20 06:06 AM.


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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7025870
10/24/20 06:36 AM
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I had a beaver kink a snare and break it. Caught him a day later in another snare.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7025878
10/24/20 07:02 AM
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It may depend on if you change up your lure. I have no idea to be honest though.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Gary Benson] #7025882
10/24/20 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
I had a beaver kink a snare and break it. Caught him a day later in another snare.


Supporting once again why snares are very effective for trap shy beaver.

Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7025885
10/24/20 07:15 AM
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If a Different location..and lure ...same day sometimes


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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7025993
10/24/20 09:07 AM
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If your talking canines, you know your dog. My dumb about the world JRT doesn't forget anything but commands! Was triving down the road to where her mother and grandmother, and she was born and raised till 8 weeks old, and when she saw the house, she went bannanas! Canines are smart as are beavers compared to most of the rest of the animal world, but even a packrat will surprise you sometiimes! lol


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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: tmrschessie] #7026007
10/24/20 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by tmrschessie
Had a bobcat loose a toe, went diagonally across the field and got caught in a set made the same as the first one.



That might be a world record fast forgetting! I turned a super spotted up yearling female loose from a foothold (offset jaws with big lams = no damage at all) only to cage her a quarter mile away the next 2 nights.

I pulled all the traps off that place or I figure I'd catch her again and again. Cats are not scared or traps and IDK if you can even make them scared.

Last edited by Leftlane; 10/24/20 09:28 AM.

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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7026097
10/24/20 11:20 AM
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I had a lion once,cruise about a mile of my cat line.I had quite a few,two trap,walk through sets there.The first set it encountered,it stepped on and pulled out of the right hand trap.It moved along and repeated this three more times,over that mile,always the right hand trap.The last trap,it pulled the stake and took off with the trap.Lion hunters were coming the next day.I told them it would probably have a trap on the right foot.They killed the cat,a male,and it was on the right foot.I got my trap back.

Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7026108
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Once Biden- twice shy lol!


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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7026116
10/24/20 11:37 AM
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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7026303
10/24/20 03:47 PM
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Back a few years ago my All Purpose Boy and I made a drive to a section of the eastern U.P. to set up a short Marten/Fisher/'cat line. We have a 24 hour mandatory check here unless the set is a "kill" set (body-grip or slide wire foothold type sets), so we only set body-grips 4 feet or higher on the boles of trees using wire cages like Bob Noonan's Fisher trapping book describes. My Bride and I drove back up about 3 days later so I could check the traps and pull them in one trip. It was a slow trip around the line. On one of the last stops my APB and I had each set a body-grip/wire cage baited with beaver. They were about 30 yards apart. When I neared my set my heart kick up a bit because there was a dandy set of 'cat tracks walking right toward the set. I was bummed when I found my conibear on the ground snapped, and the beaver meat all eaten. I pulled the set and turned up the trail towards my son's set....as had the 'cat. The Bobcat, a large framed, but scrawny male, hung dead in his conibear. I was thrilled to see it hanging there. This 'cat maybe was starving and threw caution to the wind, but he sure didn't learn a thing from snapping my set.


Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7026308
10/24/20 03:56 PM
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A few years after a very windy night. I had a yote triple caught in a corn field. I watched two pull out before I got to them due to corn filling up my trench sets. Two days later I had a yote by the left foot with a trap mark on his right foot. Same place.




I'm itchin' to see a coyote twitchin'.

More trappin' and less yappin'.



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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7026312
10/24/20 04:00 PM
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Caught this female last year. Three weeks and five miles from where she was collared. Study ended that day.

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I'm itchin' to see a coyote twitchin'.

More trappin' and less yappin'.



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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: yoteguts] #7026323
10/24/20 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by yoteguts
Caught this female last year. Three weeks and five miles from where she was collared. Study ended that day.

[Linked Image]

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Did they give you any grief about ending the study for them when they came after the collar?


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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7026329
10/24/20 04:36 PM
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Nope they sure didnít. I helped them collar 8 the year before. Amazing how far some travel. One went 9 miles after a release. Others donít go very far at all. All I know is it sure is hard watching them run away. Iím not wired that way. I prefer they leave dead.




I'm itchin' to see a coyote twitchin'.

More trappin' and less yappin'.



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Re: Once Bitten- Twice Shy [Re: Eagleye] #7026367
10/24/20 05:16 PM
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You only caught 'er by one foot and it was below her knee were you sick that week?

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