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Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... #7056904
11/20/20 06:58 PM
11/20/20 06:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,845
Newark, Ohio 80 years
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Newark, Ohio 80 years
As much As I would certainly like to be out driving the country roads and walking 5 or 6 miles along a creek... old age has curtailed those desires. So as I stated in an earlier post, the only safe and workable place to trap is my old favorite old course. Yes, I did play golf at it during the 1960's ... then I quite playing golf. I found out I could throw the club further than I could hit the ball... Well, not really, but it makes for good conversation.

Any how... since there are no muskrats at the course this year, I have broke down and decided to trap a few coon... and maybe try for mink. In earlier post I showed the set I had made for coon and then The one I caught that was 13# 2 oz. This one was a female.

Well yesterday I had a little bit better luck and caught 2 coon. Both in DP's and both males. The strange thing was... when I got there they were both dug in, head first, under logs. I tapped the one on the rear end and he turned around and looked at me from under his leg (The top one).

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These coon weighed 15# 15 oz. and 15# 12 oz.

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I found a couple of den trees with scat around their base. So yesterday, I set 2 live traps, since the trees were in an open area. I had fried chicken the evening before and have found over the years that coon love fried chicken. So on my check this morning I found a young male of 8# 6 oz. in the trap. He is already skinned and fleshed. It is a pretty colored coon, but can't get the crazy photo to down load from cell phone. (I hate cell phones.) Since I will be tanning all of the hides, small are as good as large.

Well, finally got it down-loaded....

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Well tomorrow is another day. I know this line isn't exciting to most of you younger healthier people... but it is the best I can still do with this old wrecked body of mine.

Garry-




Last edited by Actor; 11/20/20 11:40 PM.

“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 74 years … WILL be LAST one... or maybe NOT...
Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7056952
11/20/20 08:00 PM
11/20/20 08:00 PM
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Wyoming
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Keep on keeping on


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Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7057029
11/20/20 08:46 PM
11/20/20 08:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 37,064
Northern Maine
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Way to go.


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Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7057036
11/20/20 08:49 PM
11/20/20 08:49 PM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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You're still in the game,bud-thats what counts.

Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7057074
11/20/20 09:19 PM
11/20/20 09:19 PM
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Idaho
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Idaho
I am slowing down too. But it is more fun now than ever. Good luck to you!

Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7057160
11/20/20 10:24 PM
11/20/20 10:24 PM
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fayette,al.
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Nice coons
Congratulations

Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7057163
11/20/20 10:24 PM
11/20/20 10:24 PM
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North Dakota
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Nice coons, glad you're still getting after it.


"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: BadgerTrapper97] #7057179
11/20/20 10:30 PM
11/20/20 10:30 PM
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Kansas
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Originally Posted by BadgerTrapper97
Nice coons, glad you're still getting after it.



X2


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Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7057182
11/20/20 10:32 PM
11/20/20 10:32 PM
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Posts: 2,318
KY.usa
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Looks to me like your doing a good job of it.

Re: Update, Update... Minnie Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7057299
11/20/20 11:46 PM
11/20/20 11:46 PM
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Newark, Ohio 80 years
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Thank you all... it is somewhat more fun when you don't have to bust your rear end to get the line run... But it is slower and and much more painful... especially the skinning and fleshing.

When I looked at the photo... I thought the last photo looked strange... then I remembered that before I took the photo I had brushed it checking for burrs and stick-tights. I had the fur brushed up or forward on the back..

Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 74 years … WILL be LAST one... or maybe NOT...
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