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Finally started trapping #7133980
01/12/21 07:43 PM
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Got called last night and asked if I was ready to start trapping from a buddy who sort of manages a guys property. I trapped it last year for a turkey, but could’ve made over $500 for just two weeks of trapping. I told him my fee this year and the landowner agreed and said he hopes I make him poor and regret it. Last year the property was only about 200ac. He bought an additional 350ac surrounding his initial purchase.

Got 9 footholds and 6 DP’s in after work, with the majority PDS’s due to the forecast of rain one day later this week and several days next week. We can’t seem to get a shower or two, we get inches every forecast. Going to spend the next few evenings setting the other parts of the property. Just the main road I set was full of coon and fox tracks with a few coyote and cat tracks mixed in. They are going to drop me some pins where they have have feeders and getting pics of coyotes. Supposedly there are 4 coyotes running together at one camera. I even called last year and asked how many critters he wanted me to take...got feeling bad, lol. The only reason I left last year was for one of my paying properties. Hoping this year is just as good! I’m excited and optimistic!!

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7133993
01/12/21 07:48 PM
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Sounds like a great place.Good luck.

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134010
01/12/21 08:00 PM
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Good luck.

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134117
01/12/21 08:58 PM
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I’ve got 2 properties just like that. Landowners have already called but I’m waiting to hopefully get a couple weeks without these weekly downpours.

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134126
01/12/21 09:03 PM
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What a life!

Have a blast


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Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134130
01/12/21 09:07 PM
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Sounds amazing I'm excited for you.

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134341
01/12/21 11:23 PM
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Go get them and Enjoy the moment!

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134450
01/13/21 05:35 AM
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go get them , take lots of pic. smile

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134878
01/13/21 01:18 PM
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Not was I was expecting on the first check, but I’ll take it. Caught in a PDS.
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Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134890
01/13/21 01:30 PM
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Geez.... how does one go about finding properties and landowners that will actually pay to remove coyotes???

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134922
01/13/21 02:06 PM
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Awesome pic!!


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Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7134925
01/13/21 02:12 PM
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Nice bobcat.

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7135136
01/13/21 05:42 PM
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nice close up smile

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7135209
01/13/21 06:25 PM
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PDS?


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Re: Finally started trapping [Re: SpellNC9] #7135231
01/13/21 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by SpellNC9
Geez.... how does one go about finding properties and landowners that will actually pay to remove coyotes???

Must move to south west Ga where quail is king...many plantations there paynfor trappers. Some have there own staff trap......but....

....Other parts of the south have wealthy landowners managing for deer and turkeys that are willing to pay for a good trapper. Even some hunting clubs have enough funds to pay a trapper.

You must know what you're doing and have the equipment and time to work like a contractor. No excuses for not catching for any reason. Work the rain, sun, heat, cold, educated critters, difficult access, etc. You are expected to produce.

You drop the ball on one trapping job you are done. Word travels fast.


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Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7135265
01/13/21 06:51 PM
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Swamp nailed it. I don’t charge what the professionals charge and let them know straight up that I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL TRAPPER. I only get paid for what I catch, this isn't my sole source of income, I just do it for fun and get a little “play” money for my time. With that being said, word of mouth does travel. I started out being “told” I was the new trapper at a small plantation and it started from there. Being in a small town helps and having RICH landowners that want critters gone helps too. When one gets talking to another and talks about their increase in turkeys and fawns they want to know how. My “goal” when I retire is to have enough properties and traps to stay real busy making a little “play” money. I am nowhere near 95% of y’all on here, just know enough to catch a few critters. I make about $500+ off of each property and use that for trapping supplies and turkey trips.

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: 330-Trapper] #7135268
01/13/21 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
PDS?

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Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7135884
01/13/21 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Swamp nailed it. I don’t charge what the professionals charge and let them know straight up that I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL TRAPPER. I only get paid for what I catch, this isn't my sole source of income, I just do it for fun and get a little “play” money for my time. With that being said, word of mouth does travel. I started out being “told” I was the new trapper at a small plantation and it started from there. Being in a small town helps and having RICH landowners that want critters gone helps too. When one gets talking to another and talks about their increase in turkeys and fawns they want to know how. My “goal” when I retire is to have enough properties and traps to stay real busy making a little “play” money. I am nowhere near 95% of y’all on here, just know enough to catch a few critters. I make about $500+ off of each property and use that for trapping supplies and turkey trips.

You probably are very close to anyone on here. You just need more time, set more traps, cover more ground, and charge more for your services.


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Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7136779
01/14/21 05:43 PM
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Check number two produced 3 coons.
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I got about 7 more footholds and 4 DP’s set out.
Typical Southern woods, two tracks with grass or covered in leaves so tracks are about impossible to find. Planning on filling in places on my route and hitting the South end of the property.

I did see an albino fawn. I called my buddy and told him he could’ve given me a heads up and he claims no one has seen it or even got pics of it. I received permission to place some trail cams for scouting purposes, but all deer pics get deleted or sent to them. I did get permission to post the albino here if I get a pic or video.

Re: Finally started trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7138396
01/15/21 04:48 PM
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Check #3 produced 4 possums and 1 coon. Rained a little this morning then cleared and temps are supposed to hover near freezing tonight. 2 possums in DP’s and all the rest in dirt hole sets.
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