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Keeping notes. #7263042
05/12/21 05:11 PM
05/12/21 05:11 PM
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Central/Western Texas
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I know there was a thread on this topic last year, but I didn't find it. How do y'all keep your notes and log down your info?

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7263088
05/12/21 06:13 PM
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Surveyors notebook, fits in back pocket pages are write in rain and usually orange or yellow so easy to see. Itís also a plus that I get them for free.

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7263107
05/12/21 06:35 PM
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Write in then rain surveyors notebook.


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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7263191
05/12/21 08:12 PM
05/12/21 08:12 PM
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Montana
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I don't do anything, just always hope the critters find them before me.
Only notes I keep is when testing my lures and baits before season.
Trapping notes just slow me down.
But probably a good idea.


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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7263310
05/12/21 10:39 PM
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Surveyors notebook. Got quite a few of them from when I used to survey. Never used to keep one, but started keeping one for wolves the last couple years. Still I never usually take it in the field, usually sits in the truck and I fill it out at the end of the day when I get back to the pickup. Usually trapping off a snowmobile or occasionally an atv.

Keeps track of what type of set, what lure or no lure. Update it each time wolves or even coyotes (they are a canine also) come close, if they shown any interest or if they turned off before the set, etc. Also if they worked the set and didn't get caught I note why (most often too much or too crusted snow over trap).

For example, I set two pee posts this March in a spot where wolves and coyotes had both crossed. One was a natural pee post that the wolves made and coyotes had peed on. The other was one a little ways away that I made myself. Looking at my notes coyotes came by twice and stepped between the trap and the tree I had pee on and peed on it, but never revisited the natural pee post. Last day of the season a wolf came by and stepped on that trap, unfortunately we were having warm days and cold nights and some rabbits had came by and dug down in the snow where the pee had dribbled down the tree (assuming for salt?) and in the process piled several inches of wet sloppy snow on top of the trap that then froze into such a hard crust that it held the wolve up without even dropping the pan. I can look at that and say, "well they used the natural pee post once, but neither wolves nor coyotes visited it again, but the manmade one fifty feet away was visited three times in less than three weeks. Probably worth resetting next year." I count the coyotes as a success, because they were visiting and refreshing it, even though they weren't stepping on the trap that was because I had it spaced back for a wolf, and trap placement for wolves was good since the one wolf to visit the set stepped directly on the trap.

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7263401
05/13/21 06:47 AM
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I do.
Set #) trap - lure/bait/urine - location this goes on right hand page.
Left side gets info on what was caught and what type of remake(if applicable)


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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7263421
05/13/21 07:42 AM
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i found keeping notes on location,set type,lure and bait,even how long the trap was there and catches and misses helped increase my catches the following year and my choices on what lure to buy more of i use to write it down but now i use a trapping app on my phone

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7263450
05/13/21 08:38 AM
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I keep notes a lot like those described above.

The best development is having my 13 year old son take the notes for me on the line. He gets to learn and now has a rational opinion on lure, urine, etc. It's turbo charged his trapline decision making.


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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: k9-hunter] #7264250
05/14/21 02:44 PM
05/14/21 02:44 PM
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Central/Western Texas
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Originally Posted by k9-hunter
i found keeping notes on location,set type,lure and bait,even how long the trap was there and catches and misses helped increase my catches the following year and my choices on what lure to buy more of i use to write it down but now i use a trapping app on my phone

What's the app called?

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7264252
05/14/21 02:47 PM
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TX
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I remember there was an online app or something made for trapping notes; what was that called?


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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: Want To Be] #7264278
05/14/21 04:06 PM
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Nebraska
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Originally Posted by Want To Be
I remember there was an online app or something made for trapping notes; what was that called?


Go trapping is the name of the app.


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eisordevelopment.gotrapping&hl=en_US&gl=US

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7266464
05/17/21 09:03 PM
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WE have what we call work sheets for each trap we set. Have done this for many many years. If you would like one of our worksheets to see as a sample , pm me your address and I will mail you one.

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7266504
05/17/21 09:40 PM
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Oklahoma
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I use the OnX mapping app and keep my notes on each waypoint/marker (type of set/bait/lure/chk days/catches). I'm not sure its better than paper but it works for me.

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: We-Sa] #7266527
05/17/21 10:05 PM
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West Central MN
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Originally Posted by We-Sa
I use the OnX mapping app and keep my notes on each waypoint/marker (type of set/bait/lure/chk days/catches). I'm not sure its better than paper but it works for me.

X2, I also take pictures of each set should they get buried under the snow. This makes locating them much easier.


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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: 20scout] #7266864
05/18/21 11:20 AM
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Georgia
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Originally Posted by We-Sa
I use the OnX mapping app and keep my notes on each waypoint/marker (type of set/bait/lure/chk days/catches). I'm not sure its better than paper but it works for me.[/quote
X2, I also take pictures of each set should they get buried under the snow. This makes locating them much easier.



X3 very easy and convenient.


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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7267282
05/18/21 09:26 PM
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ontario
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igo trapping is the app i use

Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7267305
05/18/21 09:44 PM
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Just use the notes app on my iPhone.

I also take pics of each set. Easy to do in the notes app.

Last edited by bhugo; 05/18/21 09:45 PM.

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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: AuthorTrapper] #7267349
05/18/21 10:19 PM
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I second the GoTrapping! app. I only use it for coyotes sets. I like the ability to customize the options for the traps, baits, lures, catches, and type of sets that you use. When you make a catch, it is super simple to record it and take a picture. At the end of the season you can download a report that will give you the information on the sets and any catches. I use that to see what baits and lures preform the best. This is nice if you are testing out something new. I have had some surprises when I thought that something didn't preform that well but looking at the end of the season info it had done better than what I had remembered. No paper to get wet and no wading thru scribblings to try to figure out the information I need.

I go thru an mark my sets on the app before the season starts and have all the bait and lure for each set already figured out before the season ever starts. This really speeds up the time at the sets. When a catch is made I always put the exact same combination back there when doing the remake.

Schmattz


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Re: Keeping notes. [Re: schmattz] #7267855
05/19/21 02:43 PM
05/19/21 02:43 PM
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Central/Western Texas
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Originally Posted by schmattz
I second the GoTrapping! app. I only use it for coyotes sets. I like the ability to customize the options for the traps, baits, lures, catches, and type of sets that you use. When you make a catch, it is super simple to record it and take a picture. At the end of the season you can download a report that will give you the information on the sets and any catches. I use that to see what baits and lures preform the best. This is nice if you are testing out something new. I have had some surprises when I thought that something didn't preform that well but looking at the end of the season info it had done better than what I had remembered. No paper to get wet and no wading thru scribblings to try to figure out the information I need.

I go thru an mark my sets on the app before the season starts and have all the bait and lure for each set already figured out before the season ever starts. This really speeds up the time at the sets. When a catch is made I always put the exact same combination back there when doing the remake.

Schmattz

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