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Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: nate] #7313840
07/25/21 11:29 PM
07/25/21 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by nate
Why bother to show off your success unless you are selling a product and use your success to market that product. Keep a picture album for yourself and friends (if you have any) I'm sure we have fewer than we think. there will probably be more people that bad mouth you than to give you credit for your accomplishment. My self I say Rock on Brother. Great job.


I assume that is where this is actually going. lol, LLL


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Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313841
07/25/21 11:29 PM
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It doesn’t bother me! I like to see what everyone else is doing! Let’s say, you kill a 200” buck? Would you post it? What is the difference? If any body reaches their goal, in any thing, lm very happy for them!!

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313843
07/25/21 11:35 PM
07/25/21 11:35 PM
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But how about saying you did two years ago but never posting anything about it at the time? LLL


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Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313845
07/25/21 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LLtrapper
But how about saying you did two years ago but never posting anything about it at the time? LLL

For me, after the season, I wouldn’t bring it up, unless it came up in a conversation, like what was the most coon you ever caught.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313846
07/25/21 11:46 PM
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Why dont you just call out who youre mad at for catching 1000 coon and not posting it in facebook when it happened two years ago? I think i know who youre referring to.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313848
07/25/21 11:47 PM
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Obviously you are bothered about it.
what I can't figure is why.
just

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313850
07/25/21 11:51 PM
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My only coon achievement was setting six bucket traps on a marsh island and returning the following morning to find five coon and a darn nutria. Could have gone six for six. Bait was fresh yellowfin tuna cleaned that afternoon. Traps were all within 50 feet of each other, sort of in a circle.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313856
07/26/21 12:02 AM
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Well I'll speak my thoughts on this, as I actually have a youtube series where I set out last year to catch 1000 coon, I indeed fell short, as a matter of fact I only have one 1000 coon season where I caught 1082. I know and will gladly admit, there are many trappers that run circles around me, I will never deny that. When I hit my life goal of 1000 coon season I got alot of haters out of it with phrases like "must be nice to be single" or "with I didn't have a job". I started filming to show that a blue collar guy like myself, with a young family, and a full time job can still hit goals and push to those goals. My series I created was strictly to show that drive, and to help beginning trappers learn a few techniques, strategies, and things to look for along my road line. Yes I've gotten alot of people that look at me in a very negative way, but I know people like LLL as well as many other both on and off this page can put me to shame when it comes to numbers. I've got alot to learn myself, I know this, but I feel it's my obligation to pass on what I do know, and the amount of young people that have reached out to me, seeking advice, and wanting to get into our sport has really inspired me to keep doing what I'm doing. I met a few people this past week thst are very quiet with what they do, and catch literally hundreds of many species of animals in just 3 months. I was very fortunate to pick the brains of those people for a few hours. As far as answering this question, if your here to toot your horn I'd say keep it quiet, if your here to help the next generation, share whatever you are willing to share!

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313859
07/26/21 12:08 AM
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Right here is why I rarely say a thing about my catch. I've shown this before and I'll show it now. But right there is one of the best dogs there's ever been at treeing coons we killed 5-7 hundred from his second year till I buried him. He was straight and a real friend. It's pethetic and sick the people that bad mouthed us. Very few are worth even showing this to.

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Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: IowaTrapper] #7313876
07/26/21 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by IowaTrapper
Well I'll speak my thoughts on this, as I actually have a youtube series where I set out last year to catch 1000 coon, I indeed fell short, as a matter of fact I only have one 1000 coon season where I caught 1082. I know and will gladly admit, there are many trappers that run circles around me, I will never deny that. When I hit my life goal of 1000 coon season I got alot of haters out of it with phrases like "must be nice to be single" or "with I didn't have a job". I started filming to show that a blue collar guy like myself, with a young family, and a full time job can still hit goals and push to those goals. My series I created was strictly to show that drive, and to help beginning trappers learn a few techniques, strategies, and things to look for along my road line. Yes I've gotten alot of people that look at me in a very negative way, but I know people like LLL as well as many other both on and off this page can put me to shame when it comes to numbers. I've got alot to learn myself, I know this, but I feel it's my obligation to pass on what I do know, and the amount of young people that have reached out to me, seeking advice, and wanting to get into our sport has really inspired me to keep doing what I'm doing. I met a few people this past week thst are very quiet with what they do, and catch literally hundreds of many species of animals in just 3 months. I was very fortunate to pick the brains of those people for a few hours. As far as answering this question, if your here to toot your horn I'd say keep it quiet, if your here to help the next generation, share whatever you are willing to share!


Heres the difference between your almost 1,000 last year and 1082 before and other guys who caught far more: you did it with a job other than trapping that you were goin to-probably some vacation thrown in but im sure you had some long days. Makes 1500-1600 or whatever some guys catch while doing it full time not seem that awesome. Well done and i look fwd to watching this season. One thing i picked up watching a few episodes this season is finding those lesser used trails-ill be stoppin to throw sets in more often now.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313879
07/26/21 12:42 AM
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Trappers who consistently put up big numbers of good quality fur sometimes talk about it,but usually after the word has come out from their peers.
Those guys get well known locally.Since the internet some get more well known,but lots are still just local legends.
Back in the day the ones advertizing huge barns of fur were the ones selling something other than fur.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313880
07/26/21 12:48 AM
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Be happy you are one of the few things good that came out of CB …lol


Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313882
07/26/21 12:50 AM
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To bad one guy genuinely wants to help the next generation and thats horrible and causes everyone to puff up at the NTA like a bunch of peacocks while others put a large price tag on offering their help and that seems okay.

Thanks for everything iowa trapper and everyone else that can offer help while remaining decent human beings.

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Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313915
07/26/21 04:09 AM
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Not a Facebook, YouTube,etc guy here. This is my outlet. Not into pictures, catch number and such. I like information exchanges on trapping not numbers. If I shot a 200 buck it would be the same way. My dad taught me that the "numbers" and picture things were for yourself to look back and reflect and learn. To put those kind of things out in public were akin to bragging and boasting, to say look at me look at me. This was just the way I was raised. If someone else does it that is how they were raised and nothing wrong with that either. If someone told you 2 to 3 years later that they caught x amount of something who are you to judge? The only reason in my book would be jealousy or some kind of problems you've already had with that person manifesting itself again. I do enjoy looking at others pictures and reading their stories, it's just not in my nature to reciprocate


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Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313932
07/26/21 06:00 AM
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I enjoy looking and reading about large catches. It amazes me the amount of preparation that's involved to be able to pull the catches off. Even more amazing is the drive and dedication of the trapper. One trapper I know starts checking at 1am and goes to dark. Then has to skin the catch. I know another trapper that catches over 1500 coons and 400 mink a season, yet he says very little about it. Now he is catching 700-800 coyotes a season across several states. Some like to share their story and some don't. I like to see their accomplishments and don't feel they are just tooting their horn.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313943
07/26/21 06:38 AM
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People mention shooting a big deer. It is sort of like that. I know a farmer who has killed at least a dozen huge deer in Buffalo County, WI. The guy is no joke and his harvest is impressive. That said, the only people who know about it are the taxidermist and the people who have seen his game room. No pictures allowed, no posts on social media.

On the other hand, someone shoots a small deer and they have pictures posted within minutes. I would guess most people fall into this category.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313944
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It’s a choice but personally I prefer to fly under the radar.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: Boco] #7313952
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Originally Posted by Boco
Trappers who consistently put up big numbers of good quality fur sometimes talk about it,but usually after the word has come out from their peers.
Those guys get well known locally.Since the internet some get more well known,but lots are still just local legends.
Back in the day the ones advertizing huge barns of fur were the ones selling something other than fur.

Yup.

Jealousy and competition play a big role also. You start spouting off numbers of how many you are catching and a)your going to have people getting jealous and b)people will be moved right in every place they think you are making these big catches c)they will complain and blame you having killed everything when they don't catch much.

This applies to hunting even more than trapping, but probably applies to about everything in life.

Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313957
07/26/21 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by LLtrapper
Originally Posted by Pawnee
I wouldn’t post it


What if you were trying to make a name for yourself as a 1000 coon man? Would you then? Not talking about myself. You all know I would and I have. Just wonder why someone would say they have but not say a word about it on social media when they did is all. I like a straight shooter. LLL


If I was trying to make a name and market myself then yes. The second part of your question. Not everyone wants to be famous. I think social media has changed the way a lot of people think “everyone wants to be famous” and it’s hard for most to understand why someone doesn’t care to be famous. I have a friend that has caught over 1000 and I bet there isn’t a pic out there of it.


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Re: 1000 coon season question [Re: LLtrapper] #7313960
07/26/21 07:21 AM
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Good points Brad and an interesting thread.
Pics of large catches from back in the day are revered by almost everyone.... except anti-trappers and PETA type folk.

Fast forward 100 years and social media has changed cultural perceptions.
Big catches now are no different than big catches in 1921, but today we rank more.
And judge accordingly.
And people transfer their opinion onto the person who posts.
That's 2021 culture. Way more individualized perception of life.
The 1921 "my way or the highway" has become the 2021 "my way is the way," thinking in our land.

So, heck post 'em LL.
We're not animal rights people.
Too many will jump in and start voting on who is better and who is not and who should and who shouldn't.
The fact you even asked this Q is telling of 2021.
It wouldn't have even been a thought in 1921.

And well done to catch anything close to 1000 greasy boogers!
Talk about work.

Blessings,
Mark


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