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One hand #7369760
10/02/21 04:28 PM
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Anyone know any one armed or handed trapper, lost use of my right wrist and hand

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7369963
10/02/21 08:30 PM
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no and sorry to hear about your hand that's rough. but I have read about a professional hunter in Africa that lost his right hand and learned to use his left to fire his 500 nitro express double rifle to continue hunting elephants. men can do extraordinary things if they have too. I have no doubt you can carry on trapping. good luck.

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7369990
10/02/21 09:12 PM
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I do not know any but I am sure it is possible I have met a few one handed people and they manage to do some amazing things.

our town pharmacist growing up had one hand you would hardly know he led/leads a very normal life he is retired now , he is good friends with my aunt and uncle , he used to drive us to swimming lessons when we were kids.


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Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370009
10/02/21 09:44 PM
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Yea I used to know a guy that lost a hand in a saw mill accident. He had prosthetic hook thing he used. He didn't really let it slow him down much. Deer hunted with him a few times. He would even climb trees to hunt out of. Never used a stand just found a limby tree and went as high as he could and find a limb to set on.

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370015
10/02/21 09:54 PM
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Not a trapper, but the cleaning lady at work has one arm and wipes tables down better than anyone else.


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Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370017
10/02/21 09:56 PM
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Yup….a local guy named lefty. Had his right arm blown off in an electrical accident. Had to have special eating utensils made….and only can drink beer from glass long neck bottles. But that didn’t stop him from trapping ! I was amazed at what he could do.

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Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370043
10/02/21 10:47 PM
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Where there's a will, there's a way. Cages would be easy enough, snares too. If you can, set traps by compressing the levers with your feet and use one hand to engage the dog and pan, that would be an option as well. Probably do bodygrip traps with a set of RTS setters with a little practice.

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370104
10/03/21 05:49 AM
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I knew a one-armed roofer. He was missing part of his right arm right around the elbow. He worked as hard as any of us. It was pretty amazing to see him whipping the mop around on hot-tar roofing jobs.


Eh...wot?

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370107
10/03/21 05:57 AM
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yes I no a man that lost his arm , in accident , and he shoot trap , and golfs , and can set traps , he is quite the outdoors man , he is older now but still very active outdoors ,

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370111
10/03/21 06:03 AM
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Heck yes,. The old host of KY a field has one good arm and still bow hunts. Has a fob and pull and holds his bow with his teeth. I think his name is Tim? You will find a way and you can do it.




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Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370148
10/03/21 07:03 AM
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My Dad, not a Trapper but
Hunter, Golfer, Tennis , racquetball. Etc

He was 5 when he got Polio in 1944, I never hardly realized he was different when I was growing up.


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Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370355
10/03/21 01:16 PM
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Thank yall, skinning will be the most challenging and otter and beaver are my favorite water critters, I'll figure out a way I'm sure

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370373
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Maybe you can find you a kid to mentor and have him do most of the skinning. For otter, a skinning machine would probably be invaluable.

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370410
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My papaw lost his left arm when he was about 20. A guy got mad that.he wouldn't sale him his cow and hid
behind a bush, when papaw went to feed the boys the next day, he stepped out and was going to shoot him
in the back. Mamaw was his and hollered, as he turned around, the whole load took his arm off. He raised 10 kids after.that and never let nothing stop him from doing things...it can be done.

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370416
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There was an old one armed trapper that did a coyote demo at the missouri trappers association fall rendezvous years ago, seemed like he had a system and did quite well.

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370448
10/03/21 03:35 PM
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Good family friend lost his arm. He’s a character to say the least. He said if ya want to know frustration and perseverance try putting a pillow case on with one hand.

Re: One hand [Re: tomahawker] #7370454
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Originally Posted by tomahawker
Good family friend lost his arm. He’s a character to say the least. He said if ya want to know frustration and perseverance try putting a pillow case on with one hand.


Heck I bet opening garbage bags would be a lesson in that. Sometimes that's tough with 2 hands depding on brand.

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370472
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My grandpa lost his left hand in an accident when he was 18, he is now 90, he never
Stopped doing any thing he wanted to do, after a few years he was fitted with a changeable
Hook on his arm.

He never looked back, you can do much more now than he could then, you just
Have to have a positive look on life !!


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Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370559
10/03/21 06:19 PM
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I admire anyone who can trap with one arm. I have tried it with one hand in a Connibear. I have tried it with both hands in a Connibear. It ain’t so easy.

Re: One hand [Re: Moreland] #7370599
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Reminded me of this. frown


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