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Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow #7379275
10/14/21 07:58 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
strike2x Offline OP
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Coyote opens tomorrow. Finally. Who else has truck loaded for morning? [Linked Image]


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379290
10/14/21 08:15 PM
10/14/21 08:15 PM
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Michigan, United States
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Good luck! Not me they need to prime up some more before I pound some steel. Have fun out there

Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379308
10/14/21 08:31 PM
10/14/21 08:31 PM
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Crivitz WI
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So pretty up there and land isn't expensive. I wish the deer hunting was better, I'd buy some land.


No Jab.
Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379320
10/14/21 08:48 PM
10/14/21 08:48 PM
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
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All packed up, and ready. Got all of my trap beds pre dug.


24 years Army Medical Corps

I only want to be known as:

A great husband, a good trapper, and a great steward of the land.
Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379323
10/14/21 08:50 PM
10/14/21 08:50 PM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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Too early for land fur.

Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379334
10/14/21 08:58 PM
10/14/21 08:58 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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I am setting up a couple farms and selling to a taxidermist who is ok with the fur right now. I have a nuisance permit but can't sell anything taken under that permit so I waited til opening day.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: Boco] #7379338
10/14/21 09:01 PM
10/14/21 09:01 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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Originally Posted by Boco
Too early for land fur.

What is your recommendation on when land fur will be prime enough?


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Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379340
10/14/21 09:04 PM
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Not sure for your area but I would start around nov 10 for canines.
Marten around nov 1.Cats end of Nov.
This if you are selling into the raw fur market.

Last edited by Boco; 10/14/21 09:05 PM.
Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: Boco] #7379344
10/14/21 09:15 PM
10/14/21 09:15 PM
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U.P. Michigan
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Originally Posted by Boco
Not sure for your area but I would start around nov 10 for canines.
Marten around nov 1.Cats end of Nov.
This if you are selling into the raw fur market.



This is right on for the U.P. of michigan, not so sure about those areas 60-70+ miles below the bridge.

Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379361
10/14/21 09:26 PM
10/14/21 09:26 PM
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Midland, MI.
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Most years I start coyote on 11/1 and they are just starting to become saleable and I have to be careful fleshing because of the pulling of hair roots. Strike2X is about 60 miles north of me as the crow flys. Our firearm deer season runs from 11/15-11/30 so I’m pulled during that period. This year has signs of being a strange year so I’m looking at a 12/1 start rather than a 12/1 reset as I normally would.

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Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379368
10/14/21 09:30 PM
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West Central MN
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Loading up the truck and camper tomorrow and heading up north Saturday to so some scouting for a few days. Farmers are still in the field, cattle are still in the pastures, deer hunters really don't want me out in the woods and I really don't care to be out there with them either. I plan on waiting a few more weeks until deer season is about over and then will go back up and see if I can thin the coyotes out somewhat then. Will knock on a few doors and see about getting a few more places to trap this fall.


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: 20scout] #7379750
10/15/21 12:18 PM
10/15/21 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 20scout
Loading up the truck and camper tomorrow and heading up north Saturday to so some scouting for a few days. Farmers are still in the field, cattle are still in the pastures, deer hunters really don't want me out in the woods and I really don't care to be out there with them either. I plan on waiting a few more weeks until deer season is about over and then will go back up and see if I can thin the coyotes out somewhat then. Will knock on a few doors and see about getting a few more places to trap this fall.


While scouting you might want to introduce yourself to the hunters.They can give you some info on fur in the area occasionally and you may be able to utilize their gutpiles to set up some productive jackpots.

Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379754
10/15/21 12:24 PM
10/15/21 12:24 PM
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Oscoda, Michigan
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I start Nov 1

Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379825
10/15/21 02:21 PM
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NWT
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Beaver and muskrat is open today up here.


If you take care of the land the land will take care of you
Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7379868
10/15/21 04:08 PM
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HTC having beaver program again lots of them went out beaver hunting today.

Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379948
10/15/21 07:02 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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I was out all day mostly scouting new ground. I did make a few sets to see how well they will work. Found much great sign. I am going to run a few traps now and fill in the line starting November 1st. Did a lot of trail walking and note taking. Will be a big help later on. I didn't even step foot on my usual ground. I already know what is there.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379976
10/15/21 07:34 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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Quick question for coyote trappers. Have you ever found coyote scat that looked like mostly apple skins or apple skins and grass. I found 2 piles of scat on opposite sides of a 2 track with coyote tracks in each lane. One pile of scat on each side. Figured a pair of coyote must have found an apple tree and ate some apples and a bit of grass. ( I know it wasn't from a deer hunters stand since baiting is illegal In the lower.) I know coyote will eat apples but never found scat like this. I am sure it was coyote since it was very fresh,like hours old, and tracks also same.


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Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7379989
10/15/21 07:50 PM
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UP Michigan
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Yup, I set a line. Felt good.

Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7380050
10/15/21 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by strike2x
Quick question for coyote trappers. Have you ever found coyote scat that looked like mostly apple skins or apple skins and grass. I found 2 piles of scat on opposite sides of a 2 track with coyote tracks in each lane. One pile of scat on each side. Figured a pair of coyote must have found an apple tree and ate some apples and a bit of grass. ( I know it wasn't from a deer hunters stand since baiting is illegal In the lower.) I know coyote will eat apples but never found scat like this. I am sure it was coyote since it was very fresh,like hours old, and tracks also same.


Oh yes coyotes never pass up an easy free meal they love apples so when apples are abundant pretty common to see their turds like that.

Re: Northern Lower Michigan opener tomorrow [Re: strike2x] #7380057
10/15/21 09:57 PM
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good luck guys. I'm starting in November if it get cold enough.

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