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What do you do with your possums? #7413857
11/24/21 07:14 PM
11/24/21 07:14 PM
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Ed Patrick Offline OP
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Wondering how many keep them and how many let them go? I see alot of trappers on YouTube letting them go and then talk about how they are managing the species they keep. Seems like a mixed message as if possums don't need managed. Just put up my 3rd one of the season. I feel I'm doing my part in helping the ground nesting birds. And besides IMO possum fur is beautiful.

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413861
11/24/21 07:19 PM
11/24/21 07:19 PM
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williamsburg ks
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A healthy possum only has a 2 year life span. Something needs to clean up dead stuff in the winter when the turkey buzzards leave. I kill any that are injured or in or near a horse pasture or within a mile of a chicken coop.. Other wise I release them. They dont seem to get over populated here. I am far enough north I think winter kills a lot of them.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413863
11/24/21 07:19 PM
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Frazee, MN
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Someone on trap shed looking for some

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413864
11/24/21 07:19 PM
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Only good possums are the ones flat on the road!!!! LOL. Seriously though I canít even stand the smell and refuse to skin one for $0.25. Never let one run either

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413865
11/24/21 07:19 PM
11/24/21 07:19 PM
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Iowa
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Iowa
I let em go. They aren't worth my effort to bring them home. I try to not kill anything that ain't worth anything to me. I'm fine with whatever anyone else chooses to do with them though. I'm not telling anyone they are wrong for doing whatever they think is the right thing.


Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413866
11/24/21 07:20 PM
11/24/21 07:20 PM
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Champaign County, Ohio.
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For the last few years, I've donated opossums to Wilmington College, in Ohio for a disease and parasite study on opossums. One of our best friends is a professor there.

Keith

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413893
11/24/21 07:47 PM
11/24/21 07:47 PM
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Marion Kansas
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I'd lose permission to trap in my area if I let them go

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413895
11/24/21 07:50 PM
11/24/21 07:50 PM
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Central, SD
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Huge litters a few wonít be missed!


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413903
11/24/21 08:03 PM
11/24/21 08:03 PM
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I send them to possum heaven. They disgust me so it's easy.

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413906
11/24/21 08:05 PM
11/24/21 08:05 PM
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Amite county Mississippi
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I got some folk whole give me $10 for one so any nice size ones I may keep. If their uninjured most if the time their get a freebie


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Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413908
11/24/21 08:08 PM
11/24/21 08:08 PM
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Eh...wot?

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7413909
11/24/21 08:09 PM
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Michigan
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Getting $10 for a possum in Michigan would be like winning the lottery

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413910
11/24/21 08:11 PM
11/24/21 08:11 PM
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Waterville Minnesota
I have never been that hungry


WHO MADE THIS MESS ALL OVER MY FLOOR THE MUDTRACKER WAS HERE HE HE HE
Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Lugnut] #7413911
11/24/21 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
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sick sick sick
laugh

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Yes sir] #7413912
11/24/21 08:14 PM
11/24/21 08:14 PM
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Aliceville, Kansas
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
I'd lose permission to trap in my area if I let them go

Coons also!


Act like a blank, get treated like a blank. Insert your own blank!
Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413914
11/24/21 08:14 PM
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Beatrice, NE
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I put up the big silver ones, and then tan them. The black ones go to possum heaven but don't get put up, and the babies get released per the wishes of my girls.

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Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413915
11/24/21 08:15 PM
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Kill them and toss them. But I only trap on my farm.

Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Lugnut] #7413925
11/24/21 08:24 PM
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Central, SD
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
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Not a grinners!


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413926
11/24/21 08:27 PM
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I'll keep a big one if he has a nice pelt and tan him up. Any rubs or small sizes just get released.


Re: What do you do with your possums? [Re: Ed Patrick] #7413948
11/24/21 09:01 PM
11/24/21 09:01 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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Sell all of them to taxidermist unskinned and froze whole. $5 each. Covers gas.

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Wish I had more time to trap....
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