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Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7571818
04/28/22 11:14 AM
04/28/22 11:14 AM
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Wabash, IN USA
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Wow!


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Re: My season end picture! [Re: coondagger2] #7571821
04/28/22 11:15 AM
04/28/22 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
Originally Posted by Dirt
Good Job! Next year you should have three years of coon to take a picture of.

I guess in your infinite wisdom you missed the comment where all of those are sold, LOL



"I averaged 11.18 on my coon this year. Of that total,$5.35 was fur average. Alot more then just fur here guys."

I hope for his sake this means that. The year before he only sold some.


Who is John Galt?
Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7571823
04/28/22 11:17 AM
04/28/22 11:17 AM
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La.
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Great job!! Very impressive!!!

Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7571830
04/28/22 11:27 AM
04/28/22 11:27 AM
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I'm sorry... I only counted 1218 coon. grin

That's an impressive haul.


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Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7571870
04/28/22 01:05 PM
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Thanks everyone, I love handling fur, ya the market isn't bad, but it's not non existent either. Surprisingly, I never did catch a mink this year. 99% of my coon come from 220s and dps on dry ground. I know alot of the big trappers say if you want to catch coon you need to find water. I don't disagree with that, but I feel I have a fairly good system that produces dry, and slightly larger size average by trapping dry ground. Dry ground locations definitely "dry up"quicker forcing me to move locations generally after 2-3 coon. Whereas water tends to keep producing fur, sometimes all season long. I do want to learn to be a better water trapper, it's hard around here as almost all my creeks are full of rip raft or erosion rock. But that's an obstacle that hopefully I can learn to improve on, how to set on locations such as this.

Lessons learned/improvements for next year:

I tried waiting until snow to trap coyotes instead of trapping them early along my coon line. Terrible idea, that was gas wasted as they were so far and in-between when I drove right past it, and filled in-between with 10 coon sets earlier in the year.

Do more scouting, every year when I think I've scouted enough, I prove myself wrong and find myself in a pinch looking for ground.

Finish more fur ealier, when I run my work trap line, those low number days go ahead and finish them every night. Don't just add to the pile thst needs finished after season.

DONT BE LAZY!! I've really improved on this, but it still is there. Especially day 3 or 4, fatigue and exhaustion sets in, but it's easy to be tired look down the ditch at an empty dog proof and say "I'll reset it tomorrow" thsts fur missed. Still plenty to improve on this subject.

Thanks guys it was a fun season and I'm always learning and trying to improve!

Last edited by IowaTrapper; 04/28/22 01:08 PM.
Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7571877
04/28/22 01:26 PM
04/28/22 01:26 PM
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how many other trappers you run into dont know any in my area there was a couple last year both of those hung it up this year used to be several quoting prices they got on threads like this only see one on this one

Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7571974
04/28/22 03:19 PM
04/28/22 03:19 PM
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Northern Maine
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Nice catch of fur.Congrats


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Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572026
04/28/22 05:14 PM
04/28/22 05:14 PM
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Northern Minnesota
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Impressive!

Re: My season end picture! [Re: Joe1] #7572207
04/28/22 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe1
how many other trappers you run into dont know any in my area there was a couple last year both of those hung it up this year used to be several quoting prices they got on threads like this only see one on this one



I don't run into many, maybe a few young kids which is good to see. All the big timers hung it up last couple years also

Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572212
04/28/22 08:48 PM
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Incredible! Very well done!

Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572230
04/28/22 09:06 PM
04/28/22 09:06 PM
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What an incredible run.

Those kind of #'s take serious dedication.


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Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572255
04/28/22 09:29 PM
04/28/22 09:29 PM
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Excellent job


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Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572265
04/28/22 09:40 PM
04/28/22 09:40 PM
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Wow is all I can say !


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Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572272
04/28/22 10:01 PM
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Awesome! Thank you for sharing the picture.

Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572285
04/28/22 10:21 PM
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Great job lot of work !! Shame not much money as in the past

Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572292
04/28/22 10:38 PM
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Nice catch! Undoubtedly a lot of fun and work all rolled into one!

Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572300
04/28/22 10:41 PM
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So you had a buyer for all those finished skins??? That alone is impressive. Way to go


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Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572354
04/29/22 12:25 AM
04/29/22 12:25 AM
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IA, WI, ND, IL
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Wow. That is a lot of hard work ! That is a Hudson Bay Fur Company picture if there ever was one.
QUESTION… What do you think your biggest coon weighed in this picture ? Great job. MD

Last edited by martyd; 04/29/22 12:40 AM.
Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572496
04/29/22 08:27 AM
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Sumner, Mo.
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What was your size breakdown Justin?

Re: My season end picture! [Re: IowaTrapper] #7572544
04/29/22 09:56 AM
04/29/22 09:56 AM
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Marty I'm not real sure, the only coon I weighed was a double had, a 29 & 30 lbr

Claycreech I'm right at 72% 3x and up, and 90% 2x and up. Only small coon I brought home was coon I couldn't release.

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