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Sure hope I can trap this fall #7591594
05/26/22 07:38 AM
05/26/22 07:38 AM
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shelbyville, illinois 50years ...
foxkidd44 Offline OP
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As most of us are painfully aware,,, the cost of everything keeps risingÖ most of us wonít be able to keep gas in the truck to run traps this fall,,, we really have no local guy to sell fur to for gas .


Stand by your principles, Stand by your guns, and victory complete and permanent is sure at last.
Abraham Lincoln
Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7591596
05/26/22 07:40 AM
05/26/22 07:40 AM
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western mn
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bucksnbears Offline
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Gonna be rough .


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7591622
05/26/22 08:13 AM
05/26/22 08:13 AM
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NNY
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Iím going to trap especially coon in hopes of helping the duck population. Trap coon for gas money.??

Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7591644
05/26/22 08:28 AM
05/26/22 08:28 AM
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kentucky
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The last few years everyone I know has asked me if I make any money trapping.
I tell everyone of them that if you can make enough to pay your gas bill doing something you love your doing good.

So far I have accomplished that and even making a little profit.
This coming season could be a rough.

Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7591647
05/26/22 08:32 AM
05/26/22 08:32 AM
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williamsburg ks
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Hopefully most trappers dont sell fur to the traditional buyer or auction. Sell tanned skins to tourists or make crafts or garments. Trap to protect calves or deer or ducks or quail or sweet corn and bury their catch unskinned.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7591689
05/26/22 09:25 AM
05/26/22 09:25 AM
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Kentucky
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Might try a canoe water line, you can water & land trap cheap that way if you are near a creek or river.


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Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592000
05/26/22 06:36 PM
05/26/22 06:36 PM
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shelbyville, illinois 50years ...
foxkidd44 Offline OP
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Iím still going to try to find a way to get a few sets out,,,,, I simply have got to be out there to catch something. It might be no more than 5-10 sets.. but dang it!!


Stand by your principles, Stand by your guns, and victory complete and permanent is sure at last.
Abraham Lincoln
Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592019
05/26/22 07:00 PM
05/26/22 07:00 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by foxkidd44
As most of us are painfully aware,,, the cost of everything keeps risingÖ most of us wonít be able to keep gas in the truck to run traps this fall,,, we really have no local guy to sell fur to for gas .



To help you keep enjoying trapping cheaply you can try just trapping a farm or two, limiting your gas. With the fur prices low you can try tanning the furs & selling them for more at flea markets or to people that do craft shows. Here in PA i know a hand full of trappers who trap farms just to get deer hunting permission. Keep trapping

Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592046
05/26/22 07:36 PM
05/26/22 07:36 PM
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Posts: 4,054
W NY
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When I was growing up all my trapping was done on a bicycle!
Run a small local line and get fit in the process. Skin your critters out on the line and carry everything in rear tire paper baskets. My trapping partner back then even had the basket on the handle bars. If someone called him a sissy for it they got skunk essence or fox urine spray.


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Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: Turtledale] #7592084
05/26/22 08:58 PM
05/26/22 08:58 PM
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indiana
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I will trap more coons this year just like I use to trap possums for gas money.


"Keep your traps free"
Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592089
05/26/22 09:01 PM
05/26/22 09:01 PM
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Midlands South Carolina
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Midlands South Carolina
If you can't run a full line. At least set a few. It does the mind well. Sarge


Getting old is a fatal mistake

Always looking for reloading componets

I know a beaver or two, because I've seen a beaver or two
Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592092
05/26/22 09:06 PM
05/26/22 09:06 PM
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SW Georgia
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So if you donít trap does that mean you donít use your vehicle at all? I mean do you just use it for trapping?
I donít see how yíall guys do it anyways for free.

Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592097
05/26/22 09:12 PM
05/26/22 09:12 PM
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AK
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Where there is a will there is a way.


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Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592136
05/26/22 10:37 PM
05/26/22 10:37 PM
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Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
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I will find a way to run at least some traps. Might be a short line close to home but itíll be something


"I have two guns, one for each of ya."
Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592331
05/27/22 08:39 AM
05/27/22 08:39 AM
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Deer lodge, MT
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If you're so broke you can't afford gas for trapping, you should be looking for a real side job.

Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592355
05/27/22 09:24 AM
05/27/22 09:24 AM
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UP Michigan
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My plan for this season is to add some more traps to the line! Maybe extend my line again. As much as itíll hurt at the pump, it isnít going to stop me.

Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: Wanna Be] #7592380
05/27/22 10:06 AM
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I donít see how yíall guys do it anyways for free. [/quote]
Same way we go fishing for "free"


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Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: Yooper1978] #7592383
05/27/22 10:10 AM
05/27/22 10:10 AM
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Iowa
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Iowa
Originally Posted by Yooper1978
My plan for this season is to add some more traps to the line! Maybe extend my line again. As much as itíll hurt at the pump, it isnít going to stop me.

Pretty much what I'm thinking too.

Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: foxkidd44] #7592419
05/27/22 11:01 AM
05/27/22 11:01 AM
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northern indiana
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Are you going to dig some common roots this year??...........I did better on the roots than fur........

Re: Sure hope I can trap this fall [Re: Turtledale] #7592577
05/27/22 02:20 PM
05/27/22 02:20 PM
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SW Georgia
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Originally Posted by Turtledale

I donít see how yíall guys do it anyways for free.

Same way we go fishing for "free"[/quote]
I meant not get paid for your time or critters caught.

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