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Views on a tough Trapping season ahead #7600351
06/07/22 09:21 PM
06/07/22 09:21 PM
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trapdye Offline OP
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Whats everyone's view towards Trapping this season, I know there's been very little going on around here, I've seen more & more animals with health issues, more distemper & rabies. Nuisance calls are crazy this season with Gray & Red Fox being the top calls. In the past, It was a few a year. Raccoons are another one, witch we get pounded with calls in the birthing season, very few calls, but see a lot of zombie coon wandering around. mabey not enough animals taken out of the picture during trapping season. I know for sure even getting paid to trap these animals, with gas prices, seems the calls come from four different directions & far in between.


John's Nuisance Wildlife Control
If you like what you do for a living, It's better than a vacation. Most days.
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600359
06/07/22 09:33 PM
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Iowa
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Iowa
A good plan as I see it: Go out this fall and have as much fun as you can afford.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600372
06/07/22 09:45 PM
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Marion Kansas
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I will continue to hone my "living of the land" skills. The way things are going it won't be long before this administration has made me a fugitive.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600385
06/07/22 09:59 PM
06/07/22 09:59 PM
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Pennsylvania
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My plans are life as usual. I trap for the pleasure of it, trap farms to get hunting rights, and i now enjoy tanning. I will trap, hunt, and fish no matter what

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600391
06/07/22 10:04 PM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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Maybe after i gun for some beaver in the fall,I'll take on a novice or two and take the time to teach winter trapping/snaring.No run and gun.I aint getting any younger and would like to pass on some secrets.

Last edited by Boco; 06/07/22 10:05 PM.

Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600398
06/07/22 10:16 PM
06/07/22 10:16 PM
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Asheville, NC
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Asheville, NC
Lots of road kill in my area.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: Boco] #7600399
06/07/22 10:17 PM
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Marion Kansas
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Originally Posted by Boco
Maybe after i gun for some beaver in the fall,I'll take on a novice or two and take the time to teach winter trapping/snaring.No run and gun.I aint getting any younger and would like to pass on some secrets.

Good on u sir

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600408
06/07/22 10:25 PM
06/07/22 10:25 PM
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Coldspring Texas
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... going up the road Sunday to set for a man that has coyotes trying to eat his wiener dog lol ... this winter Iíll kill predators for the deer farmers I imagine


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Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600450
06/07/22 11:52 PM
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Ohio
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Boco - where do I send an application?

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600452
06/08/22 12:01 AM
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Ohio
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Ohio
I figured out a way to keep my gas expenses next to nothing and still run a pretty good line.

I'm going to hire an Amish man to drive me around my trapline!!!


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Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600460
06/08/22 12:35 AM
06/08/22 12:35 AM
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Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
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Last year I didnít get to trap, I worked 7 days a week all through season. This year I have a new job with lots of PTO. I used 20 hours of it when we had our son last month, Iím gonna be using 40 hours of it for a week vacation with my parents and brothers at Georgetown lake in Montana over the 4th of July, and depending on how much overtime I work (my job allows me the option of getting paid time and a half for OT or bank an hour and a half PTO per hour worked, and they canít tell me no when I decide to use that time) that should leave me with around 80ish hours of paid time off when trapping season rolls around. So, Iíll can work it out with my supervisor, whoís pretty laid back about time off anyways, the way our check laws are set up I can take one paid day off a week for 8 weeks, run a good trapline, and spend some time with Mother Nature and my wife and children, pass on the knowledge I have, learn some new things, and maybe kill enough nice coyotes and foxes to make that blanket Iíve always dreamed about.

For me, itís never been about the money. I killed my first coyote at 13, and I donít know how many itíll take to curb the craving to kill more but I havenít got there yet. I just straight up love to trap canines. Iíve trapped em for $7 a piece, and Iíve trapped em for $120 a piece, and I enjoyed both equally.


"I have two guns, one for each of ya."
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600512
06/08/22 06:38 AM
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Michigan
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might have to shorten the line a little but i will be out there smile

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600519
06/08/22 06:47 AM
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Firth, Nebraska
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I'm going to have a go of it. Got a lot of landowners that expect some help each year with issues.
Jim


Money cannot buy you happiness, but it can buy you a trapping license and that's pretty close.
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600535
06/08/22 07:08 AM
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kentucky
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For me it will be trapping as usual.
I have never done it for the money. I am retired and do it because it gives me something to do that I love and gets me plenty exercise. I have over 5000 acres of private farmland that I trap. About 3000 of these are within 5 miles of my house and these usually get most my time. Coons alone on these properties can pay my gas bill. Everyone wants coons trapped.

The other properties are no more than 15 miles away. These are small and most all are close to each other so 15- 20 miles in my truck a day is fine with me.

Iím 66 years old yesterday.
The exercise and piece of mind I get out there to me is worth the gas to me.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: curtisd] #7600541
06/08/22 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by curtisd
For me it will be trapping as usual.

Iím 66 years old yesterday.
The exercise and piece of mind I get out there to me is worth the gas to me.


God bless you, my friend.
Glad you're able to do it.
Enjoy.
Peace !
and ... Happy Birthday !

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: Crowfoot] #7600549
06/08/22 07:28 AM
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walla walla ,washington
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Iím goin out of state for 3 weeks to trap in Idaho. Gonna target coyotes w a possible wolf. Gonna be a trapping vacation.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600553
06/08/22 07:34 AM
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I will kill coyotes for a few friends doing cow calf. I will drive some this winter. I dont kill just for fun. When I was 14 I was pretty blood thirsty but i got over that a long time ago.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600557
06/08/22 07:36 AM
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last time I killed coyotes for 10 buck fur price ten bucks bought what probably 25 will now. When Obama ran fuel up to 4 bucks a gallon I drove all winter too.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7600567
06/08/22 07:46 AM
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Beatrice, NE
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I'll be out as normal. May have to do a little less traveling in the canoe though. I bought myself a little Honda that gets 36mpg, but it won't carry the canoe around. With gas so expensive, it's gotta be worth it to drive the ol truck around.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: loosegoose] #7600576
06/08/22 07:58 AM
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Saginaw, Mi
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Won't be the gas prices that stop me

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