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Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7607033
06/17/22 12:38 PM
06/17/22 12:38 PM
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Ohio, Old fart to some.
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I plan to keep at it as usual. Hit it hard for 3 weeks then take a break.
Several years ago I got back into water trapping and a fascination came over me on mink trapping.
Plan to keep at it as long as my body holds out.

I'm giving a mink demo at the national convention this year. If you happen to be there shout it out.


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I used to have superpowers… but a therapist took them away.

The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7607067
06/17/22 01:44 PM
06/17/22 01:44 PM
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SW Georgia
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Think I’m gonna take a break Aug-Nov then get back after it. Got more properties than I can keep up with now. These 95-103 degree temps aren’t the best conditions, but there’s still critters to be caught. Need at least August off to catch up on some sleep before hunting season starts in September.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7607174
06/17/22 04:33 PM
06/17/22 04:33 PM
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Posts: 505
E. Oregon
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E. Oregon
I've been trapping coyotes for 50 years but I'm not skinning coyotes for $ 15.00. I'm going to trap for a couple ranches but they are going to have to pay. I'm not going to catch 150 to 200 to skin the best 20 or 30. The high gas won't affect me much but all the work for little pay does

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7607204
06/17/22 05:19 PM
06/17/22 05:19 PM
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Posts: 2,858
NWT
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NWT
I plan to run two lines. Private sales are still good. Doesnt reflect auction prices at all for me so far. Ill have a new skidoo too so I may do more wolf tracking this winter.


If you take care of the land the land will take care of you
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7607209
06/17/22 05:27 PM
06/17/22 05:27 PM
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Posts: 2,392
Adirondacks, NY
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Between my age and gas prices I think that I will cut back on my mileage and only trap fisher. Mink prices are absurd. A little more deer hunting for this old boy.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7607221
06/17/22 06:10 PM
06/17/22 06:10 PM
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Adirondacks, N.Y.
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My two loves are Mink & Fisher, I'll still Mink trap, just a shorter line. Fisher, I wish NY would open the season later, December& January would be great.


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Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608396
06/19/22 02:59 PM
06/19/22 02:59 PM
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Posts: 717
Indiana
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Indiana
Against the advice of our good friend Dirt. I'm going to trap for nostalgic reasons..... Sorry Dirt.... I can't help myself. lol

Last edited by cattails; 06/19/22 05:16 PM.
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608413
06/19/22 03:54 PM
06/19/22 03:54 PM
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Wisconsin
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I've got my ADC rat lines that I will work this fall.
I'll wait till the snow flies and then I'll CR some coyotes but I may not skin any of them.

I'm going to spend more time In the deer blind and do more Ice fishing.


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Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608434
06/19/22 04:40 PM
06/19/22 04:40 PM
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Iowa
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Sorry to say I won’t be trapping this year or any other,,,,a little thing called Macula Degeneration,,,
,but they can’t take the last 70 years of trapping away,,,lots of fun,,,,




Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608460
06/19/22 05:17 PM
06/19/22 05:17 PM
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New Hampshire
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If people want to Pay….I’ll play.


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Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608462
06/19/22 05:19 PM
06/19/22 05:19 PM
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New Hampshire
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Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608618
06/19/22 08:59 PM
06/19/22 08:59 PM
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Montana
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putting $200.00 of diesel in the tank every other day takes alot of fun out of it.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608635
06/19/22 09:19 PM
06/19/22 09:19 PM
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Montana
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Well think some will be out trapping, but can't see alot of trapping going on.
All ways takes a few years to get out that prices are way down.
But thinking theift should slow down.

Just having the western a couple weeks ago, still have the regular die hards
Buying there normal supplies.

We will be out trapping , A.D.C. work still pays well.
But we will run our regular trap line.


Let me sugar coat this
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608637
06/19/22 09:22 PM
06/19/22 09:22 PM
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I'll continue to trap as i always do, i know fur's arent really worth anything but i don't trap for the money i just enjoy the challenge.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608734
06/20/22 12:27 AM
06/20/22 12:27 AM
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Southern Virginia, 50 yr old
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Will continue to trap animals on my own farm when the population gets out of control and need to get everything back in balance. Will not trap anywhere else unless paid. Trapping is a hard job. Not driving around skinning, fleshing, and putting up fur to take a loss.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608736
06/20/22 12:35 AM
06/20/22 12:35 AM
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Waterville Minnesota
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I will likely only trap nuisance animals by request. Might do a few mink blind sets. I really get a kick out of blind setting for mink.

I might try getting my first otter or badger. Maybe a trip north for marten or Fisher, been wanting to do that forever.


WHO MADE THIS MESS ALL OVER MY FLOOR THE MUDTRACKER WAS HERE HE HE HE
Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608787
06/20/22 07:24 AM
06/20/22 07:24 AM
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New York
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One thing is certain, the catch will be small. For years we had a ton of "Carry Over" coon, ranch mink, and other species. Most fur will be bought by speculators at lower prices.

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: cattails] #7608916
06/20/22 11:02 AM
06/20/22 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by cattails
Against the advice of our good friend Dirt. I'm going to trap for nostalgic reasons..... Sorry Dirt.... I can't help myself. lol


It is only advice. I know people would ( now will ) trap if fur was worthless.

Since harvest levels on most species are at or near record lows, my guess most trappers are like me. They have standards. smile

Last edited by Dirt; 06/20/22 11:10 AM.

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Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608926
06/20/22 11:24 AM
06/20/22 11:24 AM
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Northern Mn
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I still plan on running a short line within 5 miles of the house,what coyotes and fox I catch I will donate to our MTA tanned fur project,I'll set a couple of bobcat and marten sets out when that season opens in Dec.When trapping,hunting and fishing is in your blood,you just do it no matter what,it's an addiction,but a good one!

Re: Views on a tough Trapping season ahead [Re: trapdye] #7608952
06/20/22 12:25 PM
06/20/22 12:25 PM
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Marion Kansas
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Marion Kansas
I'd like to run a long line for a couple weeks sometime just to see what kind of numbers I can put up and to say I did it at least once. It would be nice if it would at least be a little profitable but who knows when that will be or what tomorrow will bring. Might do it this year or next. I can personally afford the adventure now..... way things are going I might not be able to do it in 5 or 10 years.... trapping is still fun for me and an adventure.... plus I could always use the experience if fur prices ever came back

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