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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Bob Jameson] #7633425
07/23/22 06:45 PM
07/23/22 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Jameson
Been doing it since I got the bug in 1961. I have lived the dream that some might think about doing one day.

Caught my first fox in 1965. Still trap every year but haven't trapped out of state for a few years due to my wifes' health.

Lots of rubber on the road since those early years. Trapping for 60 years now. What a ride it has been.

That's pretty dang awesome!!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633426
07/23/22 06:46 PM
07/23/22 06:46 PM
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Yes I trap year round. Someone ask why would you be on a trapping site if you didnít trap, just read most of the posts and you will see they have nothing to do with trapping. SEC wins another title, housing market, Iíve been assaultedÖÖ. I bet some people on here ainít set a trap in years.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633431
07/23/22 06:55 PM
07/23/22 06:55 PM
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Texas - Michigan
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Texas - Michigan
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ It's a "trappers" forum and trappers do more than just trap.
When did we always have some who wonder why-o-why trappers are talking about stuff other than trapping on a trappers forum?
Of course trappers talk about MORE than trapping!
You suppose the old rendezvous men ONLY talked trapping?
Of course not.

People who only want to see what they want to see are becoming more common place and have no standing in a free and open society.
All of us must strive to remember any free society is built upon diversity, collaboration, and a HUGE dose of ethical tolerance.

Blessings,
Mark


Dallas Theological Seminary
https://www.dts.edu
https://www.markjuneslures.com/
Predator Trapping Academy Host



Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633450
07/23/22 07:20 PM
07/23/22 07:20 PM
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Asheville, NC
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I donít trap anymore. Too old and live in town now.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633457
07/23/22 07:40 PM
07/23/22 07:40 PM
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Idaho Falls, ID
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There is also a ďTrapping OnlyĒ forum on this site. Why would you want two separate forums on the same site for trapping only? Itís okay to have former trappers on here or non-trappers that are just outdoors people. As Mark June said, it is doubtful that the Mountain Men of yore talked only trapping.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633458
07/23/22 07:41 PM
07/23/22 07:41 PM
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Posts: 8,783
St. Cloud, MN
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St. Cloud, MN
I trapped every season for 40 years or so. This is looking like the first year I won't set a trap. Last year I did a little County beaver work, but that's it. No money in it, I'm not beating my old bones up.


"The voice of reason!"
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633461
07/23/22 07:50 PM
07/23/22 07:50 PM
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Posts: 1,205
Missouri
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My grandpa was a full-time trapper and had given me a Victor long spring trap when I was 10. Didn't really know what I was doing but caught a muskrat with it. Caught my first coyote and fox the same year. I was 20 or 21. Really got into live snaring coyotes in my 30s. Now in my 40s with kids I only get to trap a week or two out of the year. Last year I caught five coyotes, 18 coons, and 2 grinners.

Ol dad


"money is what we trade our lives for"
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: trapperkeck] #7633462
07/23/22 07:51 PM
07/23/22 07:51 PM
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Virginia
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This fall will be my first season, Iím on here trying to gain as much knowledge as possible. Meet new, like minded people, interact in an adult and respectful way. Might even get my nerve up and go to the Md. Convention in Sharpsburg. We havenít seen any little turkeys on our place in Pa. for years. Iíve seen coyote tracks in the snow hunting. Coon tracks in our creeks and puddles on the logging roads. I think itís time to balance the predator and prey scales a little.


Noob trying not to do noob things
Loudoun, Va
North Central Pa.
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633467
07/23/22 08:06 PM
07/23/22 08:06 PM
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Oregon
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I'm 65 now and have been fur trapping since I was about 13-14 years old. Longer if you consider trapping barn rats and mice since I was about 7-8. Missed a lot of college classes trapping in the late 70's but man, wasn't it neat filling up my (20 gallon) gas tank for what one XL nutria sold for?

Joined the Peace Corps in '83 and got the chance to still do a little trapping in Ecuador's amazon jungle during those two years. From '85 until the present have focused mainly on beaver although I figured out how to turn beaver carcasses into bobcat and civet pelts too, which has been a lot of fun. I've had three 500 plus beaver seasons over the years....and hope there is still another one left in me before I hang things up...or the state of Oregon makes me hang up my beaver traps. A threat all of us trappers have hanging over us.

So I say get after while you still can.

Good excuse to show a picture from 1984...taken 25 kilometers south of the equator in Ecuador's amazon jungle. A nuisance ocelot that was killing a homesteaders chicken flock.

[Linked Image]


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Beaver will shine again!
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633468
07/23/22 08:09 PM
07/23/22 08:09 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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I trap, I also try to get as many other people as I can to trap.


Who is John Galt?

You don't rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your training.

Semper Paratus
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633469
07/23/22 08:11 PM
07/23/22 08:11 PM
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Not anymore.....







Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633479
07/23/22 08:24 PM
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NY
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When deer and duck seasons are over I set a few traps on the weekends. I don't fight the weather anymore.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633482
07/23/22 08:27 PM
07/23/22 08:27 PM
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Indiana
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Indiana
Like my grandson says.... We're trappers aren't we Ahh..... I'm Ahh

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633483
07/23/22 08:27 PM
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Mn
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I shoot more than I trap, but I enjoy both.
I have property in both Mn and Wi so coyotes keep my interest these days.

WS

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633484
07/23/22 08:29 PM
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Amherst, NE
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Have slowed down some but only missed two seasons since 1964 (spent two winters in South Vietnam).
Have been fortunate to trap in several states and spent 15 years at the FTA Trappers College as an instructor.
Roy

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633488
07/23/22 08:34 PM
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E. Oregon
I trap coyotes for 2 1/2 months and go as hard as my old body can go. I run around 150 sets. Trap my 5 cats in December and January

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633490
07/23/22 08:37 PM
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I have trapped since the early 1960s for everything Wisconsin has roaming its woods and Waters except for Wolf. Still love seeing a muskrat floating in a trap and won't give trapping up until I am no longer able to do it.


Walt legge
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Muskratwalt] #7633493
07/23/22 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Muskratwalt
won't give trapping up until I am no longer able to do it.



Agree.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633494
07/23/22 08:43 PM
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NE KS
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I set for coyote and cats also run a water line for coon.
Set for beaver and rats when I can find some.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633495
07/23/22 08:43 PM
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kentucky
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i started late. retired december 1 2012. my first traps were in the ground december 2 early morning.

our season starts second monday in november and ends last day february. since then never been a morning i havent been checking traps during our season. most mornings its deer hunting then checking.

i average 100 miles per week on my side by side.

cant wait for november .

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