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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633496
07/23/22 09:46 PM
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I trap beaver every day November through February. I love being in the swamp!


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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Mark June] #7633501
07/23/22 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark June
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 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


I didnít say they shouldnít or couldnít talk about it , I was merely answering why someone would be on a trapping site that doesnít trap. As it turns out there are a few on here that do not trap.You can discuss whatever the rules allow. I will stand by my original statement .

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633509
07/23/22 09:57 PM
07/23/22 09:57 PM
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Minnesota
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Nowadays Low impact nuisance trapping to help others
In season I trap Beaver , otter and Fishers
Hopefully this year a bobcat

The Stroke I had did its damage


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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Mark June] #7633519
07/23/22 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark June
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 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


Thank you, mark June.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633520
07/23/22 10:06 PM
07/23/22 10:06 PM
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Wheaton Ks
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As I ripen, I am slowing down. Used to run multi day long lines in Wy and Mt, then. come home to Ks and finish out the winter. Coyotes are my first love, but since the yote prices have joined the rest of them in the toilet, I am laying up a little more every year. Barely scratched the itch last year. Knew ahead of season that my kind of yotes here in NE Ks were gonna suck, so I did very little last season. First season I really didn't catch much since coming home from nam and the service in 1969. But will still scratch that itch again, would really like to go out of state again, while I am still able. Mind says yes, but body resists, especially after a few days on the line! lol


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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633524
07/23/22 10:14 PM
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Va
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I trap every season most years is all season the last 2 years I cut way back to finish our house remodel. This season it's going to be back to the hole season hopefully I will get to run a water line in the canoe. [Linked Image]
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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633526
07/23/22 10:25 PM
07/23/22 10:25 PM
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Missouri
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Have every year since early 70s. Last couple of years just set a few because of age and fur prices. This year I have not made the decision because gas prices now have to be considered. May just trap the opossum that visit my bird feeding area most warmer nights.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633534
07/23/22 10:36 PM
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WI
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WI
I trapÖjust not to the extent that I used to. Extreme long lining is likely over for me. I still have all the equipment and could at a momentís notice but the current market doesnít offer any motivation. I find myself doing less and less fur trapping and more and more damage control. I set fur traps anymore because itís in my bloodÖI feel like I have to.

However, I will say thisÖdamage trapping has made me a better trapper! You slow down and start to smell the roses so to speak. You really start to focus on the little things. I call it micro trapping. Itís still a numbers game but the goal is zero.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633537
07/23/22 10:38 PM
07/23/22 10:38 PM
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Iowa
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Iowa
Originally Posted by LT GREY
Why would you be on a trapping website, if you didn't ?


Well let's take wissmiss (Nancy) for example. She may not trap but this site better for her being here.

I'm not sure if I'm a trapper or not anymore, we'll see what the market does. I'm not selling all my traps just yet. wink

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633559
07/23/22 10:58 PM
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Full time ADC work, year-round contract, mostly feral wild hogs, some coyote and other work. Was 73 on my last birthday and need to slow down. The high heat and humidity hurts me more now a days than it used to. Have had both shoulders wrecked and surgically repaired. Just can't handle the heavy lifting, dragging, long hours, etc. like when I was younger, but still love the work and being outdoors.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633576
07/23/22 11:21 PM
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To paraphrase Harry S Truman "Some questions don't deserve an answer"


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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633579
07/23/22 11:31 PM
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I run a short line every year. 10-15 coon sets with my kids and a dozen or so predator sets. This year Iím going to use some vacation time at work at set all my traps for a week and a half (30 dry land sets)


Derek
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633584
07/23/22 11:44 PM
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Around about 45 years now.
Last year was my shortest season.
2 rounds of pneumonia and hip surgery S L O W E D me down. Gonna give it a try this season again.
Never was really good at it but I have fun.
just. .

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633606
07/24/22 01:09 AM
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I trap. The last two years we had another baby each Spring. Trapping was still manageable with 6 kids. But once #7 came it was tough and then #8! Iím planning on trapping hard this year to make up for the last 2 winters, but as the kids get older they want to ice fish more.
So Iíll try juggling the trapping and ice fishing this year and see how it goes.
Everyone wants Dad all at once it seems. Lol


Cold as ice!
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633609
07/24/22 01:35 AM
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I started out packing my granddads equipment for him after he had a heart attack when I was 7 or 8 that was over 45 years ago now. He taught me how to catch gray fox. As I got older I trapped beaver along the Mississippi River for timber companies. I loved trapping the Mississippi. I at one time I run few hundred coon traps along with otter and beaver. I remember getting $10 per coon for the meat. Few years ago I moved to Montana and have not trapped here yet. I have not fig out cold weather trapping yet. I do kill a few coyotes each year calling them.


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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633626
07/24/22 05:58 AM
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This will be my 48th straight season. I retired a couple years back and bought a UTV, retirement present to me. Partly based on an article by Major Boddicker encouraging enjoying your retirement years. I canít justify the purchase other than enjoying life my last few years Iím able to get out there but most canít justify 40,000 dollar boats either. My state has changed from when I started. In the 70ís and 80ís it was mink, rats, foxes now weíre a coyote, cat, beaver and otter state. I guess if you trap 50 years you see some changes. Iím afraid weíre a dying breed. I donít see young ones starting much or interested at all in fur handling. Enjoy these forums but other internet outlets like Facebook and YouTube Iím afraid hurt us by some yahooís on there.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633643
07/24/22 06:59 AM
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Usually all year!


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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: clintp1971] #7633654
07/24/22 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by clintp1971
Originally Posted by Mark June
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 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


I didnít say they shouldnít or couldnít talk about it , I was merely answering why someone would be on a trapping site that doesnít trap. As it turns out there are a few on here that do not trap.You can discuss whatever the rules allow. I will stand by my original statement .


Only my top line was aimed towards ya. I shoulda been a bit clearer clintp.

This site has always had a diversity of opinions cause people are diverse.
That's what makes it so awesome here at TMan central.

Blessings,
Mark


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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633670
07/24/22 07:34 AM
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Michigan
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Michigan
I've traps since I was 9-10 , have not miss a year since , plan on trapping till I can't, I trap everything can't pass up gas money , I also try to get as many people into trapping that I can ,

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7633676
07/24/22 07:37 AM
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Firth, Nebraska
Coyotes and mink here, some coon, some beaver. Winter guy, and been at it over 40 years.
Jim


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