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Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Tom Fisher] #7634473
07/24/22 10:02 PM
07/24/22 10:02 PM
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Oregon
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Oregon
Originally Posted by Tom Fisher
I trap cause I can't find anything else that gives me such enjoyment.----Those coyotes in the freezer I don't know---I guess I was lucky and found a buyer for mine----dumped a freezer full of beaver last summer there isn't any interest in pale beaver

I don't think the strong hatter market cares much about color. Get them up to FHA.


Beaver will shine again!
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634475
07/24/22 10:03 PM
07/24/22 10:03 PM
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Posts: 3,093
Michigan
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Michigan
I trap!


When life gets me down..... you know hunting/trapping season is closed.
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634484
07/24/22 10:24 PM
07/24/22 10:24 PM
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Posts: 651
minnesota
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minnesota
Have long lined every year since 72. Mostly mink but now coyotes for the last 10 years or so. One year coon. Don't plan on stopping cuz of the prices.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634520
07/25/22 12:28 AM
07/25/22 12:28 AM
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Posts: 3,945
M.T.V. Alaska
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M.T.V. Alaska
I have been trapping since I was a boy. My first trapping rig was a Super-H.

I concentrated on the species we have in abundance here Lynx, Fox, beaver, mink, otter. I caught a few wolves, some marten, and occasional wolverine. I trapped for a living in the winter for many years. I bought a house with lynx fur one year.

After I started buying fur and built it up Alaska's largest raw fur dealer/tanned fur, it left me no time to trap myself. (Remember that if you ever decide you would like to buy fur.)

I got out of fur buying right before the market crashed again, and into buying moose antlers, and still do, but the same problem no time to run a proper trapline, not to mention the no money in fur anymore. I also run my small business. It cost a lot of money and hard work combined with other risk to be trapping in Alaska. I dont kill for fun, and no such thing as nuisance trapping, we are in a natural ecology here. No worries if a beaver floods anything.

I still snare a few beaver through the ice to eat for me and the dogs, but that's the extent of my trapping these days.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634525
07/25/22 01:08 AM
07/25/22 01:08 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,470
Idaho
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Idaho
I started trapping and hound hunting as a kid. They outlawed both in the state I grew up in by the time I graduated high school. Mainly trapped beaver and otter. Moved to Idaho and trapped some beaver and otter off and on, not a lot of either locally and otter were pretty limited opportunities due to quotas. Then they opened up wolf trapping, got into that and I had never really trapped coyotes much, although I always wanted to do more. Got more serious on the coyotes to hone my canine trapping skills and started messing with trapping some marten. Now I still water trap off and on, although I really enjoy it. But trap some marten every winter and set out a canine line for wolves and coyotes. Canine trapping and wolf in particular is my real trapping passion. May be hit and miss on the other critters, but I won't ever stop trapping wolves and probably marten and coyote as long as I am able.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634530
07/25/22 02:29 AM
07/25/22 02:29 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 510
Western New York
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Posts: 510
Western New York
I trap. I have 172 acres of my own and trap the neighboring properties totaling around 7 hundred acres


Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: danny clifton] #7634709
07/25/22 10:14 AM
07/25/22 10:14 AM
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Armpit, ak
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Dirt Online content
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Armpit, ak
Originally Posted by danny clifton
So, should I burn those coyote skins, or somebody got a suggestion?


Landfill. Tanning prices and the shipping will cost at least twice what they are probably worth. As fur prices drop tanning and shipping prices increase. Tanners don't tan for the love of the game.


Who is John Galt?
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634725
07/25/22 10:33 AM
07/25/22 10:33 AM
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Posts: 1,396
NC - Here there and everywhere
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NC - Here there and everywhere
Been trapping since I was 8 or 10 years old running rabbit boxes and selling to the Beagle guys. I've got a lot more invested now than I did then, lol. Don't plan on stopping anytime soon


Gotta live up to the nickname...
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634761
07/25/22 11:31 AM
07/25/22 11:31 AM
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Cheyenne Wyoming
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Cheyenne Wyoming
4 solid months in the winter and a month or so beaver trapping in the spring.


Antelope, the original fast food!!
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634928
07/25/22 04:44 PM
07/25/22 04:44 PM
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Posts: 1,128
SWEET HOME OREGON
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SWEET HOME OREGON
Slowed down a bit during covid as I had less need for some critters. Found out over the last 3 months that was a big mistake. I do some crafting with all I catch and some that a couple of friends gifts me.

I need Coon, Skunk, Possum, Grey's, Reds, Mink, Beaver, Otter that I catch. Coyote I catch also but my friend gifts me several plus some of the others so I have no real need to set for them. All are used in my crafting. I have not sold any at fur sales other then some tanned nutria in several years.

I also trap mole and gopher year round. More money there then most fur market items. I do this on a couple large grass seed farm plus some residential. The farms give me over 10,000 acres of private land to trap for fur also.

Do not set big numbers of traps any more as I like me sleep. Try to limit skinning time for the wanted sleep time. Not lazy just wear out faster then I used to. Still love it.


FROM MY DEAD HANDS
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634970
07/25/22 05:43 PM
07/25/22 05:43 PM
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wantage n.j.
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wantage n.j.
I trap almost year round.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7634978
07/25/22 05:51 PM
07/25/22 05:51 PM
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Posts: 6,744
MO
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MO
Iím a trapper.


I trap for fun. I skin 'em for the money!
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~You Grin, You're In~
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7635030
07/25/22 06:46 PM
07/25/22 06:46 PM
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Posts: 391
Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
I've been trapping the last 55 years and it's by far my favorite hobby. I have trapped everything Wisconsin has to offer except wolves. I really enjoy trapping every furbearer each season and learning all the new techniques that trappers on this site have been generous enough to share. I retired from work on March 30th and am really looking forward to having every day to trap as long as I physically can. I'll probably trap worthless coyotes (because they need it) and some coon up until gun deer season and then switch to the water animals. I realize the fur markets sucks at this point but will trap since that's who I am.


55 years trapping. It's who I am. Every day is still as exciting as it was when I was a kid.
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7635095
07/25/22 08:09 PM
07/25/22 08:09 PM
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Saskatchewan
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Yep.
Also wear fur and teach trapping to kids.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7635171
07/25/22 10:18 PM
07/25/22 10:18 PM
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Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
I do for about a month a year. Coyotes, bobcats, coons and some beavers.


MOLON LABE
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7635184
07/25/22 10:33 PM
07/25/22 10:33 PM
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TN/OH
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TN/OH
I trap a couple months a year for Coyotes, and bobcats mainly

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7635388
07/26/22 08:25 AM
07/26/22 08:25 AM
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Posts: 292
Iowa
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Iowa
shouldnt be who traps should be who keeps putting fur on the market for the last several years thats why there is a lot more trappers in the off season than the fur season

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7635399
07/26/22 08:45 AM
07/26/22 08:45 AM
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Hancock Co., Indiana
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Hancock Co., Indiana
I started trapping when I was in junior high but got out of it when I got a car/job/girlfriend etc.

I started back into it again back in about 2005 - never really big - just short lines I can check on my way into work. Had an ADC license for a while and was trapping beaver for the county. But I had to stop doing that because I just didn't have the time with a full time job, a part-time job, volunteer work, and raising a family.

The last couple of years I've mostly just been dragging my sons out to catch some muskrats in the local ditches.


What from Christ that soul can sever,
Bound by everlasting bands?
None shall take thee
From the Strength of Israel's hands.

Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Joe1] #7635422
07/26/22 09:19 AM
07/26/22 09:19 AM
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Armpit, ak
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Armpit, ak
Originally Posted by Joe1
shouldnt be who traps should be who keeps putting fur on the market for the last several years thats why there is a lot more trappers in the off season than the fur season


The future is ADC. No more free wildlife management. There is a reason the quality of the pelts that go into the market keeps falling.


Who is John Galt?
Re: How many of you on this Forum really trap [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7635425
07/26/22 09:23 AM
07/26/22 09:23 AM
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Pa,
I trap every year mostly coyotes now


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