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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695446
10/18/22 09:28 PM
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I will choose coyote, just because I think they are the worst vermin that WE have. Plus, I can catch almost anything in a yote set, so the rest would be gravy!


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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695448
10/18/22 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cathryn
Of fur.

What would it be and why.

This thread has nothing to do with current prices or money to be made or not made..

I'd just like to know what yall like to trap and why.

Wolf for sure. It's the ultimate pursuit (when we actually have a season).

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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695468
10/18/22 09:44 PM
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Muskrats, I've only trapped them for 15 days which was last season but I was so much happier trapping them than any other animal. I still haven't figured out why I like them so much. Here's a picture from my spring line this last season.

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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7695470
10/18/22 09:45 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Originally Posted by TheYouthTrapper
Muskrats, I've only trapped them for 15 days which was last season but I was so much happier trapping them than any other animal. I still haven't figured out why I like them so much. Here's a picture from my spring line this last season.

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Well, that is just awesome!! Keep on getting after them!


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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695477
10/18/22 09:51 PM
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It is hard to beat muskrat trapping.

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695484
10/18/22 09:56 PM
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Probably wouldnt trap.
Actually I dont know how to just trap one species. Guess I could raise my pan tension to 5# or more and just catch coyotes, but Id still bet Id snag a possum. I can make what I consider my best coyote set and catch possums, coons, bobcats, fox, and an occasional coyote.
Id really like to trap a place that is loaded with coyote sign and see what I could do.

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: DelawareRob] #7695503
10/18/22 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DelawareRob
Originally Posted by TheYouthTrapper
Muskrats, I've only trapped them for 15 days which was last season but I was so much happier trapping them than any other animal. I still haven't figured out why I like them so much. Here's a picture from my spring line this last season.


Well, that is just awesome!! Keep on getting after them!


November 1st is opening day, I'll be putting traps in.

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: AJE] #7695505
10/18/22 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by AJE
It is hard to beat muskrat trapping.


It is very hard for me at least, I have never caught a coyote before though so I don't know the rush of that yet.

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695545
10/18/22 11:11 PM
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Coyotes. It was first thing I tried for and caught 40 some years ago, and is still what I go after every year.
Mink are a close second favorite.
Jim


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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: AJE] #7695549
10/18/22 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by AJE
It is hard to beat muskrat trapping.


Agree. Something about being in the marshes and creeks pursuing them.

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695635
10/19/22 06:04 AM
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I've yet to trap a cat or a fisher, So until then Beaver. But hard to beat a coyote dancing in a snare.

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695649
10/19/22 06:29 AM
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Id have to say Possum. I seem to be able to catch them when Im not even trying! It must be a sign from above that this would be my calling.


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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695678
10/19/22 07:12 AM
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Cats, Coyotes then rats

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695700
10/19/22 07:31 AM
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Mink. Not my specialty but just love catching them, the set types, small light traps, light animal, and easy to put up! I just love seeing that tail floating. Happy trapping! ScottW

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695706
10/19/22 07:37 AM
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Bobcat that is what got me started in trapping and still lights the fire. There's just something about chasing bobcats in the Appalachian mountains as I'm sure it is everywhere else. Come December I will be doing it again I've yet to break the 30lb mark maybe this will be the year. [Linked Image]
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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695707
10/19/22 07:42 AM
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Wolverine for me! They can be very sneaky

Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695718
10/19/22 07:59 AM
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Muskrat for sure. Beaver might be second - they are fascinating animals. But muskrat are plentiful, easy to catch, easy to skin & flesh, and have very nice fur. For every one coyote or beaver trap, you can put out multiple muskrat traps and make more catches with the same amount of time an effort. Maybe it's not as challenging or profitable. But it's just plain good clean fun.


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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695858
10/19/22 12:12 PM
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Coyote for me, I would say bobcat but we have a one cat limit on state land and one private with an extended season of 20 days this year instead of 10 as in the past. I enjoy all trapping but coyote challenge me and I like that. I have gotten much better at my scouting but always room for improvement [Linked Image]
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Picked up these 2 young ones so far this year. Season started the 15th. Only have a small line out now.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695868
10/19/22 12:22 PM
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Otter followed by beaver.



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Re: If you could.only trap one species [Re: cathryn] #7695879
10/19/22 12:43 PM
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Thank yall so much for posting. I'm enjoying getting to know yall a little bit and the pictures are a great bonus!

I'm enjoying this thread alot


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