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Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! #7818911
03/12/23 10:50 AM
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Like post says!!! Can wait to get back to Texas !!!!! I sware. IF I had the sense GOD gave a goat. I would just move to West Texas. I have been very busy. Right now. By some miracle. I have phone service. BUT on day 14 of 14 day job it is raining!!!! I refuse to work in rain!! I just = roll down window. And shoot coyote. Someone is getting a free day of trapping!!! I dont care. Will pick up traps tomorrow. Then go home. Get breaks put on truck. Sight in new rifle scope on AR 15. I will be working close to = Mexican boarder so I wanted 1x6x24 Vortex PST on a rifle. All this wet weather. I am sick of this. I feel like a hamster on a wheel. WHY dont i just jump off??? Have enough work in Texas to move their. WHY dont i just leave??? Well. Rant over. Back to riding around in rain. I a day or 2. Will do a = photo dump. Have lots of coyotes I have caught this year to post up. Just been in worst service ever for phones

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7818984
03/12/23 12:54 PM
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Calm down Chris don't worry about anything because nothing will turn out the way you want it to. Welcome to my world. smile You will have to at one time or another deal with a bunch of illegals if you lived in TX> year round.

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7819084
03/12/23 02:50 PM
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ST, where area are you that is raining ? We have not gotten any significant rain here in a couple weeks .So I decide to take a couple days next week to trap the and looked at the weather and we have 80 percent chance of rain on Friday. Just my luck.

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7819171
03/12/23 04:20 PM
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We don’t get rain. We get nothing or inches. I don’t mind rain. I like rain. A nice soaking rain is good. I don’t like downpours, and that’s what we get, inches in a couple of hours worth.

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: Bob Jameson] #7819190
03/12/23 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Jameson
Calm down Chris don't worry about anything because nothing will turn out the way you want it to. Welcome to my world. smile You will have to at one time or another deal with a bunch of illegals if you lived in TX> year round.

I dont know that that would not be better. Couldnt work a 14 day contract job because 2 logging crews and a road scraper show up. The bull nats mosquito and ants look to be in record # s this year. Plus the roads are worse than I have ever seen them. I have at least 3 places now. That I will have to walk in and cut cable on trap. Because of mud. Truck almost gets stuck everywhere I go cause of bad roads. Texas. Cant come soon enough

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7819220
03/12/23 05:25 PM
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I just finished a 10 day job in the Savannah River Swamp. I'll never do another in March.

Warm temps/sweating.
Mosquitoes.
Critter mating seasons over.
Critters changing/reducing movements due to spring.
Landowner wanted coons removed but deer feeders were empty.
Free roaming domestic K9s.

At least it didn't rain hard until night #8.

Made for a miserable trapline. All I could do to catch 35 coons, 6 possums, and 4 coyotes.

Last edited by Swamp Wolf; 03/12/23 05:27 PM.

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Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7819429
03/12/23 10:15 PM
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I'm not sure I would trade dry and wind for a little mud laugh

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: BTLowry] #7819589
03/13/23 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BTLowry
I'm not sure I would trade dry and wind for a little mud laugh


BT over 3 inch of rain. Every trap I pick up today is muddy. Well. Except for the = MJ 600 with 8 ft chain 4 JC Conner Swivels 1 JC Conner shock spring and New drag someone stole. I HOPE with all my might that I DO NOT catch up with them. The mood im in right now. Might get me a prison sentence!!! I need to get out of here. I just have this feeling of loosing my temper and …….. well I’m never goes well

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7822412
03/16/23 11:33 PM
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Back where I belong!!! Texas ! Close to Mexico.

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Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7822476
03/17/23 06:11 AM
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Yee haw

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: la4wd54] #7822525
03/17/23 07:15 AM
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Even got a few traps set. Maybe a dz or so. No rush here. Is the main

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7822564
03/17/23 08:15 AM
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Chris, that the chocolate mountains in the background?


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Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7822567
03/17/23 08:21 AM
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Looking forward to following another adventure

How the heck do you get a trap "stolen" on private ground?
The list of suspects would surely be short

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7822641
03/17/23 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
I just finished a 10 day job in the Savannah River Swamp. I'll never do another in March.

Warm temps/sweating.
Mosquitoes.
Critter mating seasons over.
Critters changing/reducing movements due to spring.
Landowner wanted coons removed but deer feeders were empty.
Free roaming domestic K9s.

At least it didn't rain hard until night #8.

Made for a miserable trapline. All I could do to catch 35 coons, 6 possums, and 4 coyotes.

That’s really good on the coons. Possums seem to be out of full force on those warmer nights. Just now starting to see the coons getting active. No feeders whatsoever here, just using peanuts with the ants already active.

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7822724
03/17/23 12:03 PM
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I'm just curious an you don't have to answer this if you don't want to but what's the first step in getting jobs like that when you don't live in that state how do you advertise? Like me a guy from Pennsylvania wanting to trap for a club/landowner in say Georgia?

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: Keystonekiller] #7822764
03/17/23 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Keystonekiller
I'm just curious an you don't have to answer this if you don't want to but what's the first step in getting jobs like that when you don't live in that state how do you advertise? Like me a guy from Pennsylvania wanting to trap for a club/landowner in say Georgia?

Keystonekiller,
I have a friend that is a forestry/wildlife consultant that works for some very wealthy and large landowners. Most of my upstate predator control jobs are due to his contacts. Also, some of my beaver work is thru him with those type landowners.

All of my local predator/beaver work near home is generated due to word of mouth from several decades of my work in southern Georgia and my contacts with a couple of local timber companies.

I do not advertise my trapping business. Was going to advertise after I retired from my real job last June, but I'm currently getting all the work I want.

A man's still gotta have time to bowhunt big bucks and call in a spring gobbler....and fish a little...lol


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Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7822926
03/17/23 06:23 PM
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And all the years of a trusted game warden also helps (a good reputation) the birds should be talking your way

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: jalstat] #7822970
03/17/23 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jalstat
And all the years of a trusted game warden also helps (a good reputation) the birds should be talking your way

It sure has...and the fact that there are no other trappers here that have adequate gear or the knowledge to cover these large properties nor do they have hairy enough kahoonas to wade off into these snake-infested beaver swamps...lol

And the gobblers have been singing for over a month. Season don't open until April1st.


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Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: BTLowry] #7823065
03/17/23 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BTLowry
Looking forward to following another adventure

How the heck do you get a trap "stolen" on private ground?
The list of suspects would surely be short


Some one saw it from road. It was = supposed to go into woods. It did not

Re: Cant Wait to Get back to Texas!!! [Re: steeltraps] #7823066
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Haha, some of us got “voluntold” we were going to start trapping a property and actually caught critters. Word of mouth spreads amongst landowners down here, especially when your turkey hunting buddy is the tax accessor. I know several “full time trappers” down here that I guess you’d call “professionals” and have as much work as they can handle. I get a lot of their scraps, lol. I can only hit so many properties during season working a full time job, but really make my money on coons/possums during the Spring/Summer months.
I had a buddy call from the Southern part of the county and wanted to learn to trap. I showed him what I know and gave recommendations on what I use and he took the ball and ran with it. He also has a full time job and does it on the side. He recently picked up a fairly large parcel of land and is now getting paid.
What some will find interesting is he called me first and asked if “I cared if he started trapping and making some money at it?” He then told me he’d have them call me and I could trap that place if I wanted since I got him started in it. That’s pretty cool in my book! We text about every morning when running our lines before work.
What we have down here, that I guess a lot of folks in other parts of the country don’t have, are landowners that manage their properties for habitat and predators. They want quail, turkeys, and deer and they know that trapping works. If I didn’t have a full time job, there’s no doubt I could still have more than enough places to trap.

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