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Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868719
05/20/23 01:11 PM
05/20/23 01:11 PM
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Posts: 136
Wisconsin
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trapdad Offline
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Posts: 136
Wisconsin
I still do, But mostly just enough to keep the neighbor farmers happy.

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868722
05/20/23 01:13 PM
05/20/23 01:13 PM
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Posts: 5,229
Lakeland,Minnesota
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Lakeland,Minnesota
For some of us--trapping is an addiction and a large part of our lives.One of my biggest fears is not being able to trap again.Hoping my new hip allows me to chase water rodents at least one more time.
Besides actually trapping,I also make beaver lure,snares and cable restraints--and I cannot wait till I heal enough to get back to doing all of those things.
More than once my wife has asked me ,if I ever talk about anything but trapping.
Tom


If my feet aren't wet,I must not be trapping.
Tom Olson
MTA life member#100,also WTA life member
Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868730
05/20/23 01:27 PM
05/20/23 01:27 PM
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Posts: 1,646
el vado, nm
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el vado, nm
I trap every year, started late last year had a little healing up to do.

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868733
05/20/23 01:28 PM
05/20/23 01:28 PM
Joined: Feb 2022
Posts: 359
Arkansas
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Posts: 359
Arkansas
I trap my own farm every year - mostly Mar - Jun. catch maybe fifty or sixty critters - mostly coon and possum with a few yotes and fox. Predator control to help turkey and fawn production

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868739
05/20/23 01:39 PM
05/20/23 01:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,904
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Posts: 2,904
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As much as time allows in season. I don't get paid but I also trap tens of 1000s of acres that no one else can access but the owner. Made countless connections through the trapping industry an reputation of being a trustworthy trapper. Finish what fur I see as profitable.

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868740
05/20/23 01:39 PM
05/20/23 01:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 20,387
North East Kansas
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Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 20,387
North East Kansas
started to trap in the 70's in the catskill mountains, 14 and caught my first chimpmunk. Roamed the 40 acre wood up there with my remington one shot .22, flyrod and whatever traps I could muster up. Grandma (baba) cooked the trout up and showed me how to skin/butcher, those were the days...do some every season but I find lately that I can enjoy being outdoors without trapping/hunting/fishing. Hike, dispersed camp, canoe and etc. I like it here because trappers are mostly salt of the earth folks...mostly... smile



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Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868744
05/20/23 01:43 PM
05/20/23 01:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 1,484
Wisconsin
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Posts: 1,484
Wisconsin
My 4th year after taking 30 years off.

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Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868746
05/20/23 01:43 PM
05/20/23 01:43 PM
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Posts: 136
Wisconsin
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 136
Wisconsin
I still do a little bit. Enough to keep my landowners happy.

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868747
05/20/23 01:44 PM
05/20/23 01:44 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,576
Oakland, MS
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Drifter  Online Content
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Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,576
Oakland, MS
Yes as much as my body will let me.


Some individuals use statistics as a drunk man uses lamp-posts ó for support rather than for illumination.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Scottish poet, novelist and literary critic









Life member NTA , and GA Trappers assoc .
Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868750
05/20/23 01:50 PM
05/20/23 01:50 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,838
Juneau, Alaska 51
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Juneau, Alaska 51
I do.

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868756
05/20/23 01:55 PM
05/20/23 01:55 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 22,111
New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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Keeping land owners happy..


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868757
05/20/23 01:56 PM
05/20/23 01:56 PM
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Posts: 18,978
SEPA
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Lugnut Online content
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Posts: 18,978
SEPA
I don't think any Tman member will admit they don't really trap and are only here to troll and/or argue politics and/or bring us the gloom and doom news multiple times a day.

Although I strongly suspect some fit that description.


Eh...wot?

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868758
05/20/23 01:56 PM
05/20/23 01:56 PM
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Posts: 18,978
SEPA
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Lugnut Online content
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Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 18,978
SEPA
I started trapping muskrats at about eight-years-old. Back then (late sixties/early seventies) brown muskrat were selling for about $8.00 and black ones were selling for $12.00 or more. I was getting $3.00 a week for doing chores at home so I thought I was going to be rich!

I started a land line soon after and did well on skunks, possums, weasels, the occasional coon and even more occasional fox.

I kept trapping into my early twenties and stopped when the bottom dropped out of the market in the late eighties.

Fast forward twenty or so years. I had my youngest daughter at camp for a deer hunt. The neighboring camp owner was a trapper and when we went to visit him one day my daughter was fascinated by the skins he had drying in his shed. she told me she wanted to trap. I geared up in a hurry and caught the end of that season. We ran a fox line around home in southeast PA for ten or so years, averaged about fifty reds a year. She grew up and went to college. I still run the fox line and I run a land line around camp most years. Just started getting into beaver the last three years.

My granddaughter is my current trapping partner.


Eh...wot?

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868765
05/20/23 02:11 PM
05/20/23 02:11 PM
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Posts: 9,513
SW Georgia
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SW Georgia
Yes, work full time and trap before and after work. Only been doing it for 5-6 years now and started after I was voluntold I was going to start trapping and getting paid for it at a local plantation, lol. Got decent and requests started coming in. Got about 4 properties I trap and get paid to do it. Start in January and run through September or so hitting the properties twice a year. Most folks donít want you running around during deer and quail season so Sept-Dec is my off time.

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868766
05/20/23 02:16 PM
05/20/23 02:16 PM
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Posts: 3,070
illinois
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illinois
Iím 59 caught my first red fox when I was 7 set by myself dad turned me loose probably took me 45 minutes to complete remember that red the next morning like it was yesterday never missed a year since and Iím not counting the times when I went with dad as soon as I could walk

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868775
05/20/23 02:38 PM
05/20/23 02:38 PM
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Champaign County, Ohio.
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Champaign County, Ohio.
I trap, but not as much as I used to. I have not sold any fur for years. I donate most of my catches to Wilmington College's Biology Department. Much of the data for their study on the diseases and parasites carried by opossums in Ohio came from opossums I donated. I mostly trap opossums, raccoons, skunks and mink. I let red fox go.

Keith

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868781
05/20/23 02:52 PM
05/20/23 02:52 PM
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Posts: 21
New Mexico
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New Mexico
Except for overseas military service and one winter when work was just too busy, every year since my first in 1967. Fur trapped as a kid then longlined for fur after military service, then federal trapper, and then back to private fur trapping with occasional depredation for state agencies and friends. Like most, body just won't allow for getting after it like when I was younger and will never have all the traps I currently own set at any one time. Except for a few sets on our own property usually break trapping into 1-2 week segments to allow time for fur handling and recuperation every winter now.

Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Wanna Be] #7868792
05/20/23 03:11 PM
05/20/23 03:11 PM
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Posts: 3,761
Otsego, MI 65
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Otsego, MI 65
I never set a trap this past season. My Mother passed away on Nov. 6th, and I just didn't have it in me.
Took the wind right out of my sails. We'll get with it this next season though.


Member NTA, MTPCA, FTA, NRA, MUCC
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Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Marty] #7868794
05/20/23 03:15 PM
05/20/23 03:15 PM
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Yukon
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Yukon

Yes I've been trapping for 40 years now other than a few years off when I was in the military.


do unto others as you would have them do unto you

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Re: How Many Here Actually Trap? [Re: Blaine County] #7868797
05/20/23 03:17 PM
05/20/23 03:17 PM
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west virginia usa
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west virginia usa
Set my first trap before I was 12. Now mostly just Canines. When I move back up to Wisconsin it will probably be more water sets especially in the Marshes. Right now I mainly just trap on my farm and some neighbor Farms. Used to trap on the elk River where Cathryns hubby traps some but I had problems with theft. Especially Culverts. I think the thief is in Jail for 15 years now. Still love Canines more.


God please keep they 19 fallen UBB miners out of trouble up there.
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