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Posted By: H2ORat

FINALLY - 01/15/22 03:05 AM

Got 31 sets in today -- Wasn't even sure I was going to be able to after the broken wrist and the covid. I know, I know -- they were mostly for nutria, but trapping something is better than not trapping right? well maybe not. Anyway saw 5 nutes swimming around in the small part of the pond I was trapping today -- little beaver sign and there was a little otter sign. going to set on the neighbors place tomorrow time permitted (only had about 3 hours today). I wasn't even sure I could skin one until 2-days ago (had to shoot one on the back of my place just to prove I could) but all seems to work ok. I haven't tried fleshing yet -- that may be a challenge. Any way it was a nice day.
Posted By: Bruce T

Re: FINALLY - 01/15/22 03:22 AM

Good luck.
Posted By: AntiGov

Re: FINALLY - 01/15/22 03:25 AM

Cool man , good luck
Posted By: trapdog1

Re: FINALLY - 01/15/22 03:26 AM

Sounds like you are healing up and back at it. Keep it up!
Posted By: billy

Re: FINALLY - 01/15/22 06:11 PM

you got spirit and the will,i think you are gonna be ok. take care
Posted By: cfowler

Re: FINALLY - 01/15/22 06:22 PM

Good luck!!

Trappers always find a way.
Posted By: 8117 Steve R

Re: FINALLY - 01/15/22 06:50 PM

Good for you!
Posted By: NonPCfed

Re: FINALLY - 01/15/22 07:35 PM

What do you think a decent nute is going to bring this year or do you get paid some adc coin for keeping them under control in some areas...?
Posted By: H2ORat

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 02:07 AM

No adc coin -- i just figure that i don't do much for the human race - this i can do. Of course most of the ground that I trap on are customers of my irrigation repair business. Hopefully i will get the same as last year (2$) -- got 5nutes, 1 coon, and 1 muskrat today. It was a few less nutes than I expected, but it froze good and hard last night so I am sure they didn't go as far as they usually do in a night.
Posted By: NonPCfed

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 03:09 AM

Does a nute flesh like a mrat or a coon...?
Posted By: beaverpeeler

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 05:13 AM

Nutes would be more similar to a coon than a rat for fleshing. But far less fat.

Glad you're back out there at it Dave!
Posted By: H2ORat

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 05:14 AM

more like a coon -- but not as much grisle or as much fat. Easier than a coon and harder than a muskrat.
Posted By: Pawnee

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 06:24 AM

Good luck! Hope you have traps full
Posted By: Turtledale

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 10:24 AM

Good to hear your back at em'
Posted By: Trapper Dahlgren

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 10:35 AM

keep onkeeping on, never stop, by the way are they good eating [nutira] ?
Posted By: H2ORat

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 05:40 PM

I tried one for the first time this year---- its meat. I don't have a sense of smell so my sense of taste is greatly diminished, and i couldn't get anyone else in the houshold to try it. The wife did say she would try beaver though - so that might be next on the list. Caught 5 nutes and 1 coon today.
Posted By: NonPCfed

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 05:47 PM

Do you finish nutes on say adjustable coon boards? Isn't 28-30 inches a pretty average adult nute length from nose to where you cut the tail off??
Posted By: newhouse114

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 09:59 PM

We got som whopper nutes in Oregon. This is on a 65 inch otter board. Is tail on is per request from my buyer.


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Posted By: NonPCfed

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 10:06 PM

Wow, so that nute is about 38 inches from nose to base of tail on that board? The tail is like a mrat's tail, right?
Posted By: H2ORat

Re: FINALLY - 01/16/22 10:37 PM

Originally Posted by NonPCfed
Do you finish nutes on say adjustable coon boards? Isn't 28-30 inches a pretty average adult nute length from nose to where you cut the tail off??

I have some boards made for nutria -- most of the boards are about 42" I get alot in the 26-30" range --- inside of mouth to base of tail. and don't bother with anything below 20 inside of mouth to base of tail.
Posted By: NonPCfed

Re: FINALLY - 01/17/22 12:20 AM

"Inside of mouth"...? Are you talking about the back side of the nose where you cut it from the skull or some other position "inside of the mouth"..? Just have never heard that term before...
Posted By: H2ORat

Re: FINALLY - 01/17/22 12:59 AM

bottom lip when stretched on the board. I skinned 2 of the ones i got today with tail on (not normal) they should stretch 28-30, i didn't flesh or board them today - ill start doing that in a couple of weeks.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: FINALLY - 01/17/22 02:35 PM

Originally Posted by 8117 Steve R
Good for you!

Yes, have fun
Posted By: beaverpeeler

Re: FINALLY - 01/17/22 04:55 PM

Measurements on nutes are always on the belly side. In the later years of the nutria boon it was lower lip to bung. 26" L, 30" XL, 36" XXL. You were only downgraded for holes on the belly...no downgrade for holes on the back. Sometime when fleshing females you would tear a teat and of course on nutes those are on the back.

Most adult nutria will stretch over 30" with maybe 5% to 10% going 36".
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