2018-19 Trapping Discussion

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by dubleuhb, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    I decided to dabble a little into trapping this year, so I took my trapping class.

    Ordered some new traps, 18 Sleepy Creek 600's, 18 Bridger 1-1/2 special, 6 Minnesota Brand 550's and 12 CTM 126's and all the stuff I need to get started.

    Got them all cleaned, lightly rusted and have a barrel simmering them with dye.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Have an audience......[​IMG]
     
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  3. GOYABEAN

    GOYABEAN .450/400 Nitro Ex

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    Yeah he's like be on the lookout guy's we might be on the menu :confused:
     
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  4. Twogunwilly

    Twogunwilly .44 mag

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    Got probably 40 foot traps and a dozen 160's boiled, dyed and waxed ready to go, really need to double up for a decent trapline. Saw a real nice Bobcat this morning headed for one of my spots probably have to cull a few coon to give him chance to ride the fleshing board. Between having a lot of traps stolen and low fur prices I stopped trapping for a long time, I'm pretty excited to get out again, still much work to do to be successful.
     
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  5. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Bridger 1-1/2 specials, before and after.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    MB 550's[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Now time to wax the footholds, never done it before but should be a piece of cake. Think I'll wait til the weekend.
     
  8. GOYABEAN

    GOYABEAN .450/400 Nitro Ex

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    Yeah while enjoying a flavorful cigar :headbang:
     
  9. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    I'm intent on catching a Fisher, after seeing lots of tracks last year while deer hunting. I'm not going in it for money, I just want to see what I can catch. Got a half dozen coyote traps, I'll try for those around the house.
     
  10. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Not much I don't do without one.
     
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  11. Twogunwilly

    Twogunwilly .44 mag

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    Nice dye job. Hope to score on some Fisher too.
     
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  12. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    3 dozen all waxed and ready.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  13. whauburger

    whauburger .223 Rem

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    I haven't sorted any of my crap yet. Last few seasons shitty prices I'm not as motivated plus time is scarce right now for me. I do need to get everything cleaned up and organized so I can set eventually
     
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  14. whauburger

    whauburger .223 Rem

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    2 critters I haven't gotten bracelets on that I'd really like to, bobcat and Fisher. 1 day the taxidermist will be profiting, 1 day.
     
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  15. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    If I manage to catch a Fisher it's going straight to the taxidermist.
    To bad where I'm trying the season is 5 days long. I'll be putting out probably 2 dozen traps on a Thursday and have to pull them on Tuesday. It's an hour drive to get to where I can trap for them.
     
  16. whauburger

    whauburger .223 Rem

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    A 2 hour round trip is rough to be able to run a line.
     
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  17. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Yeah, just wanted to try something different this year, after that it'll be fox, coyote, coon around my area.

    I also took vacation then so no work to worry about.
     
  18. whauburger

    whauburger .223 Rem

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    Should be a good time. I want to take a nice week to just do nothing but trap one year.
     
  19. dubleuhb

    dubleuhb 6.5 Creedmoor

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    My goal was to trap a Fisher, first toes I pinched.[​IMG]
     
  20. Twogunwilly

    Twogunwilly .44 mag

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    Now that all the deer are wounded by bowhunters and dying 1 county over, I finally got several Bobcat sets out, at least I hope it doesn't end up being a opossum, coon, skunk or red fox line. wet lands are pretty flooded here too making it tough going where I'm trapping.

    j/k about the bowhunters, they all killed their deer instantly.
     
  21. GOYABEAN

    GOYABEAN .450/400 Nitro Ex

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    :ROFL: :archer:
     
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  22. BDinPutnam

    BDinPutnam .308 Win Monthly Shot Winner

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    That's ok.

    The trappers make the hunting easier.

    :evil:
     
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  23. GOYABEAN

    GOYABEAN .450/400 Nitro Ex

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    You mean trapping doesn't leave deer and other animals crippled and collecting SSI :ROFL:
     
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  24. pjzwtl

    pjzwtl .44 mag

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    Damn it now I got the bug again to break out the traps. Haven’t done it for the past 3 years due to time constraints. I think at least I will try to cull the fox population down a tad we have 2 large greys spending time around my wife’s chicken coop and I caught a nice cross fox on my trail cam I would like to get
     
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