Post by deerslayer123 on Jan 17, 2011 16:57:21 GMT -5
Hi, heres my story: i learned some from my grandpa but mostly from trapping webistes. my grandpa had trapped for about 20 years and he would tell me about how he used to wake up early every morning and go check his trap line. this was really the only way he got money. he said his best season was when he was about 20 or so and he caught around 250 red fox. he was getting around $150 each for. he got many greys that went for around $80 . theres not to many greys now here in ohio. I have learn so much from these websites like this one on how to catch a lot of different furbearers.
Two years ago, i got started tryin to raise some rabbit beagals, and i wanted to catch a live rabbit to let them play with and them chase. well after a long time o no luck with that, and coons cleanin out the corn in my deer feader, i decided to try and trap some coons. so i called my grandpa, and asked for him to bring a few of his old cage traps over (used to trap coons and possums and skunks by his wifes chicken coops) so he brought them over, and i set them with some corn. if i remember right, it was about a week after i had set some. My cousin and i got on the 4wheeler and headed up there to check it. it was warm in november and we were out in shorts and t-shirts. we drove up there, and i still remember how that coon was settin when we drove up. and i can tell you exactally where it was at too. and we got him home and an hour and a half we had him skinned. and thats what got me hooked.
It started when i found a few victor #1 LS traps up in our barn i messed around with them untill i finally figured out how to set them I set them back in our pasture...i used to dig a whole put some fish in it and then put my trap over that and then put some leaves on the trap I caught a posum and boy was i excited lol then for X-mas my dad bought me a few live traps and then i really hammered the possums lol....That how i got started
Post by happersilderness on Jan 26, 2011 8:35:13 GMT -5
One day I saw a gopher mound and remembered we had some #1 victor longs in the shed, I got ahold of those traps and fell in love with trapping, only caught a rabbit foot (was going for small game only), then, the next year I got into furbearers, I read books, and asked some people on it. Then started watching videos on youtube. And read magazines. Then I watched some demos, then went to tman, now im here. But one thing that helped me was trapping education, that taught me a lot.
this is how i got started, my dad knew a pretty good trapper, and when i was about ten, dads friend invited me and my bros and sises to come for a trappers training day, so i went there and learned how to make a dirthole set and some blind sets, that kinda peeked my intest in the whole trapping thing and when the season came dad took me and my bros out and we set a water line but, the next day they were flooded real bad due to rain. that ended m hopes and i didnt want to set any more traps. then my bro decided he was gonna set some traps i said go ahead im gonna stay home, but the next morning my bro caught a coon, so then i decided i was gonna set traps i traped hard with my 3 traps all season and finaly got a nice big boar coon at the end of the season i was pumped! thats how i got started./
dtraper: Morning everybody -- deer in the cooler -- traps dyed and waxed .. still got a week before season opens and seen a few cat/yote tracks around the timber close -D-
Nov 10, 2019 9:51:51 GMT -5
skidoo1000: I need to catch up on school before I can get traps out.
Nov 10, 2019 12:19:42 GMT -5
frerotte: Got another nice wide stripe skunk yesterday. Traps are under 6" of snow tonight have to wait a day or two to uncover them.
Nov 11, 2019 22:13:32 GMT -5
Law Dog: I have a order for 5 striped skunks for a University study still need 4 for fill the order, I keep the stink and the body they want the head and pelt so it works out well for me. Setting traps later in the week harvest is WAY behind.
Nov 12, 2019 0:03:51 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning , "D",Jerry,Frerotte,OHIO,MUD,Jarentz,Neighborfoxer,Ken,digger,greenboolits. Good Morning to ALL at ATT.. Have a GREAT day.
Nov 12, 2019 4:51:54 GMT -5
dtraper: SEND HEAT -froze to death ,ice on windshield this morning and a high of 28 today--D-
Nov 12, 2019 17:53:04 GMT -5
jarentz: Evening all!
Nov 13, 2019 19:56:58 GMT -5
frerotte: D 28 is warm right now here high today was 15
Nov 13, 2019 22:35:16 GMT -5
Law Dog: Been chasing that ladies cat for the last 2 months I thought I was done so I went to pull the camera I had in the area after a fresh snow and guess what I find new cat tracks! LOL Put in 4 cages will see what happens.
Nov 14, 2019 12:44:52 GMT -5
dtraper: Still cold but getting warmer -- got a couple more postholes dug.. little wire stretched -season opens 22nd, what I heard the yotes were still a little blue-D-
Nov 14, 2019 21:45:27 GMT -5
Law Dog: Wet and muddy here "butter muddy", crops still in the fields in a lot of places might need to start with the 4 wheeler and trailer then use the truck when it freezes up. If I wait the trap bedding will be impossible then.
Nov 14, 2019 23:36:52 GMT -5
longbarrel: Hey Trappers. Muddy here also, front end of the pickup doesn't know where the back end is going.
Nov 16, 2019 6:30:25 GMT -5
dtraper: Cold again -- when you see ice in the water tanks it's COLD --but fur is moving and so are the deer -D-
Nov 16, 2019 9:10:44 GMT -5
jarentz: Good Morning all!
Nov 17, 2019 6:16:55 GMT -5
dtraper: Meat for the freezer this mornin - had the boys over for corned deer and cabbage this afternoon from another one , cuttin brush and trees tomorrow -Luck to y"all that trappin -D-
Nov 17, 2019 18:18:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: Let a civet go today they were hit hard last year by distemper and it was in a remote area not causing any issues the thing climbed a tree like a squirrel.
Nov 17, 2019 23:14:57 GMT -5
frerotte: Coyotes are looking real nice now
Nov 20, 2019 10:18:47 GMT -5
Law Dog: Hitting it later in the week with snow coming tonight they are taking forever to bring in the crops but getting there!
Nov 20, 2019 20:22:38 GMT -5
dtraper: Season strats tomorrow but deer season come in Saturday ... still thinkin maybe the first week of December , but on the bright side a neighbor stopped by yesterday bout 500 acres of cat /yote ground to trap
Nov 21, 2019 10:44:19 GMT -5
dtraper: On wifes putter mine took the big poop-LOL-D-
Nov 21, 2019 10:45:10 GMT -5