Are any of you guys going to be buying some new stuff to add to your line this season??
I am going to be buying
1dz #110 dukes
6 duke DPs
6 1.5 dukes
some coon bait
and most likely a few other little odds and ends .. Its going to take some money to get the stuff to put up my own fur i hope i can get everything i need ! and i also hope that it pays itself off in a season or two!!
Gotta spend money to make money... you guys have to remember that trapping can be done for basically 3 reasons.... 1. "hobby trapper" (which is why most do it) and that amount of gear is not needed. 2. "Part Timer" (which is about the amount of gear discussed above) people in this category have regular jobs but also trap VERY hard to catch enough to have a fairly large fur check to help feed their familys, pay bills etc..... 3. "full timer". these people trap for a living and the gear discussed above is a fraction of what these guys use in a year. they are constantly replacing old gear and adding new gear.
Just becuase you see guys/gals out there putting in "massive orders" of gear doesnt mean you have to do the same in order to be a "good trapper" some of the best trappers out there can be categorized in the "hobby trapper". make the gear you have work efficently for you and you wont need to be rich to buy gear.... your traps will make you enough money to buy more traps.... Invest your fur check back into trapping.... do that for a few years and next thing you will see is that your fur checks are MORE then what you need to spend on gear that year... now its YOU putting in "MASSIVE ORDERS" LMAO!!!
I think i am ready for the season opener.... TC is sending me my trapping outfit.... I made some "fox step HERE" signs to put near my sets to help direct them where to go. and i have painted some traps pink...
I'm jealous of you guys and all the gear you fellas can run in your respective states....
me, im just turning out enough cable to run about a hundred snares continuous...
Do need to order a few more things...wouldnt mind another dozen or so 160s..I prefer them over the 110s ive been running...and was thinking of trying the belisles or the new bridger 159s...
Gotta pick up some fish oil from down the shore and maybe another 4oz of blackies blen shellfish oil..that was the strongest stuff I've smelled and only first sniffed it at the pa convention....I like.
12 - #2 B&L 12 - 1 1/2 victor 5 - stoploss 13 - 110 1 - #2 duke 100 ft chain 12 scm double swivels Nails for j hooks Pots Dye That's all I can think of for now but need to get a lot more of the fur handling stuff.
dtraper: Well bout ready to head out and check a new trapping spot,farmer said cats/yotes - then setting the clear-cut this afternoon - Mr. Frerotte digging mud but let it set a day and then set the post..got that line in and time to start settin-D-
Jan 6, 2020 8:45:09 GMT -5
Law Dog: Just keeping waxed dirt here is a real challenge this year.
Jan 6, 2020 10:01:43 GMT -5
Law Dog: Whoo Hoo found some dirt I could sift today dry enough to shift not a muddy mess I will hit it again in a few days so I'm back in business thank you Mr. badger. Did get my first cat of the year not huge but a nice color.
Jan 6, 2020 23:35:20 GMT -5
dtraper: Got a doz. car sets in but with this warm weather doubt if anything moves - Oh calling for 2in. rain Saturday -D-
Jan 8, 2020 19:49:39 GMT -5
Law Dog: Put some cat and yote sets in today put in a roadkilled deer in cedar stand will snare it if they hit on it. Put in some coon buckets to keep them out of my other sets in a couple places. Started the day getting stuck in the mud and filling one boot.
Jan 9, 2020 19:59:12 GMT -5
Law Dog: Fresh tracking snow today a good day for it will have good tracks on the next check, sweet.
Jan 10, 2020 15:45:59 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning "D",Jerry, Frerotte, OHIO, Jarentz,Mark ,Mud Neighborfoxer,shidoo1000 . Good Morning to all on ATT..
Jan 11, 2020 9:25:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: One set of cat tracks and a lot of coyote tracks today. Put in 3 baited 110s for muskrats the landowner wanted gone that chopping sucked big time.
Jan 12, 2020 20:10:40 GMT -5
jarentz: Good morning all!
Jan 13, 2020 6:26:04 GMT -5
frerotte: Good morning everyone. Got my FHA shipment ready for pickup on Saturday. 12 Beaver, 8 coon, 8 Skunks, 8 Possums and 2 Mink. Will send yotes later.
Jan 13, 2020 10:30:17 GMT -5
dtraper: First cat of the season this morning-D-
Jan 13, 2020 20:17:43 GMT -5