Been checking out the spots and new places this year - besides low water levels the critter population sure looks like there up - lot of tracks and runs -- haven't really set for otter in a couple years and until I see the price of fur going up not planning to , sayin that seen a lot of sign and runs looks like there way up on numbers -D-
Dang if this ain't been up awhile -- NUMBERS --LOL-- Well the old farts still around -still trappin ,, seen were a trapper said off to a slow start - was workin when season started , and since I am not goin north anymore .. did a little beaver trappin last time home - bout 14 days and 28 beaver and think it was 4 otter , so you know the biggest was only 68lbs long way from the biggest - but deer seasons over , yotes and cats will be settled down and the first week of Feb. its my time to do the trappin .. 6 doz. cat and yotes sets runnin - 1 1/2 doz. for quick change outs on the mud critters , got to throw a few beaver sets in fer fresh meat ..season ends the 28th -D-
Post by trapperzachdad on Dec 25, 2017 9:32:12 GMT -5
I personally am having a good season, I'm seeing tons of predator sign just have not masterd that even remotely plus the place with best sign is 45 mins from the house and it's hard to get a ride since the truck was swiped. So I've been setting submerged 330s so I can run 3 day checks and still get the beaver numbers down, that's the key to my close property's all owned by the same man. And as far as duke 330s there all I have and have not found a single one fired without a critter in em, even had a muskrat by the tail in one. I love em
Well numbers are down this year so far, going into the 3rd week and only bout 30 beaver should have at least 50,haven't seen a big colony yet- biggest so far has been about 12? otter numbers are up  only because I been setting extra traps for them.. should have set more in the last place lots of good looking runs -- couple more weeks and will get out of the water and start trappin cat/yotes and ya could blame it on getting old but maybe just slowin and enjoyin it - D- -- count was 34 - 8 otter and 3 rats [330 kills]
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Post by longbarrel on Dec 30, 2018 20:51:22 GMT -5
Dec. has been good for Coyotes 33 snared and trapped. 3 bobcats, one huge old cat with wide spotted belly. Reds have picked up some 15 here in Dec. 1 Coon. Bunch of swift fox. Plague went thru the prairie dog towns in the south and that has caused the coyote numbers to be lower I think. The sheep ranchers are happy about that.
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Long hours in the fur shed , looks like 60 beaver finished for now and still hittin a small place - otter is at 10 right now - started hittin yotes  but now with this rain that will stop till the weather changes -cats don't want to talk bout that  - oh and since we do not have rats around here proud of the 3 -LMFAO- D-
Well 1st year trapping and I have enjoyed it a ton. So far 9 raccoons, 19 possums, 1 red fox and 1 smelly skunk. It was my hope to catch coyotes but i have had zero luck.
Keep at it greenboolits you'll get a coyote. Try some of Law Dog's lures or one of TDHP's bait or lures they're great! Here is a link to TDHP's website: tdhpwildlifecontrol.webs.com/bait-lure If you really want to catch those coyotes I'd recommend those coyotes I'd recommend buying any of Charles Dobbin's predator trapping books or DVD's (Dirt Hole Sets and It's Variations, Variations of the flat set, Land Sets & Trapping Techniques etc ,), MarkJune's Coyote Trapping Book and/or DVD or J.C. Connor's Predator Trapping Dirt Hole Sets DVD. All really great products! Good luck catching those tricky 'yotes!
What I am shippin this year -- 45 beaver .. [ 18 small and med. settin in the freezer, what I heard they didn't want them]- 9 coyotes [8 in the ditch that were rubbed or mangy] 2 cats - 2 reds - 7 grays -6 rats and ya I did 2 Top Lot Grinners [always ship 2]- 10 otter - with all the rain last half of the season I don't feel bad -- next season Yankee land fer coon and yotes -D-