Post by haydenmekeland on Aug 12, 2011 16:42:58 GMT -5
i run around 90 by myself then me and my neibore run around 70 of his and split profit total theres 160 traps thats from late summer threw fall winter comes around i run around 50 alone and 20 with him, the majority of my line threw out winter in trees waterways dens and rat huts. mainly pcoket sets in creecks/rivers and blind sets with conibears with some,luer shot out. the reason for this is because minnesotas winters are bad for trapping land you can do it but its hard to work with all the snow so i choose to use fallen trees upright trees streams dens huts culverts ect. goodluck to all this season.
Post by haydenmekeland on Aug 15, 2011 13:35:50 GMT -5
mini i wasa going to se my snowmobile last year but it broke down, this year hopefully ill have it working and yeah id check in the morning before school then get to the others after school was a lot of work but i needed the money. and i usally had trustworthy friends with sometimes brought family on the line and tought them things so itsw not to bad when theres people with you.
Just remember you guys, don't set more than you can handle and 10 good sets are better than 100 fair sets. When I snared heavy, I would have anywhere from 100 to 200 out but I was also setting marginal trails and multiple sets on a trail. I've had out max of 40 dp's so far this fall on 2 properties and over set them too but I'm trying to hit hard and move after just a few days.
I am in agreement with Catman, do not run more than you can check within your states regs. What catman didnt tell you was his catch percentage his first night this year. He had 29 dp's and 2 snares and caught 18 coon the first check. that same night was my 3rd check and I got a whopping 1 small coon. I almost wondered if the hadn't ran very well as it was a full moon till he texted me the picture of them on my fur shed floor. 18 out of 31 sets is a 58% catch rate which is almost unheard of in coon trapping. this shows that you don't need to run hundreds of traps to make a good catch. Set on sign and you will do well
Post by haydenmekeland on Nov 22, 2011 22:40:36 GMT -5
well this year sucks so far. i have a whope woppen 6 traps out.... yippy im doin great:D LOL i had 74 out but i pulled most today and reset some and tommorow im going to re set every trap i own on my buddies farm wich is 288 acres! probably stay there all year getting rid of there yotes and coon! till spring then start after beaver again as of now just going for grinners fox yotes rats coon and mink otter if i get one:p