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Title: Any trappers?
Post by: Nock on December 03, 2019, 12:00:41 pm
Anyone else trap?
Title: Re: Any trappers?
Post by: iddee on December 03, 2019, 01:37:40 pm
Only rabbits and raccoons, then only enough to eat. No fur trapping, and live traps only.
Title: Re: Any trappers?
Post by: Michael Bush on December 03, 2019, 03:07:25 pm
>Anyone else trap?

Not in a long time.  Never a lot.  Back when I had chickens I probably trapped more cats that were eating my chicks or dogs that were eating my chickens or skunks that were eating my bees than I ever did foxes and coyotes.
Title: Re: Any trappers?
Post by: jvalentour on December 03, 2019, 07:20:33 pm
A little bit.
Plan on a little more this winter.
Just checking out the hobby.
Title: Re: Any trappers?
Post by: Nock on December 04, 2019, 08:17:13 am
I?m a coyote trapper. But I do catch bobcats and beavers when needed
Title: Re: Any trappers?
Post by: minz on December 06, 2019, 03:39:06 pm
I have a trap brand for the place here. I go out and thin the critters when I start losing chickens. I took my trapper test last month to be able to trap all over but when I saw the trapper tag was almost $60 and did not even cover bobcat (another $34) I backed off. I have had good luck with a DP trap for coon but no luck this time. I put out snares and did not realize how powerful a coyote was. I had put the swivel around a 30? piece of #4 bar but did not have a nut welded to the end of it. The rebar tie wire that I had used for a stop on the end did not hold. It almost looked like he was working that stake out of the ground.
Title: Re: Any trappers?
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 07, 2019, 07:51:48 am
I did a little bit of trapping when I was 12. I found out real quick how hard a opossum skull is.
I also learned not to put my stretched raccoon hides on the roof. My neighbors dog howled at that thing all night. 🤣 My father was not happy when he found out why the dog kept him up all night.
I also put a foot trap out for a coyote when I lived in California. A friends dog was sleeping next to a fence one night and a coyote grabbed its tail and remove all of the skin from the tail. I set the traps on the other side of the fence. I fought one by the toes and it ate the toes off and got away. The coyotes never bothered the dog again.
Jim Altmiller