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Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby John/Alaska » Mon May 11, 2009 6:19 pm

This is a big Hi from an Interior Alaska trapper!
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby White Falcon » Mon May 11, 2009 6:44 pm

Should get some good posts!!
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby Striker » Mon May 11, 2009 7:35 pm

Greetings, I will learn something here as I have never trapped in my life, and live here in Montana.
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby GUYZER » Mon May 11, 2009 8:53 pm

Hello from Quebec Canada! Can't wait to post some pics and
stories for this coming season.

MAY THE SPIRIT OF FRED BEAR GUIDE OUR ARROWS.
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby SHADE » Mon May 11, 2009 9:33 pm

I trapped a small amount as a youngster, The only thing that stuck with me is its very near impossible for a 8 year old hyper boy to hold a muskrat under water with a stick till it drownds... ;)
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby Greywolf » Mon May 11, 2009 9:50 pm

I trap a few hogs does that count?

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This one kept whispering come closer I want to tell ya something :?


Some get a bit larger
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Leg hold spring traps are Illegal here, I wanted one of those huge 50 inch trap for the fireplace but can't :x
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby flintlocknfur » Mon May 11, 2009 11:29 pm

Trapper from Montana here. You are in Kalispell Striker? There are some good trappers up there that would be happy to show you around, Just look up the Montana trappers Assn.
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby woodsman1031 » Tue May 12, 2009 1:01 am

Greywolf,

I have hogs where I hunt here in Tx. I see that you have a small hog in that first picture, how big is it? I never thought of setting a small trap to catch a small hog. Do you ever have trouble with the large hogs attempting to free the small hogs?

What brand of traps are those?


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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby trapperDave » Tue May 12, 2009 1:18 am

what up? :D been trappin since late seventies- how many remember $40 carcass coon and $70 fox?,,,and all the trap thieves that came with it?

Spent a few years as a nuisance wildlife control operator. Always like to talk trappin :)
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby Okie » Tue May 12, 2009 9:57 am

This is going to be nice. Can't wait to learn more about trapping. I've done a little, years ago, and would like to do some more. I never was any good back then. Maybe I can learn sometin' here. We do trap hogs 'round here also, but I'm talking beaver, fox, coon...etc.
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby fishman » Tue May 12, 2009 10:49 am

hello,

I just moved back to South Dakota, but I started trapping in Montana five years ago. There is no better excuse to go for a hike.
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby Greywolf » Tue May 12, 2009 10:55 am

woodsman1031 wrote:Greywolf,

I have hogs where I hunt here in Tx. I see that you have a small hog in that first picture, how big is it? I never thought of setting a small trap to catch a small hog. Do you ever have trouble with the large hogs attempting to free the small hogs?

What brand of traps are those?


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Aloha Tommy

The smaller trap is a one time catch trap, which is pressure release and the door closes and locks. The large trap is a continuous catch trap. this hog was about #70

I made the smaller trap out of bed frame rails and 5 ga concrete wire mesh, the larger trap is a copy of a Texas trap I saw couple years ago when I went Whitetail hunting in Texas. Living in Hawaii has it's advantages, I can hunt 365 (deer hogs goats) but everything has to be shipped in.... or build it yourself. I was gonna make a cattle panel trap but this way it allows smaller hogs to escape through the 6" X 6" openings. (this hog is #140 in the larger one)
6 is the most hogs I've had at once, I had a feeder set over the trap, I wired it open so they got use to going in, then set it. the door is a spring loaded door so they push there way in and it closes behind.

I have 3 ranches I do damage/population control on here in Hawaii. most of the meat get donated to families or to the church. I do all the butchering and processing here at the house. We donate somewhere between 800 - 1,500 pounds of meat a year.(#2,800 was the most, couple years ago)

We have areas for trapping and we have hunting areas for us.
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby Okie Jim » Tue May 12, 2009 10:51 pm

This should be fun.
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby Greywolf » Thu May 14, 2009 3:57 pm

Maybe this might be the best place to get tanned beaver hides. I make string silencers, so I use quite a lot of beaver. The last one I traded for was a huge montana bever. still have that one, but it keeps getting smaller with every cut.

Any one sell/trade their furs?

I can use rattlesnake skins too as long as they are not tanned, I need them to be air dried skins.
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby kevin12306 » Tue May 26, 2009 12:44 pm

This is great.. Just gettin back into trapping with my 6yr. old son. Used to do quite a bit in my younger days.

Greywolf, I'm sure I can get you a beaver hide once the season rolls around. Also work as a full time taxidermist, so I have alot of fur scraps layin around. Buffalo, Mt. goat, etc. that make good silencers. I'll get a package put together for ya!!!
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby bobby leeper » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:24 am

this is gonna be a fun year...trapping hunting and camping out ...cant wait...
i don't care what god you pray to. what i care about is what he tells you to do, and who to do it to and with what weapon to use when you are doing it
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby Steve H. » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:50 pm

John! How's it going bud? Here is an Alaskan marten from one of my short lines and my killer attack dog, Copper.

Trial post, first on here!
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby BioBart » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:03 am

This is my second year to trap and I am excited season opened yesterday. Finally! Hoping to get some sets out over the weekend. My son is excited I got some coon traps over the summer and he is ready to go!!
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Re: Greetings Fellow Trappers!!

Postby Greywolf » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:15 pm

Tis the season to coin a phrase
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