A good year

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A good year

Postby pintail_drake2004 » Mon May 11, 2009 10:28 pm

Well my twin bro and i have been trapping for 18 years now and i must say i think we learned a thing or two. Since we are in college at the moment working on our masters degrees we didnt have too much time for trapping this year. but we did manage to set some steel for a couple weeks over christmas break. We did our homework and it paid off:

One of our Bobcats (all were released)
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End of the line
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Most of this went to auction, but about 1/3 was sold to private buyers where we averaged:
Coyotes-$35
Red Fox-$35
Grey Fox-$30
Coons-$30
Mink-$30
Skunks-$6
Possum-$3
Beaver-$35

We are really looking forward to next season. As it looks now, my back will be healed up (from a construction accident) and we will be able to run more than just 25 traps. Have high hopes of stringing out 200+ traps next opening day, hopefully college wont get in the way
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Re: A good year

Postby TradRag » Mon May 11, 2009 10:45 pm

Very nice hauls guys! That is amazing! I wish you two a great season and hope you see that 200 line soon. I look forward to seeing more pics.
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Re: A good year

Postby mfwing82 » Tue May 12, 2009 3:31 pm

My son and his friend were given some traps . they have cleaned them up and are looking for some info to get started so I will tell them about the new forum.
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Re: A good year

Postby pintail_drake2004 » Tue May 12, 2009 6:23 pm

if they have any questions feel free to give me a hollar. I am no expert by any means but for a few short days we do pretty well imho. My twin and i have literally made the outdoors our life-we have a BS degree in Forestry minor in Admin of Justice, and working on our Masters degree in Forestry with a concentration in Zoology.
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Re: A good year

Postby mallard_drake85 » Wed May 13, 2009 10:05 pm

TradRag wrote:Very nice hauls guys! That is amazing! I wish you two a great season and hope you see that 200 line soon. I look forward to seeing more pics.


Thank you kindly for the wishes. Bo and I take literally thousands of photographs each season while out trapping and hunting. Here are a few more pix from our line:

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An afternoon run
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hope yall enjoy
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Re: A good year

Postby Bushman452 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:29 pm

It's good there isn't a discussion forum for antis otherwise they'll be a lot of fighting, death threats, and swearing. It's great there is a forum for trapping.
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Re: A good year

Postby turkey522 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:29 am

Thanks for sharing guys,what part of southern Illinois are you from.
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Re: A good year

Postby trapperDave » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:47 am

I'd of never guessed you two were related :D
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Re: A good year

Postby mountainrifle » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:17 pm

looks like fun! me and my identicle twin brother were thinking about getting a trapline going behind our house. do you have any suggestions? if so pm me please
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Re: A good year

Postby pintail_drake2004 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:41 pm

suggestions? well what kinda critters do you want to trap? possums and coons are the easiest around here. K-9 take practice, the bobkitties are just accidents-we try to avoid them here. This year we didnt get to set many traps, because of school-finishing up our MS degrees, job hunting, illness, etc. Beaver are still in until march so i have some time to pick up a few more.

Duke traps are cheap and easy to modify. If there are alot of "pets" around i suggest the lil grizz traps that are suppose to be coon only traps (but i have taken skunks and possums in them). Any specific ??? just give me a hollar, I'd be glad to help ya out.
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Re: A good year

Postby VT Surf-N-Turf » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:26 pm

Nice to see you guys "at it". All the best.
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