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Author:  Swamp Puppy [ 01 Dec 2008, 01:39 ]
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here are some pictures i took while trapping a small beaver pond earlier this season. does anyone else have some pics of their favorite places to trap?

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Author:  logan15 [ 01 Dec 2008, 18:51 ]
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looks like some good trapping

Author:  adksasquatch [ 01 Dec 2008, 21:27 ]
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Nice looking spot. How you going to trap through the ice?

Author:  Swamp Puppy [ 01 Dec 2008, 23:19 ]
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right now we have ice but not enough to walk on so you have to break your way threw to the spot you are setting your trap. first look for trails of air bubbles from the muskrats swimming back and forth in their runs. break or chop a hole threw the ice in the path of the air bubbles and submerge your trap into the water in the path of the muskrats. its basically a muskrat run set.

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Author:  adksasquatch [ 02 Dec 2008, 21:02 ]
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Excellent pics!!! Thanks so much. I'll probably do better knowing what a "bubble trail" looks like. :D

Author:  Swamp Puppy [ 02 Dec 2008, 21:33 ]
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glad to help! post back some pics of your sets so we can see how they came out. also the set in the last picture had a nice rat in it today. :wink:

Author:  adksasquatch [ 03 Dec 2008, 18:14 ]
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Cool. Sounds like you're cleaning up on the 'rats. I probably won't get my traps back out until Sunday. Oh well..... :roll:

Author:  Swamp Puppy [ 03 Dec 2008, 19:43 ]
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not today i didnt. got skunked. well tomorrow is another day!

Author:  Boomhawr [ 03 Dec 2008, 23:08 ]
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Well, this is where I hunt, and hopefully will get to trapping one of these days, too. Probably next year, though, IF Paul gets the dozer out there to clean it up. Can't hardly get to most of it, cause it's to grown in.


Here's the pond. The clump of trees just above center is mt "stand". I sit down, leaned against it with the pond to my back.
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Here's looking back from my "stand". Dang finger got in there.
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Creek with a beaver dam. There was one dam right after another down this creek. Any idea why? Different families, or what?
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One of the few clearings on the place. Good luck dragging anythingg out of it, though.
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Sadly, this is the drive that leads into it. I'm looking back tword the gate. This is why I didn't bother with a tent.
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Author:  Swamp Puppy [ 03 Dec 2008, 23:26 ]
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great pix boom! looks like a good spot! im not sure why the beavers make multiple dams. im just so used to seeing it i never gave it another thought. :? that last pic looks like a nice little place for a 4-wheel excursion though! :wink:

Author:  Boomhawr [ 03 Dec 2008, 23:34 ]
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Thanks. It should be better after he gets it cleaned up some. It was logged out, then left torn up. That's why the old owner sold it off cheap. Didn't want to fool with it.

As far as 4 wheelin, you better have a heck of a brush gaurd. :lol:

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 04 Dec 2008, 06:21 ]
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Sorry Boom, but I don't think I saw anything for you to complain about in those photos! That looks like some very good trapping opportunities for you. Just get some traps and head in there and use your imagination. Where there are beaver....there are usually coons-otter-mink....and of course....possums. Sometimes you can connect with bobcats-fox (red & greys) and bobcats in such territory. Yep, if you plan to trap this season, you need to turn the computer off and head down into those woods and get started! :wink:

Author:  Boomhawr [ 04 Dec 2008, 20:01 ]
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Thanks Swamp. Only problem with it is that most of it is all grown in. I spent afew hours tryin to find a clear way to the beaver so I could get them out, but didn't have much luck. I didn't take much pics of that part. If he don't get the dozer to it, I'll try and take my tractor out and mow trails for next year. Also, it's a good hour and a half out there, and as you know, I ain't got to spend much time at home all fall and winter. May try to get some yote snares out this weekend. Man, I'll be glad when things slow down a bit.

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