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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2007, 19:24 
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I was icefishing with my brother at Lake Emily (it's a Wisconsin lake). I noticed Cattails at one end near the boat landing, and then thought, "What if there's muskrats?" Thinking that, I happen to had found two dome-shaped things. Upon closer inspection, it looked like mud, cattail fluff and clippings. I am pretty sure these were houses.
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Now, you're thinking, "Oh, set out some 'rat sets!"
Problem is, it's a county park or something like that. :(
Man, that would have been awesome. :evil:

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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2007, 08:01 
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But now you'll know what to look for on the property you have permission to trap :wink:

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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2007, 17:57 
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Today I came back to see more details. I found a feedbed. Also, I found out that 'rats use plastic cup lids for their houses.... Wierd. :shock:

P.S. I might get some pics of the houses. :)

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Lake Emily and surrounding 60 mile area is my old stomping grounds. I know of the area on the lake to which you refer. If you plan on trapping sometime near there in the future, go to the farthest west end. The lake gets shallow and begins to form a rather large marsh. That is not county forest and is open to trapping. South of this same lake about 4 miles is anotherr good spot, 1 is Makuski lake and I forget the name of the other, but the 2 are joined by a creek about a mile in lentgh. Holds rats, mink, beaver and surrounding fields contain a good number of fox, both reds and grey along with coyotes and coon. It is a area where I learned from my grandfather how to trap almost 40 yrs. ago. By the way, Makuski lake is named after my families last name as my uncle was the land owner of all land surrounding it .

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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2007, 15:48 
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Cool, Steelwalker.
Are you talking about the concrete boat landing? If so, I've seen that. Thanks for the info. :D

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