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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2011, 13:48 
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Caught this boar in a k-9 set with a bridger 1.75. The set was in the woods no where near any water so I was surprised to find him this am.

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 Post subject: Re: Coon pics
PostPosted: 11 Nov 2011, 14:11 
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Nice Coon!

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 Post subject: Re: Coon pics
PostPosted: 11 Nov 2011, 19:16 
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Boy he looks young in the face, well what face you can see behind the mud lol. Looks like a nice catch congrats, now go get some more!

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 Post subject: Re: Coon pics
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Beautiful coon!

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i do alot of dry land coon trapping, i usually end up with the monsters doing so, personally dry land coon are funner to catch!

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 Post subject: Re: Coon pics
PostPosted: 12 Nov 2011, 19:20 
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sdrinkman wrote:
i do alot of dry land coon trapping, i usually end up with the monsters doing so, personally dry land coon are funner to catch!


i agree and they just had an article about that in a recent trapper magazine.

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2011, 20:04 
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and their easier to skin in my opinion cause they aint all wet

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 Post subject: Re: Coon pics
PostPosted: 12 Nov 2011, 22:38 
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Personally I've never had a problem one skinning a "wet" coon. A coon needs to be washed no matter where it is caught at, because they always have dirt, mud, etc in their fur (you may have caught them on land, but just 10 minutes ago they were slopping around in the edge of the field, or the creek bank). If you don't take this out it not only can screw you up when you are fleshing them, but it also makes the hide look like crap because when you brush them, all the mud, dirt, etc, will get all over the skirt of the pelt. It just makes for a mess and an ugly hide.

I've caught coon both on land and in water, I really see no difference as far as fun, or ease of sets. Coons are coons. I prefer the water because I can have them dispatched before I get there with the foot hold setups we run. Coons do run on the dry land quite a bit, but they are water animals, and once season starts getting along, the food changes from crops, to what they can catch in the water systems. So those big coons will run in the water just as much as they will on land.

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If you want to miss some of the smaller coons in blind sets in the water, just set in deeper water.....the smaller coons will either swim or avoid the depth....the larger ones will be in your traps. :roll: What are all those "Xs" you guys are talking about?!? :?

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jase wrote:
Swamp Rat wrote:
If you want to miss some of the smaller coons in blind sets in the water, just set in deeper water.....the smaller coons will either swim or avoid the depth....the larger ones will be in your traps. :roll: What are all those "Xs" you guys are talking about?!? :?



That is good solid advise.

Each "X" stands for "extra". So, in Texan talk, a XXXXXL, is, "one big butt whoppin coon, like y'all ain't never did see!"


From the pictures of the HUGE coons some of you guys post I think my best coons would be Negative XLs--- :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Coon pics
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rsonally I've never had a problem one skinning a "wet" coon.


neither have i but its just i would rather skin a dry one of a wet one. saves on water all over the floor and in my shoes when it starts dripping lol

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dry land coon for me have never been small ones, only problem with that is i can catch 4 on a river or creek to my 1 on dry land it takes them twice as long and usually travel alone to find it but its still a blast doing it i havnt been disappointed in a dry land coon yet!

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nice coon wcs.

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 Post subject: Re: Coon pics
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Would have to agree SD, all my coon are caught on dryland via Yote or Fox sets, never really tried to target a coon but I may change my ways if prices stay high next year


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 Post subject: Re: Coon pics
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thx doc. of my 7 coon so far 6 have been caught near water. I have to agree that the dry coon was easier and less messy to put up. but I dont care i just want to put up fur no matter where its caught.

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