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 Post subject: Davy trapping 2011
PostPosted: 08 Nov 2011, 11:01 
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Well I got everything ready to go. I have about 4 dozen traps this year. Going mostly after raccoon and muskrats but I have sets ready for fox and yotes as well. I'll be laying the first line this coming Sunday. The farm I'm hitting first was the same one I did well on coons last year and I'm being told they are back in full force and then some :mrgreen:



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Traps all dyed up and some of them waxed and ready to go. I'll be running 1-1/2 CSs for raccoons and fox, #11s for raccoon, quad coiled #2 CSs for yotes, and #110 conis for rats.



I also was brain storming a little and come up with a new coon bait to try. I bought a couple packets of grape koolaid and mixed them with a 16oz bottle of corn syrup. I then added uncooked oatmeal to the mix to make into a paste. I'm thinking it should be a killer! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Let us know how the coon paste works. Best of luck on your lines.

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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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that sight of strung traps waiting to go in the ground never gets old!

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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Go getm' Davy!

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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Good Luck Davy!!!! :P :P


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Good Luck, go get um


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Good luck davy.


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Swamp Rat wrote:
Let us know how the coon paste works.



Sure will :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Looks like I need to go trap this property as well :mrgreen:

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It's a place I deer hunt over in Ohio. It's a small 11 acre piece but the surrounding land is owned by a local winery. I'm betting if I stop at the winery and ask to trap it as well, that they'll let me. Wine makers and grape growers are not overly fond of Raccoons, lol! Only bad is that it is 38 miles one way from my house. The non res furtaker though is only $15. I figure I could do it on weekends. Buzz over after work on a Friday and lay as much steel as I can before dark then go back Saturday morning to check those and lay a bunch more for Sunday. Then I'll just have to pull them Sunday. Most likely I wont make any money but they need thinned out out there. And really I wouldn't even trap if money was what I was after, lol :D


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Davy, if the commute is going to be a flaw in trapping the winery, use some live traps and make your checks within what is required by law or befriend the winery employees and get them to give you a call when they see a catch so you won't have to make dry runs. One of my trapping areas is 30 miles away from home but it is better than the 75 miles to the other place.

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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Well I finally got some steel out yesterday. I put down 10 water coon sets and 2 coon land sets. First check this morning, one raccoon on a water set. Better than none I suppose :) It's the first one I've caught with a #11 LS. I'm liking these traps. Easier to set and they definitely hold well. I did put in a few more land sets and got a fox set in this morning. We'll see what happens tomorrow morning :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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That's a good start Davy....that's the same way an ant eats an elephant...one bite at a time! #11 LS traps are hard to beat for water trapping!

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Day 2 brought one more coon and 2 stinkers. The one skunk was in my new fox set I just set. I set it back, hopefully the stink will brink a fox in :) I was surprised to see anything in my traps this morning with the way the wind was whipping around here last night.


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Swamp Rat wrote:
#11 LS traps are hard to beat for water trapping!



For sure. I can see me going to them for all my water coon sets


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Looks like you are off to a good start Davy. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Swamp Rat wrote:
Looks like you are off to a good start Davy. :wink:



No doubt :mrgreen: I was a little spoiled on this property last year though. I had 8 sets out and caught 7 coon in the first 2 days :lol: Talked with the land owner yesterday and I guess there's been a neighbor running his coon hounds out there and they have been getting at least 3 or 4 each time they go out so they may be thinned out a good bit. Owner's son just told me though that I need to come down behind his place, guess he's loaded with them and no one is allowed to hunt in there. He's only a mile further down the road to boot :--D


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Goose egg today not that I expected much with all the rain we had last night. I went out this morning to a raging creek where 4 out of my 12 sets are gone, drags and all :cry: Hopefully I can find them jammed up somewhere. I was down there last night setting back and I set a couple new ones, we weren't supposed to get that kinda of rain, well at least I thought :lol:


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Hope you find your traps Davy.

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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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I did find all my traps this morning :mrgreen: A couple of them made a few hundred yards down stream :--o


Also had another nice surprise this morning!

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:--D My first gray ever. Actually caught her on a coon set baited with the grape koolaid paste I make. I've heard before that grays will go for grape stuff but I've never saw it in person until this morning.


Here's a couple coon pelts as well
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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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What a great start Davy :!: I am glad you found your traps....I figured some would never be recovered. In areas of fluxuating waters I try to just use staubs (stobs) so they will remain in the area and I can just lift my trap chains over the top if the water gets too deep and doesn't go down. I just loop my chain thru the ring and drop it over the top and so there is no wire nor staples to deal with in deep water....plus as you see with drags....they will wash away! That is a beautiful fox, job well done. Nice coons too.

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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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One lone grinner today


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Nice fox davy, way to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Another lone grinner today. Get to set for muskrats & mink tomorrow! I'll be a busy man first thing tomorrow morning between that and moving a good portion of my coon line. Kinda want to get out to Ohio tomorrow afternoon as well to deer hunt. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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Nothing yesterday but I put some sets in on a new property and I caught this big guy in a blind set :mrgreen:

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There's a small run off from the fields that drops into a little creek and it was loaded with tracks. Also put some rat traps in but nada. Looked good but I guess I'll see tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Davy trapping 2011
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jase wrote:
I can't tell, was his eyes pink, or normal davy?



Not pink but not normal. Kinda tan/brown.


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