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 Post subject: Prime fur
PostPosted: 19 Sep 2006, 00:06 
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Location: W. Central Wisc. Jackson cty.
Does everyone hit opening day of trapping going full bore?
Or do you gradually build up?

I try to get my first complete line out by the 1st weekend (mid Oct.). There are times when the fur I catch is not "fully" prime, but close. By the time I rotate to the second line (early/mid Nov)the fur is a little better. When I hit the hotspots, the 3rd line everything (late Nov thru early Feb.) is at it's best.

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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2006, 00:12 
I tend to go for early season coon before they den up and get urine stain on their fur. After that point, I go for cats and canines. John does his 'water' thing.


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2006, 00:52 
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Location: Eastern Montana
Here the cats are fully prime in Feburary. Our season opens December 1st in the SE corner of this state and our area is limited to 700 cats and this area usually gets limited out and shut down early (before March 1st). The competition here for bobcat is massive so unfortunately, it's best to hit it as hard and soon as posible and hope to get a few of the late season toms before they shut it down.

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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2006, 09:53 
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I can't trap much before the last days of October here. The fur is normally ready by then, and the raccoons and skunks will soon be denned up. I go aggressive and then ease up.


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2006, 11:39 
Most of Massachusetts Seasons are far too early for the pelt-quality... but hey, whatcha gonna do?


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2006, 11:54 
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Location: Chippewa county, WI
this year we have a oct 14 for northern part of state, and oct28 for southern part. I trap when i have the time, whether fur is perfect or not, sometimes you don't have a choice.


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2006, 13:01 
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by the time we start trapping here in kansas the fur is about as prime as it's going to get so tear into them as soon as i can,man i cant wait till this season,lol 8)


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