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Author:  mnhntr [ 31 Oct 2012, 11:49 ]
Post subject:  Eric and Bill's MN season thread 2012

First catch of the season is a nice big boar. I only have a few bucket sets and 3 trail sets out. This weekend I will get all my snares out. My friend Bill is trapping this season with me. He is new to trapping and just moved here from Florida so its a rookie teaching a rookie.
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Author:  wolf1199 [ 31 Oct 2012, 12:03 ]
Post subject:  Re: Eric and Bill's MN season thread 2012

That is a nice big coon, congrats on your first of the year. Good luck with your season. Looking forward to your pics and trapping experiences.

Author:  mnhntr [ 31 Oct 2012, 12:11 ]
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Thanks, I had one other 220 bucket set sprung without a catch. I guess it was a coon reach in or a weasel. The coon is 40lbs.

Author:  bronco2 [ 31 Oct 2012, 12:28 ]
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great job... congrats.

Author:  fuzz269 [ 31 Oct 2012, 14:38 ]
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Wow that is a big boar, looks bigger than Swamp holdin most of his coons lol Sorry swamp just couldnt let it go buy with out sayin somthin lol

Author:  WCS [ 31 Oct 2012, 15:23 ]
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Nice catch

Author:  trappintime [ 31 Oct 2012, 16:51 ]
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Very coooooooooool. I do like the pink plaid and I hope she doesn't out trap you tooooooooooo bad. :shock:

Author:  wolf1199 [ 31 Oct 2012, 19:40 ]
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fuzz269 wrote:
Wow that is a big boar, looks bigger than Swamp holdin most of his coons lol Sorry swamp just couldnt let it go buy with out sayin somthin lol


Fuzz that would be two coon for swamp if i remember correctly :mrgreen:

Author:  catrap [ 31 Oct 2012, 20:47 ]
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Great looking critter! Nice to see your little partner in the pic too. Congratulations. Very nice :)

Author:  pipepusher [ 31 Oct 2012, 21:52 ]
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Ya --really good start.

What is a rail set ??

Author:  mnhntr [ 31 Oct 2012, 22:21 ]
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Thats supposed to be trail sets.
My little girl won't let me out of the house without her. She loves checking traps with her Dad. I took her grouse hunting and she walked with me, the dog, and a buddy for miles without complaint. Oh and you can't let her here the old Farmall start up or she cries until you give her a ride on it. I couldn't trade anything for her.

Author:  Mohawk [ 01 Nov 2012, 12:45 ]
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jase wrote:
mnhntr wrote:
Thats supposed to be trail sets.
My little girl won't let me out of the house without her. She loves checking traps with her Dad. I took her grouse hunting and she walked with me, the dog, and a buddy for miles without complaint. Oh and you can't let her here the old Farmall start up or she cries until you give her a ride on it. I couldn't trade anything for her.



:--D :wink: Precious! :--D

:lol: :lol: :lol: For sure! Congrats on the HUGE coon too!

Author:  trapperrick [ 01 Nov 2012, 20:22 ]
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Nice big coon! Way to go!

Author:  mnhntr [ 04 Nov 2012, 15:51 ]
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Got coon #2 today, a small boar. Bill and I got some new sets out along the river bank on his property. It was loaded with coon, muskrat, beaver, and mink sign. I put a few 110s in the rat holes in the bank, one bucket set, and several pocket sets along the bank and a pool near the bank. I am going back tomorrow to put some snares in the bank were I think the beaver is living. Can't wait to check in the morning.
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Author:  CoyoteCrazy [ 04 Nov 2012, 17:59 ]
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keep them coming

Author:  HappyTrapper [ 04 Nov 2012, 18:11 ]
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Whew looks like you really suit cased that last one. Nice going!

Author:  Pierre [ 04 Nov 2012, 19:06 ]
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Mnhntr, congratulations man. What part of this great state are you trapping? I don't see much corn up here in Itasca County. 40 pounds - good grief Gerty! I would like to PM you with a question about your bucket sets - Ok?

Pierre

Author:  mnhntr [ 04 Nov 2012, 19:10 ]
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Pierre wrote:
Mnhntr, congratulations man. What part of this great state are you trapping? I don't see much corn up here in Itasca County. 40 pounds - good grief Gerty! I would like to PM you with a question about your bucket sets - Ok?

Pierre

I am in Wadena county. I planted the corn on my food plots about 2 acres. Pm me anytime

Author:  trapperrick [ 04 Nov 2012, 19:27 ]
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Awsome catch!!

Author:  mnhntr [ 04 Nov 2012, 22:46 ]
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Jase this area has a lot of cats. I have an 80 acre piece and I caught my first cat two seasons ago (36lb tom) 150yds from the back door. Got another last year and could have had more if I knew more about trapping. I am still learning myself so I hope to keep improving. I am getting better with snares but still not too god with foot holds. We got 20 cubby box sets to put out this year for fisher and cat. Thats my Buddy Bill holding the coon. I was the guy in the pic of the first coon with my daughter.

Author:  mnhntr [ 04 Nov 2012, 22:58 ]
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I been mistaken for worse HAHA. That area was logged for the poplar and jack pine and they left a bunch of slash piles. The cats seem to hunt those pile every year so I didn't burn them off like I was going to. The neigbor down the road said I could trap his place because they have been hearing cats screaming in the woods.

Author:  mnhntr [ 04 Nov 2012, 23:06 ]
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Thanks I hope to be posting a few this year along with my first fisher.

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 06 Nov 2012, 08:19 ]
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Wow, very pretty coons.....and large! Congrats.

Author:  TrapperAL [ 06 Nov 2012, 11:50 ]
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I wish cats were screamin in my back yard! go get em!

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 06 Nov 2012, 13:36 ]
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wolf1199 wrote:
fuzz269 wrote:
Wow that is a big boar, looks bigger than Swamp holdin most of his coons lol Sorry swamp just couldnt let it go buy with out sayin somthin lol


Fuzz that would be two coon for swamp if i remember correctly :mrgreen:


You guys are very funny....how large are the coons Y'all (the Canukes) catch?!? :? Most of you know I deal with coons that don't have the weight problems as do the over eaters in a lot of areas. :roll: My mind is about to twist off trying to wrap around these 40 pounders.... :shock: A large coyote here only gets into that range. :--o

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