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 Post subject: Re: IT'S ON BABY!!!
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2014, 17:22 
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Thank you gentlemen! Picked up another red today at a skunk remake. I guess every cloud does have a silver lining :o

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 Post subject: Re: IT'S ON BABY!!!
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2014, 17:39 
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I'm not crazy to see this...

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But what are ya gonna do?

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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2014, 19:05 
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Yeah we had a light dusting this afternoon. Not sure if it's still falling. Wind is strong here at the moment. Front must be moving in. Time to get out the long johns.

Congratulations on the fine fur pickup.

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Hey stranger! Hope all is well with you and your Irish lady.

Got #5 today, this is a beef cattle farm North of the dairy farm. I think the breed is the scottish highland type. They are shaggy coated and have long horns. They are also quite vocal. I can now say I have been yelled at by cows :--?
First yote that has ever vocalized for me. Every other one has been quiet as a mouse. This 40 pound (yes Swamp, on a scale!) male let me have it.

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After the remake, I trucked on down the lane, was getting ready to leave, and decided to toss in another set. This location is on the other side of the farm from the remake. After I finished I could hear other coyotes howling and calling back where I made the catch. I saw two reds and another yote today while driving around, also picked up a big male beaver. Haven't weighed him yet. Many of my sets were frozen this morning. I'm kicking myself for not putting up a few buckets of waxed dirt :cry:

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Congrats on the fine catches Al! 40lbs song dog would be monster around here. I will be setting soon........very soon. 8)

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Kudos to the trapper who has scales and USES THEM! :roll: That would be a very good sized yote down in these parts. I am so glad you are having such a good run on the coyotes.

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Frankly, this has been my best season to date. I am up to 7 fox, 5 yotes, a badger, a fischer (released), a bobcat (released), several rats, and a couple beaver. I cant say I have given water trapping it's due yet. I am probably going to get shut out of otter season this year as the freeze up looks like its at the end of the week. It sure is fun when you have at least one critter every day!

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Happy for ya Al! Glad your having a bang up season. That is really cool!! 8) 8)

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Caught a mink with it's last supper. It had the rabbit soundly clamped by the end of the ear! Got it in a blind set for otter with a 330.

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Now that is one of those moments to remember on your trap lines!

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That's great Al. I do have to say you do make some unique catches. That's one in a life time. Now you have a mink pelt and some rabbit stew.


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Caught my first timberwolf of the season. Of course I had to release it as I do not have a tag, nor is the trapping season on for wolf anyway. It was this years litter, maybe 50 pounds or so. Pretty easy release. Thought the deer would be running around this morning since it got colder and we got a skiff of snow, but there was nothing moving! I have high hopes for this afternoon.

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Nice catches and pics. I quit moving sets long ago that snagged grinners and stinkers. I know a lot of old timers said it ruined good canine sets but ive found quite the opposite if the dispatch and remake are clean.

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Al, after your fiasco with your state wardens a couple of seasons ago, I wouldn't figure you'd ever mess with a wolf if you could avoid it....season or no season! :x

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I am in no way targeting wolves Swamp. I would rather not have to mess with them since they can't be harvested. I held this in a fox remake, on an MB450 fox trap. Had her by three toes, and her foot looked fine. Same set I have caught all my critters on this year.

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