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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2014, 22:53 
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Hello all, I'm a trapper in Orange, Tx . This is my second year trapping in orange area. Last year I caught 56 raccoon, 8 coyote, 19 beaver, 10 otter, 8 nutria and 35 possum. I'll try to send some photos soon. So far this season I've got 9 raccoon, 7 beaver, 7 coyote, 8 possum , 1 nutria and 1 lil' stinker. I look forward to learning from all of you on the forum, this is my first time on a forum of any kind. One can never know too much. I learn something new about trapping every day,


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 Post subject: Re: New to the forum
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2014, 23:09 
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Welcome to WAT ranchtrapper. I know well where Orange is, I graduated from Silsbee and at one time we were rival teams in football. Sounds like you have done well with your trapping.

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 Post subject: Re: New to the forum
PostPosted: 29 Dec 2014, 08:02 
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How do I go about posting photos?


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Hello swamp rat , did you get my PM?


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Hello swamp rat , did you get my PM?



Yessir, I have replied.

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I updated the links , hope it works

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Love the slide shows, nice to have you aboard!!!


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Nice pixs!!! You have some hog beavs there and some nice looking silver flanked coons, and the one bigger yote!! Some of those other coyotes are truly Heinz 57 for colors, eh??

P.S. Do you know how far inland (north) nutria go in Texas? Are they just primarily in the brackish coastal marshes or are they in the freshwater wetlands further inland as well?

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NonPCfed wrote:
Nice pixs!!! You have some hog beavs there and some nice looking silver flanked coons, and the one bigger yote!! Some of those other coyotes are truly Heinz 57 for colors, eh??

P.S. Do you know how far inland (north) nutria go in Texas? Are they just primarily in the brackish coastal marshes or are they in the freshwater wetlands further inland as well?


NonPC, the nutria is is spread pretty far inland in TX. It does well in fresh water.

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PostPosted: 30 Dec 2014, 07:45 
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Thanks, I know the nutria are in our two bigger lakes (Rayburn and Toledo Bend) T bend starts 75 mile off the cost and is 60+ miles long. Im pretty sure they're farther north than that. Years ago I was on Dam B and they were so thick they had to climb the cypress trees to keep away from the gators. It was a sight to see. We were after frogs that night.


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Here is a good sized nutria that my BIL shot in his fish pond a few days ago. This is near Crockett TX.


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That's a goodrn' Ready to make a stew?


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 Post subject: Re: New to the forum
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Got another bigun yesterday on a snare
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Nice flattail RT

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Nice river horse RT! They are good eating for sure. 8)

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RT, do you ever weigh any of your catches? That looks like a 40 lb chisel tooth.

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Swamp- Those nutria look like a cross between a small beav and a jackrabbit (the back legs). I wonder why their fur isn't very desirable??

Ranch- Nice going on the snare job. Good neck catch!! Never knew e. TX had that many beavs on those low gradient water courses. Who knew???

P.S. I've 'touched" Toledo Bend res. on the Sabine in the couple of locations. Interesting area :)

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NonPC, the nutria fur did well for a few years, once sheared it is comparable to beaver. I am not sure why it did not remain a desirable fur. We have had beaver in southeast and east TX since the late 70s-early 80s.

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 Post subject: Re: New to the forum
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2015, 12:56 
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Happy New Year All!! I got 4 bucks last year for nutria(didn't have many) 10 for green flat tails. I had 17 beavs off the same ranch. SR I weighed a few last year here are some pics for comparison. The smaller flat tail in the chest was 65 from last season. the bigger one in the same chest was my biggest to date from this season. You tell me what you think. The one on my four wheeler from last year was 63. Y'all tell me what you think. Oh! By the way the Yote I caught this morning. #4 Duke got him with fresh castor from yesterday. Hope y'all like


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