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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2014, 21:51 
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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2014, 21:53 
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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2014, 21:54 
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2 coyote (1 give by bowhunter, 1 road kill)
7 skunk (7 to many)
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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2014, 22:02 
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Sorry that was the only way my phone would load pictures.

Ok, I see some beaver sign but looks old. I seen 2 muskrats jump off a log when I got down to the creek the turns into the Arkansas river in 200 yards.

I seen some coyote scat on some nice trails to snare.

Ok some bad I think,

Tons of coon den trees, the place just screams COON to me, however, except 1 turd on a log that look kinda old I seen ZERO coon sign. No prints or anything. Think they still might be there?

Lots of armadillos, seen 3-5 in about a hour.

Deer out the wazoo, I will have to be careful when snaring

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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2014, 22:06 
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I have zero experience with beaver. I am going to buy some 280's and I know to place them where they travel at but that's about all I know.

Plan to make a few muskrat floats using 1.5's (I have them handy), any tips on that?

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2 coyote (1 give by bowhunter, 1 road kill)
7 skunk (7 to many)
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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2014, 22:08 
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Where are you located? Sorry if I have missed it in another post.

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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2014, 23:04 
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That beaver sign looks to be ancient. Critter that cut the tree is already made into a coat. If fresh sign isn't there, not likely to be many in the area, be it coon or any other critter.


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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2014, 08:34 
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I'm in the Wichita KS area.

i figured the beaver sign was really old, i did see muskrat's jump off a log when i got down by the water though.

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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2014, 09:05 
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Thanks for the location, it gives others an idea of what terrains you might be dealing with as compared to where they are located.

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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2014, 09:20 
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I would tend to think that the coon maybe moved to a better food location for now. I would almost bet that there were no corn fields close by so they relocated for the time being. Hopefully after all of the crops are harvested they will come back. I know thats what happened here in Pa. with a few of my honey holes.


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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2014, 11:11 
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2bird wrote:
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If you are using Photobucket, go to your albums and choose the picture you want to share, then click on the little option wheel icon in top right corner and choose share. This should take you to the next screen where you can choose the photo links on the right side of page. Once you click on the box it should show "copied" and at that time you can go back to WAT and paste this into your message. But for it to show the picture you need to remove the first [url up to the [IMG] and then remove the last [/URL] once done you will have only the first [IMG] thru the last [IMG/] and on preview there should be your picture. I hope this helps.

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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2014, 11:56 
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Thanks, i think i was also having some troubles because i was doing it on my phone.

1 thing i did notice is that the shore lines are like pepples mixed with sand, only prints i seen was deer and they where not very deep so maybe they are not leaving prints?

i guess i will put a few coon sets in and see what happen but i wont get my hopes up to much.

i know there are coyotes so i will have a few snares out for them and i will put out some muskrat floats too, hopefully i will catch something lol

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19 coon
2 coyote (1 give by bowhunter, 1 road kill)
7 skunk (7 to many)
4 opossum


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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2014, 15:33 
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Skip the floats and make pocket sets for rats....they work much better, plus they will catch you coon and mink also.

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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2014, 16:20 
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Al, what do you use for bait in a pocket? will canned fish like mackerel or tuna work?

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19 coon
2 coyote (1 give by bowhunter, 1 road kill)
7 skunk (7 to many)
4 opossum


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PostPosted: 13 Nov 2014, 19:27 
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Bait works and those you mentioned will work somewhat but a good sweet coon lure and a musky one alternated between the pockets will cover all 3 of the "water animals" coon, rats and mink. Mink like the hole, so a few may investigate it even with a sweeter lure. Good sweet rat lure will catch coons and rats just about evenly in pocket sets. If theres mink sign or you believe Theresa good population of mink a good mink lure will pay off. Heres what "I" would do and have. I have no interest in the company mentioned by the way. Russ Carman Coon no.1, coon no.2, Hudson, Stillwater and any of his mink lures. As bait ages, dries, gets old or cold its value diminishes greatly. What youd spend on store bait ingredients you could apply toward lure. And im betting have much better results. If your frugal or cash strapped do a search thing on here and theres tons of bait and lure recipes.

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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2014, 08:50 
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the more i read about it the more i see your point. Next paycheck i plan on buying some lures, until then i am just going to throw some canned fish in the back of the hole and see what happens.

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2014/15
2 red fox (2 in dp's )
19 coon
2 coyote (1 give by bowhunter, 1 road kill)
7 skunk (7 to many)
4 opossum


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2014, 09:53 
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2bird wrote:
the more i read about it the more i see your point. Next paycheck i plan on buying some lures, until then i am just going to throw some canned fish in the back of the hole and see what happens.


Jack Mackeral had helped catch many many coons, mink and otter.

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