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 Post subject: Richard's line 14\15
PostPosted: 14 Nov 2014, 23:48 
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Season started the 12th and I started planting steel. Got a little spare time in the afternoon and managed to get 6 sets out for yotes. The next day, first check and first trap I got my first cat. Was a very happy trapper. 24lb tom. Also got a yote. Not a bad day for 6 traps. The second check got 1 yote. Planted 12 more sets today with snow coming in the morning.............so they say. Here are the pics and a vid.
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 Post subject: Re: Richard's line 14\15
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Richard your off to a good start...WOW. I never get tired looking at those spots on your bobcats. Are you going after the masked bandit or is the season open yet. Good luck to you and looking forward following you on your line.


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 Post subject: Re: Richard's line 14\15
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Well the weather took a turn for the worse, been snowing most of the day. This may be the worse or one of the worse Novembers as I can remember. Ponds are froze over, wind chills have made it to below zero and 2 snows so far. Oh well, have to keep on rolling. Got 2 more yotes today, but one had the mange and was no good. Here is the pics.
This female had the mange. Notice the bare spot on her hind flank and tail. The other side of her was the same way. I have another dirt hole just above her as you can see in the pic.
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The male was in good shape. He went for a truck ride.........peacefully.
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Good to catch the mange yotes and get rid of them. How did you get the other yote to ride in the truck :mrgreen: Where is Amak , have not heard a peep from him as with Russ. Your doing great Richard :D


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wolf1199 wrote:
Richard your off to a good start...WOW. I never get tired looking at those spots on your bobcats. Are you going after the masked bandit or is the season open yet. Good luck to you and looking forward following you on your line.

I will hit the coon with the hounds a little, but not much. Season opened up the 12th and I am having fun for the most part. The part I am not liking is the walking. ATV had to go back in the shop, rear end bearing went out. Getting fixed. :evil: :mrgreen:

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Good to catch the mange yotes and get rid of them. How did you get the other yote to ride in the truck :mrgreen: Where is Amak , have not heard a peep from him as with Russ. Your doing great Richard :D

I sang a song to him and he howled and fell over! :shock: :roll: I believe Amak and Russ are focusing on the deer hunting at the moment. He told me they are going to trap but not very hard. Wyatt is into the archery and Amak is guiding him and teaching. Them boys are his world and my hats off to him for that. 8)

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Not good. I like your new look, trimmed not all over the place beard :P


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Not good. I like your new look, trimmed not all over the place beard :P

Trimmed? :shock: Not a chance. It's still there, just in a braid. :D Also Russ has a job now, so his time is limited also. :wink:

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Congrats on the awesome start! I dont know much about cats but that one is gorgeous in my book!

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Congrats on the awesome start! I dont know much about cats but that one is gorgeous in my book!

Thanks Back! This cat is not going to nafa. Going the the taxi shop to get mounted. :wink:

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Nice action there R (dig the braided beard!!). Did the cat get some lead poisoning or a lasso?? I'd be so nervous catching such a high end critter, probably wouldn't know what to do. Does all of KS have bcats?? I must be living on the western edge of the largest area in the CONUS that doesn't have bcats :cry:

Interesting colors on that one yote. I don't think I've seen such a distinctive break between the upper and lower parts of the body before. Interesting...

P.S. Clean up those skulls for at least the teeth!

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NonPCfed wrote:
Nice action there R (dig the braided beard!!). Did the cat get some lead poisoning or a lasso?? I'd be so nervous catching such a high end critter, probably wouldn't know what to do. Does all of KS have bcats?? I must be living on the western edge of the largest area in the CONUS that doesn't have bcats :cry:

Interesting colors on that one yote. I don't think I've seen such a distinctive break between the upper and lower parts of the body before. Interesting...

P.S. Clean up those skulls for at least the teeth!

The cat got the lasso. Only took about a minute and he was out. No need to be nervious.lol. Most of Kansas has cats. I kinda wish the cat had waited another month to step on my pan. The set was for yotes, but I knew the cat was around and the chances were good for it to happen. I believe it was the same cat I was chasing last year. Fur was pretty good, but could have been better. A little early for them yet. The yotes look great. I was not going to wait this year to go for them like I did last year. Them November yotes were for the most part bringing more money than the December yotes last year. This is not hear say either. I seen the receipts from nafa from other trappers around here and the early yotes averages were better. Thanks PC for the reminder about the skulls. I just need to figure out another way for dispatch for yotes in order to keep the skulls so there isn't any .22 holes.

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Yeah, even if the skull is busted up, the teeth still have some value.

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Nice catches Rich, those are some pretty nice song dogs. Cat is a little flat haired, but that is to be expected this early. He does have some very clear spots on him. Congrats!

NonPC, all of Kansas has cats, some areas have a lot higher concentrations though. If you get out by the cimmeron (sp?) (southwestern Kansas) the concentrations of cats are lower, but in the flint hills its high.

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wolf1199 wrote:
Good to catch the mange yotes and get rid of them. How did you get the other yote to ride in the truck :mrgreen: Where is Amak , have not heard a peep from him as with Russ. Your doing great Richard :D


Like Rich said, we have been busy, work and deer hunting. We have yet to set a trap, not really any drive to either at the moment. Coons just aren't ready yet. We will catch them later in the year, along with rats and cats. Although with me working too now, out numbers will be down a lot. We just can't cover the amount of ground we normally would.

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You off to a great start Richard! The video made the cat sound like the MGM lion. :shock: Mange makes a coyote stink worse than a normal coyote. :mrgreen: You are catching some good looking animals, thanks for taking time to post the pictures.

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Got one today and two sets worked but missed. The dirt hole that got worked had a dirt clog (about the size of my fist) knocked onto the trap pan and caught the clod. It was a clod I use for guiding and the yote must have knocked it into the trap bed. The othe set that got worked looked like he done a tap dance around it except for the trail where the trap was. If I had swepted the snow out of the trail yesturday I would have caught him. That's what I get for being lazy. Here is the pics.
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This is the duff set that had the tap dance done around it.
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Awesome pics Rich! I love the cats you catch.

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Richard snow can be a good thing, your just not used to dealing with it yet. They did have a good dance around your set though. Learning curves my friend. One step at a time. You are doing super and keep going.


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Way to go man, are you using dirt hole sets or step down sets?

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Way to go man, are you using dirt hole sets or step down sets?

Thanks 2bird! My dirt holes are step downs, always. They are the Charlie Robbins style of step downs. Trap is not flat, but on a slant. If you don't know what I am talking about let me know and I can post some pics of the set up. :wink:

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please post away, i need all the help i can get lol also should i be using a anti freeze?

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