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 Post subject: Dry run for long fur
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 14:57 
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It's been 12 days now that those marten boxes were out. Today went back to check and still nothing. Not one track anywhere. The only track I seen was lynx and sliders. Made one fast set for the cat. Picked up 3 beaver on Sunday and another one today plus one otter. Pulled the beaver sets and otter set and left the boxes set for one more check. Still have one house left to pull and that will be Thursday. 7 beaver so far and the otter. We have enough fur now I think to make a good showing for the two day workshop.


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the otter was coming up through a hole that they made at the beaver dam. I just placed a 280 over it. the beaver house is 30 feet away.

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both together to pull out to road.


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 Post subject: Re: Dry run for long fur
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 14:59 
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It doesn't damage them to pull them like that?

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 Post subject: Re: Dry run for long fur
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 15:56 
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Not on snow


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 Post subject: Re: Dry run for long fur
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 16:05 
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Ok, I figured it would pull hairs out, probably wouldn't be too good on crusty snow though?

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 Post subject: Re: Dry run for long fur
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 16:24 
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longhairboy wrote:
Ok, I figured it would pull hairs out, probably wouldn't be too good on crusty snow though?


Snow is snow soft or hard. It acts like a lubricant. When we catch animals under the ice the first thing we do is get the trap off as fast as possible so the fur does not freeze to the steel. Second is to roll the fur in the snow to dry. This happens very fast. When dragging out always pull head first. The fur always flows down towards the tail. If you try and pull tail first then you are going against the grain sort of speak and will have resistance which could cause fur damage. I'm not saying it's good to drag it a mile but 100 feet or two no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Dry run for long fur
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Here they are hanging till dry before I freeze them. No damage at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry run for long fur
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 17:44 
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Cool wolf, thanks for the information! Now if one of those coyotes trips and falls into my snare, I can get him home without the fourwheeler

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