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 Post subject: Snowed out
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2015, 17:26 
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Today was the nail in my coffin for this seasons land trapping adventure. I still had a handful of traps out close to home trying to nab one more fox but I have not caught anything in 2 weeks. This last storm dumped another foot of snow and they are calling for more late week. Too much work for empty traps lol :D . There is over 20 inches on ground now. Gonna call it quits until March then start on beaver rats and mink......spring rats are my favorite to catch as they are mating and moving much more than winter rats.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2015, 18:53 
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To bad WCS. Also Eastern Ontario is getting hit hard today. Good luck to you when you start up in the spring. How long does your mink season last?


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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2015, 19:55 
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wolf1199 wrote:
To bad WCS. Also Eastern Ontario is getting hit hard today. Good luck to you when you start up in the spring. How long does your mink season last?

Mink coincides with our rat season. End of November through first week of April in some portions of the state. I don't specifically target mink in the spring cause the fur is beat up pretty good that late. But since catching mink in rats sets is so common ny allows us to keep them.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2015, 20:56 
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Interesting. Mink is one of the few critters that have a real season here and it just closed on Sunday. Considering the market this year, I'd play around with a taxidermy project with any mink I caught this spring. Someone would probably buy it instead of being docked big at auction...

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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2015, 05:20 
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I bailed a couple of weeks ago but yesterday probably put most trappers in southern PA out of commission. They were calling for a foot of snow, what we got was about 3 inches on top of what we already had, the temperatures warmed up, changed to rain making a slushy mess then the temperature dropped to the single digits and changed back to snow. Any steel set out there is under a thick crust of ice and snares probably didn't fair much better.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2015, 10:19 
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i got a carcus pile that nothing but a few birds have been in. no tracks for the last 3 weeks that i can see.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2015, 17:14 
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we got 4ft. of snow now, and more coming. if we get
a warm up il hit the colverts for weasels and maybe
look for some coon trails but I expect the coon to be
yellow seasons over the 22, then maybe ill try beaver
until then its,ice fishing


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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
PostPosted: 05 Feb 2015, 18:52 
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Can't wait for a thaw to go after some beaver. How was your season overall WCS?


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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
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Browning625 wrote:
Can't wait for a thaw to go after some beaver. How was your season overall WCS?

60 coons mostly big ones...tried to let the smalls go this year
10 fox
1 yote
5 skunks
2 grinners
5 rats and a beav.
Like I said spring ratting is where it's at for me

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 Post subject: Re: Snowed out
PostPosted: 07 Feb 2015, 10:18 
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WCS wrote:
Browning625 wrote:
Can't wait for a thaw to go after some beaver. How was your season overall WCS?

60 coons mostly big ones...tried to let the smalls go this year
10 fox
1 yote
5 skunks
2 grinners
5 rats and a beav.
Like I said spring ratting is where it's at for me



Nice work, that's a heck of a haul.


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