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PostPosted: 14 Sep 2006, 23:54 
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Location: W. Central Wisc. Jackson cty.
Ok, how long has everybody on here been trapping?
Which states have you been in?

I have been setting steel since the very early 70's.
Have trapped the Platte River in Colo. in the early 80's.
Trapped around Tualitin Oregon. late 70's.
Bemidji, Minn. early 90's
And Wisc. ever since cept when I wasn't here. :)

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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 00:24 
Quite a while, but only seriously in the past 5 years. I wasn't born in the 70's, in diapers for a good chunk of the 80's. :P


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 14:48 
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Joined: 31 Aug 2006, 22:11
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Location: Iowa
22 years all in Iowa.


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 15:21 
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Location: Waterville MN
Well I started back with the rocky mountain fur company and after a few years went independant. Easier to escape detection when trapping in hostile country. Oh wait thats not me that was Russel Osbourne memoir book I just read. I started trapping back in the mid eighties here in minnesota and thats where I still am I don't think I've missed a season although a couple of years my lines were real small. It's been a great hobby for me.

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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 18:18 
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Joined: 01 Sep 2006, 20:17
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Location: Western PA
This will be my 25th year. Although I did skip a few years when I was chasing my wife around. I caught her 16 years ago and I trap more and every year now!


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 21:24 
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Location: Glenwood City, WI
Well for two years in the early 80's, then got married, had three kids, got divorced, raised the kids by myself and when my youngest was 12 he wanted to trap. He's 17 now so this will be our fifth year. Missed a lot of years in between but wouldn't trade my life with them for anything.


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 22:08 
God bless you wwtrapper. I admire you.


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2006, 00:29 
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Location: lawrence kansas
started when i was around 11 or so coon trapping with a friend of mine and his grandad trapped for a few years then he passed away and i didnt trap again untill just a three years ago


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Location: Maine
All my sets have been made here in Maine.

The first trap I ever set was eight years ago. My first wild fur trapline was about five years ago, then I took a break for a year or two, then I got back into it. The line is still short, but its always a good time anyway, right?


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2006, 07:51 
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MEtrapper wrote:
The line is still short, but its always a good time anyway, right?



You bet. The number of traps you run should be determined by what you have time to maintain and still enjoy yourself. Doesn't matter if you are checking 5 sets or 500, as long as your enjoying it.

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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2006, 19:16 
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Right now my line is usually more than a dozen traps long, but never more than sixteen. It seems right for me. Between the job, wife, and my daughter, the shorter line means I'm usually back for breaksfast. Like the profile says, its a hobby. Besides, I'm already out there hunting and fishing too...


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2006, 21:50 
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Location: southern Indiana
this will be my 28th season

have trapped Indiana,Arizona,Wyoming, S.E.Kansas/S.W. Misery

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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2006, 10:20 
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Location: Chippewa county, WI
16 years


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Wow, we have a wide assortment of time frames. thanks for the replies. :wink:

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Only four years..But i think i got pretty good at it lol


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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2006, 20:05 
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Location: upstate ny
i have trapped in 4 years sporadically, but this is my first serius season, before i would try to take a couple coon, a couple fox and that was it. I didn't sell the furs so i saw no need to go further, plus i was sick of tanning hides after four or five. I have much to learn yet so keep your posts commin!

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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2006, 21:28 
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Been trapping in central missouri for 25 yrs. Its been boom or bust but i wouldnt trade it for anything the solitude is great. The exercise helps my bad heart. Its a lot of work but this kind of work i enjoy. LOL :lol:

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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2006, 07:01 
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Location: Knowlton, WI
I started trapping in the mid 60s & trapped in Wisc. until 1971. Then was in the army for 3 yrs. Went back home and trapped until 1980 then moved to Wyoming. The hunting was excellent but never trapped. Moved back to Wisc. in 1985. Had forgotten all about trapping until last year. Got layed off for 6 months. Made a few sets. Had some fun with it. This year, I took some vacation to trap. Still got sets out & learning something everytime I go out. I have missed it. It's good to be back!


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PostPosted: 10 Dec 2006, 03:31 
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Location: Wisconsin
I started trapping in 1982 graduated from high school in 1984 and went to college. started trapping again in 2005 im in for the long run now. house is bought, truck paid for now it's time for me.

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8 weeks I'm as new as they can get I believe, my 10 yr old son showed some interest and being a dying breed so to say I wholeheartedly embraced the idea, I have done tons of resaerch in the last couple mos. and we have a few possum but caught 2 reds last week


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