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 Post subject: Pics from muskrat heaven
PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006, 09:40 
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This house is as large as a beaver lodge, about 4 feet high
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This slide is a good representative of the lake, notice the trap under water.
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An overview of the lake
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And the results of a good slide foothold
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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006, 10:54 
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Nice, no were around here close is like that.

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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006, 17:18 
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Nothing like that around here either :( I am sure you are in trappers heaven :D

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i have a den like that in a strip pit wat is the best way to trap it

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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006, 18:13 
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stowe look for where the rats climb out of the water and place your trap there. Also look for cuttings on the cattails. Make sure you set up your drowner the right way. To tell you the truth armymedic is lucky to have that rat when he checked his traps. Rats are famous for wringing their leg off.

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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006, 18:18 
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thank you for the advice im going to go check the lake tomarrow

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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2006, 13:32 
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walt, i have never had a problem with rats wringing off. I also check at first light every morning though. I have had two eaten out of my traps, but i never come back to empty ones, and i am actually totally surprised to hear you say that. I have probably taken 20 or so of my rats in footholds this year, with no wring outs, save maybe one that i figured just missed.
Either way, 6 more this morning makes 29 out of that lake this year already.

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that size of a lake should beable to get 29 more and still have enough to do it again next year remember they breed like rats they have many litters . I took 35 out of a slough that was half that size and know that there are plenty more there as I went back after it iced over and saw lots of bubble trails . besides I left go one house and one bank den to ensure there was a good breedin population left to restock.

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so when does trapping start again?


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PostPosted: 02 Jan 2007, 20:31 
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yeah i might go back after ice up, if we ever get decent ice. We are at 32 there now, and i was tjhinkinjg fifty, but it slowed down so i pulled out till we get bubble trails. still, 32 in 7 days ain't bad!

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