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Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 26 Mar 2011, 10:14 ]
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Swamp, that pic looks a lot like what i see everyday with my buzzards :lol: and i saw the groundhog hide pic. That looked really cool. I need to get me something like that. A good ol' "whistle-pig" sign for the fur shed :lol:

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 27 Mar 2011, 20:06 ]
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Took my furs to the nafa agent today. I gave him 159 hides. 68 coons, 23 beaver, 33 squirrels, 25 grinner, 5 muskrat, 3 coyotes, and 2 bobcat. Now i just have to wait out the auctions.

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 08 Apr 2011, 20:04 ]
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Finally got around to goimg fishing today. I went with my girlfriend in our pond. We caught a few panfish and a crappie so it wasnt a great day but we had fun.

Author:  crow commander [ 10 Apr 2011, 13:29 ]
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i plan on going jugging next sat. i havent tried fishing this year yet.

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 12 Apr 2011, 16:37 ]
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Good luck jugging. we usually start jugging in late may.We are going to start snatching when paddlefish season starts. my dad also told me the sauger are running now, so im going to try to catch some as soon as i can. i havent ever caught a sauger before.

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 15 Apr 2011, 16:49 ]
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I caught my first ever sauger yesterday. i also caught 1 more sauger, 2 white bass, 2 drum, and a bunch of channel cat.

Author:  pipepusher [ 15 Apr 2011, 18:53 ]
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Great outing Whistle-Pig.
How did you do it?

Author:  crow commander [ 16 Apr 2011, 19:23 ]
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ive never even seen a sauger. i bet that was cool. id have to get it mounted. lol

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 17 Apr 2011, 10:55 ]
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I was just fishing on the bottom with minnows. i had alsio never saw a sauger before then. unfortunately, it was just under keeping size, but i got a few pics.

Author:  crow commander [ 17 Apr 2011, 11:17 ]
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can u put pictures of the sauger on here. i want to see what they look like in real life.

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 17 Apr 2011, 11:26 ]
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I will as soon as i can. I have a lot of pics i need to post, but i have had some difficulties trying to post pics. it shouldnt be long before i have it all worked out, i hope.

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 27 Apr 2011, 12:39 ]
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All the rain we have been gettin has made the paddlefish running and the snatching is good. Going to try to go some throughout this week :D

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 30 Apr 2011, 11:02 ]
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Went snatching yesterday. I had to leave early because i had to get ready to go to prom :oops: I didnt hook into anything but a skipjack and a shad. My dad caught a pretty good asian carp. More bait for next trapping season :mrgreen:

Author:  crow commander [ 02 May 2011, 11:08 ]
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ive heard about snatching but what is it exactly. a trotline tied to a big treble hook like on swamp people. & do u just throw it blindly in the water or is it a spot & stalk method. ive still been bowfishing & now that the water is in the fields its been great. next sat, we was thinking of using a gig or cast net on the gar. just to do something different. lol i love fishing without rod & reels. heres some we got last wed. off the bridge-19 & sat. out in fields 20+. i even shot 2 with 1 arrow that was cool. my cousin did it a couple weeks ago but now ive caught up. lol
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Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 27 May 2011, 17:45 ]
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Went to the TFTA spring meeting the other day. Wasn't a very big turn out but i got to talk to some other TN trappers and hear some interesting stories. Learned a little bit too :D Also bought sone drowning cables, snares, and a bottle of fish oil in the fund raising auction.

Today i set a snare to catch a groundhog out of a neighbors shed. Trapping never stops around here :mrgreen:

Author:  easttntrapper [ 27 May 2011, 23:54 ]
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yeah i am going to the tfha meetin in morristown in july. I cant wait. Being a new trapper i always learn alot from the other guys. Good luck with the groundhog.

Author:  easttntrapper [ 06 Jun 2011, 21:00 ]
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hows the bowfishing/fishing been going yall. I hope to go this weekend for some catfish. Gonna use chicken liver and chicken breast. Might even try for some carp. I plan to hit the coons hard this year and i need some bait.

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 07 Jun 2011, 11:57 ]
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I went bowfishing last night. Didnt go so well :oops: Im starting to think that its not for me lol. we just dont have a good enogh boat or lights. I did see a few muskrat, I know where im going to have some traps set when season opens :--D As far as fishimg goes, I havent done much. I have tried skipjack fishing for catfish/trap bait, but i havent caught many.

I planted the dove field the other day. Hope everything has a good turn out this year. I look forward to dove season every year about as much as trapping season. I have also been trying to get everything together for my hunting trip to africa next month. I just need to go get the shots now :shock:

Author:  easttntrapper [ 07 Jun 2011, 14:41 ]
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yeah i like trapping muskrat. They are easy to put up. Have fun with the shots..lol during my time in the army i been to a few third world countries and let me tell ya...take the health precautions seriously... When you go to africa take lots of pics for all of us stuck here...lol

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 07 Jun 2011, 15:35 ]
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Oh i promise i will come back with a lot of pics and stories :D

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 13 Jun 2011, 10:00 ]
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Started my dermestid beetle colony off yesterday with a coyote bacula and a grey squirrel skull. Its amazing how much those bugs can eat in less than 24 hours.

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 17 Jun 2011, 16:10 ]
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Going jugging for catfish tonight. I will post how we did when i get back or in the morning.

Author:  easttntrapper [ 17 Jun 2011, 23:59 ]
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Good Luck!

Author:  Whistle-Pig [ 18 Jun 2011, 10:43 ]
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We caught 18 blue cats. They all together weighed 72.5 lbs and the biggest fish weighed 19.5 lbs. Thats the biggest fish we have ever caught other than one three years ago that weighed 28 lbs.

Author:  easttntrapper [ 18 Jun 2011, 13:59 ]
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Congrats,thats a big cat. That will be some good eatin. Thought about running lines for turtle and doing some gigging tomorrow night. Just gotta fine some info on skinning and cooking turtle.

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