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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2008, 03:26 
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hey just wondering if there were any other vermont trappers on here. its my first season and any local knowledge would help.


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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2008, 11:12 
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Puppy, I'm not in VT, but in northern NY, about 2.5 hours NW of you. As you can guess. Not too many people seem to look at these threads. As for advice.... you're doing a lot better than I am. I haven't caught a thing yet. :cry:

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Catches 2011 so far:

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Red Squirrel- 4 (in the garage)
Beaver- 1
Coyote- 1
Fisher-3
Raccoon- 3
Red Fox- 1
Skunk-1
My left index and middle finger in a 110
Left hand in a 220


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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2008, 14:06 
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what are you trying to get?


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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2008, 17:23 
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Anything really. I've had a few sets out, but no luck. Granted I'm only running a few traps at a time. Some time this week I'm moving my set up a little farther down the road and we'll see what happens. Plus, with some snow on the ground (if it stays) I might see some better sign. Oh well, on we go. Oh, I am only using bodygrips since I can't check the traps early in the morning.

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Catches 2011 so far:

Lifetime:
Red Squirrel- 4 (in the garage)
Beaver- 1
Coyote- 1
Fisher-3
Raccoon- 3
Red Fox- 1
Skunk-1
My left index and middle finger in a 110
Left hand in a 220


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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2008, 17:37 
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i would try to focus on one species and i think u might have better luck. its worked for me.


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2008, 21:29 
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I'm going to be setting a few more 110s this week. A friend just gave me a few old ones. I'm going to basically set for coon and then muskrat/mink, plus one beaver set. Dunno. I'm just enjoying being outdoors with my boys. :D

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Catches 2011 so far:

Lifetime:
Red Squirrel- 4 (in the garage)
Beaver- 1
Coyote- 1
Fisher-3
Raccoon- 3
Red Fox- 1
Skunk-1
My left index and middle finger in a 110
Left hand in a 220


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2008, 17:19 
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Hey, swamppuppy, not sure if I count but I live in Lyme Center, NH and work in Norwich, Vt. It is my first season and I really was not prepared. Havent caught anything yet but am trying my best for Fisher this month. Good luck. nh


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2008, 20:13 
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hey its my first year too. i was thinking of making a few fisher sets actually. good luck! (what r u using for fisher bait?)


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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2008, 12:52 
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Don't laugh but road kill suirrel and canned cat food. Hopefully one of us will bag a duck that I can breast out and put the carcass on the pole set. Believe it or not I have watched a fisher eating OL Roy dry dog food out of a 5 gal bucket while bear hunting.That year there was a lot of snow on the ground early. Hardly any at this time. Can not even make out any decent tracks other than deer. Some people say to use a fish and a feather to get their attention but I have not tried that yet. How about you. What kind of sets have you got going?nh


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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2008, 14:14 
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none right now because its muzzle loader seasom. but i have mostly been muskrat trapping. had a number of mink sets out too and a couple of sets for coon but no go for them yet. a good friend of mine who started trapping last year got a bunch of yotes, 2 fox i think, and a few coon. but he was only trapping for a couple of wweks then had to get back to work.


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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 13:28 
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Check this link out Swamp Puppy & adksasquatch. I think it may be worth wile to try for fox in our frozen environment. Maybe along a logging road or edge of field or beaver dam. Who would have have thought to look on a chicken site for trapping tips? http://backyardchickens.yuku.com/topic/3962/t/The-HAY-SET-step-by-step-for-easy-fox-trapping.html NH


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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2008, 10:41 
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That is an interesting idea, and I guess you never know where valuable information might come from. I might have to give it a try, as I have only been trapping conibears this year as I have had limited time, but now that we have eight inches of snow and single digit temps, I have a little more time. I was going to try for fox and coyote with calling, but this might be an option as well. Thanks. Good luck to everyone!

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Muskrats - 48
Beaver - 5
Otter - 1
Coon - 6
Fisher - 7
Ermine - 3
Mink - 0
Marten - 17
Fox - 0
Coyote - 5
Skunk - 0


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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2008, 10:44 
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I am not from Vermont, but I got on here anyway. :roll:
Also for the fisher bait, I have good luck with beaver and muskrat meat, with a good lure. I use a melted vaseline, with skunk and beaver castor that when cooled forms a very attractive smelling paste. :D

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Fur Shed 2014
Muskrats - 48
Beaver - 5
Otter - 1
Coon - 6
Fisher - 7
Ermine - 3
Mink - 0
Marten - 17
Fox - 0
Coyote - 5
Skunk - 0


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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2008, 11:28 
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Good advice Chris. I should of had a rat but spent all my free time bear hunting( to no avail ). I say why not have the best of both worlds. Set the traps and then go do some calling? I have been playing around with a rabbit in distress call and am going to give it an honest try this weekend. My son is coming home ,from college in Fl ,on Friday and we plan on making the most of the next three weeks, pred hunting, trapping and hopefully a couple trips to the Great Bay duck hunting. He even says he wants to go to Kittery. Probably this Sunday. Guess we will infuse a little cash into the Maine economy. nh


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PostPosted: 09 Dec 2008, 13:36 
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thats a great!! once i get some traps for fox i will have to give it a go


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PostPosted: 10 Dec 2008, 19:47 
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That hay set seems like the best bet for me. I have a week off in Feb. and I'll be checking traps in the AM and ice fishing the rest of the day. :D

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Catches 2011 so far:

Lifetime:
Red Squirrel- 4 (in the garage)
Beaver- 1
Coyote- 1
Fisher-3
Raccoon- 3
Red Fox- 1
Skunk-1
My left index and middle finger in a 110
Left hand in a 220


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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2009, 17:36 
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It's great to see I'm not the only beginner here. :D
Brian


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