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 Post subject: New to trapping
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2017, 14:46 
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I've never trapped before and I'm looking for anyone that might be able to show me the basics. I'm getting a Blue Lacy pup this summer and I want to be able to work with him as I check traps. I'm stationed down in Killeen at Fort Hood, if there is anyone over this way that would be open to that sort of thing please let me know. My true motivation is to give the puppy something to do when I'm not hunting or searching for deer sheds and to just get out in the woods more. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: New to trapping
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2017, 17:08 
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Welcome to the site and Thank You for your service to our country !!!

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 Post subject: Re: New to trapping
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Thank you Doc,

I've read through some of the forum but there is a lot to read on here. I've been told you can learn quite a bit about tracking on YouTube and reading books. Everyone on here seem really great and passionate. I look forward to learning a lot from everyone. I just wish there was a meeting, a club, or a training seminar on tracking in Texas


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Welcome to the site and thank you for your service!

Since you are stationed in Texas you may want to look into the Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association. (Link Below)

http://www.ttfha.com/

You may be able to get together with someone locally to show you the ropes on a one on one situation. Also, web sites like this one, magazines like Fur-Fish-Game and Trap & Trail Magazine are also great resources and You Tube as well.

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 Post subject: Re: New to trapping
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welcome aboard,thank you for your service..

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 Post subject: Re: New to trapping
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2017, 19:29 
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Thank you Rick and Chieftain,

That is a great help. I hadn't looked into TTFHA. Best of luck to all of you this season.


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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2017, 22:27 
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Welcome to Texas and to WAT and thank you for your service. Check with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Mammalogist, Jonah Evans, he could assist you tracks. He actually has developed a phone app on animal tracks. He can be contacted at jonah.evans@tpwd.texas.gov Like Trapperrick mentioned, the Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association could help you make more contacts, our Public Relations Director is David Simpson 903 341 0181.

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