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 Post subject: Hunt or trap?
PostPosted: 21 Sep 2006, 08:45 
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Would you rather hunt furbearers or trap them? Coyotes, raccoons, and foxes in particular.


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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2006, 08:50 
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That's a tough one. They're both fun...

If I am thinking about pelt condition I would rather trap them. Less damage to the fur.

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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2006, 13:48 
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I'd have to agree. For pelt sale value, trapping does less damage. Plus, with the exception of treeing coons with dogs, I think hunting is pretty much hit-or-miss, especially on foxes. You either find the fox, or you don't. With the trap, they come to you, most of the time.

Years back, a fellow down the road from my grandfather used to run his coonhounds everynight until his shed was filled with loaded with fur.


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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2008, 20:17 
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i would prefer trapping


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When I run my lines I take both a .223 and a call or two. I run alot at night and always have a spot light going, if Max goes to check a trap then I sit there and call and hope to get a set of eyes. If we are out during the day we may find a good spot to set up and see what happens.
When a cat brings 500 or 600 bucks then you use every trick in the book to pick him up. You as what I prefer....I prefer to get the animal on the strecher, what ever it takes.
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I like hunting but trapping is it for me! I dabble in fur hunting but 99% of my pelts come from traps. When fur price's are high I hunt alot more and combine the two like Lone does. When reds got up above $50 and coons were $40 I spent sometimes 20 hours a day chasing them. Ive stayed up 72 hours before between running the line, calling/coonhunting and then at least getting all the critters skinned.

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Well, considering my effectiveness this past season, I'll go with hunt... for now. Hopefully the lessons I've learned this past season will change that a bit. :roll:

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PostPosted: 20 Jun 2009, 08:53 
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There's alot of educational material out there for all the outdoor pursuits. Our DNR even has some info on trapping. What kind of critters are you chasing/trying to trap?

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