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Author Topic: Otters  (Read 819 times)

Offline ZLong19

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Otters
« on: November 03, 2015, 03:27:00 PM »
Stinkin things have wiped out our catfish pond......
I'm going in a blazing!

They've ate basically all of the 800 we stocked in just a couple months. If it's not hogs, it's coyotes, if it's not herons.... it's stupid otters....

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« on: November 03, 2015, 03:27:00 PM »
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Offline Viking1204

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Re: Otters
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 03:39:27 PM »
Otters will clear out a pond in no time. We had them get into our pond and there's no rivers anywhere close but there is a creek near by and no doubt they came in that way. Once we discovered them someone had watch over the pond until we were sure we killed them all.  ()*$%RT
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Re: Otters
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 04:44:18 PM »
they are efficient. most of ours got ate by wolves I think. haven't seen any for years
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Re: Otters
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 05:02:38 PM »
Have not seen one in several years, they use to be very popular with trappers.
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Re: Otters
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 09:31:10 AM »
They will stay until all the food is gone. They  wiped out a commercial fisherman's  pond last year, it was holding 1200 pounds of catfish waiting to go to market-- I took them 12 days to eat 500 lbs of fish. He paid me 30.00 a piece for every one I caught- made 300.00 bucks in 3 days. So how many did you put down?
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Offline Snortweeze

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Re: Otters
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 11:26:57 AM »
Trap them. They are worth some good money.
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Re: Otters
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 03:48:14 PM »
They do love those fish...seen them in rivers while fishing on several occasions. Once they clean you out they will be gone.
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Re: Otters
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 12:35:15 PM »
Not only do they like cleaning out the fish....they also chew off the heads of any muskrats my trappers catch and the same goes for the Fisher...and they rape the turkeys nests...
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Re: Otters
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 06:36:10 PM »
They're making a comeback in IL & it's legal to trap them again (with quite a few added rules).  Haven't seen any myself but have heard a few stories about farm ponds getting cleaned out very quickly.  I'd be trying to help them disappear at the first sign . . . .
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