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Author Topic: Trapping  (Read 264 times)

Offline Snortweeze

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Trapping
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:21:32 AM »
Does anyone else here trap? I have been trapping for 5 years now and have become a master raccoon trapper. I have not had any luck coyote trapping. I am going to try my hand at river otter trapping and if I could ever draw an IL bobcat permit I will try to catch one of them also. Who here has any trapping experience?
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 09:24:59 AM »
Hey Snort I have trapped my whole life dang near. I may be able to help you.
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 09:36:03 AM »
does trapping mice count
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 02:25:20 PM »
Once caught a racoon in an unbaited live trap.  Most often I use a paper towel dipped in bacon grease. 
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 04:05:48 PM »
great post. i'd be interested in yote trapping to
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 06:05:47 PM »
Trapped a lot in my jr high & high school days - generally for muskrats & coons.  Didn't have many yotes in the area at the time, our prized quarry back then was red fox, which were bringing up to $75 for a nice pelt.  Have considered doing some yote trapping here but too many domestic dogs & cats roaming around the place.  Tons of stuff on the web (youtube, etc) with lots of good tips.  Of course there are some goofballs out there too with some redneck suggestions but you can generally spot the knuckleheads in the first couple of minutes and move on.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 06:49:46 PM »
the magazine fur fin and game is a good read covers trapping comes out monthly
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 12:12:42 PM »
Trapping coyotes is about location. Just like coons you have to look for sign and set up accordingly. If you use dirt hole sets for coon then you just go bigger for coyotes- bigger trap locate the trap further from the hole 9-10 inches- it's 6-8 for coon and fox-- River otters are tough because they move so much and so quick- they will be back but you got to wait a couple a days- I use 220 conibears for otter the 330 is too big- if you are using leghold traps go with a #3. You can look on streams for sign it is usually toilet spots along the bank you will see scat and scales all over or it will be slides on the bank where slide off into the water. The #1 set for me is the crossover at a beaver dam, you may catch a few beaver but the otter love a beaver "censored Word". Anybody with a fish pond will love to see you, As big as those otters are in the picture they will eat a pond out just days. I never have trapped Bobcat.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 02:53:30 PM »
Great tips Bluetoe. Thank you. I will keep you updated on how I do.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 04:09:30 PM »
Great tips Bluetoe. Thank you. I will keep you updated on how I do.
I wish you good luck catch all them coyotes and hope you catch an otter they have beautiful fur.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 07:28:06 PM »
Snort, there was a guy trapping yotes at bro in law's place a couple of years ago and he caught "accidental" bobcats several times, so I'm guessing the techniques aren't going to be all that different except would expect a smaller trap is probably appropriate for the kitties.
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