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Gordie

Pictures of your Furbearers and Varmints

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SandPoint

Very neat pictures guys!

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crappiegetter

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My kid wanted a picture before they were to be skinned.

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Good thing for me, I was up early enough to catch the raccoon trying to steal my trap!

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strait-meat

Wow Ray you are a very good trapper--same to you GF on the hunting. Nice pics. I would love to learn how to hunt and or trap these animals.

When it comes to hunting predators or trapping--is it as closed lipped as guys who fish or hunt deer/duck/pheasant etc. etc. as far as tips/hints on being successful?

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Ray1

Not even close. Ask away.

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Gordie

Great stuff Ray but I god ask about the otter what's thebstory on that one

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Ray1

It must of caught a northern and had it in its mouth when it swam through my trap. grin So its kind of fishing and trapping at the same time.

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Gordie

Bet you don't see that every day grin

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Ray1

No but next time i hope its a state record walleye or something like that.

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strait-meat

When trapping or snaring coyotes or fox what do you look for in picking a specific spot or location?

Once the spot is found, do you bait the spot and place a trap near the bait or what is your preferred method?

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Gordie

Not bad fur on the stretcher and fish on the plate ... Keep the pics coming

I hope to join in the trapping myself next season it's been 25 years since I did it but I really miss stand it's something I would like my kids to experience of course after they complete the safety training course

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Ray1

I look for an area with lots of sign (tracks and scat). Once you find that try and find a pinch point, fence line, tree line, or where different crops meet (once there harvested). Coyotes will take the easiest path available. River edges are also good. The main thing is to be on location.

If your using snares i would set up a bait pile and wait till the yotes establish it and then load up the trails with snares (this tends to work better as the winter and snow progresses). For my foot holds i will dig a hole at about a 70 degree angle and put some bait down the hole. Then bed the trap back about 8-9 inches and i offset my trap to the right about 3 inches. Make sure to have a good 2-3 pounds of pan tension too. Sift dirt over the trap and use a little wisk broom and smooth it all out and make sure that the spot over the pan is the lowest part. Take the wisk broom again and blend the area in. Add a little backing of some sort behind the hole opposite the trap. Collect your coyote grin

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Gordie

Snares I have seen or have been shown are usually put in a trail or run way

I didn't trap to much for fox or totes back then but I would find critter sign then do a dirt hole set most of the time bait under the trap or just in front of it a bit at least that's how I did it.

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RangerJack

When I snare, I like to run tight trails in tall grass or occasionally in wooded areas. Cattails usually are good in winter, but this year the dogs aren't in the swamps. Make sure you put a stick, blade of grass, or cattail above the snare so the fox or yote ducks into the snare! Good luck!

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RangerJack

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Eighth fox of the year, a nice looking male. looks skinny in the pic, but he had plenty of fat.

good luck!

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Gordie

I like it when they have those really black socks on thats a great red RJ

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RangerJack

Yeah, with the black bellies too...all the fox by my house look that way. Must have it in their genes!

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LunkerCity

This is a pic of my brother, trapped long and hard but he finally got a cat(two actually). His girlfriend's dad showed him the ropes this year. Both cats came from where we deer hunt, we have been seeing a lot of tracks in the past few years and I even saw one in my stand. Both cats weighed in just under 40lbs.

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IceHawk

Nice pic! That bobcat would look cool mounted!

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certified jumbo

thats a big cat. congrats.

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Gordie

congrats on the cats

I was told to call the Here kitty,kitty and they come runnig in grin

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RangerJack

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thought i'd get the 330's out before they're gone forever

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Ray1

Another snared coyote. Mangy looking thing.full-19983-17392-download0209120729a.jpg

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RangerJack

yuck

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Rost

We overloaded the back of my truck LAST YEAR... This year, with no snow has been very, very painful, I am depressed.

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RangerJack

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another kit..c'mon ma and pa!

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