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Pictures of your Furbearers and Varmints


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Huntin&Fishin

Do you guys skin and tan the skins yourself or do you skin and sell to someone? Thinking of getting into trapping

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catfishkid

This is the only picture this year. Me and a few rookie trappers.

The one with the brown sweatshirt and the one with the red t-shirt are my trapping partners, the others are my buddies kids. Every one had a blast.

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Those pictures really take me back. I think I'll dig around a little.

***Update***Here are a few old scans.

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Here are a couple from today and a couple days ago. We awoke this morning to 2 inches of fresh snow which had the coyotes moving last night.full-19983-25841-dsci0566.jpg

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Ray,

I see you're in Moorhead. I am as well. This is my first year trapping, and I have a lot to learn. Any chance you'd be willing to meet up with me and teach me about trapping coyotes?

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Ray,

I see you're in Moorhead. I am as well. This is my first year trapping, and I have a lot to learn. Any chance you'd be willing to meet up with me and teach me about trapping coyotes?

Clean your inbox out and i will pm you. I might be able to help a little. This is only my 3rd year though so there are tons of people that know better than me.
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I don't trap, never will, never say never though, other than pocket gophers but I absolutely love this page, keep it up guys, keeping their numbers in check is huge really, getting more youth involved with it is huge also, great job,awesome pictures, and keep at it please ! smile I'm going coyote hunting for the first time this winter, can't wait. I also can't wait to see the first wolf trapped on here !

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Got this guy last Wednesday. 117 pound male. Came in to fawn in distress along with coyote howls. Very fun hunt!

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Beautiful wolf, NoWiser...

Sounds like an exciting hunt. I've encountered those fellows up close in the woods on several occasions, and it definately gets your full and undivided attention... grin

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Todd Caswell

Got this guy last Wednesday. 117 pound male. Came in to fawn in distress along with coyote howls. Very fun hunt!

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Very nice, congrats on getting drawn and then acually setting up to hunt them. Most that I know who got drawn were just hoping to see one while on stand. What are your plans for the critter?

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I shot it in northeastern Minnesota. It may well have taken down a few moose in its day. There used to be a fair number in the area that I shot it in, but we've barely seen sign of any in the last two years. Whatever is killing moose in Minnesota is definitely hitting this area hard.

I will be getting a full body mount of the wolf done. I have a taxidermist that wants to get his hands on one very bad, and is cutting me a really good deal on it. I'm going to let him keep it for quite a while after it is done to take to shows, competitions, and use for advertising. It's not going to cost me much more than the going rate for a wolf rug.

My only concern now is getting the pelt and skull back from the DNR. They didn't have anyone available last week when I was heading home from hunting to do the carcass inspection. This was at 2:00 on a week day in prime wolf country. I couldn't get down to the next office before they closed. I tried scheduling the inspection at the Shakopee office but nobody there would answer or return my calls/voicemails. Monday was a government holiday, so I had to take off work yesterday morning and take it to Rosemount. I called there and they said they could do it. When I got there, they did not have any pelt tags, so they had to keep everything and get someone from the Shakopee office (where I tried to schedule the inspection in the first place) to do it. I will have to find time to pick everything up. The problem is my work hours are 7:00 to 5:00 and theirs are 8:00 to 4:00. It's a huge pain and I just hope they are as concerned about keeping the pelt in prime shape as I am, and don't let it thaw or lose it. If they want to continue this hunt they really need to get their act together. By the time this is said and done I'll end up missing a full day of work and have put an extra 120 miles on my truck just to get the carcass inspected and get my pelt tagged. A lot of hunters will just say screw it and let it lay in the woods if they know what a pain it's going to be....

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Typical government. They need to get their ducks in a row a liitle better than that. Was there a time limit as far as registration after shot and maybe they could talk to some taxidermist up there to hold it there til an officer shows up. Then you could pick it up after it was mounted or rugged.

I hope they dont screw this up for you, if they mess this up I'd make it public. Id be nervous too.

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Looks like a fun time! I have done about 1/8 of the varmint hunting this winter that I normally do, looks like I gotta start getting out there.

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Random guy

Nice way to start out. I am packing my bags for my NE coyote trip now...

Ya I'm jealous, I was just talking to the misses about trading in a turkey trip for a predator hunt somewhere.

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Neighbor_guy

Here is the nicest one from my trip, nicely furred out female...

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55gr zmax did the job, lights out and just a tiny little hole in the shoulder, 95yds.

I cant say the same for the other two I shot. One with mange and full of cactus at 318, and the other was a pup that showed up from an area I had not planned or expected for one to come from. He had to travel the same trail I walked on and just appeared out of no where 10 yards away, about half way between me and the call. He exploded like a water balloon at 13 steps when I hit him. Clipped the shoulder blade on the way in and it went Kaboom!!! It looked more like a praire dog than a desert dog, I swing better from right to left, if he went right he likely would have survived the experience. Lets say neither of them was very picture worthy.

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Couple pics from the past weekend. The last picture is my biggest coon I've ever caught. I didn't weigh it but the thing was a HOSS! (note: I'm 6'2")

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