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post #1 of 13 Old 01-09-2017, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone here trap?

Wondering if there's any trappers around? Found myself a hobby a few months ago and have been learning with my father.

It's fun! We started to get rid of some problem beavers that were ruining a good chunk of our land, and since my father trapped for the better of fifty years, we decided to keep going!
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-09-2017, 07:33 AM
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I run a trapline, or rather, I did until I moved up her. It is a lot of fun (and work)!

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-09-2017, 07:53 AM
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I ran traplines for several years in SE WY. Did coyote and bobcat (in season). We had many, many coyote in that area.

I was helpful to the sheep men and to ranchers (especially on calving grounds), and a good supplemental income for my family and me.

The UPS guy that delivered scent wasn't the happiest, though. :)
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It is a lot of work! Especially now that the snow flew.

We've been after everything that's in season here, so far beaver, raccoon and fisher. Absolutely no luck on foxes or coyotes but there seem to be a very low number this year. I want to learn how to tan hides since the price of fur is so so devastatingly low.
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My husband traps. I go with him most of the time. I'm the critter carrier. He does a lot of muskrat and raccoons. A few coyotes here and there. Indiana isn't the best for "prime" fur.
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My husband traps. I go with him most of the time. I'm the critter carrier. He does a lot of muskrat and raccoons. A few coyotes here and there. Indiana isn't the best for "prime" fur.
The critter carrier! I love that.
That's basically my job as well, that and to soak up as much info as I can.
NB has nice quality but quantity is low. Beaver however has soared, as we caught 17 beavers between three dams. The price is absolutely ridiculous. Ten dollars for a prime blanket (extra large) beaver. Even last year they were $40 a piece.
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The critter carrier! I love that.
That's basically my job as well, that and to soak up as much info as I can.
NB has nice quality but quantity is low. Beaver however has soared, as we caught 17 beavers between three dams. The price is absolutely ridiculous. Ten dollars for a prime blanket (extra large) beaver. Even last year they were $40 a piece.
I'll find out what they go for here. Wolves go over $1,000 Even muskrats were a good price last year.
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I'll find out what they go for here. Wolves go over $1,000 Even muskrats were a good price last year.
Whaaaat :( I wonder what the heck is wrong with my province then!?! Rats this year are roughly $4.00 a piece. Coyotes (closest thing we have to wolves) are down to $35.00 a pelt.

When they're tanned they're significantly higher though.
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I like to watch Tom on Mountain Men if that counts. I haven't trapped anything other than bothersome squirrels and possums.
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Do mice count?
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