collapse

Author Topic: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season  (Read 2357 times)

Offline Kit Carson

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 975
  • Location: Snohomish County
  • Groups: NRA, WSTA, NTA
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2018, 11:14:14 PM »
Thank you!  :tup:

Offline Bigshooter

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 5478
  • Location: Lewis Co
  • High Wide And Heavy
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2018, 07:04:49 PM »
2 more mink.
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican."

Obama lied and US Healthcare died!

"Borders, language, culture."

Offline Bigshooter

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 5478
  • Location: Lewis Co
  • High Wide And Heavy
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2018, 07:08:35 PM »
Anyone ever had this happen?  We hung a beaver in this tree couple weeks ago.  The other day while checking it the beaver was gone and the tree was all tore up.  The beaver was hanging a foot or 2 higher than where the tree is tore up. 
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican."

Obama lied and US Healthcare died!

"Borders, language, culture."

Offline Boss .300 winmag

  • Best Biggie Blogger
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 9511
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • DAN-O CAN'T TAKE BIGGIE PICS
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2018, 07:33:33 PM »
Anyone ever had this happen?  We hung a beaver in this tree couple weeks ago.  The other day while checking it the beaver was gone and the tree was all tore up.  The beaver was hanging a foot or 2 higher than where the tree is tore up.

Bigfoot didn’t like you in his area. :tup:
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
Hi I'm 8156, our leader is Bearpaw.


Keep Calm And Duc On!

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1746
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2018, 08:06:55 PM »
 Yep that's what my prebait sites look like !!Looks like coyotes ring that low if it was way higher I would say bobcat

Offline trapperguy22

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 394
  • Location: napavine wa.
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2018, 08:16:00 PM »
Jakeland,
that is about 4 feet high, I thought coyotes when I first saw it but I found bobcat tracks and two different sizes of cat scat. we were just wondering if anyone else every had them scratch it up that much.

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1746
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2018, 08:23:07 PM »
Yes definitely!!! I hang my baits like 8-10 feet up and they shred the trees up
 Cage time !!!!

Offline trapperguy22

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 394
  • Location: napavine wa.
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2018, 08:30:20 PM »
JackLand
thanks for the info. I will try hanging them higher from now on. I set a cage at this spot today, we will see what happens.

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1746
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2018, 08:35:04 PM »
I'm feeling you'll get a cat or 2 !! When I hang baits I use a gutter spike ( so I can pull it out easily for the bait) and I use a screw in treestand pegs to get up high it's super easy that way and just unscrew them when the bait is hung
Good luck !!!

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1746
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2018, 08:43:15 PM »
Now if I can figure out how to catch mink like you guys  :bash:

Offline trapperguy22

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 394
  • Location: napavine wa.
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2018, 09:00:32 PM »
JackLand,
We had a hard time with mink at first, then we went very simple. Small cage 7x7x24 up to 8x8x24. set at the waters edge with either 1/2 muskrat or a leg of beaver. that's it and the location gets better after catch the first one. we also cover the trap with grass or leaves. inlets and outlets to ponds, any small creek road culverts and bridges. our best spot is a 20 foot long 1 foot wide ditch between two ponds we set the trap at the mouth of the second pond. We catch a lot of mink at that location both ponds have cattails and rats. We tried fish for bait at first but it did not work for us, also people say if the bait is stinky throw it out, that is not my experience if it has some stink it seems to work better for us.

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1746
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2018, 10:42:49 PM »
JackLand,
We had a hard time with mink at first, then we went very simple. Small cage 7x7x24 up to 8x8x24. set at the waters edge with either 1/2 muskrat or a leg of beaver. that's it and the location gets better after catch the first one. we also cover the trap with grass or leaves. inlets and outlets to ponds, any small creek road culverts and bridges. our best spot is a 20 foot long 1 foot wide ditch between two ponds we set the trap at the mouth of the second pond. We catch a lot of mink at that location both ponds have cattails and rats. We tried fish for bait at first but it did not work for us, also people say if the bait is stinky throw it out, that is not my experience if it has some stink it seems to work better for us.
Well I'm going to give it a swing I'll just use some of my marten cages ! Thanks for the tips  :tup:

Offline Bigshooter

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 5478
  • Location: Lewis Co
  • High Wide And Heavy
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2018, 06:53:46 PM »
A mink and an otter.
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican."

Obama lied and US Healthcare died!

"Borders, language, culture."

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1746
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2018, 07:10:56 PM »
Nice !! The only trapping I'm doing right now is a nuisance beaver job

Offline Bigshooter

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 5478
  • Location: Lewis Co
  • High Wide And Heavy
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2018, 01:42:04 PM »
Rat mink beaver
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican."

Obama lied and US Healthcare died!

"Borders, language, culture."

Offline redi

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 677
  • Location: centralia
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2018, 05:34:34 PM »
Good catch. Thanks for the mink trapping tips.

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1746
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2018, 09:27:08 PM »
Have you ever used duck for mink bait with success?

Offline trapperguy22

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 394
  • Location: napavine wa.
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2018, 07:27:45 AM »
I have tried duck with no success. I am going to try beaver meat with duck feathers on the ground as an attractant

Offline Bigshooter

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 5478
  • Location: Lewis Co
  • High Wide And Heavy
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2018, 02:26:59 PM »
Beaver and a rat.
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican."

Obama lied and US Healthcare died!

"Borders, language, culture."

Offline lewy

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 2030
  • Location: buckley
  • IBEW RMEF NRA
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2018, 07:29:57 AM »
Thanks for posting the mink tips. Who makes a good mink cage? Pan or coni trigger?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 01:41:33 PM by lewy »
Go hawks

Offline Machias

  • Trapper
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 14936
  • Location: Cheney, WA
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2018, 08:23:00 AM »
Nice job so far this year!!
Fred Moyer


History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Offline trapperguy22

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 394
  • Location: napavine wa.
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2018, 10:48:56 AM »
I prefer comstock style triggers.

Offline trapperguy22

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 394
  • Location: napavine wa.
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2018, 04:55:06 PM »
We caught two more male mink today about five feet apart!!!

Offline redi

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 677
  • Location: centralia
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2018, 04:59:45 PM »
Nice work

Offline trapperguy22

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 394
  • Location: napavine wa.
Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2018, 12:31:51 PM »
Missed a mink today the door got hung up on some grass and did not shut all the way. Also had a swim through shut with nothing in it, not sure what happened there!

 

* Recent Topics

Wtb Ruger M77 .243 by mtnwkr
[Today at 01:26:05 PM]


2018-2020 Hunting Proposals Out for Comment by Southpole
[Today at 01:19:45 PM]


WTS: Aero Precision AR-15 partial build by Antlershed
[Today at 01:15:16 PM]


‘The wolf tapeworm’ by trapp01
[Today at 01:14:55 PM]


Bucket List Hunt by ballstothewaal
[Today at 01:14:18 PM]


11 year Old daughters first Bear by Gringo31
[Today at 01:13:14 PM]


Capitol Forest coyotes by ThomMedic
[Today at 12:48:44 PM]


Wyoming back door? by Stein
[Today at 12:45:30 PM]


My dog Copper in the Snow by coop2424
[Today at 12:41:15 PM]


WDFW wolf consultant gets paid by huntnphool
[Today at 12:40:56 PM]


Fs Hammock tent and pack by Keebler213
[Today at 12:40:12 PM]


"Cougar Pete" Peterson by bigmacc
[Today at 12:38:39 PM]


Can anyone help me identify this animal sound? by pianoman9701
[Today at 12:34:57 PM]


Utv/Atv Pics thread! by jkthomps
[Today at 12:31:32 PM]


Found a Surprise at Oak Creek Feeding Station by CP
[Today at 12:02:46 PM]


Sell: NIB leupold vx3 3.5-10x50 wind plex CDS 450.00 by carpsniperg2
[Today at 12:00:41 PM]


F/S Solid Oak bedroom set by KNOPHISH
[Today at 11:58:29 AM]


Clovercreekranch.net Bison hunt outfitter warning by Harald
[Today at 11:30:22 AM]


PBC 18 by jackelope
[Today at 11:24:53 AM]


2005 cummins, what to look for by addicted
[Today at 11:24:15 AM]