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Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« on: December 11, 2016, 07:54:53 PM »
    This is my 2nd season. Learned alot since my first set back in Dec. 2015. Sarted out good with 3 Beaver in one week. Pulled the traps because Elk season. Checked my spots today. Beaver moved in and fixed the dam. I set one in my hot spot. Then Devin and I went to my lucky spot. Placed one in there and one down the the creek. The last trap is a Kirk's design power guillotine door trap. Placed that on dam. It is a crazy looking one. Single door and the trigger is mounted at the bottom back of the trap horizontal. Works good if placed in the dam break with metal plate installed at the bottom. Then place wire door at the top. Water flows over the wire triggers and current and leafs don't set it off. Beaver swims in to patch the dam and slam the doors shut. At least I think thats what will happen. Lol  hear are the 3 I trapped 4 weeks ago. The pictures are in order. The last one was Devin taking a selfie with me soaked. Yes I know I need waders. Lol I'm still cold and its been 5 hours since I jumped in to set my traps. Well I will fill you in tomorrow after I check the traps. I think I am going to place 4 cat traps Wednesday and 1 or 2 ever other day. Going to try and get 15 to 20 cat traps out this season. I hope I can keep up the energy.
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 08:03:48 PM »
 :tup:
Trapping 2016-2017
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Muskrats 5
Beaver 10
Coon 1
Nutria 1

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 09:14:26 PM »
:tup:
Josh you get out yet trapping since your miss hap?
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 09:16:08 PM »
Good to see you got out and Finally set some and yes get those custom BEAR waders ordered and made!

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 09:17:30 PM »
Devin better get some beaver traps out too !!

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2016, 10:49:12 PM »
Devin better get some beaver traps out too !!
:yeah:  :chuckle:
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2016, 04:42:13 AM »
Nice job!!
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2016, 06:54:20 AM »
Tagging along. Bout time you get back to trapping
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2016, 10:58:19 AM »


I think he looks a bit like you.  :)

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2016, 06:53:55 PM »
Tagging along. Bout time you get back to trapping
I know.....lol Nothing to day  :'(
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2016, 06:55:33 PM »
 


I think he looks a bit like you.  :)
:tup: Yeah but he is a she lol
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2016, 09:51:25 PM »
Good to see you got out and Finally set some and yes get those custom BEAR waders ordered and made!

 :chuckle: I showed him a few companies making some

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2016, 06:54:27 PM »
 :'( Should of just placed both traps side by side.  :bash:  I missed out on a beaver to today. Well I tried being smart and moved one of the trap. I placed it down from the dam. Bad move he came in and pulled all the guide, and dive sticks on the left side of the trap. Then fixed the dam is and he left a nice opening by the trap. Funny thing is most of the dive sticks by the trap are still there. Hmmmmm very smart beaver. I hope he is not the one I could'nt catch last season. He was pissing me off. Setting traps off and making them apart of the dam.  :dunno: So I moved the other trap back and forward of the other one to block the hole channel. The one trap acts like a guide to the one trap. Well will see if this works. I also place a trail cam to see if he is a old smart beaver. Lol
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 04:27:00 PM by bear hunter »
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2016, 11:57:03 PM »
I hope he is not the one I could'nt catch last season. He was pissing me of. Setting traps off and making them apart of the dam.  :dunno:

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2016, 05:11:36 AM »
 :chuckle:  It becomes personal!!! 
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2016, 09:13:37 AM »
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2016, 02:03:16 PM »
Devin better get some beaver traps out too !!

I'm hoping to get some swim thrus out this weekend in a few spots  :tup:

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2016, 04:27:32 PM »
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2016, 04:33:52 PM »
Caddyshack in the marsh!

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2016, 04:37:57 PM »
Caddyshack in the marsh!
I have a trail cam on it now. Hope to get him in action. I set the cam to take pictures everyn 15 sec's. Sucks the Video only works during the day.
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2016, 08:36:57 PM »
Well this week was slow. Had one smart beaver around the traps 2 days ago and nothing yesterday. Today was a good day. First check I had a 60+ pounder. My biggest one to date. Checked the other 3 that are in the woods and nothing. Hmmmmmm it is just going to take time to out smart this old fart it the woods. But I will get him.  :archery_smiley: :mgun: Even if I have to  :cmp1: out for him. Lol trying this trap on the dam. Nothing for aweek and there are some smart beavers in this pond. Caught him last season in a Koro (hancock) trap. He busted out and stretched the fencing bad. He must be a big old guy.
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2016, 09:40:41 PM »
Good catch!! You got any chain ?  :chuckle:

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2016, 10:06:24 PM »
Sometimes an old trap shy beaver is as hard to catch as a trap shy coyote.
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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2016, 12:05:14 AM »
Good catch!! You got any chain ?  :chuckle:

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Re: Bear Hunter's 2016/17 Season
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 :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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