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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2016, 03:24:50 PM »
Right on man!!! Congrats on a good day on the line! Better then me! (Set five beaver traps and 8 muskrat traps. Went for a swim over my chest waders in the process) I know that water was DAMN cold! 1/4 ice on the lake today here
:yike: I think I would quit for the day if that happened. I can't imagine getting my waders instantly full of that icy water. That's horrible!

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2016, 03:31:35 PM »
Right on man!!! Congrats on a good day on the line! Better then me! (Set five beaver traps and 8 muskrat traps. Went for a swim over my chest waders in the process) I know that water was DAMN cold! 1/4 ice on the lake today here
:yike: I think I would quit for the day if that happened. I can't imagine getting my waders instantly full of that icy water. That's horrible!
yeah that's no fun! I think I finially got my mystery leaks fixed. No wet socks today.
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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2016, 03:33:42 PM »
I think I'm finally going to order a pair of gauntlets after today. That freezing cold water is hard on your hands and fingers.

I use hay hooks to pull and set traps.
I have a hook pole that I use for pulling cages but whenever I need to move sticks or rocks I usually need to reach in at some point. Plus setting cages is far easier with my hands. That edge set required me to reach up under that cut bank and that's when I was like, why am I torturing myself! They cost like $30 in Minnesota trapping products.

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2016, 04:37:11 PM »
Im trying to trap the beaver and they are trying to trap me I swear :chuckle:

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2017, 09:03:35 PM »
I realized today that I need a packboard! Packing that 50 lb back 1/4 mile to the truck with just your hands was no fun.

  Mike and I use straps made from old car seat belts with riveted clips on each end.  The clips work on any cage trap or transfer cage and we use rope to tie 'adapter loops to the clips for the beaver's feet if we are packing out just  the beaver.

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2017, 09:37:03 PM »
I won't be cooking any muskrat though. No matter how good you make them sound   :chuckle:
My buddy eats the rats. The back strapes cubed, pocko, and fryed. He says it is amazing. But hell no.
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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2017, 07:25:57 PM »
Pulled all my traps yesterday and went to a different area today that had some beaver sign last year. This year, nothing anywhere. Didn't set any traps but put out some prebait for cats in a few spots. Found some winter chanterelles in a spot that always has them this time of year and picked enough to at least add some flavor to dinner tonight.
Decided to make some beaver-itos and just threw the shrooms in with the meat. Not the best flavor but shrooms are very healthy for you so I figured why not. Very delicious overall though! :tup:

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2017, 07:53:53 PM »
Once again that sounds amazing!

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2017, 08:05:09 PM »

The way this season is headed, I'm probably going to have more meat than if I would have filled my deer tag. I took the hind quarters and back straps from those last four beavers and when it was boned out it was probably about ten pounds of pure meat.

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2017, 08:12:34 PM »
Right on! I only got maybe a pound of meat off the rear quarters of mine :chuckle:

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2017, 07:12:43 PM »
F/T has gauntlets on sale for $20 and they are insulated

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2017, 11:32:52 PM »
 :yike:

shrooms & beaver

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2017, 11:50:38 PM »
Finally made some beaver sausage tonight and it turned out great! I put a whole write up in the cooking section if you want to read it. http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=207033.msg2754628#msg2754628
 I'm going to start saving some meat from every beaver from now on.  :tup:

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #63 on: January 05, 2017, 12:03:39 AM »
 :tup: im loving the wild game cooking/ trapping thread you have going!

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #64 on: January 05, 2017, 06:25:40 AM »
:drool:
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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2017, 05:34:36 PM »
Decided to start going after cats yesterday. Put out one single door trap just down the road from my house where I caught a cat last year and this morning there was brand new cat tracks in the snow about ten feet away from the trap. This is a brand new trap i built last month so I'm sure it's still got some paint and human smell which I'm guessing is why he avoided it. I decided to throw an extra one out a half mile away and it's one I built last year and has been outside in the bushes the whole time so it should be scent free for the most part. It's a double door too so I'm hoping it will coax in a cat who is a little more trap shy, or even possibly a coyote. Never know!

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2017, 06:40:31 PM »
Looks good !

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2017, 07:37:18 PM »
 :tup: It's about time  :chuckle: Can't wait to see your kitty behind bars.
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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2017, 08:19:41 PM »
The main thing that was holding me back on cat trapping was bait but the last two weeks has got me plenty of beaver chunks to last through most of the season. I went out and set all my swim throughs back into the area I had them in the last month. There is still plenty of beaver in the area plus I have a good chance of getting an otter or two if I leave them out long enough. Found a different spot this morning that has a ton of fresh chewing just from the last few days. There is fresh drag marks in the snow that lead to a picture perfect bottleneck spot between two active deep parts of the pond. Hopefully I'll have something tomorrow.

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #69 on: January 06, 2017, 11:23:08 PM »
Nice! Sounds like a good spot. Good luck Jesse  :tup:

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2017, 04:30:39 PM »
I figured today I'd go look at my pre bait spots and see what there is for sign. Only had three cages here at the house and i figured I'd probably wouldn't need any extra so that's all I brought with me today. Should have brought more because first three spots had cat sign so that's all I bothered checking and setting today. Second spot could have been from birds because I let the meat hang by a branch and I could visualize a crow or Raven eating from the branch so hard to say. My third spot had the meat and wire totally missing from the tree I hung it from. Wouldn't surprise me if that was from a cougar but who knows.
I have four cat sets and six drown sets out and with this crazy weather coming thru it should be a busy day with fur tomorrow. Or I just completely jinxed myself and tomorrow will be a waste of gas and time.  :bash:  :chuckle:
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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2017, 06:23:50 PM »
Those traps blend in very well.

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2017, 06:34:58 PM »
I smell kitty tacos  :chuckle:

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2017, 06:42:53 PM »
I smell kitty tacos  :chuckle:
Maybe.......... :chuckle:
I might grill some again. BBQ has been sounding good lately.

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #74 on: January 08, 2017, 08:21:35 PM »
I smell kitty tacos  :chuckle:
Maybe.......... :chuckle:
I might grill some again. BBQ has been sounding good lately.

You sure you're not from the south!! I mean DEEP south  :chuckle:
Seriously you should put together a trappers cook book

 

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