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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2016, 02:13:58 PM »
Hell ya !!! Stew chili and cat bait !

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2016, 02:18:52 PM »
 :tup: it's about time you started posted catches. Your line started to look like a online cooked page.  :chuckle:
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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2016, 02:43:46 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.

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2016, 03:11:47 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

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Re: Ouchfoss 2016-17 Season
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2016, 03:17:37 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.
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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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