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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2017, 08:35:26 PM »
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2017, 10:12:11 PM »
 :drool: fur in the trap is alway good.  :tup:
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2017, 11:57:47 AM »
Snowed a good 6" last night bossman called for a late start so I had time to go check traps this morning but I never made it :bash: lucky I have a nice boss who brought out 100,000$ in equipment to pull my 500$ trapping truck out!

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2017, 12:28:45 PM »
Glad you are ok

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2017, 12:53:20 PM »
:yeah:
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2017, 01:04:35 PM »
Came to the top of the hill stopped for traffic and truck decided it it wanted to go back down the hill backwards tried to whip it around and missed the tree. Got it out and home with just a bent fender so good things its a cheap reliable trapping truck! American made steel keeps me safe!

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #56 on: January 11, 2017, 03:20:50 PM »
Ya it's nice to have a good boss that's obviously also a friend

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2017, 06:41:06 PM »
 :tup: glad your ok. I found some black ice on a curve. I was lucky to drive off the road and hit dirt. I drove very slow the rest of the way. I saw 6 rigs in the ditch crashed in several ditches. I think I should pull out my chain out of the shed. The snow covered roads are hard packed ice now out in the woods. Everone please be safe trapping
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2017, 09:04:18 PM »
It was a better day today! Another adult beaver 50 pounds on the dot and another bonus muskrat!

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2017, 09:07:42 PM »
Happy trappers when there is fur in the truck!

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2017, 09:11:12 PM »
 :tup: way togo on your catch.  Did the beaver almost get out?
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2017, 09:18:26 PM »
Oh im sure he tried! I I think I may have had a little overkill trap size for the muskrat :chuckle: tried to make it thrust the trigger opening and if it wasn't such a big rat he may have made it out starting to wonder if that's why my traps keeping getting set off but are empty

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2017, 09:20:51 PM »
Oh im sure he tried! I I think I may have had a little overkill trap size for the muskrat :chuckle: tried to make it thrust the trigger opening and if it wasn't such a big rat he may have made it out starting to wonder if that's why my traps keeping getting set off but are empty
  :chuckle:  nice
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2017, 06:33:07 AM »
Oh im sure he tried! I I think I may have had a little overkill trap size for the muskrat :chuckle: tried to make it thrust the trigger opening and if it wasn't such a big rat he may have made it out starting to wonder if that's why my traps keeping getting set off but are empty
that could be. Every rat I've caught this year was in a swimthrew
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2017, 07:52:35 AM »
The opening in top of my trap for setting the dog and trigger is 3x2 with a piece of 1/4 road separating it into 2 squares of 1x3 and this guy was very close to getting out of that opening

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2017, 08:27:33 AM »
The opening in top of my trap for setting the dog and trigger is 3x2 with a piece of 1/4 road separating it into 2 squares of 1x3 and this guy was very close to getting out of that opening
get some 1x1 16ga mesh and make a door on it?  My traps have a 2x2 hole for setting the dog/coni trigger with 1/4" round down the center
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2017, 09:54:14 AM »
Nice job!!!  Glad you weren't hurt in the slide off!!

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2017, 10:35:16 AM »
Thanks Machias and Jason I like that idea of having a little trap door over the top of it

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2017, 12:51:48 PM »
If the water is deep enough you could put some colony traps under the swimthrew
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2017, 01:28:34 PM »
The opening in top of my trap for setting the dog and trigger is 3x2 with a piece of 1/4 road separating it into 2 squares of 1x3 and this guy was very close to getting out of that opening
get some 1x1 16ga mesh and make a door on it?  My traps have a 2x2 hole for setting the dog/coni trigger with 1/4" round down the center
A small rat or a mink can squeeze out of 2" hole. Sunny slopes had a mink break out of one of his funnel traps built with chicken wire when I was with him. I think we measured the round hole as 2 1/4" across.
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2017, 02:19:40 PM »
When Ted and I were first experimenting with Colony traps we were given some wire 2x2 made some trap that we NEVER caught fur in, some carp but no fur. The only reason was the fur was getting out  through the wire.
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2017, 02:52:50 PM »
Three of my beaver traps are made of two by two and they get set off all the time now you got me really wondering if I have muskrats going through the cage wire

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2017, 03:44:23 PM »
Yes, you do.
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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #73 on: January 13, 2017, 04:08:54 PM »
Looks like all the new ones will be getting 1x2 wire and a trap door over the trigger then!

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Re: Norman89 2016/2017 season
« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2017, 05:23:40 PM »
You can buy welded galv 1x1x14ga 100ft roll for 167.00 shipped at amozon.
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