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Karen and Bruce's trapline
« on: February 27, 2017, 11:25:23 PM »
 I could not get anyone to take the Brady trapping spot I posted earlier. Working with WDFW on this and hope it pays off with more lands open to trappers in the future.
So, I teamed up with our own Fatslinger and off we went to try and put a dent in some problem beaver.
First check the water was a little high and we had trouble with washed out sets but connected on an otter and nutria.



Second check was today and we finally did a little good. Three big beaver and another otter.
Whoa, that is one mean looking lady. >:( :chuckle: Ok to be fair it was blowing and very cold at the time.



More to come.
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 11:36:51 PM »
Good job on a nice catch

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 04:54:27 AM »
 Nice catch!! Them nutria got a little funk smell but from what I hear they make good cat bait

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 07:45:42 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 10:37:20 AM »

Nice job you two  :tup: :tup:
I think you have her along so in case you have any medical problems she can save you :beatdeadhorse:
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 12:57:38 PM »
It was pretty cool and windy yesterday and I was tired from watching Bruce carry all those heavy beaver.

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 06:25:47 PM »
Lot of recent talk about the weights of beaver with the 100 pound post so It spurred me to weigh those three. 54, 44 and 38.
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 06:31:49 PM »
Lot of recent talk about the weights of beaver with the 100 pound post so It spurred me to weigh those three. 54, 44 and 38.
Nice catch plus bonuses. Congrats
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 01:05:18 AM »
Wonder how them nutria taste. Heard they're pretty good.

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 05:35:50 AM »
If they taste anything like they smell just cook up a old nasty gym sock ! They stink  :o

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 09:03:17 AM »
 :yeah:
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2017, 10:21:56 AM »
Wonder how them nutria taste. Heard they're pretty good.


:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2017, 06:36:57 PM »
Third check, not so good. Caught one nutria. Maybe I can give it to Jesse.
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2017, 07:14:44 PM »
$5 says Jesse will try it 8 different ways and tell you it tastes like chicken!!  :chuckle:

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2017, 07:22:33 PM »
 :puke: :puke: :stirthepot: :EAT: :puke: :puke:
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2017, 07:48:01 PM »
Lots of recipes on the net.

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2017, 07:56:22 PM »
With enough soy sauce or ketchup, anything is edible! :chuckle:
I have yet to ever catch one so I have no idea what they are even like but from the sound of it the smell alone is tough to overcome. I may wait til I'm a little more starving and there is no more cockroaches left before I try one!
Ironically, tonights dinner was spaghetti with beaver sausage meatballs. Freaking delicious!  :tup:

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2017, 09:22:29 PM »
With enough soy sauce or ketchup, anything is edible! :chuckle:
I have yet to ever catch one so I have no idea what they are even like but from the sound of it the smell alone is tough to overcome. I may wait til I'm a little more starving and there is no more cockroaches left before I try one!
Ironically, tonights dinner was spaghetti with beaver sausage meatballs. Freaking delicious!  :tup:

Sounds like what I had to do with my ex-wifes cooking! Drown it with sauce ! She always wondered why the dog licked his but, I told her it was to get the taste of her cooking out of his mouth  :chuckle:

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2017, 09:39:06 PM »
With enough soy sauce or ketchup, anything is edible! :chuckle:
I have yet to ever catch one so I have no idea what they are even like but from the sound of it the smell alone is tough to overcome. I may wait til I'm a little more starving and there is no more cockroaches left before I try one!
Ironically, tonights dinner was spaghetti with beaver sausage meatballs. Freaking delicious!  :tup:

Sounds like what I had to do with my ex-wifes cooking! Drown it with sauce ! She always wondered why the dog licked his but, I told her it was to get the taste of her cooking out of his mouth  :chuckle:

Wonder why she is your ex? :chuckle:

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2017, 07:18:11 AM »
 :chuckle:
With enough soy sauce or ketchup, anything is edible! :chuckle:
I have yet to ever catch one so I have no idea what they are even like but from the sound of it the smell alone is tough to overcome. I may wait til I'm a little more starving and there is no more cockroaches left before I try one!
Ironically, tonights dinner was spaghetti with beaver sausage meatballs. Freaking delicious!  :tup:

Sounds like what I had to do with my ex-wifes cooking! Drown it with sauce ! She always wondered why the dog licked his but, I told her it was to get the taste of her cooking out of his mouth  :chuckle:
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2017, 01:04:35 PM »
So yesterday we only got 1 muskrat and several traps were sprung and empty. We are brainstorming to try and figure out why. Also had a confrontation with someone who was not happy we were there. We could see him from a distance and had a plan formulated in case of a physical fight (I was going to toss the rake to Bruce and hit the guy across the face with the muskrat, then Bruce would hit him with the rake). Luckily it didn't come to that but at least we were prepared.

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2017, 01:15:48 PM »
So yesterday we only got 1 muskrat and several traps were sprung and empty. We are brainstorming to try and figure out why. Also had a confrontation with someone who was not happy we were there. We could see him from a distance and had a plan formulated in case of a physical fight (I was going to toss the rake to Bruce and hit the guy across the face with the muskrat, then Bruce would hit him with the rake). Luckily it didn't come to that but at least we were prepared.

Sprung traps....hhhhmmmm, maybe you already placed a trailcam?
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2017, 02:24:56 PM »
So yesterday we only got 1 muskrat and several traps were sprung and empty. We are brainstorming to try and figure out why. Also had a confrontation with someone who was not happy we were there. We could see him from a distance and had a plan formulated in case of a physical fight (I was going to toss the rake to Bruce and hit the guy across the face with the muskrat, then Bruce would hit him with the rake). Luckily it didn't come to that but at least we were prepared.
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2017, 04:21:21 PM »
I'm having a blast. Hopefully Bruce is too. He is doing all the work, except I carried our catch to the truck yesterday.

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2017, 05:04:29 PM »
I'm having a blast. Hopefully Bruce is too. He is doing all the work, except I carried our catch to the truck yesterday.

Heaviest  muskrat ever !!!  :chuckle:

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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2017, 07:02:33 PM »
It really wasn't that confrontational with the guy but he was not happy we were there. He leases it for duck hunting. Landowners want the beavers gone so they can farm the fields rather then boat in them. Karen had the right idea and called the landowner. We let them argue it out.
Sprung traps has me scratching my head though. Possible beaver or nutria swim over traps and springing them so I turned the traps over so the trigger is on the bottom. Has me wondering though. 4 traps sprung, all within 20' of the county road and a number of cars watched me setting them and checking them. I'm wondering if we didn't have some help.
See what it looks like next time.
We really need to put in some scent sets on the bank but I don't want to make the trip to check them every day.
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2017, 05:38:04 PM »
A little bit better luck today with three beavers. Had one trap sprung that I think a beaver crawled over instead of diving through it. Moved a few traps around and put some scent sets in. Really tough to find a place for a swim through. The one place is like a flooded forest. The beaver can cut and eat to their hearts content all the while staying in 6'+ of water.
I did not want to go to scent sets because they are not drowning sets and I did not want to have to visit the site every day but looks like we are going to have to check every day now. Kind of out of options.
No pictures, having a tough time posting pictures of late.
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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2017, 05:59:26 PM »
Sweet nice catch.
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2017, 03:58:01 PM »
Another big one today. I'll estimate high 40s. No pictures, still a problem for me.
Scent sets did not produce but one of my swim through sets came through. Lot of goose hunters down there today, last day I think.
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2017, 06:52:14 PM »

Nice catch   :tup:  another one bits the dust / water

Stay away from those goose hunters.   :hunt2:
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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2017, 06:13:05 PM »
 :tup:
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