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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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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2017, 05:59:26 PM »
Sweet nice catch.
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

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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:
If they have their dogs with them they will go crazy if they know you have traps out there even if there cage traps.
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Re: Karen and Bruce's trapline
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2017, 06:13:05 PM »
 :tup:
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

 

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