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Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:44:20 PM »
Started the season in North Dakota on a short trip.  Started with a couple sets on the first day and added to them almost until I pulled the line at the end of the week.
Very first night, I had a footprint on the jaw and into the space between the jaw and the pan.  Needed a half an inch to the left and I'd of had him.  Ended the week with four total, two in #3 Montgomery offsets and one in a MB 650 rubber jaw.  The fourth was shot on sight.



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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 07:50:52 PM »
Nice job ! Good size yote !

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 09:36:00 PM »
Awesome!!!
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 10:13:27 PM »

NICE !   :tup:
Forth one shot ......... :hunter:............. take um anyway you can get um!  :tup: :tup:
Congratulations are in order here

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 12:40:15 AM »
Way to start the season

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 08:19:19 AM »
I was driving out at dusk to put a set on a section line and this guy happened to be standing in the chosen spot.  Quick stop, a short stare (too long) and a pop put him on the board.

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 08:25:41 AM »
Then added this pair at two sets, 20 yards apart.  One was a step down set in a #3 Montgomery OS.  The other with the big catch circle was taken at a large dirt hole set guarded by a MB650 rubber jaw.  That set was the one that a coyote left a print on the trap jaw on the first night.

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 10:38:32 AM »
He came back and stepped in the wrong (right) spot!!  Nice job!!!
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 11:52:07 PM »
Nice work James!  :tup:

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 12:55:35 PM »
I'm going to be adding another dozen or two of the Montgomery #3 offsets for the next trip. Originally meant them for the higher risk section line roads to protect my expensive rubber jaw 650s from theft. I hate to say it but I prefer setting and bedding the Montgomerys over the 650's. Seem to take a little less work and it goes a little quicker.  They are also less than half the money.
 
I'm running 2-1/2 to 3 pounds of pan tension on both traps. The 650's caught 0 skunks while the Montys caught 5. I believe the geometry of the pan treadles is the difference. I'd rather thin the stinkers out while I'm there. They are abundant and hard on nests/chicks.  We never go a season without the dogs getting sprayed.

@machias  You were asking about rubber jaw preferences on another thread.  I have MB 650s and Jakes.  Between the two, I prefer the Jakes.  Both are very strong rubber jaw traps.  My partners lab managed to get caught in the 650s twice while pheasant hunting.  He just couldn't resist the lure and seemed to make a bee line for the sets whenever they got close.  Both times he was released without injury.  I didn't bring the Jakes to ND.  They are a little larger framed and use a different pair of One Hand Setters. 

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 03:32:27 PM »
Thanks!!  I ended up getting a doz 550 RJ.  Hate them compared to the Cast Jaws, but we use what we gotta use!  Thanks for the thoughts on the rubber jaws, I really appreciate it!!  Looking more and more like I will be moved over to Idaho by spring.  Can't wait to run a line over there next year!!  Good luck!
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 12:11:53 PM »
 :tup: Congrats
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 07:56:25 AM »


First beaver of the season.  48 lbs, 2 oz.  Caught in a Comstock on a crossover set.

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2017, 08:44:16 AM »
Nice one! :tup:

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2017, 06:33:17 PM »
Sweet!

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2017, 09:58:42 PM »
  :tup:
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2017, 07:15:53 AM »
nice job

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2017, 12:23:35 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 09:50:49 AM »
New location set on a very large series of colonies.  This one covers five separate property owners and I've procured access to the whole block.  The largest acreage landowner is a vegan couple.  I'm thinking of it as a little PR work.

I pulled 3 beaver and a raccoon early this morning.

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2017, 10:27:05 AM »
Nice going.  :tup: Slayer
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2017, 10:40:52 AM »
Huntingfool7,
Looks like you have the start of a profitable season going.
I really like those #3 Montgomery Traps for Coyotes, easier to hide in a Dirt Hole Set, my second choice would be the #3 Oneida Victor Jump Trap, they really come out of the ground fast.
 I used to have good luck with the #14 Traps for Otter for my dry land sets, (back when trapping was simpler.)
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2017, 09:30:09 PM »
Two more beaver at the new site.  40 lbs even and 46 lbs, 9 oz.

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2017, 08:16:50 AM »
@bear hunter  Last nights visitor.  Time is listed above each video. 

There is a whole beaver buried under the cage.  Another rear quarter is wired inside the trap over the trigger.

7:26 PM last night.

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<p><a href="
">11280056</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user50543901">wildflights</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

7:31 PM

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<p><a href="
">11280058</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user50543901">wildflights</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

7:48 PM

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<p><a href="
">11280060</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user50543901">wildflights</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

7:55 PM

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">11280062</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user50543901">wildflights</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2017, 10:06:50 AM »
VERY cool!  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2017, 12:46:33 PM »
So, did he go in the trap and it not go off?
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2017, 02:51:42 PM »
So, did he go in the trap and it not go off?
I forgot to move the door catches, so the doors were wired open.  #1 oops LOL. 
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2017, 06:00:42 PM »
Be interesting to see how long 'till he comes back.
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2017, 11:51:08 PM »
Dang looks like a nice cat. You are doing well.

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2017, 08:13:34 AM »
I stuffed and wired half a beaver in there last night.  Door latches are off and I'm looking forward to seeing that Tom up close.

Meanwhile, I've been stacking bait on a damage permit.  Jakes and MB750s rubber jaws at work...

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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2017, 10:29:39 AM »
 :drool: :drool:  NICE!! 

rubber jaws in a drowning set   :bash: :bash:  Stupid state rules!
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Re: Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2017, 08:03:06 PM »
So, did he go in the trap and it not go off?
I forgot to move the door catches, so the doors were wired open.  #1 oops LOL. 
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