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Title: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 05, 2017, 07:28:20 PM
Well Laid Off Until February.  :'(  :dunno: :drool: >:( Might go out tomorrow and put a few swim thru's out.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 07, 2017, 01:02:09 AM
Today I was able to get 3 traps out. Will see though the canals were really low. I opened up the pipe that fed the canal. The Beavers completely blocked it off. Hope that fills it up soon. Water levels are very low about a foot below the dam. I placed one trap in the dam opened it up a little bit. Also placed to swim through two different locations and channels hoping to get one in the next couple days we'll see.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Kit Carson on November 08, 2017, 10:11:09 PM
What happened to going Bob Ross style and coloring on the pics?
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 10, 2017, 11:35:46 PM
What happened to going Bob Ross style and coloring on the pics?
I wanted to spice it up a little bit. Lol
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 12, 2017, 09:57:50 PM
1 muskrat today Not what I wanted.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 13, 2017, 08:43:25 PM
First official Beaver of the season. Caught him in a Comstock swim through trap. He's not a monster but he will do.  :tup:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: JakeLand on November 13, 2017, 09:49:58 PM
Good job! 
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 13, 2017, 11:15:06 PM
Good job!
better get those traps over here I'm not going to have time to fix the dang things
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Norman89 on November 14, 2017, 06:28:53 AM
Attaboy! Starting the season right bear hunter!
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Hilltophustler on November 14, 2017, 07:34:58 AM
Nicely done  :tup:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Humptulips on November 14, 2017, 06:50:40 PM
That low water problem you mentioned earlier ought to be solved after the last few days
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 14, 2017, 11:14:58 PM
That low water problem you mentioned earlier ought to be solved after the last few days
lol I was just thinking the same thing. The canal should Philip nicely now.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 17, 2017, 03:43:48 PM
Started a new spot. Will see how it goes.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Humptulips on November 17, 2017, 04:47:42 PM
What happened to going Bob Ross style and coloring on the pics?

Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 17, 2017, 05:07:28 PM
What happened to going Bob Ross style and coloring on the pics?
I felt like expressing myself today. Lol
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Norman89 on November 17, 2017, 05:23:24 PM
Hard to see but in your damn break set your traps above the damn are under the water? Or is the end of the trap in the opening of the damn break?
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 17, 2017, 09:02:45 PM
Hard to see but in your damn break set your traps above the damn are under the water? Or is the end of the trap in the opening of the damn break?
it's in the opening of the dam break. It is a one-way door cat trap that Bruce made so I placed the opening of the door towards the pond it's 50-50 so the beaver can just swim right into it and I have a Castor inside.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: JakeLand on November 17, 2017, 10:25:15 PM
There's our Bob Ross !!!!
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 18, 2017, 10:31:19 PM
There's our Bob Ross !!!!
:llam:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 19, 2017, 07:11:02 PM
Pulled a few traps today. Just nothing moving in my normal spots. I will just hit them later in the season. bagged a fat beaver and a muskrat today on the farmer's property.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Norman89 on November 19, 2017, 10:33:27 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Machias on November 20, 2017, 01:53:31 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: AL WORRELLS KID on November 22, 2017, 10:21:09 AM
Bear Hunter, Thanks for the "sketches", they really help to get the big picture.
"Al Worrel's Kid"
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 22, 2017, 10:30:34 AM
Bear Hunter, Thanks for the "sketches", they really help to get the big picture.
"Al Worrel's Kid"
:chuckle:  :tup:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 22, 2017, 10:58:25 PM
Well today with the flood coming the beavers came out strong to repair the dams. 4 swim thru's and 4 beavers not bad day of trapping.  If you look closely. You can see my drive sticks and Guillotine door trap in the pics.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Turner89 on November 23, 2017, 04:26:58 AM
Nothing better than an animal in each trap.
Nice job dude.

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Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Machias on November 24, 2017, 08:20:18 AM
Nice!!!
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on November 28, 2017, 11:01:26 AM
Yesterday was a good day to. I got a call from the farmer and there was a beaver in one of the traps. He couldn't get to the rest of them because of the flooding. So I showed up yesterday and the first trap was empty and doors shut. Dang it I missed him. The beaver cut down trees just passed the trap. Hmmmmm well I reset the trap and crossed my fingers. Then I checked the next 4 trap had beavers in them. I didn't have enough swim through traps. So I used Bruce's cat trap and placed it in the water down the run and end up with a beaver in it. Not too shabby so far 10 beaver from that pond the farmer is very happy and I have a new trapping spot.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on December 01, 2017, 06:05:30 PM
Today I hung 9 beaver carcasses am I trapping area and placed one trail camera. I'll see you in a couple weeks if it produces some animals and then I'll get some traps out. Today I caught one Beaver about 25 lb roughly and a muskrat.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on December 04, 2017, 09:57:05 PM
Today was slow only 1 muskrat. The beavers are getting smarter. I moved most of the traps to new runs because of the high waters. Hoping this will work I'll check them in 3 days. Then I'll check my trailcam at the bait site out in the woods. Getting antsy to see if they're being hit.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Machias on December 05, 2017, 09:03:15 AM
Good luck!!
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on December 05, 2017, 09:13:25 PM
Good luck!!
thanks
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on December 15, 2017, 07:51:53 PM
50 pounder caught the other day. Pulled my traps off the farmer's land. 12 Beavers, 5 Muskrats taken there. I think he might be the last one. Well until next season when more move in. I also used there body's for my bait cat sites. Redtails hawk's and others critters are hitting the sites but no cats on cam
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: UrbanTrapper on December 17, 2017, 08:02:04 PM
You could cover the bait with boughs so the hawks won't see it.  Even a single feather tied to a cotton thread hung from a branch near the bait can flag in cats.  Those cheap molded bird seed bells will attract noisy little birds which can also get a cats attention. 
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Triplej on December 18, 2017, 12:00:02 PM
That sounds like a bunch of bait for the kitty cats... good luck
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on December 18, 2017, 08:50:32 PM
That sounds like a bunch of bait for the kitty cats... good luck
That's way I let all the animals fine it. I was going to dump them in the trash anyways. So might as well feed the critters at all my bait sites. Then I will place traps after the baits are close to being gone and showing 🐈 sign. The area last season was a dumping ground for hunters and farmer's. Deer ribs and goats skeletons up and down the road. Lots of critters.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Cylvertip on December 22, 2017, 01:06:40 PM
Bear Hunter,   check your IM's
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 01, 2018, 10:52:11 PM
Well I just put out 3 cat trap, 1 skunk trap, and 2 otter traps..
I have a cat, coyote, possum, and spotted skunk hitting the bait. Crossing my fingers the cat will come back soon.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Triplej on January 02, 2018, 09:24:39 AM
Good luck man!
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 08, 2018, 07:39:42 PM
Well that skunk trap finely payed off. Caught this big guy before he robbed my cat trap. Finely put out 2 more skunk traps out by my other cat sets. Hope this cuts down on them setting being set off.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: JakeLand on January 08, 2018, 08:02:35 PM
You and your skunks  :dunno: atleast now he won't set off the cat traps . Good job
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Kit Carson on January 08, 2018, 09:48:06 PM
Takes some balls to get all up in a skunks face like that
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 08, 2018, 10:39:15 PM
You and your skunks  :dunno: atleast now he won't set off the cat traps . Good job
:whoo: :mgun: :whoo:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 08, 2018, 10:41:00 PM
Takes some balls to get all up in a skunks face like that
:hunt2:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: huntingfool7 on January 09, 2018, 07:13:20 AM
Nice!  Is that the one you caught on camera?
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 09, 2018, 09:26:46 PM
No just a hundred yards down from that trap.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Skunk Trapper on January 10, 2018, 09:48:12 AM
Keep on gettin dem Stinkers!! 

:llam:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 12, 2018, 08:32:12 PM
 :bash: That beaver is just out smarting me. It passed by 3 swim through traps and repaired 3 dams.  :yike: :bash: One smart beaver but at least I bagged 1 civet cat and a dang possum.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Kit Carson on January 12, 2018, 08:43:15 PM
That same smart one from 3 years ago?  :yike:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 12, 2018, 09:32:10 PM
That same smart one from 3 years ago?  :yike:
:bdid: I will choke you. Lol I know who you are under the fake account. Watch it boy.  :tup:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Kit Carson on January 12, 2018, 11:51:49 PM
That same smart one from 3 years ago?  :yike:
:bdid: I will choke you. Lol I know who you are under the fake account. Watch it boy.  :tup:

I know where ur trappin  :peep:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 20, 2018, 01:18:44 AM
 :'(Pulled all my traps out today. 2 out of 3 beaver traps missed. One beaver swam over the trap and tripped the triggers. The other trap was hung up on the trigger wires and held the doors open. :bash: 2 out of 4 cat traps were set off by spotted skunks. The 3nd cat trap I forgot the safety  :bash: All the bait was gone.  :bash:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Humptulips on January 20, 2018, 07:04:05 PM
Sounds like a clean sweep. We need those days to really appreciate the good days. :sry:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 20, 2018, 08:32:58 PM
Sounds like a clean sweep. We need those days to really appreciate the good days. :sry:
:tup:  :yeah: I think it's the year for spotted skunks. I need to make alot of skunk traps for next season. Almost every other day a skunk sets off a trap. Lots of them in my area.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Cylvertip on January 29, 2018, 11:20:42 PM
"What do you do with them???"    :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:  The "Boss" saw your facebook post on free NCO work.  We were cracking up at some of the banter.    I prefer to call what I do with them recycling, but "rehoming" may fit depending on your point of view.   :rolleyes:

 Watch where ya step,  lots of turds piles.   If you head up to Jim creek, let me know.  I have a heads-up on one guy up there by up lake Riley Rd.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bear hunter on January 30, 2018, 12:20:30 AM
"What do you do with them???"    :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:  The "Boss" saw your facebook post on free NCO work.  We were cracking up at some of the banter.    I prefer to call what I do with them recycling, but "rehoming" may fit depending on your point of view.   :rolleyes:

 Watch where ya step,  lots of turds piles.   If you head up to Jim creek, let me know.  I have a heads-up on one guy up there by up lake Riley Rd.
What do you mean turds piles? Just trying to finish the trapping season close to home to save money since I am not working. Not going to do it for free during the off season.
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: bearpaw on January 30, 2018, 08:59:20 AM
great photos, I really enjoy the trapping topics  :tup:
Title: Re: Bear Hunter 2017/2018 Trapping Season
Post by: Cylvertip on January 30, 2018, 12:33:10 PM
"What do you do with them???"    :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:  The "Boss" saw your facebook post on free NCO work.  We were cracking up at some of the banter.    I prefer to call what I do with them recycling, but "rehoming" may fit depending on your point of view.   :rolleyes:

 Watch where ya step,  lots of turds piles.   If you head up to Jim creek, let me know.  I have a heads-up on one guy up there by up lake Riley Rd.
What do you mean turds piles? Just trying to finish the trapping season close to home to save money since I am not working. Not going to do it for free during the off season.

AKA -  bunny huggers.