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Title: Stumps and Teachermans NE WA line
Post by: TeacherMan on December 18, 2017, 11:00:30 AM
Deer season has finished and we have had a chance to get a few beaver so we got our cat line started and it hasnt taken long to start connecting! Here are a couple cats from this weekend. Only one pic of the second cat. I got it in a text from my dad this morning since I'm at work. He sent an awesome video but cant figure out how to post it. The last pic is from the cat in the trap today, cat #2. You can see video on my insta @cmb_ak. Thinking of doing a double mount fighting.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on December 18, 2017, 11:20:09 AM
Nice big one.  :tup:
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Post by: Triplej on December 18, 2017, 11:47:02 AM
 Good looking cat nice work
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Post by: boneaddict on December 18, 2017, 11:58:16 AM
Nice color.
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Post by: JakeLand on December 18, 2017, 01:05:12 PM
Nice job ! Good size too
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Post by: TeacherMan on December 18, 2017, 01:17:31 PM
Pic of the first kitty in a cage  8)
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Post by: Blsum on December 18, 2017, 02:31:27 PM
Congrats on a couple of nice cats. Curious to know what you have on the floor of your trap? Looks like it might be a deer hide? What are you using for bait?
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Post by: Da stump on December 18, 2017, 02:33:57 PM
we started with the hide and some scraps from this years deer, then added a bit of beaver for bait.
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Post by: TeacherMan on December 18, 2017, 02:34:58 PM
Congrats on a couple of nice cats. Curious to know what you have on the floor of your trap? Looks like it might be a deer hide? What are you using for bait?

that was a chunk of deer hide that was rolled up and frozen with wire around it to tie up in the back of the trap. After you get a cat with that setup they will shred the hide. I just put it behind the pan at that point with a chunk of beaver and use the shredded hair to cover the bottom of the trap. Plus they will crap everywhere in it. At that point its a dynamite setup.
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Post by: Eric M on December 18, 2017, 03:57:30 PM
Beautiful cats.
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Post by: bowhunterforever on December 18, 2017, 05:41:59 PM
Beautiful cats :tup:  Nice work
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Post by: JakeLand on December 18, 2017, 06:12:08 PM
 Now with the proper stretcher board and put up those cats could be worth a good chunk of change !! Great coloring nice spotted belly and legs !
Do the Nevada stretch and bam you got a hell of a put up
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Post by: Da stump on December 18, 2017, 06:58:13 PM
these two are at the taxidermist and will be turned into a fighting scene :P
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Post by: JakeLand on December 18, 2017, 08:41:00 PM
these two are at the taxidermist and will be turned into a fighting scene :P
nice !!!
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Post by: bear hunter on December 18, 2017, 08:53:26 PM
Sweet looking cats nice big ones congrats
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Post by: Machias on December 19, 2017, 02:23:19 PM
Beautiful cats!!  Congrats!!!
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Post by: Bigshooter on December 20, 2017, 10:09:49 PM
Good looking traps  ;)  And nice looking cats.
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Post by: redi on December 20, 2017, 11:34:00 PM
Great job on the cats.
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 02, 2018, 01:38:33 PM
Season is still going great. Took a week off to travel a little for the holidays. Got home a reset everything and boom kitty cat  :chuckle: Another really prime and awesome colored cat! FAT!!!!!!!!
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Post by: huntnphool on January 02, 2018, 02:53:24 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: Machias on January 02, 2018, 03:10:17 PM
Very pretty cat!
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Post by: Triplej on January 02, 2018, 03:16:16 PM
Nice looking cat  :tup:
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Post by: Kit Carson on January 02, 2018, 05:45:57 PM
Nice Cat!!  :tup:
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Post by: Watimberghost on January 02, 2018, 07:07:24 PM
Some awesome looking cats!
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Post by: JakeLand on January 02, 2018, 07:16:09 PM
Great spotting on those cats $$$$$$
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 03, 2018, 10:03:06 AM
Nothing like checking in the dark. Picked up some cat bait  :tup: Nice layer of fat on this guy.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on January 03, 2018, 10:08:01 AM
Wow, that's a huge beaver. You guys are killin' it with those animals.  :tup:
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Post by: bear hunter on January 03, 2018, 11:03:58 AM
Great pair of cats congrats
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Post by: Da stump on January 03, 2018, 11:20:43 AM
so far 3 cats, two are toms. :tung:
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Post by: Machias on January 03, 2018, 12:27:16 PM
Nice!!!!  Keep at it!!
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Post by: NRA4LIFE on January 03, 2018, 01:46:22 PM
Jesus George Teach, how much did that thing weigh?
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 03, 2018, 03:08:33 PM
Jesus George Teach, how much did that thing weigh?

4 full box traps lol. No idea.
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 06, 2018, 02:52:34 PM
Another fun day on the line. Marten tripped two of my boxes but still managed to pull one pretty kitty.
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Post by: JakeLand on January 06, 2018, 03:04:22 PM
Keep it up ! Another great cat
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 06, 2018, 04:28:47 PM
Historic picture  8)
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Post by: Triplej on January 07, 2018, 01:05:35 PM
Nice  work ! :tup:
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Post by: bear hunter on January 08, 2018, 10:46:19 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: elkoholic1 on January 08, 2018, 11:03:49 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: Kit Carson on January 08, 2018, 11:46:53 PM
Nice Cats!  :tup:
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 11, 2018, 10:37:57 AM
Any trappers on the Eastside have extra beaver or muskrat carcasses let me know  ;)
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 12, 2018, 06:35:50 PM
Another one in the books today. Yes Iím long arming him but heís a piggy of a bobcat. Big tom.
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Post by: Kit Carson on January 12, 2018, 06:47:27 PM
Nice!!  :tup:
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Post by: Cultusman on January 12, 2018, 06:56:14 PM
That's a nice looking Tom  :tup:
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 12, 2018, 07:14:54 PM
Checked 5 sets today and snowboarded rest of day on the mountain with my girls. Tomorrow we will check 13 more  8)
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Post by: Kit Carson on January 12, 2018, 08:21:57 PM
Checked 5 sets today and snowboarded rest of day on the mountain with my girls. Tomorrow we will check 13 more  8)

Sounds like an awesome day. Nice to check traps and hit the slopes in one trip  :tup:
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 12, 2018, 11:23:46 PM
Cat #5 Another pic from today.
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Post by: JakeLand on January 12, 2018, 11:27:47 PM
Nice cat !! I can't wait to get a new line out next week!
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Post by: Triplej on January 13, 2018, 07:28:44 AM
Good looking cats! Nice work
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 13, 2018, 12:09:19 PM
Gorgeous day on the line! Lot of deer and elk.
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 13, 2018, 12:16:34 PM
No service for pics butbthe days getting better  ;)
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Post by: buglebrush on January 13, 2018, 01:02:32 PM
Been enjoying the journey. 

Why don't you join f4wm and trap wolves by Priest Lake.  $1,000 bounty each.  I could possibly be helpful if you're interested.
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 13, 2018, 02:44:23 PM
Been enjoying the journey. 

Why don't you join f4wm and trap wolves by Priest Lake.  $1,000 bounty each.  I could possibly be helpful if you're interested.

All about time... Iím actually pretty good at wolf trapping too it just requires very specific gear that I donít have have with me in the lower 48. All my wolf gear is at my place in AK.
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 13, 2018, 03:05:18 PM
Today ended pretty good, saved a few more fawns this Spring. Can you spot the cat  :chuckle:
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Post by: Norman89 on January 13, 2018, 03:46:36 PM
That's an awesome day right there!!!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on January 13, 2018, 08:08:44 PM
That's an awesome day right there!!!

 :yeah:

Youíre cleaning them up.  :tup:
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Post by: inchtowntracking on January 13, 2018, 08:21:20 PM
That looks like a pretty one. Good job!!!
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Post by: bear hunter on January 14, 2018, 01:01:13 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: Triplej on January 15, 2018, 08:16:29 AM
Nice work !
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 16, 2018, 11:17:55 AM
A few pics from the weekend of one of the spots I set. I added a smaller box trap 10x12x30 (coon box really) to see if I can get the marten that is taking my bait. I've got gray squirrels in them before so figured its worth a shot... Who knows maybe an over zealous cat will try to get the bait in it  :chuckle:
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Post by: Bigjon on January 16, 2018, 09:24:43 PM
Nice cat trap what area do you normally trap in with snow, its been warmer then normal down this way.

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Post by: TeacherMan on January 16, 2018, 09:33:19 PM
Up in the NE corner of WA near the Idaho and Canadian boarders. Still in trapping from 12Ē to 4í of snow but itís been in mid 30s so not making for fun conditions.
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Post by: Bigjon on January 17, 2018, 11:39:12 AM
Very nice wish we would get some snow down here instead of this hot rainy crap weather makes it hard to even catch a cold.
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 20, 2018, 11:30:36 AM
Iíve always wondered if a cougar would try to go into one of our bobcat boxes. My dad and I were out checking the line today we had this guy stick his nose into one of the boxes last night. I think his foot was 1/2 as wide as the opening on the box  :chuckle: It warmed up last night/today so thereís a little melt in this track but it is a HUGE CAT. Iím a really big guy and the tracks make my hand look small.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on January 20, 2018, 04:32:27 PM
Did it feel like someone was watching you.  :chuckle:
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 20, 2018, 05:01:45 PM
Did it feel like someone was watching you.  :chuckle:

Seriously felt like it! I only had little 22 revolver on me too lol.
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Post by: Humptulips on January 20, 2018, 07:09:55 PM
Wait 'till you are stumbling around in the dark looking for a trap you know a bear has made off with and all you have is that .22.

Really common to have cougars steal the bait out of my cat cages, ho hum.

That is a monster track though.
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 20, 2018, 07:27:30 PM
Wait 'till you are stumbling around in the dark looking for a trap you know a bear has made off with and all you have is that .22.

Really common to have cougars steal the bait out of my cat cages, ho hum.

That is a monster track though.

I see tracks all the time but this track was huge! Iíve had bears in AK destroy my line. I know we will be checking the line now with more than a 22.
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Post by: bear hunter on January 20, 2018, 08:34:21 PM
Great looking cats. Congrats
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Post by: Ridgeratt on January 21, 2018, 05:22:43 AM
Looking at the WDFW cougar quota's appears 113 could still be open.


https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/cougar/
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Post by: TeacherMan on January 26, 2018, 05:49:21 PM
For those complaining about not having enough snow  :chuckle: today on the line...
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Post by: Da stump on January 28, 2018, 10:18:59 AM
The line has been really slow lately with the weather. Moving things around a bit to see if a new area might help. :P
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Post by: Trapper John on January 29, 2018, 07:52:18 PM

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr boy does that look cold

You have some nice looking cats.  :tup: :tup:
Nice work
JC