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Post by: 3nails on December 09, 2018, 04:30:05 PM
 Really enjoying this season after back surgery a couple months ago. As always, starting off with muskrats.
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Post by: redi on December 09, 2018, 04:45:49 PM
Glad you are out trapping always enjoy your posts. We have learned a lot from you and your videos.
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Post by: jasnt on December 09, 2018, 05:15:56 PM
Tagging along
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Post by: Norman89 on December 09, 2018, 06:22:44 PM
Glad to see you out again!
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Post by: 3nails on December 09, 2018, 06:28:40 PM
 Love the rats!
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Post by: Turner89 on December 09, 2018, 06:32:03 PM
I see the resemblance  :chuckle:
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Post by: Norman89 on December 09, 2018, 06:41:22 PM
That picture :chuckle: is awesome it needs to be in the news letter!!!
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Post by: sagerat on December 09, 2018, 06:47:22 PM
Awesome! Makes me want to start trapping again!
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Post by: 3nails on December 09, 2018, 08:20:57 PM
Awesome! Makes me want to start trapping again!
Do it!
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Post by: Machias on December 09, 2018, 09:32:00 PM
Nice, glad to see your thread, always enjoy it!!
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Post by: Triplej on December 10, 2018, 06:46:40 AM
Nice Work!
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Post by: X-Force on December 10, 2018, 08:43:54 AM
very cool!
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Post by: 3nails on December 10, 2018, 07:03:58 PM
 Put one cat trap out and quickly picked up this nice tom.
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Post by: 3nails on December 10, 2018, 07:10:13 PM
 Didn't weigh him but I'd guess 24ish.
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Post by: redi on December 10, 2018, 07:30:30 PM
Nice cat. That is a dandy
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Post by: Machias on December 10, 2018, 08:52:31 PM
Nice one!!!
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Post by: Jonathan_S on December 10, 2018, 09:37:26 PM
So hard for me to photograph toms that close. That snarl and leap gets me everytime   :chuckle:

Good work nails
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Post by: 3nails on December 11, 2018, 06:34:27 AM
 A good friend has been asking for a bobcat to eat so I gave him the cat I just trapped. Well we had a game night at his place and guess what was for dinner?  :chuckle:  Turns out bobcat is deliceous!  :EAT:
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Post by: Machias on December 11, 2018, 12:16:24 PM
Mmmmm
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Post by: 3nails on December 11, 2018, 03:23:28 PM
So hard for me to photograph toms that close. That snarl and leap gets me everytime   :chuckle:

Good work nails
Oh it gets me too. Always seems to be the females that snarl the most.  :chuckle:
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Post by: 3nails on December 12, 2018, 01:28:06 PM
 Nice double on a single wide this morning. Also had a mink or raccoon eat the rat out of the back of a mink trap. Covered the back better and hopefully have another mink in the morn.
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Post by: 3nails on December 12, 2018, 05:44:29 PM
Setting in some nice rat area.
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Post by: 3nails on December 12, 2018, 07:38:53 PM
 First mink of the season.
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Post by: Jonathan_S on December 12, 2018, 07:41:01 PM
Cool picture. Man that water looks fun to trap. Plus it isn't frozen
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Post by: Norman89 on December 13, 2018, 08:04:34 AM
Great pics! And definitely wish I had some areas like that for rats!
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Post by: Machias on December 13, 2018, 09:00:53 AM
VERY cool photos!!!
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Post by: Triplej on December 13, 2018, 03:27:45 PM
Looks like your off to a great start! Nice work  :tup:
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Post by: Cultusman on December 13, 2018, 05:52:55 PM

 Nice Mink photo, be thankful you still have Muskrats to trap the population here in Skagit county is still in the dumps. There is a few in the local lakes but a lot of the swamps and sloughs are void of rat sign.
 Have a safe season.
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Post by: 3nails on December 13, 2018, 08:39:05 PM

 Nice Mink photo, be thankful you still have Muskrats to trap the population here in Skagit county is still in the dumps. There is a few in the local lakes but a lot of the swamps and sloughs are void of rat sign.
 Have a safe season.
That's unfortunate. They are a blast to trap. Any idea why?
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Post by: Cultusman on December 13, 2018, 09:12:14 PM

 No idea why, maybe disease or predators, I did notice the few I caught last year had little to no fat on them.
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Post by: jasnt on December 13, 2018, 09:26:23 PM
From what Iíve read muskrat go through cycles w with the population just like rabbits.  They eat them selves out of house and home and end up with a huge die off. Then they rebound and the population gets huge. Then they eat them selves out of house and home again. I canít remember how long the cycle was though
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Post by: Jonathan_S on December 13, 2018, 09:30:42 PM
Pond muskrats seem more vulnerable to that than running water rats
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Post by: redi on December 13, 2018, 11:57:30 PM
Nice job. Great pictures of the mink. Every time I get close to one in a cage they squeal like crazy. Last year we saw a pond in eastern Washington that had at least a dozen muskrats siting around easting grass everytime we passed by. rarely see them here unless at night.
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Post by: 3nails on December 14, 2018, 06:14:52 PM
 Even with a single wide in bigger water it is easy to funnel the rats into the trap. Crazy how oily these little buggers are.
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Post by: 3nails on December 16, 2018, 01:16:30 PM
 Another chomper.
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Post by: bear hunter on December 16, 2018, 03:10:11 PM
Nice 🐈
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Post by: 3nails on December 16, 2018, 05:48:12 PM
 Set a double wide where the ditch crosses the road here
 4 rats the first night and 2 the next.
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Post by: Machias on December 16, 2018, 08:41:47 PM
Doing great!!
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Post by: 3nails on December 18, 2018, 09:24:54 PM
 Had 2 more cats tonight. Kept this one and released the other.
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Post by: JakeLand on December 18, 2018, 09:35:18 PM
 :tup: Iím jealous!! Waiting until New Years weekend and itís driving me crazy
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Post by: 3nails on December 19, 2018, 04:27:47 AM
:tup: Iím jealous!! Waiting until New Years weekend and itís driving me crazy
  :chuckle:  And all I keep thinking about is marten.
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Post by: Triplej on December 19, 2018, 06:20:40 AM
Nice work!
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Post by: trophyhunt on December 19, 2018, 06:26:42 AM
Great thread, thanks for sharing! 
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Post by: Machias on December 19, 2018, 07:55:09 AM
Nice cat!!
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Post by: 3nails on December 19, 2018, 05:45:09 PM
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Post by: 3nails on December 20, 2018, 06:48:41 PM
 I've grown quite attached to this little fella. As soon as he sees me he swims right up and I feed him a warm tender shoot.
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Post by: Turner89 on December 20, 2018, 07:13:44 PM
That's precious :chuckle:
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Post by: Norman89 on December 20, 2018, 08:37:36 PM
Your thread always has the best pics love it! :chuckle:
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Post by: 3nails on December 21, 2018, 11:36:39 AM
 A nice sight this morning.
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Post by: Norman89 on December 21, 2018, 11:57:47 AM
Stacking them up! :tup:
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Post by: redi on December 21, 2018, 12:54:45 PM
nice work
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Post by: Machias on December 21, 2018, 01:00:29 PM
Nice
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Post by: 3nails on December 21, 2018, 06:01:56 PM
 My daughter is back from college for Christmas so I put her to work!
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Post by: redi on December 21, 2018, 07:34:50 PM
Nice wirk
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Post by: teanawayslayer on December 21, 2018, 09:10:39 PM
Nice one! Looks like it took her all she had to hold it up for the pic.
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Post by: lewy on December 22, 2018, 10:55:59 AM
Great work 3nails, always enjoy your posts
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Post by: 3nails on December 22, 2018, 05:27:04 PM
 Reason #1 why I trap.
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Post by: JakeLand on December 22, 2018, 09:01:14 PM
 :tup: good job ! With the children too !!
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Post by: Lucky1 on December 22, 2018, 09:33:13 PM
Reason #1 why I trap.
Cool. That picture reminds me of this ad from years back.
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Post by: 3nails on December 23, 2018, 10:46:33 AM
Reason #1 why I trap.
Cool. That picture reminds me of this ad from years back.
What happened to our country that there are not ads like this anymore?
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Post by: lewy on December 23, 2018, 03:45:41 PM
Liberals
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Post by: 3nails on December 23, 2018, 05:21:29 PM
 BTW, thanks for all the comments everyone. It's a lot of work for a tech-challenged swamp crawler like me to post pics on here and it can get discouraging if it seems like no one is following.  :tup:
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Post by: 3nails on December 24, 2018, 12:46:19 PM
 Only a couple of muskrats today but one was a lunker!
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Post by: Norman89 on December 25, 2018, 09:12:08 AM
That one looks like it will go 2x for sure I'm still on the hunt for a 3x he's gotta be out there somewhere! Merry Christmas  by the way!
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Post by: Triplej on December 26, 2018, 06:27:47 AM
I've grown quite attached to this little fella. As soon as he sees me he swims right up and I feed him a warm tender shoot.
How do you get him to stay still ?  :chuckle: Nice work!
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Post by: Machias on December 26, 2018, 10:21:02 AM
Nice ones, I think it is awesome you have your daughter out trapping with you!!!
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Post by: 3nails on December 26, 2018, 12:17:38 PM
 Nice mink and rat this morning. Rat was in a mink trap.
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Post by: 3nails on December 26, 2018, 12:21:31 PM
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Post by: Machias on December 26, 2018, 01:38:14 PM
What a fatty!
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Post by: Katalla on December 26, 2018, 05:04:26 PM
Awesome photos👍
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Post by: Norman89 on December 26, 2018, 05:48:52 PM
Crazy how calm he was in the cage on your video. I've caught 1 muskrat alive and holy heck was that guy MAD! Bouncing around growling hissing biting they are really a ferocious sounding critter when they are upset!
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Post by: 3nails on December 26, 2018, 05:51:09 PM
Crazy how calm he was in the cage on your video. I've caught 1 muskrat alive and holy heck was that guy MAD! Bouncing around growling hissing biting they are really a ferocious sounding critter when they are upset!
Seems like they all have there own personalities. This one was chill. Must be a male.  :chuckle:
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Post by: 3nails on December 26, 2018, 08:07:32 PM
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Post by: 3nails on December 28, 2018, 01:19:03 PM
 Took a couple youngins out for a quick check today. Hoping to create more trappers!
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Post by: JakeLand on December 28, 2018, 05:25:02 PM
 :tup: good on you !!!!
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Post by: redi on December 28, 2018, 05:25:44 PM
Great job. Love to see the youngins out there.
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Post by: 3nails on December 31, 2018, 10:46:19 AM
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Post by: JakeLand on December 31, 2018, 12:02:52 PM
Thatís cool ! Let em get big !! :tup:
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Post by: Machias on December 31, 2018, 01:58:06 PM
 :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:  Noisey little sucker!!
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Post by: Jonathan_S on December 31, 2018, 03:18:54 PM
You using beaver meat and a lure? I had limited success with a muskrat quarter and moonshine. Kinda quit but all your catches are making me think I should give it another whirl
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Post by: Jonathan_S on December 31, 2018, 03:20:05 PM
:chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:  Noisey little sucker!!

I caught a female one time and the water had really frozen the door shut hard. She squealed for like 10 minutes straight getting it open
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Post by: jasnt on December 31, 2018, 04:15:34 PM
Every mink I ever caught was a screamer
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Post by: 3nails on December 31, 2018, 04:58:15 PM
You using beaver meat and a lure? I had limited success with a muskrat quarter and moonshine. Kinda quit but all your catches are making me think I should give it another whirl
Just straight muskrat. All my traps smell pretty minky now so there is that.
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Post by: Trapper John on December 31, 2018, 05:15:58 PM

Good Job ..............  :tup: :tup:
JC


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Post by: 3nails on January 01, 2019, 09:29:56 AM
 Seen an extraordinary amount of chubby joggers on the way to check traps this morning.  :chuckle: I imagine the gyms are full too.
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Post by: Buck457 on January 01, 2019, 03:34:35 PM
Seen an extraordinary amount of chubby joggers on the way to check traps this morning.  :chuckle: I imagine the gyms are full too.

It's the Annual New Year Resolution Chub run. :tup:
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Post by: 3nails on January 01, 2019, 05:48:24 PM
 Speaking of chubbies (not me). 56 pound chub today.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 01, 2019, 06:49:03 PM
Excellent work :tup:
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Post by: Bigshooter on January 02, 2019, 07:43:41 AM
Every mink I ever caught was a screamer

That's funny because out of all the ones I have caught only 1 has ever made a sound and it was just a growl.
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Post by: Machias on January 02, 2019, 09:53:00 AM
I've never caught a live one! 
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Post by: jasnt on January 02, 2019, 10:33:54 AM
Every mink I ever caught was a screamer

That's funny because out of all the ones I have caught only 1 has ever made a sound and it was just a growl.
i got video in one of my old threads one an especially loud one that just would not settle down
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Post by: cat daddy on January 04, 2019, 08:13:56 PM
Every mink Iíve ever caught was deader than a hammer.
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Post by: Jonathan_S on January 04, 2019, 08:42:46 PM
Every mink Iíve ever caught was deader than a hammer.

Yeah much easier when they're in a colony
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Post by: 3nails on January 05, 2019, 05:53:43 PM
 Another big fatty today along with a muskrat and mink.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 05, 2019, 06:01:29 PM
Dang that's a chubby one! Nice tail too  ;)
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Post by: Buck457 on January 05, 2019, 07:57:33 PM
I see you pulling in these beaver,  I've been going at this for about 3 weeks and can't seem to catch one, what's the trick? I've got one swim through and one single door treadle trap.
 :bash:
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Post by: 3nails on January 05, 2019, 08:56:07 PM
I see you pulling in these beaver,  I've been going at this for about 3 weeks and can't seem to catch one, what's the trick? I've got one swim through and one single door treadle trap.
 :bash:
I wish you were closer, I'd show you. I'm a channel trapper. I always set in their runs.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 05, 2019, 09:14:14 PM
Find the feed find the house set in between. Funnels and pinch points are your friends. Runs are always good don't be afraid to block it down a little, and dive sticks are CRITICAL. The single door is good for a castor baited set like fatslinger uses to great effect but needs to be a very large trap I get refusals with a 12x18. If your set in a solid run they are traveling in with dive sticks you will catch them. Probably muskrat and otter as well if they are in the area
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 07, 2019, 10:55:42 PM
I've been watching utube videos all day and gotta say 3nails you got it going on,really awesome your son goes with you so much.  :tup:
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Post by: Trapper John on January 07, 2019, 11:00:08 PM
Another big fatty today along with a muskrat and mink.

Nice Job  :tup:
What's the matter with those two kids......there "smiling on the job"  :tup: :tup:
JC 


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Post by: 3nails on January 08, 2019, 10:11:56 AM
I've been watching utube videos all day and gotta say 3nails you got it going on,really awesome your son goes with you so much.  :tup:
Thanks. I'm glad someone's actually watched them!  :chuckle:
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Post by: Norman89 on January 08, 2019, 12:54:35 PM
I love watching your vids very few people that cage trap bother with videos since there is enough hassel lugging around bulky cages through the brush  :chuckle:
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Post by: Buck457 on January 08, 2019, 04:29:19 PM
I love watching your vids very few people that cage trap bother with videos since there is enough hassel lugging around bulky cages through the brush  :chuckle:
What he said.  :yeah:
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Post by: 3nails on January 12, 2019, 05:34:34 PM
 I shall name my trapping movie, "A Fistful of Rodents".
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Post by: bearpaw on January 12, 2019, 05:43:49 PM
awesome photos  :tup: :tup:
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Post by: lewy on January 12, 2019, 05:54:07 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: 3nails on January 13, 2019, 05:37:33 PM
 Very large mink today. I should have taken better pics but I was hurrying.
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 13, 2019, 05:38:48 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: Norman89 on January 13, 2019, 06:57:52 PM
Better get that one on the contest at the top :tup:
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Post by: Machias on January 13, 2019, 07:17:13 PM
Nice!
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Post by: jasnt on January 13, 2019, 07:19:12 PM
Wow he is a beast
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Post by: 3nails on January 14, 2019, 10:15:14 AM
 Checked a couple of baits and had nice cats hitting two of them. Set traps even with the terrible conditions coming up of good weather and poor moon phase. Oh well, you never know.
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Post by: 3nails on January 17, 2019, 08:40:18 PM
 Beautiful big Tom tonight.
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Post by: redi on January 17, 2019, 09:57:28 PM
love your photos. the mink is cool. did you get the cat in the trap you pictured?
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Post by: 3nails on January 18, 2019, 04:37:16 AM
love your photos. the mink is cool. did you get the cat in the trap you pictured?
No. Here's a pic of the cat I set that trap for.
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Post by: 3nails on January 18, 2019, 04:44:32 AM
 Last nights cat.

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Post by: Norman89 on January 18, 2019, 05:16:45 AM
So stinkin cool! Great work and thanks for the video!
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Post by: redi on January 18, 2019, 08:18:40 AM
very cool. That is a huge cat in the picture. thanks
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 18, 2019, 12:32:39 PM
Last nights cat.

lol just saw this,i'm watching utube bobcat videos today and this one was first to pop up.Great set up beautiful cat.Wish we had ferns on the dry side that looks great.
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Post by: 3nails on January 19, 2019, 07:52:04 AM
 Another big mink this morning. Mostly checking dry sets today. Off to a good start!
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Post by: 3nails on January 19, 2019, 02:07:26 PM
 Nice tom.
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Post by: 3nails on January 19, 2019, 02:08:01 PM
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Post by: greenhead_killer on January 19, 2019, 02:15:33 PM
TThat is awesome! Nice work
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Post by: Smossy on January 19, 2019, 02:50:40 PM
I see you pulling in these beaver,  I've been going at this for about 3 weeks and can't seem to catch one, what's the trick? I've got one swim through and one single door treadle trap.
 :bash:
I wish you were closer, I'd show you. I'm a channel trapper. I always set in their runs.
Your videos super make me want to get back out there. First few years I was pretty successful. Had one bad experience with some locals that kinda made me "iffy" about what I was doing. Where Im from, basically EVERYWHERE looks like where your at in your videos.
First trapped animal ever, was a mink 3xl mink. Ive caught one beaver, tons of muskrat, and two mink so far. One live - Made alittle noise then shut up when I tossed the cage in the water to go check the rest of my traps.

That "bad" experience I had left a sour taste in my mouth. I have lots of traps I've collected and built over the 5 years since I started trapping. Some really nice guillotine style ones and some with spring loaded doors. I had about 14 traps out on one specific line in a swampy area kind of like your video.
Public land, fairly rural with some local houses scattered around.
I had all these traps set, I came back the next morning and notice one of my traps pulled out of the water and set on the trail..
Went to check it out and I notice about 10 of my traps all pulled out of the water and set in a pile.
First of all, how the heck did this person know where all my sets were? Some of these were burred in water and grass and still were found.
After that I was kinda happy that they didn't just steal my traps but man its an uneasy feeling knowing someone messed with that much of your stuff.
Havent really had the guts to set my traps back out since.
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Post by: redi on January 19, 2019, 02:54:41 PM
Great cat congrats
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Post by: 3nails on January 19, 2019, 05:43:54 PM
I see you pulling in these beaver,  I've been going at this for about 3 weeks and can't seem to catch one, what's the trick? I've got one swim through and one single door treadle trap.
 :bash:
I wish you were closer, I'd show you. I'm a channel trapper. I always set in their runs.
Your videos super make me want to get back out there. First few years I was pretty successful. Had one bad experience with some locals that kinda made me "iffy" about what I was doing. Where Im from, basically EVERYWHERE looks like where your at in your videos.
First trapped animal ever, was a mink 3xl mink. Ive caught one beaver, tons of muskrat, and two mink so far. One live - Made alittle noise then shut up when I tossed the cage in the water to go check the rest of my traps.

That "bad" experience I had left a sour taste in my mouth. I have lots of traps I've collected and built over the 5 years since I started trapping. Some really nice guillotine style ones and some with spring loaded doors. I had about 14 traps out on one specific line in a swampy area kind of like your video.
Public land, fairly rural with some local houses scattered around.
I had all these traps set, I came back the next morning and notice one of my traps pulled out of the water and set on the trail..
Went to check it out and I notice about 10 of my traps all pulled out of the water and set in a pile.
First of all, how the heck did this person know where all my sets were? Some of these were burred in water and grass and still were found.
After that I was kinda happy that they didn't just steal my traps but man its an uneasy feeling knowing someone messed with that much of your stuff.
Havent really had the guts to set my traps back out since.
Sounds like a bit of a turf war.

 Trapping is a lot like life in general. You can have a really bad day but with just a few subtle changes you can have great success the next day. No matter how bad of a day I have on the trapline I have renewed hope every morning.

 Still plenty of season left. Set a trap! And post some pics. All trappers love seeing others success and failures because we all have both daily.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Norman89 on January 19, 2019, 07:30:04 PM
I see you pulling in these beaver,  I've been going at this for about 3 weeks and can't seem to catch one, what's the trick? I've got one swim through and one single door treadle trap.
 :bash:
I wish you were closer, I'd show you. I'm a channel trapper. I always set in their runs.
Your videos super make me want to get back out there. First few years I was pretty successful. Had one bad experience with some locals that kinda made me "iffy" about what I was doing. Where Im from, basically EVERYWHERE looks like where your at in your videos.
First trapped animal ever, was a mink 3xl mink. Ive caught one beaver, tons of muskrat, and two mink so far. One live - Made alittle noise then shut up when I tossed the cage in the water to go check the rest of my traps.

That "bad" experience I had left a sour taste in my mouth. I have lots of traps I've collected and built over the 5 years since I started trapping. Some really nice guillotine style ones and some with spring loaded doors. I had about 14 traps out on one specific line in a swampy area kind of like your video.
Public land, fairly rural with some local houses scattered around.
I had all these traps set, I came back the next morning and notice one of my traps pulled out of the water and set on the trail..
Went to check it out and I notice about 10 of my traps all pulled out of the water and set in a pile.
First of all, how the heck did this person know where all my sets were? Some of these were burred in water and grass and still were found.
After that I was kinda happy that they didn't just steal my traps but man its an uneasy feeling knowing someone messed with that much of your stuff.
Havent really had the guts to set my traps back out since.
Sounds like a bit of a turf war.

 Trapping is a lot like life in general. You can have a really bad day but with just a few subtle changes you can have great success the next day. No matter how bad of a day I have on the trapline I have renewed hope every morning.

 Still plenty of season left. Set a trap! And post some pics. All trappers love seeing others success and failures because we all have both daily.
Seconded,  :yeah:post it up smossy let's see some catches!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 19, 2019, 07:30:54 PM
 Mink from today.

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Post by: Smossy on January 19, 2019, 07:49:50 PM
I see you pulling in these beaver,  I've been going at this for about 3 weeks and can't seem to catch one, what's the trick? I've got one swim through and one single door treadle trap.
 :bash:
I wish you were closer, I'd show you. I'm a channel trapper. I always set in their runs.
Your videos super make me want to get back out there. First few years I was pretty successful. Had one bad experience with some locals that kinda made me "iffy" about what I was doing. Where Im from, basically EVERYWHERE looks like where your at in your videos.
First trapped animal ever, was a mink 3xl mink. Ive caught one beaver, tons of muskrat, and two mink so far. One live - Made alittle noise then shut up when I tossed the cage in the water to go check the rest of my traps.

That "bad" experience I had left a sour taste in my mouth. I have lots of traps I've collected and built over the 5 years since I started trapping. Some really nice guillotine style ones and some with spring loaded doors. I had about 14 traps out on one specific line in a swampy area kind of like your video.
Public land, fairly rural with some local houses scattered around.
I had all these traps set, I came back the next morning and notice one of my traps pulled out of the water and set on the trail..
Went to check it out and I notice about 10 of my traps all pulled out of the water and set in a pile.
First of all, how the heck did this person know where all my sets were? Some of these were burred in water and grass and still were found.
After that I was kinda happy that they didn't just steal my traps but man its an uneasy feeling knowing someone messed with that much of your stuff.
Havent really had the guts to set my traps back out since.
Sounds like a bit of a turf war.

 Trapping is a lot like life in general. You can have a really bad day but with just a few subtle changes you can have great success the next day. No matter how bad of a day I have on the trapline I have renewed hope every morning.

 Still plenty of season left. Set a trap! And post some pics. All trappers love seeing others success and failures because we all have both daily.
Not a bad idea, I bought my trapping license this year and then broke my hand real bad a few days later so I figured that was a waste of money.

What, trapping seasons over at the end of the month right? "Without me looking"
Not a bad idea though. With as cold as its been latley and as late in the season it is, still might be able to get my hands on a few good furs.
I have some good spots that are less than 5 minutes from the house. You know what, Tomorrow Im gonna go dig out and re straighten all my traps and atleast go out and set a few. Thanks for the encouragement. If I do ill make sure to start my own thread.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 19, 2019, 08:01:08 PM
I see you pulling in these beaver,  I've been going at this for about 3 weeks and can't seem to catch one, what's the trick? I've got one swim through and one single door treadle trap.
 :bash:
I wish you were closer, I'd show you. I'm a channel trapper. I always set in their runs.
Your videos super make me want to get back out there. First few years I was pretty successful. Had one bad experience with some locals that kinda made me "iffy" about what I was doing. Where Im from, basically EVERYWHERE looks like where your at in your videos.
First trapped animal ever, was a mink 3xl mink. Ive caught one beaver, tons of muskrat, and two mink so far. One live - Made alittle noise then shut up when I tossed the cage in the water to go check the rest of my traps.

That "bad" experience I had left a sour taste in my mouth. I have lots of traps I've collected and built over the 5 years since I started trapping. Some really nice guillotine style ones and some with spring loaded doors. I had about 14 traps out on one specific line in a swampy area kind of like your video.
Public land, fairly rural with some local houses scattered around.
I had all these traps set, I came back the next morning and notice one of my traps pulled out of the water and set on the trail..
Went to check it out and I notice about 10 of my traps all pulled out of the water and set in a pile.
First of all, how the heck did this person know where all my sets were? Some of these were burred in water and grass and still were found.
After that I was kinda happy that they didn't just steal my traps but man its an uneasy feeling knowing someone messed with that much of your stuff.
Havent really had the guts to set my traps back out since.
Sounds like a bit of a turf war.

 Trapping is a lot like life in general. You can have a really bad day but with just a few subtle changes you can have great success the next day. No matter how bad of a day I have on the trapline I have renewed hope every morning.

 Still plenty of season left. Set a trap! And post some pics. All trappers love seeing others success and failures because we all have both daily.
Not a bad idea, I bought my trapping license this year and then broke my hand real bad a few days later so I figured that was a waste of money.

What, trapping seasons over at the end of the month right? "Without me looking"
Not a bad idea though. With as cold as its been latley and as late in the season it is, still might be able to get my hands on a few good furs.
I have some good spots that are less than 5 minutes from the house. You know what, Tomorrow Im gonna go dig out and re straighten all my traps and atleast go out and set a few. Thanks for the encouragement. If I do ill make sure to start my own thread.
You've got 2 1/2 months left. Get after it!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Smossy on January 19, 2019, 08:09:30 PM
Jeesh till the end of march then? Dag, Time to get out. Draggin becky and the dog with me tomorrow and gonna try to atleast get one solid line ran.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: greenhead_killer on January 19, 2019, 08:41:34 PM
Good luck bud
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Buck457 on January 19, 2019, 10:03:08 PM
I see you pulling in these beaver,  I've been going at this for about 3 weeks and can't seem to catch one, what's the trick? I've got one swim through and one single door treadle trap.
 :bash:
I wish you were closer, I'd show you. I'm a channel trapper. I always set in their runs.
Your videos super make me want to get back out there. First few years I was pretty successful. Had one bad experience with some locals that kinda made me "iffy" about what I was doing. Where Im from, basically EVERYWHERE looks like where your at in your videos.
First trapped animal ever, was a mink 3xl mink. Ive caught one beaver, tons of muskrat, and two mink so far. One live - Made alittle noise then shut up when I tossed the cage in the water to go check the rest of my traps.

That "bad" experience I had left a sour taste in my mouth. I have lots of traps I've collected and built over the 5 years since I started trapping. Some really nice guillotine style ones and some with spring loaded doors. I had about 14 traps out on one specific line in a swampy area kind of like your video.
Public land, fairly rural with some local houses scattered around.
I had all these traps set, I came back the next morning and notice one of my traps pulled out of the water and set on the trail..
Went to check it out and I notice about 10 of my traps all pulled out of the water and set in a pile.
First of all, how the heck did this person know where all my sets were? Some of these were burred in water and grass and still were found.
After that I was kinda happy that they didn't just steal my traps but man its an uneasy feeling knowing someone messed with that much of your stuff.
Havent really had the guts to set my traps back out since.

sasquatch is always watching...
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 24, 2019, 05:47:22 AM
 Reset some beaver traps this week and they are producing well. Hopefully they'll translate to some more cats!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 26, 2019, 09:40:18 AM
 Slam dunk set.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Norman89 on January 26, 2019, 02:35:04 PM
Nice size tail on that one! That'll make a wallet or 2  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 26, 2019, 05:33:55 PM
 Thought I'd have a little fun experimenting today. I know alot of trappers say you won't catch as many cats when you have a cam pointed at the cage but that has not been my experience.  Almost every cat I've caught throuout the years was caught on cam going into the trap. Since I'm trapping for fun and not numbers I thought it would be interesting to see if I could get one on video from inside the trap. No big deal if I don't catch him. If I do hopefully he doesn't destroy my cam!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 26, 2019, 05:34:48 PM
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Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Norman89 on January 26, 2019, 05:36:10 PM
Well that should be an awesome video of any visitors at all!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 26, 2019, 05:36:41 PM
 There's also a cam pointed at it on the outside.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Norman89 on January 26, 2019, 05:49:10 PM
Nice that will be very cool!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Buck457 on January 26, 2019, 05:55:19 PM
RIGHT ON!!!! I'm excited to see it!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Turner89 on January 27, 2019, 12:48:42 PM
It will be cool to see what happens. :tup:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 27, 2019, 06:02:58 PM
 The cat didn't return last night. Checked the card on the tree but made sure not to walk in front of the trap so not to trigger the one inside. Put out 4 more baits.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on January 30, 2019, 04:21:58 PM
 With the drastic weather change coming Sunday I better pull all my water traps before they get frozen in. Forecasted low of 14 and high of 22 here in Whatcom Co. Should boost the cat trapping a bit however.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 02:43:33 PM
 Just got back from checking the trap with the cam in it. Every check all week and no action other than the door being down one night. Pulled the sd card just to see if anything came by and I've got some pretty amazing video that I didn't expect. I'll post some as soon as I get them on my YouTube channel.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: DishBogget on February 02, 2019, 04:19:30 PM
Looking forward to see what you got


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Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:10:45 PM
 First video of 10.

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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:11:46 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:17:43 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:22:42 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:27:47 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:31:45 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:36:11 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:41:33 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:45:38 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 07:53:45 PM
10 last video for today.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: lewy on February 02, 2019, 08:15:55 PM
Pretty cool! So what triggered the cage between 6&7?
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Humptulips on February 02, 2019, 09:41:07 PM
 :yeah:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 02, 2019, 09:54:06 PM
 Apparently after the video ends he backs out. I have several videos of him over the next 12 hrs or so rummaging around the back of the trap so I think he shook the cage enough to drop the door. He just kept coming back but never fully committed. I'm sure I would have caught him if the cam wasn't in there but to be honest I like the video better. Less work.  :chuckle: It would help if I took the time to set the date and time right on the cam too.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Turner89 on February 03, 2019, 02:15:42 PM
That's really cool 3nails. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 03, 2019, 05:01:31 PM
 Fun sequence of events in photos.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 03, 2019, 05:04:08 PM
 This should have been posted before the cat returned.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 03, 2019, 05:06:00 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 03, 2019, 05:07:45 PM
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Post by: 3nails on February 03, 2019, 05:08:38 PM
 Pic #10
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Post by: redi on February 03, 2019, 05:30:38 PM
nice cat congrats
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Post by: Norman89 on February 03, 2019, 05:50:07 PM
Very cool sequence of pics!
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Post by: Machias on February 03, 2019, 06:44:44 PM
Nice!!
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Post by: UrbanTrapper on February 03, 2019, 11:39:03 PM
Very nice! 
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Post by: bearpaw on February 04, 2019, 04:46:09 PM
awesome, thanks for posting all the vids and photos  :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 04, 2019, 06:55:50 PM
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Jonathan_S on February 05, 2019, 07:03:10 AM
That's the calmest cat I've ever seen!

Cool video, especially with a bit of snow.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Triplej on February 05, 2019, 07:30:42 AM
Nice work!  :tup:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 06, 2019, 09:20:37 PM
 Tonight's angry snow cat.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 07, 2019, 05:47:00 AM
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Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Jonathan_S on February 07, 2019, 11:11:23 AM
Good stuff @3nails.  Your cats sure are cool looking up there.  Not as much on the fur market I know but were I to do a mount, I'd look to trade for a winter Western Washington cat  :tup:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 07, 2019, 06:56:57 PM
Good stuff @3nails.  Your cats sure are cool looking up there.  Not as much on the fur market I know but were I to do a mount, I'd look to trade for a winter Western Washington cat  :tup:
Thanks. I'm considering doing another rug if I get one big or unique enough.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 07, 2019, 07:51:27 PM
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Post by: Norman89 on February 07, 2019, 08:26:06 PM
Workin mans trapline is all I've ever known! Keep up the great work :tup:
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Post by: greenhead_killer on February 07, 2019, 09:35:06 PM
Nice work on the cats!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 12, 2019, 05:46:22 PM
 I just whipped out a new muskrat trap to be used in deeper channels where I trap. I'll make a quick video tonight to explain why.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 12, 2019, 07:01:57 PM
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Post by: Oh Mah on February 12, 2019, 07:26:54 PM
awesome 3nails cant wait for the video of it being emptied out.  :tup:
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Post by: Buck457 on February 12, 2019, 09:51:14 PM
This is en genius! I hope to see it in action!
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Post by: UrbanTrapper on February 12, 2019, 10:40:45 PM
Great idea!
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Post by: greenhead_killer on February 13, 2019, 07:48:36 AM
Thatís a great idea. Thanks for sharing it!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Oh Mah on February 13, 2019, 04:45:50 PM
3nails: What do you put in these under water rat traps for bait?  :tup:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 13, 2019, 06:38:54 PM
3nails: What do you put in these under water rat traps for bait?  :tup:


 Nothing. I experimented with mint toothpaste but found no increase in catch. I set in runs or likely travel routes. Beaver runs are now one of my favorite sets for these larger sets. I'll try to make a video on how I keep the beavers out of the runs if we ever thaw out.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Oh Mah on February 13, 2019, 06:41:33 PM
 :tup: thanks i love the videos.
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Post by: Turner89 on February 14, 2019, 10:01:02 PM
Nice looking trap :tup:
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Post by: cat daddy on February 15, 2019, 01:15:04 PM
Very cool, I like it!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 16, 2019, 08:11:42 PM
 Still waiting for a bit more thaw before resetting the traps so I thought we'd do a little coyote calling. Second stand called in 3 and killed 2 of them. Nasty little buggers.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Oh Mah on February 16, 2019, 08:15:09 PM
 :tup: awesome sir.
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Post by: redi on February 16, 2019, 10:24:01 PM
nice work
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Oh Mah on February 16, 2019, 10:26:30 PM
Thanks redi,it's not as easy and cut and dry as i thought.  :chuckle: Learn learn listen listen.  :tup:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Cultusman on February 17, 2019, 08:29:01 AM

  I can handle slicing into a nasty puss pocket on a Beaver hide, No way I'm going to pick up those mangy Coyotes bare handed. :chuckle:
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 17, 2019, 10:57:51 AM

  I can handle slicing into a nasty puss pocket on a Beaver hide, No way I'm going to pick up those mangy Coyotes bare handed. :chuckle:
Thanks for the chuckle.  :chuckle:  Both are extremely nasty.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on February 27, 2019, 06:23:04 PM
 I did a set on my new trap the other day and couldn't be happier with the results. Can't wait to set it in my spot!   
           
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Oh Mah on February 27, 2019, 06:55:33 PM
Awesome worked as you wanted it.Thanks for the video.
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Post by: Oh Mah on February 27, 2019, 07:01:37 PM
3nails i sent a pm.  :tup:
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Post by: Trapper John on February 27, 2019, 09:26:51 PM


Nice work  :tup: :tup: two tumbs up
JC 


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Post by: 3nails on February 28, 2019, 02:19:01 PM
 Turned out to be a darn good mink.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on March 10, 2019, 08:02:29 PM
 Really winding down now. Sunshine and warmer weather have my mind on other activities. Pulling all my water traps next weekend. Picked up a couple more very large mink. Also set my new colony trap in my hot spot and I'll make a video of the first check on it tomorrow or Tuesday. Pretty excited about that!
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: Norman89 on March 10, 2019, 09:32:57 PM
Nice work!
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Post by: 3nails on March 11, 2019, 07:46:22 PM
 Checked that colony trap tonight and was very pleased with it's performance. I'll make a slight improvement to it by removing the trap door going from bottom to top. I believe the 6 rats in the top prevented the door from opening keeping the 2 on the bottom from going up.

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Post by: 3nails on March 12, 2019, 09:52:24 AM
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Post by: UrbanTrapper on March 13, 2019, 09:24:00 AM
That is awesome!  I'd like to buy one of those from you if you're making them for sale.
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Post by: Machias on March 13, 2019, 02:09:56 PM
Nice job and a great season as always!!
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Post by: 3nails on March 14, 2019, 06:12:29 AM
Nice job and a great season as always!!
Thanks! We were blessed with a lot of fun new experiences.
Title: Re: 3nails trapping 2018-19
Post by: 3nails on March 14, 2019, 06:13:57 AM
That is awesome!  I'd like to buy one of those from you if you're making them for sale.
I will more than likely have a couple in the back of my truck at the rendezvous.