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Other Activities => Trapping => Topic started by: redi on December 24, 2018, 08:39:45 PM

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Post by: redi on December 24, 2018, 08:39:45 PM
Got another nice beaver in one of Bruce's smaller folding swim through traps
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Post by: Trapper John on December 24, 2018, 08:47:44 PM

Congratulations  :tup: nice job

Merry Christmas
JC



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Post by: Machias on December 24, 2018, 09:21:08 PM
Nice one!!
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Post by: 3nails on December 24, 2018, 10:08:01 PM
 Nice! Do you have muskrats where you trap?
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Post by: redi on December 24, 2018, 11:26:58 PM
Yes we catch a few every year. we also have mink which are fun to catch.
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Post by: JakeLand on December 25, 2018, 04:22:53 AM
Good catch ! I知 off to check my cat line
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Post by: 3nails on December 25, 2018, 07:33:21 AM
Good catch ! I知 off to check my cat line
But it's not January?  :chuckle:
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Post by: JakeLand on December 25, 2018, 11:43:57 AM
Good catch ! I知 off to check my cat line
But it's not January?  :chuckle:
i know a week early but the snow is getting heavy! Few weeks and it値l be Marten time !
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Post by: Triplej on December 26, 2018, 06:25:06 AM
Nice catch!
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Post by: redi on December 28, 2018, 11:31:28 PM
My wife went with me to check traps today and brought me good luck. Pulled a nice beaver from the swim through.
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Post by: 3nails on December 28, 2018, 11:34:43 PM
 Perfect! I don't know what it is but my success rate on cats is probably 80% when my wife goes with me.  :dunno:
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Post by: huntingfool7 on December 29, 2018, 08:44:20 AM
Great pic!  What size/make is that cage in the last picture?
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Post by: Humptulips on December 29, 2018, 06:35:30 PM
Looks like a 12x18 Comstock.
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Post by: redi on December 29, 2018, 06:55:17 PM
Yes it is a comstock. Very strong traps but I love Bruce's traps
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Post by: Triplej on December 31, 2018, 06:44:36 AM
Nice work!
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Post by: trophyhunt on December 31, 2018, 07:38:34 AM
Very nice! What are you doing w those beaver? 
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Post by: redi on December 31, 2018, 08:11:23 AM
I am putting the pelts up to send to the tannery and using the carcasses for cat bait.
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Post by: trophyhunt on December 31, 2018, 01:05:21 PM
That痴 cool, I hope to kill some cats!!
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Post by: elkoholic1 on December 31, 2018, 02:00:49 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: JakeLand on December 31, 2018, 04:16:07 PM
Having a good year !! Always enjoy your thread  :tup:
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Post by: redi on January 03, 2019, 12:41:41 AM
Got another nice otter today.
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Post by: JakeLand on January 03, 2019, 04:21:07 AM
Stacking em up  !!
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Post by: 3nails on January 03, 2019, 04:43:10 AM
 Beautiful! I'm going to have to make an otter set.
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Post by: Triplej on January 03, 2019, 09:47:36 AM
Nice otter!
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Post by: redi on January 03, 2019, 01:10:41 PM
Thanks guys and good luck. I have trapped 3 Otters on this WCO Beaver job. They really like this little creek. Must be all the salmon in there.
I also got my first muskrat of the season in my beaver colony trap which surprised me since the doors are fairly heavy and I did not get anything in either  beaver colony trap last year.
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Post by: Machias on January 03, 2019, 02:31:10 PM
Nice job on the Otts!
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Post by: ouchfoss on January 03, 2019, 04:07:03 PM
Looks like a nice season so far!  :tup:
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Post by: redi on January 17, 2019, 09:58:29 AM
Got another nice beaver on a WCO job and a Muskrat. Hope to use the rat meat to catch a mink.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 17, 2019, 10:08:42 AM
So I'm not the only one playing with the idea of a beaver colony trap  :chuckle:
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Post by: redi on January 17, 2019, 10:11:35 AM
No you are not. the one in this photo is a spring powered door trap but I did catch a muskrat in a beaver colony trap last week. I will try to get a photo.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 17, 2019, 10:16:33 AM
I watch a lot of Clint Locklear of predator control group and I've been debating to build a monster horse panel trap for beaver and otter like he did just for fast moving water where you can't really make a standard swim through work super well
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Post by: huntingfool7 on January 17, 2019, 10:52:54 AM
How big would a colony trap for beaver need to be?  With the swing panel doors and a beaver plugging one end, seems it'd have to be 4'-5' long or so.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 17, 2019, 11:07:23 AM
The one Clint made was I believe 2'x2'x6' he built it for one exact spot where the water was just way too fast to set. If I recall right it was made of 2x4 horse panel weight over a hundred pounds. But his first check I think he had a beaver and an otter in it pinned by the water against the down stream side. Pretty much he relied on the speed at which the critters were moving through there to slam them into the trap and it worked very well for him. I'll see if I can find the video quick
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Post by: Norman89 on January 17, 2019, 11:07:43 AM
Watch "How to trap otter and beaver with colony cage trap trapping" on YouTube
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Post by: redi on January 17, 2019, 10:09:01 PM
Good info thank you.
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Post by: huntingfool7 on January 18, 2019, 08:58:18 AM
I'd read that some guys in the Midwest were using large colony traps for beaver.  Those traps were round with the round funnel similar to muskrat traps.  They were very large and were built on site.
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Post by: Humptulips on January 18, 2019, 09:57:25 AM
I didn't watch the video posted but I did watch video of Clint's trap in the past. Maybe the same video. I have to question the usability of such a trap. His trap was big and heavy so let's talk transport of the thing. It seems like it would be a pain to get it to where you could use it plus the size is going to limit where you can use it. Also he mentioned catching multiple animals at once. That sounds good until you think about getting a heavy trap to start with that contains a couple big beavers out of the water.
I think one would be better with a more portable and more versatile trap.
For those large channels I would opt to stack traps. This year I have done that in a couple places.
For swift current I have explained on here in the past several times how to set a swim through in swift water without the current springing the trap. The biggest concern I have in current is drift washing into the trap. In my experience that will clog up a colony trap just as fast as a swim through.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 18, 2019, 03:53:52 PM
Oh I completely agree Bruce you can see in the video how hard he struggles to bring this tank out of the water! 100+ pound trap with a 25lb otter and 50lb beaver in it would be an absolute BEAR to wrestle around! I do think there could be an application for a large colony but this is far overbuilt to what I think is necessary. Now if you constructed a large colony of that wire you use on your traps Bruce and made it folding? I could see a use for that for sure. Not terrible to pack around, not to heavy, a good pinch point and it could pay off big in 1 catch. But I bet it would be a healthy bill to sell one for the amount of material obviously depending on the size of it just my :twocents:
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Post by: redi on January 26, 2019, 11:27:21 AM
Couple more beaver. Saw the bigger one feeding next to a farm on the ditch bank. Got permission and put a basket trap in the culvert.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 26, 2019, 02:36:10 PM
Nice work  :tup:
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Post by: lewy on January 26, 2019, 02:44:56 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: redi on February 03, 2019, 09:55:05 AM
Got a 35 pound beaver and 21 pound coon yesterday
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Post by: redi on February 03, 2019, 09:19:05 PM
Got my son out to check traps today. We got a nice muskrat in a colony trap and set another beaver trap. Always good to be out with my best partner. He always brings luck.
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Post by: 3nails on February 03, 2019, 09:23:28 PM
 Glad you can water trap now. Looks like we'll be frozen out for awhile.
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Post by: bobcat on February 03, 2019, 09:47:03 PM
Nice catch!
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Post by: redi on February 09, 2019, 08:12:48 PM
First Mink of the season.
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Post by: greenhead_killer on February 09, 2019, 08:14:52 PM
Nice! I知 working on getting my first still.
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Post by: redi on February 09, 2019, 08:23:29 PM
Good luck I usually catch 2 or 3 from this spot each year. Twice I caught a male and did not have any muskrat to put in the trap so I just reset it and went back the next day to find another mink in the trap. They wre attracted by the scent left in the trap.
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Post by: 3nails on February 09, 2019, 08:24:39 PM
 Looks like a dandy! Put him up and enter him in the longest mink contest.
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Post by: redi on February 09, 2019, 08:31:08 PM
Thanks 3nails. I'm sure he is not near as big as the giant you had a few weeks ago.
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Post by: 3nails on February 09, 2019, 08:54:19 PM
 Big wood has the one to beat. I'm stuck on 30".
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Post by: redi on February 22, 2019, 12:27:44 AM
Video of mink link
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Post by: redi on February 22, 2019, 12:29:20 AM
nice day on the pond
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Post by: 3nails on February 22, 2019, 04:44:19 AM
 Did the mink startle you?  :chuckle:
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Post by: redi on February 22, 2019, 10:18:27 AM
Yes they always do even though I expect it
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Post by: greenhead_killer on February 23, 2019, 07:22:45 AM
Nice work!
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Post by: trophyhunt on February 23, 2019, 08:02:28 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: JakeLand on February 23, 2019, 10:23:02 AM
Nice job !!! Keep it up
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Post by: ouchfoss on February 23, 2019, 11:17:48 AM
Heck ya!  :tup:
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Post by: redi on March 25, 2019, 07:59:35 AM
Picked up  a few beaver this week on WCO jobs.
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Post by: trophyhunt on March 25, 2019, 08:32:13 AM
That痴 nice!
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Post by: JakeLand on March 25, 2019, 09:18:10 AM
 :tup: