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Title: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Bango skank on January 01, 2020, 05:46:51 PM
Oh man, sure made me feel stupid!  Decided to have a seat and a drink of water today.  Saw a likely spot under a tree where the snow hadnt piled up.  Saw a little hole at the base of the tree, should have known it was a dirt hole set.  Lucky for me, i threw my pack on the ground and sat on my pack, so the (wolf?) trap bit my pack and not my ass.  It was rusty, looked pretty old, but who knows.  If it wasnt an old long forgotten trap, i hope the trapper understands that his trap was sprung through ignorance, not intentional mischief.
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: jrebel on January 01, 2020, 05:50:19 PM
did it have and ID tag on it?  Leg hold traps are illegal in WA....arn't they!!   ;)

Glad you didn't get a pinched butt....that would have smarted a little.   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Bango skank on January 01, 2020, 05:50:49 PM
This was in idaho, not wa.  Im also glad it didnt bite my ass.
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: jrebel on January 01, 2020, 05:53:46 PM
This was in idaho, not wa

 :tup: :tup:  That explains the style trap.  Stupid that WA outlawed these types of traps.   :bash: :bash:
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Bango skank on January 01, 2020, 05:58:17 PM
This was in idaho, not wa

 :tup: :tup:  That explains the style trap.  Stupid that WA outlawed these types of traps.   :bash: :bash:

Washington outlawed these traps for 2 reasons.

1:  theyre an effective means of predator management

2: wdfw sets their game management policies based off of the feelings of bleeding heart idiots that learned everything they know about wildlife by watching massively biased and agenda driven  tv documentaries that show a disneyesque view of nature and anthropomorphize the hell out of all animals, but predators even more so.
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: JakeLand on January 01, 2020, 06:09:52 PM
This was in idaho, not wa

 :tup: :tup:  That explains the style trap.  Stupid that WA outlawed these types of traps.   :bash: :bash:
very stupid! All day to get 10 traps set today and thatís all that would fit in my truck
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Machias on January 02, 2020, 03:56:13 PM
Did you see any wolf tracks leading up to the trap?  I have a friend on Trapperman that mentioned he had a sprung trap.  Said he followed in some wolf tracks and then had someones' tracks walking in.  Do you wear muck boots?
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Bango skank on January 02, 2020, 04:19:57 PM
Did you see any wolf tracks leading up to the trap?  I have a friend on Trapperman that mentioned he had a sprung trap.  Said he followed in some wolf tracks and then had someones' tracks walking in.  Do you wear muck boots?

No muck boots, no wolf tracks
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Tracker0721 on January 02, 2020, 04:38:51 PM
I bet that was quite a surprise! What crazy odds. Colvilles are allowed to use them in all of Ferry county too so watch the trees you sit under over here!
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Bango skank on January 02, 2020, 04:40:08 PM
I bet that was quite a surprise! What crazy odds. Colvilles are allowed to use them in all of Ferry county too so watch the trees you sit under over here!

I can show em right where to set traps in 101
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Dan-o on January 02, 2020, 06:08:05 PM
Bango, that is CRAZY!

Glad you didn't get bit!
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Machias on January 02, 2020, 06:51:11 PM
Was NOT his trap, glad you were not hurt!  That could have been quite painful and awful hard to release yourself, depending on where it caught you when you sat down!!
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Pinetar on January 02, 2020, 06:54:10 PM
Was NOT his trap, glad you were not hurt!  That could have been quite painful and awful hard to release yourself, depending on where it caught you when you sat down!!

 :yeah: :yike: Just the thought makes me shiver
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Encore 280 on January 02, 2020, 06:59:34 PM
The excruciating part would have been when you came to the end of the chain!! :chuckle:
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: one more on January 08, 2020, 03:35:06 PM
In Alaska we often used to set a #1 or 1 1/2 long spring trap on a horizontal or diagonal log or branch.  When a friend of mine checked her traps one time, she found a lynx sitting on the trap she had set.  The male lynx hardly moved before she shot him.
Diane
Title: Re: Sat on a trap today
Post by: Angry Perch on January 08, 2020, 04:13:00 PM
Was NOT his trap, glad you were not hurt!  That could have been quite painful and awful hard to release yourself, depending on where it caught you when you sat down!!

Franks and beans