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Other Activities => Trapping => Topic started by: badnewskruse on December 04, 2020, 02:23:42 PM

Title: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 04, 2020, 02:23:42 PM
hey guys, just got my trapping certificate and i am wondering what might be the best way to get myself started. i am all ears and open to all suggestions beings that im new to all of this. i hope everybody has had a good start to there season
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Norman89 on December 04, 2020, 02:25:40 PM
What's up Kruse! Are you still on the east side? Can rack up quick numbers of rats and beaver local to cle elum ellensburg areas
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 04, 2020, 02:31:20 PM
hey man! yep still living in cle elum...was thinking rats might be a fun way to start since they seem to be pretty thick in some places
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Norman89 on December 04, 2020, 03:36:17 PM
Real cheap and easy to whip up some colony traps soon as you get some ice should be real easy to find bank dens just follow the bubble trails. Plenty of small ponds along the back way to 97 out of cle elum I'm sure hold rats and probably some beaver being so close to the river. Iv been hoping to get over there but probably not going to happen this year. I'd be real I interested to try all the ponds right along i90
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: JakeLand on December 04, 2020, 06:21:26 PM
Where youíre at Iíd be targeting some cats !!
When the snow hits go around the rivers and beaver ponds you will see cat tracks
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 05, 2020, 08:18:26 AM
oh ya cats are definitely on the menu...i just didnt want to jump into this spending a whole bunch of money on traps and what not so my wife doesnt think im crazy haha
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: cat daddy on December 05, 2020, 08:31:05 AM
Itís 22 degrees and foggy as Iím putting on my chest waders to go run the Ďrat line to harvest two dollar Ďrats. My wife KNOWS Iím crazy.
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Norman89 on December 05, 2020, 09:39:13 AM
Itís 22 degrees and foggy as Iím putting on my chest waders to go run the Ďrat line to harvest two dollar Ďrats. My wife KNOWS Iím crazy.
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 :yeah:
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 05, 2020, 10:15:28 AM
if a beaver runs into a colony trap meant for muskrats will that prevent them from using that route again??
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Norman89 on December 05, 2020, 10:38:17 AM
I have them push my colonies around a lot it doesn't seem to bother them much. My bigger colonies will even catch small beavers like this double. I frequently catch rats in my beaver traps as well so a whole run will be closed off for at least a night I come back collect my rat reset trap in the same exact spot and continue to catch beaver otter and rats. Even get the oddball raccoon in a beaver cage if water level drops(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201205/8fb858d227e045b90e1f7844f21c5b6d.jpg)

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Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 05, 2020, 10:41:59 AM
awesome thats great info! i found what i think to be some good area this morning. just waiting on traps and tags to show in the mail
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Kain on December 11, 2020, 12:13:57 PM
I have them push my colonies around a lot it doesn't seem to bother them much. My bigger colonies will even catch small beavers like this double. I frequently catch rats in my beaver traps as well so a whole run will be closed off for at least a night I come back collect my rat reset trap in the same exact spot and continue to catch beaver otter and rats. Even get the oddball raccoon in a beaver cage if water level drops
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Thats awesome.
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 18, 2020, 04:58:19 PM
got a few traps out after work today cant wait to check them tomorrow!
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Kain on December 18, 2020, 06:03:56 PM
got a few traps out after work today cant wait to check them tomorrow!

Its like Christmas or birthday presents.  Cant wait to see whats in em. 
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Norman89 on December 18, 2020, 06:42:43 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 22, 2020, 06:33:57 PM
FIRST BEAVER
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: 3nails on December 22, 2020, 06:56:27 PM
 Great job! Either use the carcass to catch a bobcat or find someone to give it to who will.  :tup:
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: greenhead_killer on December 22, 2020, 07:06:14 PM
Nice work!
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 22, 2020, 07:09:13 PM
I plan on using it but I donít have any cat traps at the moment so I was gonna throw it in the freezer but if somebody needs it that has traps out right now then they can have it! I also have a few muskrats not sure if they make good cat bait or not
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Oh Mah on December 22, 2020, 07:11:04 PM
great job,i would def. take it off your hands.been trying to catch a bobcat all season.got it to the door then no commitment lol
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Norman89 on December 22, 2020, 08:02:30 PM
Right on buddy!!!
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: JakeLand on December 22, 2020, 08:29:06 PM
Have got cat traps coming
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: UrbanTrapper on December 22, 2020, 08:31:00 PM
Use the muskrat carcasses for mink bait in the same area you caught the muskrats! 
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: Kain on December 22, 2020, 08:44:41 PM
Awesome man.  Congrats. 
Title: Re: new trapper
Post by: badnewskruse on December 23, 2020, 11:41:52 AM
Oh ya a mink would be awesome I will have to give that a try!