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Otter
« on: March 08, 2014, 08:12:24 PM »
We've been watching 5 otters for 3 weeks now, as they eat the bass/sunfish/crappie population of our favorite lake into the dirt. We've had 4 traps set beside holes in the ice and their entrance to a beaver hut they've been sharing. Finally got a female. This one is 15-18 pounds. Her canines are worn completely flush with the rest of her front teeth. That makes me think she's old, but is that small for an adult? She seemed healthy. When we got her to the rig, we fed her some bass filets and she ate them right away.
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Re: Otter
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 08:19:53 PM »
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Re: Otter
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 08:31:37 PM »
 Very nice of you to give her a last meal!  :chuckle:
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Re: Otter
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 08:31:52 PM »
If you trap another let me know my wife wants it alive
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Re: Otter
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 08:42:20 PM »
If you trap another let me know my wife wants it alive

Not really legal you know.

This one is 15-18 pounds. Her canines are worn completely flush with the rest of her front teeth. That makes me think she's old, but is that small for an adult? She seemed healthy. When we got her to the rig, we fed her some bass filets and she ate them right away.

Seems about average size, maybe a little undersized.
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Re: Otter
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 08:43:40 PM »
She wants to release at the marina we live by they have a ton over here
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Re: Otter
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 08:48:44 PM »
She wants to release at the marina we live by they have a ton over here

Still not legal. You can't transport live animals or release them someplace other then where they were caught without a permit. You will never get a permit for that.
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Re: Otter
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 08:54:33 PM »
I didn't know that for like otters and all. I Ono it is illegal to do that to game animals
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Re: Otter
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 07:21:07 AM »
Yeah, I would like to avoid transporting it. Sorry. Besides, after the time I put in for that little female, it'd be tough for me to let it go.

Got a hypothetical, you may have ran into this before. The location where this otter was trapped is the only water for miles. I know technically, you're supposed to harvest any live animals or release them immediately after you arrive at a captured animal. What if we show up to a captured otter without a gun, because we planned on drowning it and the water freezes solid that night? Does a guy drive home, grab a gun and drive back? Or does he transport it live a few miles to the nearest water? Just a hypothetical of course.
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Re: Otter
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2014, 07:25:18 AM »
She wants to release at the marina we live by they have a ton over here

Still not legal. You can't transport live animals or release them someplace other then where they were caught without a permit. You will never get a permit for that.

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Re: Otter
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2014, 04:14:00 PM »
Yeah, I would like to avoid transporting it. Sorry. Besides, after the time I put in for that little female, it'd be tough for me to let it go.

Got a hypothetical, you may have ran into this before. The location where this otter was trapped is the only water for miles. I know technically, you're supposed to harvest any live animals or release them immediately after you arrive at a captured animal. What if we show up to a captured otter without a gun, because we planned on drowning it and the water freezes solid that night? Does a guy drive home, grab a gun and drive back? Or does he transport it live a few miles to the nearest water? Just a hypothetical of course.


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Re: Otter
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2014, 04:46:38 PM »
Thanks. Shouldn't be an issue again anyway.
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Re: Otter
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2014, 04:47:55 PM »
There is a dead one on 507 by Manke Rd in Yelm if anyone wants a free otter for a pet.   :chuckle:

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Re: Otter
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014, 05:27:30 PM »
^^^^ not  cool
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Re: Otter
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014, 06:02:38 PM »
There is a dead one on 507 by Manke Rd in Yelm if anyone wants a free otter for a pet.   :chuckle:

 :chuckle: Not legal  to pick up road kill either. Ever get the feeling there is a law against everything. Big Brother is watching.
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Re: Otter
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2014, 06:09:13 PM »
You have no idea what is being collected and used for/against you.  I try to limit what I put out on the web.  It is crazy.
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Re: Otter
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2014, 06:10:37 PM »
 :dunno:  just a joke, sheeesh.....

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Re: Otter
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 08:11:41 PM »
I know
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