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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2019, 05:57:57 PM »
got another otter today. same set i got that 54 pound beaver in. its close to 44" tip to tail. ill get a pic up later.

RIGHT ON!!! :tup: keep that set there and you should catch more. i caught two back to back! working on the third but everything is frozen right now. I hope it sticks around after things thaw out.
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2019, 06:17:27 PM »
 You've picked up a couple of huge otters! Great job.
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2019, 06:21:35 PM »
Thank you for the kind words guys.

          Iíll let these sets ride for another few weeks then Iíll probbaly move/scout another area. Give myself more options for next year and how to set them. Itís a learning curve but Iím having a great time doing it!
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2019, 10:20:02 AM »
That's a very nice otter :tup:
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2019, 12:59:58 PM »
Another nice otter today. This one measured out at 44Ē. When I reset the trap today, I got in a hurry for some reason. Was checking my other traps and thought, I donít think I removed the safety hooks on my doors. Went back to double check and sure enough I had forgotten to take the safety clip off. Good thing or it would have been a bum check in a few days
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2019, 01:38:04 PM »
Nice one congrats

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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2019, 09:45:42 PM »
I am stoked to see you catching these otter! I've only caught two so far. my area froze up, so they seem to be walking on the ice around/over my Vandervort traps.
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2019, 02:14:30 PM »
Caught this one today. 57.3#. New high for me. This puts me at my goal for the year. Wanted to catch 5 beaver and 5 muskrat. Iíve now hit that and then some. Too much fun to have waited so long to try this.
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2019, 02:16:37 PM »
Had this happen the other day too in one of the bigger swim throughs. This rat got caught and had 3/4 of his body out of the trap but got his hips stuck. Makes me wonder if a few of my misfire traps were hit by rats that got out.
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2019, 02:18:32 PM »
I am stoked to see you catching these otter! I've only caught two so far. my area froze up, so they seem to be walking on the ice around/over my Vandervort traps.
you should be able to find their trails on land where theyve been moving through and set a trap in line with it. as long as you can check every day, might be something to try
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2019, 10:15:30 PM »
Congrats on a great beaver

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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2019, 10:48:49 PM »
Had this happen the other day too in one of the bigger swim throughs. This rat got caught and had 3/4 of his body out of the trap but got his hips stuck. Makes me wonder if a few of my misfire traps were hit by rats that got out.

 Yep, small rats can get out, also mink. I tried to get some 1 3/4"x 1 3/4" mesh but the cost is too much.

Hey measure those tails! There's a contest you know. Don't let Carp Commander skate with that trap so easy.
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2019, 10:58:48 PM »
Is there a link to this contest?  :tup:
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2019, 11:24:22 PM »
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,233000.0.html

Look up! It's pinned to the top of the page. Third thread down.
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Re: new to the trapping world
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2019, 11:29:03 PM »
Thanks for the link.I must be blind i still don't see it pinned.  :tup:

Oh you meant the top of the trapping section. sorry thanks.
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