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Offline Greyhound

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Muskrat
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:02:57 PM »
I am new to trapping and have gotten into a mess of muskrat. If I skin them and don’t have time to flesh, can I just roll the fur and freeze it I a plastic bag?

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Re: Muskrat
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 07:17:45 PM »
If you skin em it’s only a few more minutes to flesh em and put on a stretcher :twocents:
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Re: Muskrat
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 07:21:53 PM »
If you skin em it’s only a few more minutes to flesh em and put on a stretcher :twocents:
ya that ! But if you do freeze them do it fur out and fold them evenly and put them in double bags to keep them from getting freezer burned

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Re: Muskrat
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 07:25:05 PM »
Good point. I’ve gotten a couple beaver too and started getting behind. I’m new and slow for sure. Another question....  do scents work well for muskrat?  I thought all the ditches I have been seeing were beaver, (rookie.)  I guess it’s just a ton of muskrat and a few beaver. My guess anyway.

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Re: Muskrat
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 07:55:48 PM »
I personally have had mixed luck with scents for rats, I have far better luck just setting the travel ways and den holes, but there are a few guys here that do well with baited sets. Apple, carrot, parsnips seems to be the good bait, or another muskrat  :chuckle: I'm sure they do work to some extent just not super well for me

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Re: Muskrat
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 08:22:07 PM »
Copy that. Thanks!

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Re: Muskrat
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 08:54:46 PM »
Define a “mess” of muskrat. In my opinion, scent or lure for ‘rats is a waste of money. Just put your colonies where the ‘rats are going to swim.

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Re: Muskrat
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 12:08:38 PM »
I’m no expert but in the area I have I would guess it would would measured in hundreds. What is the best size colony?  I am going to make a bunch and figure where best to put the darn things.

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Re: Muskrat
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 04:21:20 PM »
Define a “mess” of muskrat. In my opinion, scent or lure for ‘rats is a waste of money. Just put your colonies where the ‘rats are going to swim.
Isn't a "mess" enough for dinner. Use to be when we were fishing.
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