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flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« on: January 13, 2020, 05:35:38 PM »
I caught one possum, a bobcat that was to small to keep so I let it go and finally with the first good snow I caught my first weasel of the year.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 09:07:02 PM »
Nice
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 09:08:43 PM »
Thanks for that photo of the weasel.  It answers a question some of us have been batting around.  Yes, some weasels DO remain brown all winter.  Where was that weasel caught?
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 10:47:00 PM »
Nice job and good work. I am still trying to catch my first weasel.... (seem to have rotten luck on that). 

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 11:17:20 PM »
Good season so far. Congrats on the cat and the weasel

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 05:34:42 PM »
Thanks for that photo of the weasel.  It answers a question some of us have been batting around.  Yes, some weasels DO remeain brown all winter.  Where was that weasel caught?
weasel was caught in clark county. we got a dumping of snow last night, nothing caught today and no tracks except deer and elk tracks. should get more action soon though if we don't get any more snow.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 06:09:48 PM »
when you chase those two big bobcats off of the base... look at the last two pictures. :'(
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 06:16:05 PM »
Those are some sweet pictures!

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 08:21:45 PM »
1-16-20 was a busy day.
At 3:29 pm, the cat on  the ground hears the young man coming.
At 3:35 pm, the one that had been on on the ground had left and the one on the tree also hears a person coming. At 3:36 pm, the person came and probably didn't know he was that close to the cats.

WOW!  that's  nice to see this.  Thanks for sharing.



















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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 10:46:31 PM »
Those are GREAT pictures!  Do you think the cats were a mated pair?

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2020, 07:29:50 AM »
What model stealth cam are you using?

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2020, 10:36:22 PM »

Great Photo's, Thanks for sharing.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2020, 03:32:10 PM »
I caught the same bobcat again I think and I let it go as it hadn't grown noticably bigger. about 1 mile away from where I caught it before. I think I will keep the next one that I catch no matter what size it is as I just want to keep one now. I can't even find bobcat tracks in the snow so I feel like this is a down year for cats in my area.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2020, 05:56:18 PM »
 :tup: was that cat caught where you had the bait hanging?

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2020, 06:35:19 PM »
no, we replaced that bait and nothing has happened yet except a hawk came.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2020, 03:52:27 PM »
I caught a muskrat a few days ago and a weasel today.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2020, 06:09:26 PM »
My dad caught two 40# beavers in bruces shorty swim throughs and I caught a muskrat.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2020, 05:39:16 PM »
caught this bobcat and a muskrat. when I checked the trail cam pics of the trap I found out I wasn't the only one checking the trap :yike: this big boy came through 3 hours before I did.date on trail cam is wrong.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2020, 06:33:47 PM »
Good job !! You got a lot of long tails down there

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2020, 06:48:17 PM »
Those are really cool pictures

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2020, 01:05:50 PM »
the cougar has come to this other trap and investigate twice now.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2020, 01:08:01 PM »
Today I came up on it and watched it run away from my trap. the date on the trail cam is one day behind. you can see the cougar got there a few minutes before me and then I scared it off.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2020, 02:23:46 PM »
Dam long tails  :bash: cool pics

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2020, 07:28:43 PM »
Those photos are outstanding.  Bet that bobcat was glad he was in the cage trap!!
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 04:59:19 PM »
the cougar came back in less than an hour. it then picked up the stick I had put lure on in front of the weasel box. also, a coyote came in during the foggy night. fortunately the cougar didn't mess with the trap again.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 05:11:54 PM »
Thats awesome, is the gmu youre in still open for cougars?  Lots of units still havent met the harvest guideline, looks like a good spot to do some cat calling!

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #27 on: Yesterday at 05:23:45 PM »
Thats awesome, is the gmu youre in still open for cougars?  Lots of units still havent met the harvest guideline, looks like a good spot to do some cat calling!
I wish, every year their are cougars all over at this time and the season is closed.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #28 on: Yesterday at 05:28:15 PM »
Thats awesome, is the gmu youre in still open for cougars?  Lots of units still havent met the harvest guideline, looks like a good spot to do some cat calling!
I wish, every year their are cougars all over at this time and the season is closed.

You sure?  I know youre somewhere in this area.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/big-game/cougar

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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 07:24:39 PM »

Nice pictures  :tup: :tup:

Maybe some day we'll get to trap those big long tails.
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Re: flyfish's 2019-2020 trapping season
« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 07:28:09 PM »
Thats awesome, is the gmu youre in still open for cougars?  Lots of units still havent met the harvest guideline, looks like a good spot to do some cat calling!
I wish, every year their are cougars all over at this time and the season is closed.

You sure?  I know youre somewhere in this area.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/big-game/cougar
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