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Author Topic: Norman89 2020/2021  (Read 3666 times)

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2020, 04:34:24 PM »


Is there a way you keep these from being cleaned by ravens?


I placed them in dense second and third growth forest with a thick canopy at least 50-100 yards from a timber edge so far no problems with Ravens just the darn long tail cat variety ripping them out of tree and packing them off deeper into the bush
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 :yeah: but if you are still having trouble you can  slide a feed sack over the carcass like a sock.   Leave the bottom end open so a cat can get to the bait. Birds can't work it from above because of the sack.
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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2020, 05:14:44 PM »
Interesting idea bruce....

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2020, 06:59:54 PM »
I will not take credit for that idea. That is an old trick. First one who told it to me was George Sovie probably 25 years ago. There are few ideas that someone before us hasn't already tried.
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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2020, 07:04:34 PM »
Those old tricks are practically new tech to all us younger trappers since there are few people to learn from around here, not to many old-time trappers around that's why I always chit chat with them any chance I get always get some great information and ideas!

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2020, 06:20:45 PM »
Speaking of tricks I brought the tips and tricks thread back from the dead for the new trappers this year. Read my last tip in there :bash: :bash: :bash:

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2020, 02:45:27 PM »
Well it's pretty easy to get permission on a beaver spot when you drive down the road and see where the land owner has been breaking a dam open to drain his back 40 and stacking all the brush on the road so he can move it with his tractor so after meeting him and shaking hands I placed three traps out on this new creek

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2020, 02:49:28 PM »
Trap set in place with minor blocking off and dive sticks. Owner said he has been battling the beaver since he bought the place in February so they are very active rebuilding dams he opens up every weekend. Between driving home to get traps and getting back (about 30minutes) in full daytime they had already placed some sticks on the dam

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2020, 05:54:14 PM »
Good sets !

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2020, 06:03:43 PM »
I can't be the only trapper that every year has elk stepping on his cages and bending the crap out of them can I?  :bash: :bash: :bash:

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2020, 09:03:00 PM »
I can't be the only trapper that every year has elk stepping on his cages and bending the crap out of them can I?  :bash: :bash: :bash:
:yeah: Had that happen to me a few years back. I knew better because it was a well used narrow crossing point across a creek but there was lots of beaver sign in that zone and no other good spot to place a trap so I gambled....and lost  :chuckle:.

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2020, 08:19:25 PM »
Finally connected again on a nice 30 lb beaver, think I may have had a double but had a stick jammed in the door of one cage. Havnt had that happen before hope these beaver don't get trap shy

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2020, 09:37:43 PM »
Very cool seeing your season so far.  Cool idea to keep a running journal of sorts.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2020, 05:49:52 PM »
Spent a while stomping around in the beaver swamp today trying to locate the den. No luck but craptons of sign in one pond so I can only assume a bank den is in the area just a few pics for you guys

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2020, 05:21:35 PM »
Slow going trying to catch the last beaver on these 2 jobs, so been busy working up some more cages

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Re: Norman89 2020/2021
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2020, 05:22:51 PM »
Think it will catch?

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