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Offline Buck457

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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2022, 11:07:35 AM »
This is strictly dry land. I have caught one otter so far, there is one more and they are very trap shy. I have blocked off all around the building and left one entrance with the traps in place. hopefully i catch the second otter. I am always trying to glean the wisdom from the more experienced trappers, so any tips for dry trapping otter is greatly appreciated.
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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2022, 11:17:22 AM »
This is strictly dry land. I have caught one otter so far, there is one more and they are very trap shy. I have blocked off all around the building and left one entrance with the traps in place. hopefully i catch the second otter. I am always trying to glean the wisdom from the more experienced trappers, so any tips for dry trapping otter is greatly appreciated.
I know what you are dealing with. If one otter sees another caught, they can become almost impossible to get to go near a trap or even the same location sans trap. The only option I can think of is to apply for a Special Trapping permit and put in a padded jaw trap in a different hole.
OK, one other thought, if the otter can be excluded from entering under the house does it really need to be caught?
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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2022, 10:56:17 AM »
I finally caught the otter and installed fencing around the building. that job is done. now i have another job where a river otter is messing with a domestic dog. The owner wants me to trap the otter before his dog gets injured. Thank you for your advice and guidance.
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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2022, 10:37:09 AM »
ok, I've got another difficult WCO job for mountain beaver. does anyone have tips or tricks on how to catch them and how do I prevent them from returning. Is there an effective way to repair the damage they have caused to the hillside? i appreciate your help and guidance.
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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2022, 12:08:34 PM »
Small cage in front of the tunnel opening and bait with half a apple , be prepared to catch a rat or squirrel too
You canít prevent them from showing up again and the tunnel repair ehhh thatís the homeowner problem

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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2022, 04:09:18 PM »
Small cage in front of the tunnel opening and bait with half a apple , be prepared to catch a rat or squirrel too
You canít prevent them from showing up again and the tunnel repair ehhh thatís the homeowner problem
Yes the damage isn't really your issue, your there as a professional trapper to solve the animal issue for the property owner. In the past I have just kicked the dirt back in the hole and raked it flat, only did that as there were livestock in with them and broken leg on a horse or cow is no good

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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2022, 11:14:17 AM »
Small cage in front of the tunnel opening and bait with half a apple , be prepared to catch a rat or squirrel too
You canít prevent them from showing up again and the tunnel repair ehhh thatís the homeowner problem

As I has suspected. i think i will throw a large amount of chili powder down each tunnel and push the dirt back in the hopes of preventing a new residence from moving in.
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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2022, 12:50:51 PM »
If you have the Permit, I wouldn't use this set up where the Kids or a Cocker Spaniel could get caught, but a place like under a House Boat where Otters are tearing up the Styrofoam, safe and out of sight it should work out nice.
 A little bit of "Mink Musk" will help an Otter get mad enough to take his mind off getting caught. :tup:

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Re: WCO Work
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2022, 11:11:23 AM »
If you have the Permit, I wouldn't use this set up where the Kids or a Cocker Spaniel could get caught, but a place like under a House Boat where Otters are tearing up the Styrofoam, safe and out of sight it should work out nice.
 A little bit of "Mink Musk" will help an Otter get mad enough to take his mind off getting caught. :tup:



Thank you AL, if I receive an otter call on a dock I will definitely try this.
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