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1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« on: December 15, 2009, 12:31:57 PM »
Dam I was so excited when I seen the door shut...sneak up on it,just in case its a skunk...Shat! a damn opossum..popped it in the head with a 22short...So is opossum good bobby bait..I took pics but I tried to upload and I think I broke the plug in area for uploading..mommas going to kick my ass :bash:

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 12:33:33 PM »
Sorry, don't know about bobbies.  I can tell you, though, if you want to make a domestic cat lose its mind, put it in a pet crate you've used to transport a few possums! 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 01:11:32 PM »
Im sure your heart was pumpin seeing that door shut.  Keep at it, cant wait to see some success pics.  I have been on trapperman drooling at all the cat pics.  One guy caught a full grown cougar and had to release it.   :yike: :yike: :yike:  Luckily it pulled out after it saw him approaching and he didnt have to do the catch pole rodeo.

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 01:17:31 PM »
Im sure your heart was pumpin seeing that door shut.  Keep at it, cant wait to see some success pics.  I have been on trapperman drooling at all the cat pics.  One guy caught a full grown cougar and had to release it.   :yike: :yike: :yike:  Luckily it pulled out after it saw him approaching and he didnt have to do the catch pole rodeo.
thats cool..the guy that made my traps caought a small cougar in his...Im hoping now that the big freeze is over they will smell the lure better

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 01:32:53 PM »
Honestly I used to LOVE catching possums.  I like their winter time fur.  We used to get $4-$10 a hide for them in the 70s.  I was never disappointed when I heard the chain rattling in the dark, it was always better then not catching anything at all.  :)
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 05:20:28 PM »
Honestly I used to LOVE catching possums.  I like their winter time fur.  We used to get $4-$10 a hide for them in the 70s.  I was never disappointed when I heard the chain rattling in the dark, it was always better then not catching anything at all.  :)
Ive never seen one that far in the woods,he was damn near white.But will he be good bait

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 06:28:29 PM »
Don't think it'll be much good for bait.  The ones I've dumped always were left untouched or pretty much untouched.  Same for any member of the weasel family.  I'll have some beaver traps out the week after Christmas and will see what I can do for bait for you.
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 08:07:06 PM »
Don't think it'll be much good for bait.  The ones I've dumped always were left untouched or pretty much untouched.  Same for any member of the weasel family.  I'll have some beaver traps out the week after Christams and will see what I can do for bait for you.
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 08:24:47 PM »
Don't think it'll be much good for bait.  The ones I've dumped always were left untouched or pretty much untouched.  Same for any member of the weasel family.  I'll have some beaver traps out the week after Christams and will see what I can do for bait for you.
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 12:12:58 PM »
I'm ready for dinner!  :EAT:
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 12:18:28 PM »
I'm ready for dinner!  :EAT:
:yike: overgrown ugly beedie eyed rat natta chance :chuckle:

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 01:06:52 PM »
Just chop off the legs, don't gut! they are tasty I promise!
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2009, 06:40:34 PM »
Ahhhh Rasbo....... at least we don't have them damn critters on this side of the mtns...............it would've just been a skunk instead :chuckle:

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 06:42:01 PM »
Rasbo, How can you be the Czar of YAR and not try one of those delicacies out!
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 07:04:53 PM »
to be honest I would try it but it would have to be cooked by somebody that knows how..still would be tuff.I ate rock chuck
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 07:29:14 PM »
I cooked it over a bed of baby reds with onion and Johnny's seasoning salt! Their isn't a Rat that escapes the wrath of my 38!
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2009, 07:44:13 AM »
Ahhhh Rasbo....... at least we don't have them damn critters on this side of the mtns...............it would've just been a skunk instead :chuckle:
I sneak up on the traps like a skunk is in there :chuckle:

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2009, 09:01:46 PM »
LOL BROKE THE PLUG?
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2009, 09:32:59 PM »
dam cage rats lol they are bad about getting a guys hopes up thinking a bob kitty might be in there
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2009, 07:55:33 AM »
Hi Rasbo,  give me a call sometime and we will talk cat trapping. 509-435-1831. As far as the myth that opossums are not on the east side of the state I have caught several north of Spokane.  Another thing is if a person should catch a cougar, contact the gave dept. or the state patrol and they will contact a game.  I have had it happen once and they came out and tranquilized the cat, removed it from the set then gave it a antibiotic shot and left the area guarded so no one would disturb it.
  I was control trapping by auburn a few years back and got a frantic call from a home owner that i was working with.  She said I had a bobcat in my box trap.  I rushed up there and found a possum in the set.  Poor lady couldn't tell the difference.
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2009, 08:59:53 AM »
thanks stump you feeling better,the guy that made my traps caught a cougar in his,sent me the pics.hes in usk...Im gonna skin the bobcat soon as my wife takes a nap.I snuck it back in the guest bathroom to thaw it,she got home before I could sneak it outta there.Im in deep dodo if she finds it in there.. :chuckle:Ill call you today :hello:
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2009, 11:24:56 PM »
Don't think it'll be much good for bait.  The ones I've dumped always were left untouched or pretty much untouched.  Same for any member of the weasel family.  I'll have some beaver traps out the week after Christams and will see what I can do for bait for you.
thanks

One in the rig now, would have been two, but someone decided they wanted the 2nd and the trap :bash: :bash: :bash:  Still working on that issue  :bash: :bash: I'll see what I have in the morning.  Still working on details with the boss of getting them down your way.  I may have a better solution though.  I'll make a call to a trapper in Rainier and see what he does with his beaver carcasses.  He usually catches over a hundred every season. You would have to go to his house, but still closer than meeting me halfway.  I'll let you know.  That was your cell you sent me correct?



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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2009, 11:36:08 AM »
Blanked the last two days and now the boss says I'm on her time for a few days. :bash:  Made a few phone calls on the stolen trap and critter to folks in the area the keep an ear open and reported to WDFW too.  Not much they will be able to do, I was just hoping the #$&^*^&$! would call them trying to turn the trap in or something.  That would make my day. :mor:   Won't be able to get the one I've got to you before it gets too ripe, but still working on that other lead for you.  If I get a couple of fresh ones in the rig, I'll figure a way to get them to you.   :sry:
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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2009, 03:05:31 PM »
thanks cylvertip.yes that was my cell.Man thats sucks on the trap.I set three traps today using bobcat meat,beaver caster for a lure on one and cat putty on the others,Thanks again good luck brother

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2009, 02:57:49 PM »
Stolen traps =  :boxin: in my opinion.  Sorry to hear about your loss. >:(

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Re: 1st catch in my traps, a damn opossum
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2010, 08:53:03 AM »
Don't know of anything critter that will eat possum. There are so many other things that will make better bait or attractor scent. Even skunks would be better. Just bury them upside down with the feet sticking out of the ground. I've caught fox using this method.
I'm been wondering if bears would eat possums.
Perhaps when the maggots go to town on it, it will attract birds.
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