Walleyed, are you lined up for trapping sites until you get frozen out or do you just hit it hard first week or so ? My best yr was the first yr back at trapping in 2009. 110 spring rats out of about 1/2 mile of small creek. But that was the last yr for any sizeable catches. Same area produces no more than 20 rats now with plenty of water same corn fields along the shore. No reduction in beaver though.Able to take 6-9 every year same place.
I think he mentioned PA and OH next before Iowa. Northeast/Midwest circuit. Get in the books in four states...
Illinois 6th thru 11th but I'm stopping over in Ohio for two days to meet landowners, FB friend of mine lined up a few thousand acres of private farms to hunt. Might hit that on the return trip for archery after, maybe gun seasons. TBD... one hunt at a time
I don't do "books"... the scoring system with gross and net is asinine.
]... so then you ain't riding down with Rockwood to the Flatiron this year as usual? Was looking forward to visiting with you there, hopefully you'll make it for one of the sales. Von & I look forward to the cordial visit
everyone here in the southern tier agrees that this was the overall driest year in memory... and that's going back several decades. Water trapping here when that time arrives will be spotty pockets that didn't go dry. We're gonna have our first bonafide hard freeze tonight, low 20s forecast will put skim ice on still water and prod those muskrats to begin building houses. Zero sign of any fresh houses yet, but they'll appear soon wherever rats survived.
with four check days (not including today) behind you past the 25th set, Bobby... math here says you are averaging +/- 36 rats per day overall. No need to fire up any freezer space for that, can easily peel them between your regular NYSTA rant posts in here. And trapperman too... if you aren't banned for life from there. Boco misses you already
Yeah, weather not looking good. We're supposed to get 6 - 12 inches of snow here tonight thru tomorrow. I still haven't set a trap. Waited out all the rain, now the snow. Targeting wed here. No hurry this year.
How the coons looking Bob....still a bit blue or shaping up?
after this brief little two-day cool spell, forecast calls for 60s F daily highs straight thru for a week or more. Just like last season and many others, that final week of October is gnarly but the first half if not all month of November warms right up. Put some old fashioned Bag Balm on those hands... heal 'em right up. No one has worse hands than old dairy farmers, by far.
Thought I was in the movie: Ground Hog Day when we got to Stony Creek this morning.
Dead Flat calm when we pushed the canoe away from the boat ramp and started to check the few traps we set yesterday.
Headed upstream 1st to check the sets above the launch and before we could point the canoe down stream the wind came up fast and furious from the southwest.
We got into a new section downstream, and as the water was not yet muddied up, we were able to string a bit more steel and got another 15 sets out before we were not able to fight the velocity of the wind roaring up the creek.
When we got back to the boat launch, we had 10 nice plump muskrat riding with us.
Seems like every where else this fall, there is a very nice group of rats inhabiting Stony Creek estuary.
Wish the wind would hold off so we can get set, string the necessary steel, and skim off the surplus rat population, and move on.
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NYSTA: Stop trying to steal a week of our muskrat trapping season !!
Never mind, he was. Too bad. His muskrat thread was the only entertaining thread on here, and I know many enjoyed it. Some people can't take the heat, and they instead find a way to bury it. Good old fashioned censorship. Ah well, gonna be quiet here.
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Aug 30, 2019 21:37:21 GMT -5
fastmari: DOES IT HAV TO HAV BOTTOM JAW ATTACHED? I hav a local Grey skull; young, possibly female. Totally clean,& a lot of th Skeleton/legs, et But I always extract teeth4 myself. OK, so can u tell me what you require in Fox skull when you ask4 "skull" thnx
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brooklynbeaver: Hi there, does anybody know where to upload from such printable template to stretch and dry a beaver fur ?
Nov 20, 2019 18:42:01 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Still looking for somebody ( mentor ?) residing and trapping 2 -2.5 hours driving distance from Brooklyn for acquaintance and a master class on a field. Brand new trapper and the pattern of success is completely unpredictable. 16 traps set and no one beave
Jan 14, 2020 18:45:57 GMT -5
kizi100: Anybody like listening to the Goose Couple?
Apr 13, 2020 2:56:32 GMT -5
herm: As long as Cuomo keeps getting on tv every day at noon and the tv stations are willing to broadcast his daily briefinthis state will never get unlocked
Apr 20, 2020 19:56:28 GMT -5
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May 21, 2020 13:47:05 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Paw holding beaver trap modification. Have to talk and listen those experienced trappers if I did it right. My last season experience pushed me to make such modification.
Jun 8, 2020 11:24:53 GMT -5
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erict: Nothing surprises me during an election year!
Sept 10, 2020 7:03:21 GMT -5
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