Good luck, best wishes and tight chains to all my fellow hipboots hipsters for tomorrow's opening day of water season here in the southern zone NYS.
I'm going to set a modest line next couple days, loosely partnered with a long-time trapper friend as we overlap and share some lines. Heading out to Ohio Saturday morning for firearms deer next Monday. While I'm out there, gonna run a few homemade colony traps in local ditch networks for rats & mink. If the populations merit, will return in late Feb / early March 2021 to run a week of high-volume production there. Won't know until we do some test trapping in places but the fresh sign I saw in a couple ditches two weeks ago looks real promising.
I think local competition for rats in my general area will be stiff and perhaps for beaver too. No worries... this season is all about fun and camaraderie. Looking forward to sharing lines & laughs with a few different guys between tomorrow and April 7th 2021.
got around 60 rat sets in around the house with alot of help from my son chris . this cancer is kicking my butt just slowed drown and enjoyed life with my family . it is great to get traps in the water . when i go to meet my maker i hope my dad and bothers will have water to trap in haven waiting for me. i do love to trap and to be able to run a few traps for a few days this year is great i am blessed
went 34 rats from 72 traps across two different neighborhood ditch networks. This year's relentless drought whacked local aquatic critters hard, well other than beavers. See them absolutely everywhere. Have farmers coming up to me and asking for their removal. Which in fact I will... for permission to hunt deer on premises
Check & pull tomorrow, headed to Ohio Saturday. Will post pics from trapping here and there when time permits. Might be nearly a week, but in the immortal words of Arnold... ahhh'll be baaaaack
21 rats and 1 beaver thursday and only 8 rats today water went high thanks for all your prayers need all i can get
water dropped here, and cleared up. 18 rats and 3 beaver, two yearlings and a 50ish pounder. Muskrats are scarce here as expected, a few isolated pockets but most small waters are still either drought levels or bone dry. Including most of the legendary Montezuma and also Iroquois Federal wetlands complexes.
After deer seasons end on 12/21 I'll roll out some beaver lines in every direction from home. I pry live in absolute lowest muskrat population-center of all NYS here in Livingston county, but we do have ample beaver sprinkled all over. With a season that now stretches to 4/07/2021, flattails will be the go-to target trapline species
Hayzer912: Anybody selling any skulls? Looking for Red/Gray Fox, Coon, Coyote Thanks!
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Feb 25, 2019 11:55:08 GMT -5
trapperjack: Anybody having problems logging into NYS Trappers website? All I get is tech difficulties displayed for last 2 weeks.
Aug 13, 2019 20:33:27 GMT -5
greenedream222: Had an awesome (first) time at the NYS Trappers Convention. So much to see, *touch* and take in. Met a lot of cool people - big THANK YOU to everyone who makes it as awesome as it is!! Very cool. Wish I could go back over tomorrow! Excited for next year!!!
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
Nov 3, 2019 3:19:14 GMT -5
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
piterparker: Hello world. How are you ?
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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Aug 21, 2020 9:58:25 GMT -5
erict: Nothing surprises me during an election year!
Sept 10, 2020 7:03:21 GMT -5
edaggy: any one know of a fur buyer near delweare county NY that will buy not fleshed tanned stretched.
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