This year while checking my first trap line, I heard dogs barking close to where I had put some coyote sets! I was terrified thinking that I had caught domestic dogs in my traps. I had never seen dogs roaming the area before & was thinking that the lures I was using must have drawn them over. As I moved closer to where the sets were I realized that they weren't in the traps. As I moved closer to the barking I could see a pack of dogs on top of a ridge barking at something. Finally I saw what it was they were barking at! They had run down a buck that was so tired from the rut that it refused to run anymore but was staring down the dogs and ready to defend. At first I thought maybe the Buck was injured but I walked to within 20ft of it and looked it over. Once I scared the dogs off & the deer WALKED away, I searched the area for any sign of injury again nothing. Being the peek of the rut I am convinced that the dogs picked up the strong odor of the deer and ran it to exhaustion! The dogs were on my wife's families private property!!!
I had a simaliar incident while setting a mink set, heard a bunch of barking and looked up the hill to see a deer running w/ 2 dogs on its tail. The deer ran into and stood in the middle of the stream just looking exhausted and looking at me like well do something. The dogs stopped at the edge of the creek still barking and not even noticing me so i throw one of my 110's at them and off they went. The little button buck look at me again and just walked off in the opposite direction very slowly. Wish people would control their dogs!
I have so many pictures on my game cams of dogs that it is not even funny. I got 'em working "test" sets with different lures and baits and along deer trails. I got a picture of one that was HUGE. When I was down loading the pix, I thought it was a small bear! I zoomed in on it to be sure. By the way, I saved most of these pitures in my computer, just in case there is a problem. Not that I am looking for one. One thing I do not like in to come across in the woods is a dog. Worse yet is a "pack" of them. They seem to get that gang mentality.. Guess some folks think if your in the country, the world is your "leash" or yard...
barney: I was probably 8 years old when the first convention took place at the airport then just a dirt strip. Piseco or bust painted on the clunker cars that arrived I remember a couple missing fenders LOL!
Apr 15, 2018 18:52:58 GMT -5
biggamhunter: Anybody know who where I can sell fur near Saranac Lake NY
Oct 18, 2018 6:59:54 GMT -5
ameliam88: Hey guys, i am searching for dressed raccoon skins- anyone knows a dealer/seller. thanks
Nov 3, 2018 0:00:23 GMT -5
Hayzer912: Anybody selling any skulls? Looking for Red/Gray Fox, Coon, Coyote Thanks!
Feb 3, 2019 8:23:42 GMT -5
cheitzman: I have a blog called howtotrapraccoon.wordpress.com If you have time check it out and if you like it please follow me on my blog. Thanks.
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
Olde Trapper: no response available...
Aug 21, 2020 9:58:25 GMT -5
erict: Nothing surprises me during an election year!
Sept 10, 2020 7:03:21 GMT -5