Simpson County

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by Ginsenghunter, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Ginsenghunter

    Ginsenghunter 10 pointer

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    I have a terrible yote problem. Is anyone close that can assist me? I'd like to learn how to trap these critters. You can have all you can get this season, if you'll show me how to do it.
     
  2. Ginsenghunter

    Ginsenghunter 10 pointer

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    2PM til dark snares and traps were set. Now I sit here like a kid on Christmas Eve wondering what I'll see the next few days. Snares in several fence crossings and some good sets placed on intersections and obvious travel areas. I was trying to take in all the information along the way. I may have found my new "fix".
     
  3. Realtree GA

    Realtree GA 8 pointer

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    Good luck. You will have a hard time sleeping tonight! :)
     
  4. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    Good luck! It has begun!
     
  5. bluegilln

    bluegilln 10 pointer

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    Keep your fingers crossed.
     
  6. RUB LINE

    RUB LINE 12 pointer

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    Hope ya hit in the mornin!


    Goals/Catches
    Coon 15/25
    Coyote 3/4
    Fox 3/1
    Beaver 2/9
    Otter 1/0
    Mink 1/0
    Bobcat 2/4
    Skunk 0/2
    Grinner 0/lost count
     
  7. erwin1

    erwin1 10 pointer

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    You have probably officially started your newest addiction My wife says I'm crazy for getting out of bed every morning at 630 when I'm laid off all winter long Some mornings I agree with her
     
  8. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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  9. Ginsenghunter

    Ginsenghunter 10 pointer

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    Well needless to say I didn't need to set an alarm. I was awake with the first glint of light in the sky. I waited for the 7:30 time set the day before, then headed out. We found a black coon at the first coon set. He wasn't a bit mad, but immediately tried to get his paw out of that dog-proof when he saw us. Moved on from there and checked a trap by a hay roll, and 3 fence row snares. Had 2 misses on these snares. One was tight, the other had hair on several barbs right beside the snare, and reset each. Checked a pond dam foot trap to no avail. Inspected a bluff area and found the den in the picture. Set 3 more dog-proofs there. Went on to find a couple more snares untouched.
    We decided to add a few to make the round an even hour walk. Added a few snares on another fence line where we saw hair, set 2 more foot hold traps on points where if I was a yote I would travel, then set the real testers. 2 cat traps. I'm not sure if they will work, but if I was a cat I'd have to give it a look.
    I just thought I was excited yesterday.
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  10. erwin1

    erwin1 10 pointer

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    good start keep it up
     
  11. Ginsenghunter

    Ginsenghunter 10 pointer

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    4 more coons this morning. All big fatties.
     
  12. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Congratulations!! Sounds like you got a coon problem also.
     
  13. RUB LINE

    RUB LINE 12 pointer

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    Pour it on them ringtails!


    Goals/Catches
    Coon 15/25
    Coyote 3/4
    Fox 3/1
    Beaver 2/9
    Otter 1/0
    Mink 1/0
    Bobcat 2/4
    Skunk 0/2
    Grinner 0/lost count
     
  14. Ginsenghunter

    Ginsenghunter 10 pointer

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    I hope i dont have a sudden influx of mice after I thin these coons out, but I have a ton of them to eradicate. Id say the hawks will do the job.
     
  15. RUB LINE

    RUB LINE 12 pointer

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    A few mouse traps would make for some awful good bait for next season;)


    Goals/Catches
    Coon 15/25
    Coyote 3/4
    Fox 3/1
    Beaver 2/9
    Otter 1/0
    Mink 1/0
    Bobcat 2/4
    Skunk 0/2
    Grinner 0/lost count
     
  16. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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    Good catch on the coons.
     
  17. Ginsenghunter

    Ginsenghunter 10 pointer

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    2 coons and a pole cat today. One coon in a dog-proof, another in the "cat set" under the log. 5 550's were triggered, one holding a skunk and the rest empty. All snares still good except one, and it is totally gone, limb broken where it was tied. I was hoping for a dog today, saw one last night about 9:30 down the road standing in the driving wind and rain.
     
  18. Ginsenghunter

    Ginsenghunter 10 pointer

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    Reset everything yesterday afternoon. Rolled out this morning at 8:30. 3 dogproof traps empty, bobcat trap empty, another dogproof, empty. Trap where the skunk hit yesterday blank as well. Up the hill to a hay bale set. Nothing. Roll down a fenceline, nothing. We did open our snares a bit. 3 more dog proofs, nothing. Crossed fields and rounded a corner of woods and BAM! There he stood. My target animal. Took care of him and went on to the next field trap. DUG UP! Headed in and checked the cat trap and there was another coon same as yesterday.
    Never know what you'll do on the trail I guess. Here are a few pics. Special thanks to Bluegilln(pictured holding dog) for coming and showing me his trapping skills. I'm trying to take every motion in and enjoying every minute of it. Weighed the male yote in at 37lbs.
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  19. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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  20. bluegilln

    bluegilln 10 pointer

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    That dog was not happy to see us. He was telling us about too.

    Hopefully his buddies will come looking for him tonight. We remade the set with Pro Mix.
     

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