Hows the season panning out for yall?

Discussion in 'Trapping/Furbearing' started by JBMan, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. JBMan

    JBMan New Member

    481
    Nov 16, 2004
    Jackson
    just 5 coon is all i have to show for! but thats better than nuthin:)
     
  2. mikeak

    mikeak Member

    Hey JB,coons n yotes is all I've caught for the last two weeks.Pulled my line in Norwood today,going to set up some closer property I've been saving for cats till now.Pulling the home line tomm.,we only own 40 acres and I don't want to take any more cats off of it,gotta save some seed stock for next year.All in all I've had a very good season,lots of memories and good times with the grand kids. Hope you enjoyed the season thus far.
    Mike
     

  3. JBMan

    JBMan New Member

    481
    Nov 16, 2004
    Jackson
    seriously, i have enjoyed your posts with your grandkids more than finding fur in my traps.
     
  4. coyotekilller

    coyotekilller New Member

    421
    Dec 18, 2005
    Eastern Kansas
    thats right mike your grandkids must love you
     
  5. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    No doubt Mike, I bet they tell stories to thier grandkids about runnin the line with ol Grandpa Mike!!! I pulled my line a few weeks ago....one beaver and one otter, and caught fresh air 3 times...not sure what could slide thru a 330 conibear, and git missed!!! I sure wouldn't want to git caught in one.....ouch!
     
  6. mikeak

    mikeak Member

    Gee, Thanks guys.3311,to be honest those 330s scare the heck out of me.I'd love to catch an otter,might start looking for places to water set next year.
    Mike
     
  7. chuck88

    chuck88 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Fulton MO
    well my totals so far is,,,
    1 coon
    1 rat (not muskrat)
    1 beaver
    2 grinners
    1 skunk
    and I have all week off so hopefully the total keeps goin up
     
  8. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    They are scary....and I set em by hand....lol. I am going to make a set of tongs to set them with before next year, make it alot easier to reset with a big ol beaver in it....quite a wrastlin match!!!
     
  9. r2ahunter

    r2ahunter New Member

    947
    Dec 6, 2005
    down on the farm
    fireman you ol'beaver wrastler you.hehehehe
     
  10. JBMan

    JBMan New Member

    481
    Nov 16, 2004
    Jackson
    3311, have you tried the rope method? where you take a stout rope,

    tie a loop in it for a foot hold,
    thread the rope through the spring ends twice,
    then pull up the rope compressing the spring, and hold em compressed while you set the saftey with the other hand.

    works for me!
     
  11. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Man, I asked fer that one didn't I....lol!!!

    JB, good idea, I'll have to try that one out!