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    i am going to take up trapping this next season, i used to go with friends years ago but will try it on my own this season. fur prices will help put a little extra cash in my pocket and i'll get good exercise. right now i have 5 #1 foot hold, 4 #2 foothold, and 9 110 connibear. a friend of mine recommended i get these as well 4 #3 foothold, and 2 or 3 #220 connibear. what do ya'll think? thanks for any help.


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    Where are you trapping? How long is your trap line? How are you accessing it? How often will you be checking it? What/how many do you want to get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Where are you trapping? How long is your trap line? How are you accessing it? How often will you be checking it? What/how many do you want to get?
    i'm in kentucky, i'll have axcess to about 50-75 acres of wooded area with small streams. i'll be walking to it as it borders my property. i'll check it everyday as required by ky. law. i'm just starting but want the right traps for the animals in my area. which are opossums, coons, foxes, coyote's, minks, weasels, rabbits, squirrels, bobcats, and skunks. thanks

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    I am not a trapped, and although I hung around with several over the years, their trap lines were miles long and they used a lot of traps.

    That said the area you have laid out, sound like your total 24(?) seems enough....but defer to anyone more knowledge.

    How is the market these days?....a couple of guys I know only kept going to maintain their area, and not lose it...and just about broke even.

    Any money ahead they earned was trapping nuisance animals.

    Supposed to be some one working on the beavers on my property, although I haven't heard anything.
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    wish someone would trap he beavers on my place ... we gotta keep pulling their dams out just to keep from being flooded out .. Im gonna shoot a few of em come spring .. are they good eatin ? I would hate to waste em !
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Im going to assume the link was for my benefit CD .. thanks .. i checked it out and bookmarked the pages ... if i kill a varmint it always gets used somehow ..even if its dog food .. the recipes there look great and I will report on the results after i try it ! Thanks agin CD !
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    My beavers are back as well.......
    Beaver slide to river....one of about 5 in a 5 acre field


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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman6660 View Post
    wish someone would trap he beavers on my place ... we gotta keep pulling their dams out just to keep from being flooded out .. Im gonna shoot a few of em come spring .. are they good eatin ? I would hate to waste em !
    I tried beaver once, it tasted like steak, was very good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman6660 View Post
    Im going to assume the link was for my benefit CD .. thanks .. i checked it out and bookmarked the pages ... if i kill a varmint it always gets used somehow ..even if its dog food .. the recipes there look great and I will report on the results after i try it ! Thanks agin CD !
    Yes it was. Sorry I forgot to quote your post. I haven't tried any of them (or beaver for that matter). Looking forward to your review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Yes it was. Sorry I forgot to quote your post. I haven't tried any of them (or beaver for that matter). Looking forward to your review.
    still -12 and 3 feet of snow .. I''l warm up the 22 when the ice moves out ... beavers dont show up much at these temps LOL ! but as soon as I git one im gonna frazzle er up and report back !want dried onions with that ? (dried onions being processed ...in pic ! ) >??

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    Have had "beaver tail and beans"....but I suppect I was being joshed to....Buckskinners are like that....
    Supposed to be a lot of fat in the tail.....
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    One thing with beavers is that you have to watch out for your can openers. Watch the whole video to get the reference, but pay attention to minute 8:30, 18:15, 29:23, 30:59, and 35:25 to the end.
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    That vid is hilarious......
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    I think somebody posted that a few years back. I now have wasted 1 hour, 15 minutes and 16 seconds of my life watching it twice.

    I hope that it was a gag. Some of the finer moments.....
    ....the way he carries his knife
    ....the way he uses his axe
    ....abducted by aliens
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    ....his knife work out routine ---> sort of reminded me of.....

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