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Trapping totals

CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
We just finished our annual tally of animals taken, including non-target species.

Targeted species:

2 bobcats
7 coyotes
21 beaver
2 otter
5 mink
11 raccoons
3 skunks
5 ermine (weasels)
87 muskrats

Non targets:

2 domestic dogs (released - they had collars)
2 feral cats


In case you're wondering what happens to the critters: lower grade pelts become garments. Higher grade pelts become decorations. This is the kid's room. I asked him to leave them behind when he moves.

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When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

Adam J. McCleod


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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    I thought he was selling to a fur buyer? Did he sell some and keep the ones he wanted? Nice display, I like it, I would go one further and make up a piece of driftwood for each species to hang on.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    That's soooooo cool. Been watching a trapping show with the kids, the youngest is chomping at the bit to go trapping this year. Trying to secure land to do so, I think I have a place or two that's close. I have ALOT of land I could trap, but it's too far to drive to check traps. Anything close though may be limited to coons in dog proof traps. Too many Fidos roaming around.

    F&T Trapping with Alan Probst? We watch it faithfully...

    Nothing wrong with starting out with coons. It's relatively easy, and it lets the kid see trapped animals. You can build weasel boxes for weasels AND tree rats. Close to home and dog-proof.

    If you need any tips, feel free to ask. The world needs trappers. Our numbers are getting thin.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    I thought he was selling to a fur buyer? Did he sell some and keep the ones he wanted? Nice display, I like it, I would go one further and make up a piece of driftwood for each species to hang on.

    He also sells to a fur buyer. There are no bobcats or muskrats on the walls. Beaver, for example, do not pull enough cash to sell to a buyer. He has them tanned and cuts them up or hangs them on the wall.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I need to pick up a few DP traps. I would love to use snares, err, cable restraint devicesas they are called here in MO, but I have to take a course before I can use them according to the possum police. They are cheap and fast.

    Don't forget the fleshing and stretching gear. Fleshing knife, beam, and appropriate stretchers. You can't process hides unless they are properly fleshed and stretched. This is the real work.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    For giggles, here's a link to our rules on snares. There is a PDF link at the bottom that gives guidelines.

    http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/trapping/use-cable-restraints-missouri


    You were right...giggles.

    Relaxing snares....LOL
    When used properly by trained trappers, cable restraints have a great track record of holding captured animals without mortalities and with few injuries.

    Do they explain how to remove the live, wild, angry animal from the relaxing snare?
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I hae a buddy who has that stuff. :up:
    I'm not in it for money, I'm in it just because I'm intrigued.

    In that link I posted, on the right side are some recipes for lure. I'm thinking the "carp In a jar" one.....would get me divorced if I made that close to the house. :tooth:

    Not for the money...to show the kid the entire process. There is WORK involved.

    Speaking of divorce and lures...try kitchen blending chicken livers and eggs. Then let them rot for a week or two. THEN break the container in the garage.

    FYI: the concoction catches everything!
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Use a catch pole to pin em down, then cut the wire. Buddy of mine uses a catch pole, loads em up in a cage and takes them to a friend of his to train/run his dogs.

    MUCH easier said than done. I tried to release a small **** from a foot trap and that little effer was PISSED. Claws and teeth and growling. After he was free he puffed up and "danced" towards me.

    Ever seen a grown man bouncing backwards with a Mark II pointed at a 10 lbs animal?
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,713 Senior Member
    Neat, what does he get for an ermine?
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Neat, what does he get for an ermine?

    Not much. I think around $2. To get them tanned, it costs $5 each. They are not worth it.

    The first few ermine he caught he had tanned. They are also on his wall.

    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Hope that you took care of the feral cats!
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Hope that you took care of the feral cats!

    I can tell you first hand, there is indeed more than one way to skin a cat.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


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