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End of trapping season

CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
One last beaver 


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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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,265 Senior Member
    Guess I can say this here without getting slapped ......" now that is a nice looking beaver "
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,047 Senior Member
    Trapping season's over??? Seems like it just started. Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,644 Senior Member
    Did you get it stuffed??
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Trapping season's over??? Seems like it just started. Mike

    We thought we'd be hitting it early this year, but we had a week of sub zero temps mid February. Everything froze solid and didn't melt until mid March. We only water trapped for less than three weeks. 
    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


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    Looks like a big one.
    Trapping is falling out of favor here in my area of TN. Plenty of animals to trap but hard to get permission to do so. Kind of like hunting. The two guys that normally trap on my farm didn't show up this year, and not because they weren't welcome. One traps coyotes exclusively and the other traps muskrat, mink, otter, and beaver.
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Looks like a big one.
    Trapping is falling out of favor here in my area of TN. Plenty of animals to trap but hard to get permission to do so. Kind of like hunting. The two guys that normally trap on my farm didn't show up this year, and not because they weren't welcome. One traps coyotes exclusively and the other traps muskrat, mink, otter, and beaver.

    Fur prices are way down compared to a few years ago. If money is the motivation, it's not worth it currently. We consider it a hobby, with an opportunity to make some cash. We haven't sold much raw fur the last couple years, so the kid makes garments. A large raw beaver hide sells for $10, but a beaver bomber hat sells for $200 and requires only one beaver to make. After tanning, materials, and labor (assume $25/hr X2)  he makes about $80 per hat. 
    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


  • Nevermiss1Nevermiss1 New Member Posts: 16 New Member
    Happy trapping..Beaver is okay
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