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TUCO 11-06-2017 02:22 PM

TRAPPING SEASON Thread 2017-2018
 
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Trapping season is upon us once again.

It's time to knock the rust off those traps and get some steel in the ground.

Post up your catches, sets, strategies, and anything else trapping related.



This fall I had the opportunity to do a little early season coyote trapping.

The first three days produced fourteen coyotes.




One of three doubles on the first morningís check with 14 sets.

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Day one pila double.

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This area produced eleven coyotes in three days with fourteen traps.

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Two third night catches out of the three sets here.

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No more fawns for this old timer.

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This male fell for a big dirt hole on the first night.


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boh347 11-06-2017 02:26 PM

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Drycreek3189 11-06-2017 02:39 PM

I've always thought the look on a yotes face when caught in a trap was: " ****, I hate that you had to see me like this ".

As opposed to a bobcat which says: " Just make one slip-up and I'll rake your *** up one side and down the other ". :D

mikeyb_23 11-06-2017 02:48 PM

Thats a lot of coyotes in three days, good job

Quanah11 11-06-2017 02:50 PM

Just set ten in Llano County.... on to the next string

Old Mathews 11-06-2017 02:51 PM

Very cool

Buck Slayer 11-06-2017 02:51 PM

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stinkbelly 11-06-2017 03:08 PM

TUCO, how do you set your traps?

Honestly mine are still sitting out since last year. I will pop them a few times and then set them. I always use domestic dog droppings as the bait. I sometimes put a little female coyote in heat scent on a stick next to the droppings.

I have never done the dirt hole. My land is pretty flat and I don't have any humps to dig a hole into.

Slick8 11-06-2017 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Drycreek3189 (Post 12899791)
I've always thought the look on a yotes face when caught in a trap was: " ****, I hate that you had to see me like this ".

As opposed to a bobcat which says: " Just make one slip-up and I'll rake your *** up one side and down the other ". :D

Spot on.

Tuco, sounds like you've been putting in the work. Congrats on thinning out the fawn killers. I've done a little calling and killed one. That will ramp up for the rest of the season.

Btoutdoors 11-06-2017 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by TUCO (Post 12899736)
Trapping season is upon us once again.



It's time to knock the rust off those traps and get some steel in the ground.



Post up your catches, sets, strategies, and anything else trapping related.







This fall I had the opportunity to do a little early season coyote trapping.



The first three days produced fourteen coyotes.









One of three doubles on the first morningís check with 14 sets.



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Day one pila double.



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This area produced eleven coyotes in three days with fourteen traps.



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Two third night catches out of the three sets here.



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No more fawns for this old timer.



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This male fell for a big dirt hole on the first night.




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Very nice work!


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bps3040 11-06-2017 03:59 PM

Nice

crookedarrow04 11-06-2017 04:02 PM

Badger
 
How do i trap a badger

Jaybo31 11-06-2017 04:07 PM

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catslayer 11-06-2017 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by crookedarrow04 (Post 12900166)
How do i trap a badger

Find the set(den) and trap the mouth... or dumb luck...

crookedarrow04 11-06-2017 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by catslayer (Post 12900233)
Find the set(den) and trap the mouth... or dumb luck...

Is there a way to catch one in a live catch trap. One of the bigger ones. Idk what would even be a good food source to attract them into it with

TUCO 11-06-2017 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Btoutdoors (Post 12900103)

Very nice work!

Thanks BT.

Iím looking forward to seeing a bunch of those West Texas cats & coyotes.

MarkV 11-06-2017 05:20 PM

Dang. I wouldn't think y'all had that big of a coyote problem and to still have the deer success you have. Looking forward to following this.

What do y'all put in the area to get them near the trap?

BTLowry 11-06-2017 05:52 PM

I need to try my hand at trapping and calling here

Need to put a serious dent in the population here

TUCO 11-06-2017 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by MarkV (Post 12900453)

Dang. I wouldn't think y'all had that big of a coyote problem and to still have the deer success you have. Looking forward to following this.

What do y'all put in the area to get them near the trap?


Mark, in January of this year I managed to catch right at five coyotes per square mile.

If you add in the coyotes that were killed coming to the call, as well as other misc. rifle kills, that percentage jumped to 8 coyotes per square mile.

We actually had an old buck killed within Ĺ a mile from where these coyotes were caught the day before I started trapping.

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At dawn the very next morning six coyotes were given a speedy trial, and found guilty as charged.

They were sentenced accordingly. :D


As far as getting them to step on the pan; I set right on the sign, and take the wind into consideration when making my set.

Then I let the bait, lure, and MB 550 do the rest.

MarkV 11-06-2017 06:26 PM

Dang. That's crazy.

What bait and lure do you use?

Btoutdoors 11-06-2017 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TUCO (Post 12900289)
Thanks BT.



Iím looking forward to seeing a bunch of those West Texas cats & coyotes.




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Btoutdoors 11-06-2017 06:45 PM

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Quanah11 11-06-2017 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Btoutdoors (Post 12900723)

Good traps rights there

Btoutdoors 11-06-2017 06:52 PM

I was a Newhouse guy all my life and MB 550's have changed my mind.

Fergeris 11-06-2017 07:34 PM

Sorry I'm late hahah thanks for starting this tuco

This place is trying to raise goats I trapped it last year an now the kid crop is doing great an we are off to a great start alreadyhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...412446340d.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...982efb7497.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...05b8fa7397.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...84763c0581.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...3917db6662.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b8fc415b5b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...af17f0c4d6.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9b02cbf040.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...72d8c8ed6c.jpg

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Fergeris 11-06-2017 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Btoutdoors (Post 12900757)
I was a Newhouse guy all my life and MB 550's have changed my mind.

Check out my first pic lol..
But I have to agree with you that 550 is a great trap. I would like to try the k9 extreme but haven't gotten any. I still do not like the 650. But I still have alot of Bridger that I use

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TUCO 11-06-2017 08:01 PM

Fergeris, itís good to see your trapping buddy with you.

It looks like youíre putting the hurt on the predators early.

Good Stuff! ;)b

Fergeris 11-06-2017 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by TUCO (Post 12901065)
Fergeris, itís good to see your trapping buddy with you.

It looks like youíre putting the hurt on the predators early.

Good Stuff! ;)b

So far it's been good but I like to show the lil guys https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c1ffc81292.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...50cc11b0c7.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...dcb56b0507.jpg

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ElCid07 11-06-2017 08:14 PM

Dipped my toe in the water today by setting two bodygrip bucket sets. Might throw out a foothold tomorrow. Mainly out here deer hunting. I usually wait till after opening week of rifle to run a full line on my place.


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TUCO 11-06-2017 08:15 PM

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How do i trap a badger

Like This!

Fergeris 11-06-2017 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by TUCO (Post 12901135)
Like This!

I caught 2 in that spot with that trap hahaah

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cphillips 11-06-2017 08:39 PM

Little early for me, but this gets me pumped up. Guess I need to get mine out and make sure I have everything ready to rock and roll.

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Grizzly1 11-06-2017 08:48 PM

Probably a dumb question but how do the coyotes act when you come up on them in a trap? They look docile in the pics even though I know that is TOTALLY wrong!

Fergeris 11-06-2017 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Grizzly1 (Post 12901279)
Probably a dumb question but how do the coyotes act when you come up on them in a trap? They look docile in the pics even though I know that is TOTALLY wrong!

I've had very few that got a lil rowdy hahah they got silenced quickly hahaha.

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TUCO 11-07-2017 07:26 AM

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This photo speaks volumes.

The future of trapping is in good hands out West Texas way.

Outstanding Work Sir!

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Btoutdoors 11-07-2017 07:46 AM

Fur Update 2017-2018

West Texas Bobcat and Coyote shine with more demand!
We prefer all our furs green.

R-P Outdoors and Lewing Fur Company will buy fur this year. We are a part of Groenewold Network. We will be posting routes on here later. Lewing Fur Company buys fur west of Dallas and most of Arkansas. R-P Outdoors buys fur east of Dallas, all of Louisiana and southwest Arkansas.

Coyote-A very hot item on the heavy western upper plains coyote, but now they are looking at some of the pale Coyote of West and Central West Texas at a good price. It may even be a small market for North Louisiana and East Texas Coyote, but a cheap price. No unskinned Coyotes please.

Bobcat-Finished up last year on advancing prices and will start off as good as last year. However the further west we go the stronger the cat prices will be. Please note the value of the cat is the white spotted belly. A narrow bellied or smokey bellied cat will not bring much. A cat that is brought in wet or dirty will not bring a good price. We will buy unskinned cats. Bobcat fur primes up after Christmas and most stay good until early March.

Beaver-We always have a green hatter market at about $6.00.

Beaver Castor-Clean, no oil sacks or fat-$18-$20 per pound green. This will need to be semi thawed so we can grade it. Fatty castor will be much lower!

Grey Fox-A little movement this Fall with a very small advance may take place. Western Texas may bring up to $10.00 with easterns up to $7.00.

Red Fox-No good news, may bring about the same as Grey Fox.

Otter-Our last years Otter was sold below our cost! Prices at this time can only be in the teens. We suggest you trap them, store them and hopefully they could advance later in the year.

Mink and Muskrat-Still low prices. Male Mink at $4.00. Louisiana and Texas Muskrat at $2.00.

Opossum- 50 cents.

Skunk- up to $2.00.

Coons-No market. We will stock at about $1.50 average on good stuff. No sales in the past 4 years.

Lewing Fur Company 1-318-332-8710

R-P Outdoors you can call our store number, 1-800-762-2706 or at night for fur prices 1-318-872-2377

















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Fergeris 11-07-2017 07:53 AM

I used to sell to Ronnie he quit coming this far tho. I'm thinking of sending mine to petska this year

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ElCid07 11-07-2017 07:33 PM

No action from the coons last night. Donít know if theyíre gonna be moving tonight with the rain coming in.


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tex4k 11-07-2017 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ElCid07 (Post 12904397)
No action from the coons last night. Donít know if theyíre gonna be moving tonight with the rain coming in.


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Could be a good night, already had a possum come sneaking up looking for leftover cat food. Me, the headlight, and the air rifle could have a sporty night.

ElCid07 11-07-2017 07:53 PM

Yeah. Iím hoping there is some movement. I set the two buckets within the range of a game camera. Was hoping to get video of a catch.


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TUCO 11-07-2017 08:11 PM

It looks like the market has taken a shine to West Texas cats BT. ;)b

Fergeris 11-07-2017 08:12 PM

I just picked up another coyote pup. I know I have one more adult. He is a lil finicky but he will mess up

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Btoutdoors 11-07-2017 08:15 PM

I sure hope so, I am ready to do some fur stretching.

Fergeris 11-07-2017 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Btoutdoors (Post 12904551)
I sure hope so, I am ready to do some fur stretching.

I need to get another beam made. Could you send me a pic of yours you made again lol

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TUCO 11-07-2017 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Btoutdoors (Post 12904551)

I sure hope so, I am ready to do some fur stretching.

Here Kitty, Kitty......:D

Btoutdoors 11-07-2017 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Fergeris (Post 12904557)
I need to get another beam made. Could you send me a pic of yours you made again lol

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I have a big piece of pipe I can cut you one out of . I will send you a pic tomorrow. I am going to make a new one too.

Btoutdoors 11-07-2017 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by TUCO (Post 12904567)
Here Kitty, Kitty......:D

I am hoping I don't catch any Kitty's until they prime up a bit. Coyotes seem to be on the move so I will take all of them I can.

Fergeris 11-07-2017 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Btoutdoors (Post 12904577)
I have a big piece of pipe I can cut you one out of . I will send you a pic tomorrow. I am going to make a new one too.

Sounds good to me I appreciate it

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Fergeris 11-07-2017 08:31 PM

Hey tuco caught that female in a dirthole. Ib e caught more in dirt holes this year then ever


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TUCO 11-07-2017 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Btoutdoors (Post 12904596)

I am hoping I don't catch any Kitty's until they prime up a bit. Coyotes seem to be on the move so I will take all of them I can.

No lure with skunk in it if that's the case.


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