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Old 02-23-2018, 07:06 AM   #501
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:49 PM   #502
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:38 PM   #503
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Do you know how your fur did yet?
No sir the weather messed up shipping there is a delay hopefully first of next week I'll know

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Ok good deal, I hope you do well!
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:47 PM   #506
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My left over cats from last year are going to be on auction next Thursday at NAFA. I hope they do ok, one sold private treaty this week for $80. Not really understanding why they sold private treaty a week before the auction though.
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:56 PM   #507
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My left over cats from last year are going to be on auction next Thursday at NAFA. I hope they do ok, one sold private treaty this week for $80. Not really understanding why they sold private treaty a week before the auction though.
Man that's why I didn't want to send them that way I don't want to wait for the money

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Old 02-24-2018, 07:14 AM   #508
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Man that's why I didn't want to send them that way I don't want to wait for the money

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It is a long time to wait, plus you may get more for them where you sent them.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:48 PM   #509
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Looks like coyotes sold well at NAFA.


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Old 02-27-2018, 08:43 PM   #510
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Pretty nice cat today


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Old 02-28-2018, 08:44 PM   #512
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Your truck is way to clean for a trapper lol

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Old 02-28-2018, 08:50 PM   #513
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Ha Ha, you should see the inside! I had everything in to Kubota yesterday and it was raining today. I just took a few things I needed with me today.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:35 PM   #514
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Ha Ha, you should see the inside! I had everything in to Kubota yesterday and it was raining today. I just took a few things I needed with me today.
Lol I understand that lol my mule is completely full haha

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Old 03-01-2018, 10:28 AM   #515
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Great pics. I wish I could afford to start trapping coyotes.
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Good day in the lambing pasture.


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Old 03-01-2018, 06:07 PM   #517
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Jeffery just sent me those pictures. Didnít know you were on TBH. Good trapping, sir. We hunt those pastures.


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Old 03-01-2018, 07:07 PM   #518
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Jeffery just sent me those pictures. Didnít know you were on TBH. Good trapping, sir. We hunt those pastures.


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That's cool, let me know when you are down and I will swing by. I usually stop by the camp on Walnut a few times when I am out running traps.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:20 PM   #519
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That's cool, let me know when you are down and I will swing by. I usually stop by the camp on Walnut a few times when I am out running traps.


We will be out tomorrow night until Sunday. Shoot me a text!!

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Old 03-01-2018, 07:27 PM   #520
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Good deal Btoutdoors

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Old 03-03-2018, 10:20 PM   #522
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Ok got my fur all sold
I didn't do bad at all
For everything I had this year sold separately I've made right at $2000 my best year yet the pic shows my best cat which brought $200 my highest cat I've ever sold except for that Rosetta I sold earlier in the year.

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Old 03-04-2018, 07:17 AM   #523
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Ok got my fur all sold
I didn't do bad at all
For everything I had this year sold separately I've made right at $2000 my best year yet the pic shows my best cat which brought $200 my highest cat I've ever sold except for that Rosetta I sold earlier in the year.

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Old 03-05-2018, 07:40 PM   #524
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Pretty cat today.


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Finished up the year. Got a coyote and some coons this past weekend. That makes three coyotes, two grey foxes and a mess of coons. No bobcats, which is surprising because Iíve seen sign and saw one while deer hunting. Oh well, thatís how it goes when youíre only trapping a few weekends. Just really happy to connect on my first coyote earlier this year.






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Old 03-05-2018, 08:19 PM   #527
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Nice cat man! That off walnut? I hunt on the same place as Jzoch


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Old 03-05-2018, 08:28 PM   #528
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Finished up the year. Got a coyote and some coons this past weekend. That makes three coyotes, two grey foxes and a mess of coons. No bobcats, which is surprising because Iíve seen sign and saw one while deer hunting. Oh well, thatís how it goes when youíre only trapping a few weekends. Just really happy to connect on my first coyote earlier this year.






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You had fun doing it so that's all that matters! Congrats on a good season!
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:30 PM   #529
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Thanks! It was on Walnut but on the Southeast side. A mile or two North of Tres Amigo's.
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:43 PM   #531
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That's a dang good cat man

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Thanks! The bellies always look great until I get them on a stretcher. Ha Ha
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Thanks! The bellies always look great until I get them on a stretcher. Ha Ha
Lol I understand
Are you using the Nevada stretch or how are you doing yours?

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Lol I understand
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I am using wire stretchers and borax. I need to get some wood. I think it makes them look better. I built the wire stretchers I am using, Need to get out of cheap mode I guess.
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I am using wire stretchers and borax. I need to get some wood. I think it makes them look better. I built the wire stretchers I am using, Need to get out of cheap mode I guess.
I made some out of wire an wood when you come thur next I'll show them to you

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Sounds good! I will let you know if we are coming thru next week. If we do I will bring you the pipe for a fleshing beam.
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Awesome sounds great man

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Ok got my fur all sold
I didn't do bad at all
For everything I had this year sold separately I've made right at $2000 my best year yet the pic shows my best cat which brought $200 my highest cat I've ever sold except for that Rosetta I sold earlier in the year.

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Look good bro!! Guess I need to catch a cat and show ya some front legs up close, Nevada is the only way to roll!

You had a awesome year!!


Funny thing is, trapping works like this....we work our tails off 20 hrs out of a 24 hr day to make 2000 on pelts that we spent 6000 in fuel , 600 in supplies and countless hours on.. Then we look at our wives and say yeap!! I made negative 25.55 a hour this year! Almost broke even!

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Look good bro!! Guess I need to catch a cat and show ya some front legs up close, Nevada is the only way to roll!

You had a awesome year!!


Funny thing is, trapping works like this....we work our tails off 20 hrs out of a 24 hr day to make 2000 on pelts that we spent 6000 in fuel , 600 in supplies and countless hours on..
Lol that ain't no joke

Yes sir. I have some tweaks I need to make next year

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Funny thing is, trapping works like this....we work our tails off 20 hrs out of a 24 hr day to make 2000 on pelts that we spent 6000 in fuel , 600 in supplies and countless hours on.. Then we look at our wives and say yeap!! I made negative 25.55 a hour this year! Almost broke even!
Good times had, and memories made on the line; Priceless.


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Old 03-07-2018, 10:37 PM   #541
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FINALLY!!!! I was beginning to forget what a coyote looked like. Caught on the sheep. This trap has been set for a month an I never touched it I would just drive by an look. Well I rebaited once. An today I drove up an the hole was blowed an trap gone man I was stoked. But at first I was fixong to start cussing donkeys again but then I saw this one hit the end of the chain

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Alright trapping experts. I hunt on 7,500 acres on a 130,000 Ranch in S. Texas. This year we had a trapper working on the Ranch. He worked our pasture for the last 4 weeks. I donít know the final numbers yet, but I think he caught around 35 coyotes and 10 bobcats. He also trapped on (3) pastures next to mine. I know he caught over 100 coyotes and around 40 bobcats in our area.

With watching the trapper work and following this thread, it has gotten me wanting to try trapping for fun. I normally make it down to lease on Friday midday and leave Sunday morning. Can yíall answer a few questions for me?

What would be a good starter trapping kit to buy that is not real expensive? Since Iím just getting started.

What could I realistically catch setting 6 traps on Friday and picking them up Sunday? I know the areas where the varmints live.

Would stacking the (6) traps in a small area better my odds to catch something in 2 days.
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FINALLY!!!! I was beginning to forget what a coyote looked like. Caught on the sheep. This trap has been set for a month an I never touched it I would just drive by an look. Well I rebaited once. An today I drove up an the hole was blowed an trap gone man I was stoked. But at first I was fixong to start cussing donkeys again but then I saw this one hit the end of the chain

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Awesome! That's always a great feeling!
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The best answer to all your questions is : it depends
You've got time between now and next season to check the interweb and u-tube to do a lot of learning and researching. Checkout wolfernation/Clint Locklear, trapping talk, and YouTube. Immerse yourself in learning you'll come out smelling like knowledge.
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[QUOTE=Big Mike M;13239210]Alright trapping experts. I hunt on 7,500 acres on a 130,000 Ranch in S. Texas. This year we had a trapper working on the Ranch. He worked our pasture for the last 4 weeks. I donít know the final numbers yet, but I think he caught around 35 coyotes and 10 bobcats. He also trapped on (3) pastures next to mine. I know he caught over 100 coyotes and around 40 bobcats in our area.

With watching the trapper work and following this thread, it has gotten me wanting to try trapping for fun. I normally make it down to lease on Friday midday and leave Sunday morning. Can yíall answer a few questions for me?

What would be a good starter trapping kit to buy that is not real expensive? Since Iím just getting started.

What could I realistically catch setting 6 traps on Friday and picking them up Sunday? I know the areas where the varmints live.

Would stacking the (6) traps in a small area better my odds to catch something in 2 days.[/QUOTE

I think you could have a great time with it. You show up Friday and set a few traps and have two nights for success. All you really need is a few traps and a sifter to be in business. I would recommend MB550 traps but you can use whatever you want. You could probably pick some up at any farm and ranch store that will work for you. As far as bait I would pick up scat from the area you are trapping and use that. That is about as good of bait you can have, especially in the warmer weather. Good luck and keep us posted and ask questions if you have any.
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I can't add anything else to what others have said. I agree with Bt get some mb550 they may cost a bit more but you will regret losing animals more

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Old 03-08-2018, 08:58 PM   #547
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I have been watching some YouTube videos and know way more now than I did 6 months ago. Would buying MB550ís better my odds than say Duke or Bridger traps? What bait/lure works best in S Texas? Would dirt hole sets be my best bet for success? I see plenty of scat driving down the roads.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:01 AM   #548
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For the big coyotes in my area, I prefer the MB650's. I've lost 4-5 yotes this year with MB550's. The 550 is an awesome trap for cats. I will have to say though, I can't solely blame the trap. I'm in the black land prairie, and our soil is the heavy dark stuff, so when it rains(even just a little bit) it takes a lot to break through that moist soil on top. I always check my traps the next day, so I had a lot of scenarios where I'd put the traps out and it'd be dry, we'd get a little rain overnight, and then I'd have traps that were set off and coyote tracks all around. Wax dirt would fix the problem, some people use peat moss. Either way The MB-650's have enough power to explode through a little bit of moist soil and they have bigger jaws(nothing's going to work after a downpour or heavy rain unless you use wax dirt) and still catch the critter. The 550's really perform better with an extra set of springs added to the other side. I just find them to be a little to small for coyotes, but I'm no expert.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:16 AM   #549
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For the big coyotes in my area, I prefer the MB650's. I've lost 4-5 yotes this year with MB550's. The 550 is an awesome trap for cats. I will have to say though, I can't solely blame the trap. I'm in the black land prairie, and our soil is the heavy dark stuff, so when it rains(even just a little bit) it takes a lot to break through that moist soil on top. I always check my traps the next day, so I had a lot of scenarios where I'd put the traps out and it'd be dry, we'd get a little rain overnight, and then I'd have traps that were set off and coyote tracks all around. Wax dirt would fix the problem, some people use peat moss. Either way The MB-650's have enough power to explode through a little bit of moist soil and they have bigger jaws(nothing's going to work after a downpour or heavy rain unless you use wax dirt) and still catch the critter. The 550's really perform better with an extra set of springs added to the other side. I just find them to be a little to small for coyotes, but I'm no expert.
I double coil all my 550's and have not experienced a miss like you referenced yet this year. Some of the places I trap are black river silt bottom similar to the blackland you trap in
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:48 AM   #550
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Thanks guys. Iím in really sandy soil.
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