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Old 08-30-2021, 10:33 AM   #1
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Hope you don't mind BT got a new thread going for this winter.

Dry dirt is put up and ready, we hope. Ordered a few new trap end of last year and they are died and waxed, ready for use.


Going to hit the coyotes hard before Nov, hoping for better fur, and bobcats later towards Mid to late Nov. into Feb or March.

Have a mt lion tag in my pocket just in case one moves back into the meadows.

Coons are pretty nice up here but not worth anything so we try to stay away from trapping them.

Been hearing our cat prices will be good this year, coyotes held pretty strong last year even with auction delays in Canada.
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Old 08-30-2021, 04:44 PM   #2
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Sorry, that should say wax dirt is ready and we dye our traps not die them.
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Old 08-30-2021, 06:13 PM   #3
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Still looking for a Fur buyer in the Wichita fall area!
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:26 PM   #4
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I am about to get started making the rounds.
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:39 AM   #5
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Nothing worse than making a really good set and catching a big boar coon in it.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:13 AM   #6
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Aw man, that's the worst. I had better luck putting my sets out in the open away from brush to keep the coons out. The closer you are to creeks, or any kind of water, coons are a problem.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:42 AM   #7
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We've caught a couple of big boars up here, they go to the tanner if we keep them.
Thankfully they are not as active when it gets really cold up here.
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Old 09-01-2021, 11:50 AM   #8
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Nothing worse than making a really good set and catching a big boar coon in it.
Nutria in an otter set or possum in a bobcat set are worse IMO. Boar coon will sure tear stuff up, but at least they're not 100% worthless.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:07 PM   #9
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LOL wytex, I only started the one last year because nobody else had

I like to broaden my knowledge by what others post
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:40 PM   #10
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Cleared on the creek crossing culverts few days ago so the side by side and tractor can get through the willows easier and the spouse found 2 new bobcat scat plies on the crossing today.
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Old 09-07-2021, 03:33 PM   #11
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Ordered some bobcat and coyote lure today, got a bottle of urine too.
Just need some bobcat urine and a few pigeons for bait and we're set.
Hunting season is always busy so I order early and we're ready when it gets cold.
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Old 09-08-2021, 05:56 PM   #12
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Ordered some bobcat and coyote lure today, got a bottle of urine too.
Just need some bobcat urine and a few pigeons for bait and we're set.
Hunting season is always busy so I order early and we're ready when it gets cold.
Will be following this, good luck to you.
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Old 09-09-2021, 05:31 PM   #13
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Looking forward to following this thread.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:18 AM   #14
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Got a box of nice smelly stuff and a bottle of urine this week. One more order yet to come in.
Spouse's work schedule got changed this week so that throws a kink in our plan but we'll figure it out, vacation time for trapping I guess.
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Old 09-13-2021, 08:58 PM   #15
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Man I am ready. Found a diamond this weekend in a pawn shop in Oklahoma yep on the wall where some old # 2 step in coil spring Montgomery in working condition yep 5 dollars a piece bought both to add to the collection.
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:05 PM   #16
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Best of luck to all you fellas… I would love to learn to setup traps so will be following along.
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:53 PM   #17
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Locked and loaded as well. Hoping to catch some fawn eaters. Let me know how yall do

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Old 09-16-2021, 10:10 PM   #18
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I can remember when coon was king back in the 70s. Well …. maybe not king, that was reserved for cats and fox in the south, but coons made up the bulk of the harvest, at least in the southern US. Times do change though.
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Old 09-17-2021, 08:29 AM   #19
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Sadly, coons bring next to nothing now. Even our nice fluffy ones.

Found a bobcat toilet on the creek crossing culvert last weekend and put up a cam to see what the cat looks like. We'll check it next weekend after our hunt.

Bobcat urine and lure and bait from Lennon came in yesterday, we're set now.

Good score Rivershack !
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:07 PM   #20
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Good luck guys. Enjoy the thread. Hope to do some trapping once it cools off
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:15 PM   #21
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Just got in 2 dozen MB550's and a dozen dog proofs.. Its time to thin out a few coyotes and coons... We have entirely to many coons these days.. The wreak havoc on turkey populations.. Nest raiding son of a guns..
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:24 PM   #22
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Found two old number 4 Newhouse long springs at antique alley this weekend give the man alittle more than I like to pay but there worth it this go around
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:42 PM   #23
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Tagged!

We have coyote's hard after our goats. Probably getting a dog soon, but looking forward to this thread.
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Old 09-21-2021, 11:33 AM   #24
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Found two old number 4 Newhouse long springs at antique alley this weekend give the man alittle more than I like to pay but there worth it this go around
I saw about 10-15 on Facebook market place in weatherford for 15 each the other day, some still had drags on them
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Old 09-21-2021, 02:08 PM   #25
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I sure saw a whole bunch of foxes and coons on my last game camera pull. Unfortunately our place is 4 hours away, so the odds of running traps consistently are pretty low. Especially if there's no fur market.
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Old 09-22-2021, 12:48 PM   #26
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Coon prices look bad AGAIN this year. A few years ago a few 100 coons would polish up a season and pay for fuel and operational costs. Only things that are worth taking are coyotes and cats nowdays and time is hard to come by.

Bid on a large Ranch the other day that asked for one, then they complained about the bid and asked for a break down of pricing and reasoning behind it.
I took the time to verbally break it down even though I provided a written contract and a link to a viewable sharepoint excel file that was to be updated daily with catch information and daily catch photos, Ranch also lies inside city limits and has lots of prying eyes

2 week catch period ....Initial set fee, daily round trip fuel charges, major and minor predator charges per catch.

In the end they rejected the bid because they cannot understand the facts that minor predatory animals are directly affecting their turkey and quail populations.
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Old 09-27-2021, 08:03 PM   #27
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Well I got a call yesterday about coyotes in a man yard so I gather stuff up and didn’t make it this afternoon cause had to work late. Then sitting at diner tonight he text me a picture from around noon today little bob kitty walking behind his fence so man I hate I missed tonight but I will set tomorrow. Fingers crossed I have will fur in a victor before the weekend
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Old 09-30-2021, 10:41 AM   #28
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I can remember when coon was king back in the 70s. Well Ö. maybe not king, that was reserved for cats and fox in the south, but coons made up the bulk of the harvest, at least in the southern US. Times do change though.
Yes.
Those were the days.
When I was in high school thatís the only way there was to make a little money.
25-$30 for a big coon, gas was .50ct/gallon money would go a long ways.
$2 for a possum. I loved my trap lines.
I trap now for predator control ie. fawn esters!
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Old 09-30-2021, 11:17 AM   #29
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What are some lures and baits that y'all have had the most success with?

I am planning on getting serious about trapping this year.
I have some Bridger #2 dogless traps that I ordered last February along with some "Shenanigans Bobcat Curiosity Lure".

Within a month I was able to prep my traps and strike some success.

42 Lb Texas Cat. gonna be hard for me to beat (The cat in my profile pic)
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Old 09-30-2021, 12:30 PM   #30
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What are some lures and baits that y'all have had the most success with?

I am planning on getting serious about trapping this year.
I have some Bridger #2 dogless traps that I ordered last February along with some "Shenanigans Bobcat Curiosity Lure".

Within a month I was able to prep my traps and strike some success.

42 Lb Texas Cat. gonna be hard for me to beat (The cat in my profile pic)
Thatís a big cat.
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:07 PM   #31
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Yes that’s a big cat for sure. Lots of spots on it very pretty.
I actually just prefer cat Urine the most sets.
Had good luck on Hawbakers big three , and cat man do

Have actually caught a few cats thru the years using fox lures as well
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Old 10-01-2021, 12:12 PM   #32
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Snared a fox Monday! Storm got them moving. We have snared 5 bobcats since January near Lipan and a few foxes. About to have some kidd goats hit the ground and another round of critters should start coming around.
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Old 10-07-2021, 02:00 PM   #33
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Got this pup a couple days ago on a flat set with Caven's Violator 7 on a chunk of wood pounded into the ground.
That is an older Victor number 3 long spring with a PIT pan
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:59 AM   #34
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Nice, like your drag. Who makes that drag or did you?
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:33 PM   #35
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Nice work Brute! Good to see the old victor dls in action!
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:44 PM   #36
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3 coons in at the ranch this year. In two nights of traps out... New to this
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Old 10-15-2021, 08:26 AM   #37
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Cavens are my go too lures and baits..
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:38 AM   #38
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Nice, like your drag. Who makes that drag or did you?
Got it from F&T.
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:41 AM   #39
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Cavens are my go too lures and baits..
I tried Violator 7 based on your comments on this site and maybe others on Trapperman.
I like it a lot.
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Old 10-18-2021, 08:25 AM   #40
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Try some of John Graham's lure's and baits too.
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Old 11-14-2021, 03:21 PM   #41
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Picked up 3 of the new MB Alpha traps. They look nice and like the large pan and dogless setup. Not 4 coiled yet, we'll give them a try at 2 coiled first.
Getting everything ready for Thanksgiving start to our season.
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Old 11-16-2021, 07:51 PM   #42
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If anyone is a very good trapper and want to get paid to trap coyote and bobcats i will pay you 25 a coyote and 50 a bobcat... you keep them... we are in springfield louisiana. 1000 acre deer ranch. thank you scottgurneygp@gmail.com thx!
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:05 AM   #43
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Had about 24 sets out over Thanksgiving. It was windy for all of the time except about 8 hours, I'm talking 35-40 mph winds all day and night for 3 days.

Caught one nice female coyote and sadly lost a Bridger #3 to unknown animal. Found the stake about 35 yards away and bent in half, at least 1/2 inch bar. We're thinking maybe a big cat, mt lion. Hoping we can turn it up later along the creek, the cat that is.
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:17 AM   #44
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We found a bobcat toilet on the creek crossing culvert and set a trap to try and catch it juts to see ho furry they are already. Checked it in the morning after the wind died down, not cat but looked at the trail cam later, note the time frame, he came by mid day. The trap is set on the side of the crossing on the right of the pic, at the far end of the crossing.
Looks like a big male.
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:26 PM   #45
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Have a hunt this weekend and then plan to get after the coyotes here on my place
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Old 11-30-2021, 11:33 AM   #46
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Wytex, nothing like a bobcat to humble you!
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Old 11-30-2021, 04:15 PM   #47
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We're really not targeting them quite yet but would have liked to catch one to check on prime.
Him showing up mid day was a surprise but we have seen them out and about before during the day, mid morning and late afternoon.

I had a miss on a bobcat, nice print just off the pan. For an easy animal to catch they sure can humble you.
Not sure what ours will bring this year so we may be keeping them.
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Old 12-12-2021, 10:47 AM   #48
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Finally got some traps out yesterday, just 3 to start with.

First check revealed a digger

Now to figure out how to catch the digger
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Never did much trapping but Iím going to give it a whirl this spring. The new lease property has a lot of coyotes and we need to cut em down before fawning season

Any tips for a beginner? My initial plan was to use snares sets along fence rows with a lure. There is livestock on the property so thatís why I figured stick to fence crossings. I thought to avoid the main trails and let the lure do its work.


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canny make sure your fence crossings are not being used by deer

My other advice is to spend a lot of time at this place https://trapperman.com/
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