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Marty
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PostSubject: Trappers...How was your season?   January 14th 2019, 12:28 pm

I’d be interested to hear from those that now trap.   What you trap, number of traps in your line, time spent checking them and the going rate for pelts.   I trapped mostly muskrats, mink and 'coon in my earlier days.  I no longer trap, but still remember those days setting my Victor/Oneida # 4 double spring that hangs in my tool shed today. 

It still has my PA copper name tag attached.
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PostSubject: Re: Trappers...How was your season?   January 14th 2019, 12:34 pm

I for sure am interested in pelts for Fox! I'd like to see about taking mine to rendezvous this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Trappers...How was your season?   January 14th 2019, 12:38 pm

I'd be much more inclined to do some trapping if we weren't restricted to cage traps only here in Colorado.  More inclined to go out predator hunting instead.  Although I haven't even been out this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Trappers...How was your season?   January 14th 2019, 12:43 pm

My neighbor actually caught a yote in a cage trap! Surprised the hell out of us. They can work, but they are expensive and hard to  carry around IMO. Maybe if you are trapping private they wouldnt be so bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Trappers...How was your season?   January 14th 2019, 12:49 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
I for sure am interested in pelts for Fox! I'd like to see about taking mine to rendezvous this year.
If you haven't already you should give tanning a try.   There's a lot of satisfaction from making something from what you've harvested that you could carry in the field.
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PostSubject: Re: Trappers...How was your season?   January 14th 2019, 12:57 pm

I know it, but right now, its just to much work on my neck and shoulders. Those trees I trimmed today has left my left arm and hand numb as well. One of these days! I have a book on brain tanning, so that's the way I plan on doing it.
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