Scarheads 2017-18 trapping thread

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by scarhead, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    Guess I'll start a thread to keep up with my trapping season. Set a dozen no 2 bridgers Monday on my lease. Plan on running for 2 weeks. First night check had a nice 20.25lb tom IMG_0482.PNG
     
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  2. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    Set another dozen Tuesday. So I've got 24 sets out. 2nd check this morning. Cold and windy. One gray fox.
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  3. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    Check day 3. Cold!!! Ground starting to freeze. Heater in truck wasn't working for some reason. If I was a better trapper, it would have been a real good check. Had one popped by a coyote, not sure how I missed him. Had 3 other sets dug around, messed with by coyotes, but didn't step on the pan. Dealing with coyotes can be frustrating at times. Had 2 coyotes, and a medium size bobcat for the check, so overall, not a bad morning.
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    Didn't have time this morning to reset/remake, so I will get by this afternoon to clean up and get everything redone.
     
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  4. SNAREMAN

    SNAREMAN Well-Known Member

  5. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    Nothing this morning. Had one trap popped by a deer. Everything else was untouched.
     
  6. meatgravy

    meatgravy Well-Known Member

    Same here. Hopefully that get back to moving before the next front.
     
  7. curdog1

    curdog1 Well-Known Member

    I bet the critters move tonight.
     
  8. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    Another 0 this morning. Had a bobcat but he escaped as I️ was pulling up to him. One other set dug out.
     
  9. meatgravy

    meatgravy Well-Known Member

    That sucks. Had to pull traps today. Ended with another gray and grinner. Good luck the rest of your check Scarhead.
     
  10. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I’m thinking about pulling mine tomorrow for a couple of weeks. Taking the week of the 13th off to trap for a week.
     
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  11. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    6CCE0AAF-DEB7-4D36-A38C-438BCD4C4643.jpeg One coyote this morning. Pulled everything today. Going to rest for a couple of weeks and try it again.
     
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  12. varmit_master

    varmit_master Well-Known Member

    Nice job ya. All the coyotes I am catching r eat up with mange. I snared one yesterday look almost like a hairless dog. Sad to see them that way...
     
  13. 1928

    1928 Well-Known Member

    Looks like the this cold weather would weed out the coyotes with out hair.
     
  14. bullcreekboy

    bullcreekboy Well-Known Member

    We can hope!
     
  15. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    The 3 I’ve caught so far have had all their hair. Due a mangy one. The last 2-3 years it seems like 1 out of 3 has mange.
     
  16. varmit_master

    varmit_master Well-Known Member

    The ones I have caught looks very bad. I have a picture of the last one. It was sad case. Looks like it was in pain. Sores on it red blooding. I shot it drugged it to treetops. Took my snare off. I have caught fox in there. They r in good shape. I dont know how to post a picture.
     
  17. scarhead

    scarhead Well-Known Member

    Leaving at noon for our annual, week long, trapping trip. Hopefully, service will be good enough to give updates. Hauling 6 dozen foot traps, and a bunch of snares. Buddy will have about the same. Weather looks decent, nice and cold. Look forward to this all year, but will be whooped by Sunday.
     
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  18. meatgravy

    meatgravy Well-Known Member

    Good luck Scarhead sounds like a lot of fun.
     
  19. varmit_master

    varmit_master Well-Known Member

    6 coons opossum big female cat. I snared the cat. I have a few dp snares and 160s out. Got to get some traps set. IMG_20180112_151626_832.jpg
     
  20. varmit_master

    varmit_master Well-Known Member

    A hawk got into one of my coons. Good size coons.