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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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New years eve going out with a bang

I've been a long time lurker here and have been taking it all in. In April I moved and we a new house on my dream property. I ran cameras all summer and got coyotes various times. I made up my mind I was going to try trapping but was going in blind other than what I read here or could watch on YouTube.
Being a green horn I decided to just get cheaper Duke traps and see if I liked it. I went with 6 1 3/4 double springs as something to start with.
In October I started my small trap line also running DPs. I had no luck what soever with the DPs and pulled them a few weeks in.
I mostly ran dirthole sets and a few blind sets I guess it would be called.
My first 2 catches were porcupines. I was ecstatic to catch something but I really wanted the coyotes.

My next catch were a coon and a grey fox in same day. I was really pumped as was my 4yr old. We skinned them out to be tanned for my wall with some help from an experienced friend.

I got a bobcat one morning that was a treat to release. A really cool experience though

I caught 2other coons that I released and 3 skunks.2 possums..rabbit and a crow and a set of toes I have no idea what animal they go to.
With deer season approaches hing I pulled traps and than reset after deer season.

Things have been slow....I caught 2 more coons and 3 more possums.

I've been in contact with Moss and he caught a beauty yote. I was kinda jealous but he told me just be patient.

Patient I've been but was getting frustrated and tirwdif. Checking traps in the dark before work

Today I was getting off work early so decided I'm not going to check before work I would check when I got home.

Shortly after noon I got home and venture out to check traps. First 2 sets were nothing as usual of late . I got out of brush and looked up the hill and there it stood.I looked and looked...I thought holy crap...is that a dog or yote. I get up and there it is bouncing and tugging. It was an absolute beautiful animal.

I text Moss and said I did it! I coulda just yelled with excitement. I took a bunch of pics and dispatched him.

I didn't weigh it but he's in freezer now pending a call to a taxidermist when I call around.

I thank everyone that participates here and gives tips and set suggestions. A special thanks to Moss for talking me through stuff

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Re: New years eve going out with a bang

Beautiful dog! Congrats. Looks like you only had him by the tips of his toes. I would rather be lucky then good anyday!
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Re: New years eve going out with a bang

Yep, I told him he was lucky he got there when he did.

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-01-2016, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New years eve going out with a bang

Yea he only had 2 toes in....he had quite the catch circle comete with some turds that were driedso I think he was in overnight
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Very nice colored animal. Congrats!
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Nice job, maybe your taxidermist could weigh him up for you.

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Yea he only had 2 toes in
So what do you think of those "cheap" Dukes now??

All I use are Dukes.

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Re: New years eve going out with a bang

Great job, congrats
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Nice looking dog!!
Will make e nice mount!

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Very nice, congrats

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