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Smells that make you love trapping

Rennys one post made me think of this. What smells associated with trapping do you love?

For me in no particular order...

A fresh winter red fox catch circle...all peed up.

Dried coyote pelts. They smell kinda like Play-Doh to me.

Mink musk.

The smell of a fresh caught beaver...castor and oil smell mixed.

The whiff of a road killed skunk on the first crisp night of fall.

Just the overall smell of dried fur. That fur shed, fur buyer shop, fur sale smell.
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Re: Smells that make you love trapping

This is probably going to sound stupid, but I'm a big fan of the smell of skunk. No idea why, but it doesn't bother a bit, and I kinda like it.

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Re: Smells that make you love trapping

Fur buyer shop

If I have my wife with me she says I stink when I come out of the shop lol

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Re: Smells that make you love trapping

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Fur buyer shop

If I have my wife with me she says I stink when I come out of the shop lol
I love the smell of a fur buyers shop. Zane Bryant's place in Prospect Pa. I'm going back 35 years ago. Had rough cut hardwood floors in the shop, probably had 1/2 inch of coon grease and ? built up on them. The place smelled ....great!
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For me it's skunks. I don't know why but it never bothered me and for some reason it actually makes me hungry. My wife says I'm crazy. Go figure.

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Re: Smells that make you love trapping

Mink musk from a catch, lingering at the site.

Skunk odor ( though no one else likes it around me)

A good stinky fox catch circle. Best when you have those males with that skunky stuff.

Yes, me too on the smell of dried coyotes- I LOVE that smell! Also a fur shed full of dried foxes. The first trapper I ever met caught about 100 that season and had them all in his fur shed, and that place smelled great.

The general smell of grey foxes.

What's hilarious with me lately is I am sensitive to certain smells, like perfumes and my mother's awful air fresheners, and having general nausea issues, but I can spend hours working on smelly fox and coyote hides and no issues with that at all. Sometimes when I am feeling queasy I will sniff a good whiff of certain lures, and feel better right away. LOL
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Re: Smells that make you love trapping

Skunk would be at the top. I always enjoyed going to conventions during the summer and the smell in the dealer buildings is unforgettable.
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It starts for me with the logwood dye and wood smoke. Bottling lure gets me going. Coffee, only drink it in trapping and convention season. Sunderland's red urine at the PTA. Heck the whole PTA convention.

That first time the smell of the rut hits me as I pass thru an area where a rutted up buck has been.

The smell of fresh dug dirt.

The smell of a honey boar coon.

Gun powder.

Beaver tail oil gets me going.

Of coarse the smell of skunk. It is more pleasant during season. The first wiff is kinda exciting.

A full fur shed smells so sweet. Even better when the market shines. Lol

Possum poop not so much.

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Tonquin
Beaver Castor, Oil Sack
Mink Musk
Fur Shed
Skunk
Mucky, Smelly Mud (you know you shouldn't be there)
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Re: Smells that make you love trapping

cracking open bottles of lure in the summer
red fox pee
mink musk along a frozen creek
beaver castor

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