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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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What ever happened to Glenn ? I sure do miss seeing his posts.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 09:04 PM
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That bum? He's still around someplace.

How ya been Tim? Long time no see. Still hanging those New York coyotes?

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I am Glenn, great to see you. How is life treating you now days ?

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 12:45 AM
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Pretty good, Tim. I had triple bypass the other year. I can't run long traplines like I used to. The medicine cocktail I take every day zaps my energy but at least I'm alive. I just look for a few dumb ones at easy to get to spots.

Is your daughter still running the 'lines with you?

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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Yes Jacqueline is now 10 and her and my wife Tammy just took their trappers course in Osewgo so Jaci is getting her license this year. I had back surgery this past June and I'm still having problems. Dr said now that he has fixed my back that the back has aggravated my hip replacement joint that I had in 2010. Looks like I may have to have it replaced again too. Glad to hear your still doing good and yes I know about the medicine "cocktail" each day too. Sure does stink to get older doesn't it Glenn ?

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I've been playing around with weasels the past couple of years. I'm a lousy weasel trapper and do it more to amuse the weasels than put any fur on the boards. I was planning on building some weasel boxes but instead settled on small rock cubbies that only a weasel or rat can enter. I bait with chicken livers. I got a whole collection of size 0 traps and they are very easy to carry. I just stuff 'em in my pockets, add a pair of side cutters and spool of wire and I'm in business.

Some mornings I sit under a tree, lean back and watch the sky. Sometimes Mother Nature treats me by having a hawk or buzzard float by. Simple pleasures are better.

On the more physical side I have been doing a lot of metal detecting which is something I can do at my own pace when I want rather than dictated by law.

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Metal detecting is alot of fun. I have a cheaper unit but would like to get a better 1. What brand do you use Glenn ?

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I have 2 Tesoros. One is a Vaquero and the other is a Sliver uMax. I also have a Whites, a Spectrum XLT. My favorite is my Vaquero.

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found many coins or any rings ?

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Metal detecting is a lot like trapping, if you put some effort into it it can pay you back ...... a bit. I find a lot of coins, but then I hit the playgrounds and athletic fields. When I want silver coinage I look for older places where people gathered years back. That's the effort thing. As a general rule you are not going to find a whole lot hunting your neighbor's back yard, especially if its a newer house.

Yes, I have found rings but guys who regularly hunt beaches find way many more that I could ever hope to. Beaches are the place for jewelry.

Cheap detector? Ah you might want to re-think that. A guy from Texas just started detecting a month ago. He just found his 1000th coin for the month. He uses a $80 Bounty Hunter VLF he picked up at Radio Shack. He has a pinpointer, a Harbor Freight model that runs $16 and a Lowes nail apron to stash his finds in that cost less than a buck. I know plenty of guys using $1500 detectors that aren't doing that.

There's a lot of parallels between trapping and detecting.

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