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Does anyone with a full time job travel 45-50 minutes to get to work in the morning? What do you run for traps, when do you do your checks, what kind of trapline do you run....need some ideas on how to plan this out this season.
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Re: Need some input!

i start checking about 5 -5:30.run 15-20 sets.mostly land with a few water sets till late january.than i hit the beaver hard come march.check the majority after work as they are almost exclusively lethal sets.whatever you decide don't let work interfere with your trapline too much
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Hi Cougar, I have a friend that works just like you discribed. He checks his traps early in the dark while going to work or on a short line in his home area. He traps mostly coon and stays near water where he can drive up close. For fox he only sets where he can get up close with his truck. He wares a head lamp to do remakes but at times he does the remakes on the way home. You need to eliminate any long distance walking in the dark. When wheather is bad he checks after work. He uses a lot of box traps for coon.
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I was figuring on running 2-3 spots, get out around 4 am to do checks and be back by 5:30 and then off to work by 6. Come home to take care of the catch in the evening. I do have 1 week vacation I plan on running all my spots hard and then back to the 2-3 spots again. Was just really curious to see how many others are in the same boat.
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Cougar,
I do all of my checking with my headlights and a flashlight out the window of my truck on the way to work. Do all my skinning after work. If I have to remake any sets do them on the way home. I even carry my 2 year old son with me on the way home as I have to pick him up from daycare. He stays occupied in the truck while I remake. We all learn to adapt and find time to do the things we love.
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I did most of my sets where I could leave them for the week and just check and reset in the morning, and yes its dark. there is only so many hours in the day, so do as others have already said. Pick your spots and eliminate as much walking as possible.
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When I was working 1 1/2 hrs away from home last year I would get up at 2:30am so I could make it to work by 7am
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Cougar,
I do all of my checking with my headlights and a flashlight out the window of my truck on the way to work. Do all my skinning after work. If I have to remake any sets do them on the way home. I even carry my 2 year old son with me on the way home as I have to pick him up from daycare. He stays occupied in the truck while I remake. We all learn to adapt and find time to do the things we love.
That is illegal to do from inside of truck during non spotting hrs. Link below to topic

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I trap the whole season and could type 'til my hands hurt. There is good and bad about running early. Good that we can still run a line and be successful when we work early. You can trap where nobody is watching and even hit places you would never trap in mid-day. What is tough is canine trapping. Canines run most of the morning and you WILL scare them, and also catch them after you check. If you can recheck after work, it can save some foot damage and pullouts. If you can trap with a vehicle, you can fool most predators. Leave your vehicle running. For water and coon, checking early morning does not hurt your catch very much. Again, you will have catches after you leave, but not as much. One thing to remember, try not to leave an uncovered trap. Canines will pee on it and cause digouts, water and coon will shy away from the area, especially after a catch. You can use quick connectors, split rings or KB connectors to pull traps if you do not have time to reset. I think 6am on, when most humans are starting to move, is more natural for canines. I know that when I am checking at 4am, I change fox and coyote habits. It will just make your response time slow down. Be patient and keep those sets working! Animal!

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