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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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high expectations!

well, finally got to feelin better and started setting my canine line here at home...

got 8 sets out so far on 2 farms..all on hot sign..looks promising..yote and fox scat and tracks heavy..


with this warmer weather, i got high expectations.......every skunk, possum, and coon in the woods aughta be movin this week...im sure they will clog up my perfectly good sets!


shoulda bought the heavy duty pogo driver last year..that thing is awesome..beats my locally bought one 10x over..i dont think even i can break it..

beautiful weather and the dirt isnt horrible to work with in most spots..i still bedded in mostly peat..and used glycol under and over the trap..just have a feeling im gunna get hammered by grinners and stinkers and coon..

we'll find out i reckon..the fox and yote sign is thick..feels good to have sets out again!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 11:21 PM
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Re: high expectations!

Mauser,

Good luck should be good with things moving, bad thing is the moon.

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Re: high expectations!

thanx! i dont like the moon either...funny, reading the predator hunting forum...them guys swear critters move ALL nite..better than usual..with the full moon...i beg to differ...i been runnin coon dogs since i could walk..ive treed plenty of coon during a full moon...but, they dont move near as well as on a dark nite with all the other conditions being the same...

weather will help get the canines to move..more so than when its 5 degrees..they will hunt and roam more..but, food is more plentiful, and like im worried about, grinners, skunks and coons will be moving and clogging perfectly good sets...

doesnt matter...its trappin! and i feel like a little kid before Christmas nite...i cant wait to check em in the morning! though ive never had a catch the nite after making sets...im pretty proud of the sets i put in..i feel confident in them all and feel im getting a pretty good feel for things...and my set time is getting scary short now that my bedding is getting better..
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Re: high expectations!

funy the kid and i were just talking about the same thing. when i used to call grey fox i never had good luck on a bright night. also see the same thing running coon. we ran the dog friday and sat. and never got a bark in 2 spots i know there are coon. my dad used to get 80-100 coon a year with the hounds and on bright nights we headed for the deep hollows to get in the dark. if that didn't work, we went home.
anyhow good luck with the sets!

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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Re: high expectations!

thanx bobcat!


i hate turning loose on a bright nite! especially pup training! bright nites and a pup usually means im gunna get to break him off something he aint supposed to chase..or slick treeing..even my grand nite champions that are straight coon dogs..ive seen them do the dumbest things on bright nites...

i never really related it to a FULL moon..bright nites though...ive learned to hunt around the moon..sometimes you can get out before it comes up or whatever..no hollows here deep enough to get away from it really..

cant wait to check em! the anticipation is killing me and im expecting disappointment! lol...

still got a bunch more to plug in..id like to get atleast 7 or so more out..that'll leave me with my #3s for haysets and my 1.65s and a couple #2s if i need a clean trap or wanna plug in more sets..and will start hanging cable restraints too..though id like some snow! i really want a cable restraint catch this season!
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i got a couple cables out. gonna set a few more today. never cabled before so should be fun.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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Re: high expectations!

Mauser06 how did the fisher and cat trapping go?

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Re: high expectations!

Hope you got better luck with the CRs than I did last year bobcat! Every real heavily used trail a fox or yote uses I've seen I can't trap...when I find tracks and hang a cr, they use a different trail next time...hang a new one and they use yet another trail....I'll figure it out!

Beaver boy, horrible weather...caught 1 red..I put a few sets I figured might take a fox or yote or cat..couldn't find hot sign...the next week we went up and the last day we were there we went deer hunting farther north...I cut 5 different cat tracks..seen a bunch of fox and yote tracks and had a hang fire and miss on a yote with the flintlock....if I can do my trappin trip again next year, I will be making the drive up there..its 40-45mins one way from camp...but, the cats are up there! And can set fish/cat sets on public land along the way to make my trip worth while...


Had 1 fired trap this morning...coon or grinner I'm guessing...gray thin hair or 2 in the jaw..never had luck holding a coon in offsets...but, 3-4lbs of tension, I'm surprised anything but a fox or yote fired it...

I'm out now looking to put more sets in...struggling! Can't find sign like yesterday...but, I set the easy spots yesterday where I had tractor paths and such to find sign...got a few more farms to check out....feelin half sick again but its too dang nice to go home like I aughta! Sinus pressure is unreal right now...might take me a nap on this log...I got my flinter with me incase a doe wanders by! Lol.
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Re: high expectations!

Any luck today?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: high expectations!

Nothing today...plugged in 3 more sets on another farm with good sign...

I got high hopes for tomorrow...they aughta be on the move tonite with 2 weather systems rolling in town tomorrow....

Sets are all on location....just a waiting game at this point...got 16 sets out now...will save the rest of my traps for if I need em or find a new spot or remakes etc...and save my #3s for haysets..

Got a variety of sets out with various lures and baits...there's somethin that aughta appeal to most every critter...lol
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