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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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How far do you walk?

I just got permission at a prime location; it includes three different farms and over 1,000 acres with a mix of grown-up pastures, crop fields, and wood patches. It has lanes running all through it but the thing is I'm not allowed to drive on the lanes so it'll be all walking back in. I'm really excited about it, it'll have a little old-school feel to it trapping all by foot.. How far do you walk on your line?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 12:57 PM
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Re: How far do you walk?

i dont walk far at all...50 yards at most....but i trap off a 4 wheeler so most farmers dont care where i run it as long as its not across thier winter wheat fields....but i see your trapping in big valley and i find most of the people in that valley like to be difficult....lol
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Haha no I need to change my location, I'm actually not up that way anymmore. But yeah some of the amish up that way are pretty peculiar about things
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till my legs fall off
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Re: How far do you walk?

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I just got permission at a prime location; it includes three different farms and over 1,000 acres with a mix of grown-up pastures, crop fields, and wood patches. It has lanes running all through it but the thing is I'm not allowed to drive on the lanes so it'll be all walking back in. I'm really excited about it, it'll have a little old-school feel to it trapping all by foot.. How far do you walk on your line?
Would you be allowed to use a bike? At one time, I trapped a huge parcel that had lanes and paths. I was not permitted to drive in with a vehicle, so I used a mountain bike………a lot quicker than walking. I bolted 2 milk crates onto the bike’s rear rack to carry my gear.

I also used the bike when I did some trapping on State Forest Land in order to go beyond the gated roads.
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Re: How far do you walk?

I always enjoyed walking traplines. As a kid and teen I trapped muskrats and skunks and did plenty of walking chasing them. Those traplines were the best of my whole trapping career.

I trap mink because I don't know any better
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i find a ton of great locations to set that are a walk back in. but i never get to set them because of work i cant get back to check them. i'm hoping i still have legs enough to do some woods trapping in 20 years when i retire. lol

i do have a couple good looking beaver spots that are way back that i might hit this year since we dont have a hare season out this way.

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I walk my entire line. It can very from a mile to five miles.
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if i have to walk very far im not making any money and im not getting all my traps checked....i run from 120 to 150 sets in a day and walking isnt a option for me....if i cant drive my 4 wheeler on that farm i go to a neighboring farm where i can and catch the same animals in less time and less hassle...if i cant motor around and have to walk i dont trap it....this is K9 trapping now not a water line for rats and mink....
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if i have to walk very far im not making any money and im not getting all my traps checked....i run from 120 to 150 sets in a day and walking isnt a option for me....if i cant drive my 4 wheeler on that farm i go to a neighboring farm where i can and catch the same animals in less time and less hassle...if i cant motor around and have to walk i dont trap it....this is K9 trapping now not a water line for rats and mink....
I see where you are coming from, Walker. The thing of it is not all of us are in it for the money like you obviously are. Heck, I was like that myself at one time.

I think most of the posters on this forum are recreational trappers who simply like to enjoy the outdoors and catch a few nice pieces of fur along the way. If they have a couple of hundred dollars in their pockets after selling their fur and paying the bills that's just icing on the cake.

Tight chains.

I trap mink because I don't know any better
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