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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, im a newbie to the pursuit of trapping. My father and uncle used to do it in the 70's but no longer now. I tried it years ago when i was a teen but no sucess.I would like to get back into it and introduce my two children to it. I will probably have many questions so bear with me please.
What does everyone do to cull the animal? Club or .22? and how do people tan and sell there furs? I know i probably will never have enough to sell but my kids love the pelts. Also any beginer tips or info will be greatly appriciated,ex. sets,lures,location.. I just ordered 6 duke dog proof traps and 4 duke #3's. I also have 9 older Victor 1 1/2's, I cant wait to try them out. Thanks for your time
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:42 AM
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Re: Newbie Questions

To dispatch, i use a 22...

If i want something tanned i send direct to a tannery...if i sell it is to local buyers...either skinned or put up(fleshed, stretched, dried). I can now put up everything i will catch so all my fur will be put up now...worth a little.more but.more tools and work and time...

Can also send put up fur NAFA of FHA auctions which is typically the best way to.see.top dollar...

Good luck!!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Newbie Questions

Mauser,are you taking head shots? would .22 shorts be ok? only asking b/c there a little quieter than a 22 long rifle.
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