Ok, I set traps this year for the first time in 25 years. I did not do it for the fur prices, I did it because I loved it so much when I was a kid.
I didn't have any expectations of making "big" money with fur prices being what they were and being very rusty at trapping, but I enjoyed my time trapping more than any hunting season has in years.
I didn't set the world on fire with my catch compared to some guys, but for my part-time line I did pretty well I think.
I got to take my 6 year old son with me checking traps a few times and he loved it too.
I ended up making a little over $300 from my furs and that to me was a very nice thing, but I am going to continue trapping even if the fur market takes a dump.
It's a great sport and a real blast. I hope to become more involved with the PTA and my local chapter of the PTA and would suggest that we all do whatever we can to introduce people of any age to our sport (as long as they have their own territory - haha)..
I have learned some very valuable lessons as well from some very knowledgeable folks on here and other trapping forums.
This is a great sport and thanks to all of you for making my long awaited return to trapping a success in my book.
My totals for the year were - 4 red fox, 4 coons, 4 muskrats, 1 beaver and a few of those dang grinners, but not one skunk!
I've already expanded my line for next year and have gotten permission to trap a few farms, so hopefully next year will be even better, but if not that's ok too, I'll still set lots of steel!