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Forum: Trapping Forum   Today, 05:31 PM
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Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
[QUOTE=trapper dave;3564685]So heres the...

[QUOTE=trapper dave;3564685]So heres the question, using bait are u getting skunks, opossums and other non desirable critters , verses good lure and urine?

No matter what bait or lure your...
Forum: Trapping Forum   06-18-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Wet canned dog food is a great dirt hole bait!!!...

Wet canned dog food is a great dirt hole bait!!! Cheap, easy to get, and K9's will dig a crater in your dirt holes to get to it!!!!
Forum: Trapping Forum   06-13-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Thanks guys. Think I'm gonna give dobbins a try...

Thanks guys. Think I'm gonna give dobbins a try this season! I go through way to much bait with not much return on fur to be buying commercial bait anymore! Made some homemade bait last year and had...
Forum: Trapping Forum   06-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Bait solutions

Anyone have any info or experiences with any of the bait solutions on the market? Last few years been playing around making my own bait and having a lot of fun with it! This season was thinking about...
Forum: Turkey Hunting Forum   05-23-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Just my take from reading posts here, looks like...

Just my take from reading posts here, looks like you guys in western part of the state still have a decent population of birds? I really hope what's happened to us in the eastern part of the state...
Forum: Turkey Hunting Forum   05-23-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Something negative is absolutely going on!! I've...

Something negative is absolutely going on!! I've only had one small Jake show up silently 2nd week of season!! Was actually estatic yesterday when I saw a real living hen walking in my field in the...
Forum: Turkey Hunting Forum   05-20-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
I did the same and was disappointed in the ending

I did the same and was disappointed in the ending
Forum: Small Game Forum   05-15-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,458
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Ruffed grouse typically roost (sleep) on the...

Ruffed grouse typically roost (sleep) on the ground. Per Bump et al in The Ruffed Grouse Life History, Propogation, Managment "Tree roosting is most frequent in conifers during winter and spring...
Forum: Small Game Forum   05-14-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,458
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the only wild...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the only wild game birds that we have in pa that sleep on ground are woodcock, quail and maybe the common snipe?
Forum: Small Game Forum   05-14-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,458
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
All wild pheasant I've seen have roosted in tree....

All wild pheasant I've seen have roosted in tree. If they didn't it would be a buffet for the predators just like the stocked pheasants are!

I never understood why you buy hatchery raised chickens...
Forum: Turkey Hunting Forum   05-14-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 117
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Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Looks like 8 percent die of cars or disease, the...

Looks like 8 percent die of cars or disease, the rest are likely predation , by man or beast, or the good one, censored. I guess it would be hard to find the transmitter, as noted in some cases,...
Forum: Wild Edibles Forum   05-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Spring chickens

He's guys/gals keep your eyes out for spring chicken of the woods. Already ran across 2 nice spring chickens Turkey hunting.
Forum: Small Game Forum   05-13-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,458
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
[QUOTE=Grouse28;3545821]Another failed experiment...

[QUOTE=Grouse28;3545821]Another failed experiment coming. We have proven that with isolated and manicured habitat we can establish a tenuous population of wild pheasants in one out of three or four...
Forum: Small Game Forum   05-13-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,458
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Unfortunately I think that's one of the silent...

Unfortunately I think that's one of the silent predators that's putting such a hurting on are Turkey and grouse population in North East part of the state!!!
Forum: Turkey Hunting Forum   05-09-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,435
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
[QUOTE]One thing is for sure in my observation...

[QUOTE]One thing is for sure in my observation and that's there are far, far more predators, furred and winged, than say 25 years ago and there is definitely less small game.

Absolutely!!!
Forum: Turkey Hunting Forum   05-09-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,435
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
It's a shame too cause not to many years ago I...

It's a shame too cause not to many years ago I use to tell everyone were fortunate to live in an area were theres such a great Turkey population! I'm not one of them guys that goes out 2 mornings...
Forum: Turkey Hunting Forum   05-09-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,435
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
They should just close the fall season or have a...

They should just close the fall season or have a very short fall season in 3D! I also live in Prime turkey habitat, and I'm fortunate enough to own a nice chunk of property that I manage for turkeys...
Forum: Turkey Hunting Forum   05-07-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,435
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
I have lived and hunted the poconos my whole life...

I have lived and hunted the poconos my whole life and the turkey population has been on a steady decline now for the last 8 to 10 years! I am a avid Turkey hunter that lives eats and breathes it!!!!...
Forum: Trapping Forum   04-25-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Like mentioned above go with a heritage arms for...

Like mentioned above go with a heritage arms for $120-$150. Also like mentioned above it's a work gun and no matter how hard you try not to, trapping guns take a lot of abuse. Honestly over the years...
Forum: Trapping Forum   03-05-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Very nice!!! Congrats

Very nice!!! Congrats
Forum: Predator, Varmint and Raccoon Forum   02-12-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
I was itching to do some crow hunting so couple...

I was itching to do some crow hunting so couple weekends ago I finally made it out. I got to my spot early and got all my decoys out and was set up well before sunrise. So I was just sitting on a log...
Forum: Trapping Forum   02-04-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Prayers sent and good luck

Prayers sent and good luck
Forum: Small Game Forum   01-29-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,486
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
We don't have many rabbits my way either. There's...

We don't have many rabbits my way either. There's always a bunch around in summer and early fall but once they start harvesting all the crops are rabbit cover turns into a barren waste land!! I do...
Forum: Trapping Forum   01-28-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Trapping Forum   01-27-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By PA Hunter/Trapper
2-3(3/4 of a pound) cups of flake wax to a gallon...

2-3(3/4 of a pound) cups of flake wax to a gallon of dirt. If you go to Minnesota trapline website they have instructions on how to make wax dirt. Some soil requires more wax so you just have to play...
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