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Some trapping pics
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Contributors to this thread:
jmiller 11-Dec-18
jmiller 11-Dec-18
wisconsinteacher 11-Dec-18
Dale06 11-Dec-18
Mark Watkins 11-Dec-18
Bwana 11-Dec-18
Scoot 11-Dec-18
No Mercy 11-Dec-18
jmiller 11-Dec-18
wildan 11-Dec-18
T Mac 11-Dec-18
jmiller 11-Dec-18
APauls 11-Dec-18
Wv hillbilly 11-Dec-18
Huntcell 11-Dec-18
Missouribreaks 11-Dec-18
Jimbo 15-Dec-18
t-roy 15-Dec-18
MarkU 15-Dec-18
dirtclod Az. 15-Dec-18
jmiller 16-Dec-18
jmiller 16-Dec-18
Z Barebow 16-Dec-18
jmiller 16-Dec-18
Rancher 16-Dec-18
WildernessBuck 16-Dec-18
From: jmiller
11-Dec-18

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Beaver
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Beaver
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Girls and another raccoon
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Girls and another raccoon
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Red fox and mink
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Red fox and mink
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Fisher that was released
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Fisher that was released
In addition to bowhunting, I like to run some short trap lines in the countryside around where I reside in North Dakota. So far this year I've had a nice mixed bag haul. 2 beaver, 3 raccoon, 1 red fox, 1 mink, and a fisher I caught 3 days after the season closed and I had to release. My 3 daughters love trapping with me.

From: jmiller
11-Dec-18

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Raccoon
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Raccoon
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Mink
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Mink
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My 2 oldest and red fox and mink
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My 2 oldest and red fox and mink

11-Dec-18
Awesome. Fisher is my #1 favorite animal to trap. Great job getting the kids outside enjoying life!!

From: Dale06
11-Dec-18
Great pics. Glad the youngsters are involved.

From: Mark Watkins
11-Dec-18
Awesome!

Great job parenting right there!

Mark

From: Bwana
11-Dec-18
Used to trap with my dad when I was younger and then took over those duties when I got my drivers license. Due to school and work obligations I had to get up every morning between 4:00 and 4:30 AM to check traps. That usually lasted for a few weeks before I simply crashed due to lack of sleep. It was hard work, but I sure do miss running a trapline.

Thanks for sharing and more importantly, thanks for including your girls!

Keep us posted on how the rest of the season goes.

From: Scoot
11-Dec-18
Awesome! Best work!

From: No Mercy
11-Dec-18
Awesome Jeff!

From: jmiller
11-Dec-18
Yeah the girls make it so fun. My oldest will be 10 in January and I'm getting her a bow. She's wanting to bowhunt next fall. I guarantee a few tears will be shed by her ol' dad when she harvests that first deer.

From: wildan
11-Dec-18
How in the world do you release a fisher;they are pretty nasty.

From: T Mac
11-Dec-18
^^^my thoughts exactly.....nice work and great to see the kids out there with you

From: jmiller
11-Dec-18
To release non-target animals, I use a 4x4 piece of plywood. I put it over the trapped foot and open the jaws. The fisher tore off like greased lighting. I did have a small raccoon a few years ago try to crawl up the board. Always interesting releasing animals.

From: APauls
11-Dec-18
Holy cow, I don't feel like a fraidy cat, but releasing a fisher would give me pucker factor for sure. Sweet pics!

11-Dec-18
Great job. Thanks for sharing.

From: Huntcell
11-Dec-18

Huntcell 's embedded Photo
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Slowed up with the cold snap. Market has been tough since the collapse of the Russian nose warmer fad.

11-Dec-18
Thank you for the pictures. I always support trappers and trapping.

From: Jimbo
15-Dec-18

From: t-roy
15-Dec-18
Love the pics, Jeff! Some very special quality time with those little cutie pies! Brings back some great memories of trapping when I was a kid. Are the reds pretty plentiful in your area? Any grey fox?

One suggestion........Next time you catch a fisher, be sure and video it! ;-) Watched a YouTube video of a guy releasing a bobcat. Best part of the video was watching the cat launch himself off the top of the guy’s head!

From: MarkU
15-Dec-18
Jeff, what section of Nodak do you live in? I grew up sixty miles east of Fargo in the lake area, and we have quite a few fishers on the home place.

Huntcell, if you eat what you kill, try deep fat frying at about 500 degrees. Nasty little creatures.

From: dirtclod Az.
15-Dec-18
Still trying for my first Coon. Coyotes are really smelly.dirclod Az.

From: jmiller
16-Dec-18
MarkU I live 25 miles southwest of Fargo. Red fox are becoming more common, with coyotes further west predominanting. No grey fox around here. It's a wonderful place to live.

From: jmiller
16-Dec-18

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Warmer weather had a big boar coon moving last night. Resetting at a new farm this week to try to take advantage of the warmer weather.

From: Z Barebow
16-Dec-18
Jeff- How do you keep your dryland sets (Fox and coon) from freezing with snow on the ground? Especially with weather that we are having now? (Slightly above freezing during the day and teens at night) Trapping along river banks with frozen clay? To me it seems tough to have a dry trap bed which will reliable snap when you finally get a critter to step on the pan.

From: jmiller
16-Dec-18

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Hay set
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Hay set
Brian For fox I am using hay sets. 2 traps on both sides of a small pile of hay, bedded in hay. Urine and gland for attractent. The hardest part is pounding the stake in the frozen ground. For coon I'm running dog proof traps with a golf ball on top to keep moisture out. It's not perfect but works pretty good this time of year.

From: Rancher
16-Dec-18
Enjoyed your trapping thread especially with the kids.I trap some,releasing non target animals is always interesting,some of mine have been cows,deer,and javelina here in Arizona.

16-Dec-18
Really enjoyed the pictures. Nice job with the trapping and getting the kids involved in the outdoors!

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