Discussion in 'Sportsman's Paradise' started by lsutiga, Mar 9, 2013.
This one has white teeth.
<LMAO> I could take a page out of tiga's playbook and say something to the effect of eating that one, but I'll let it go instead.
I trap otter, beaver and muskrat. Occasionally a raccoon. 220 and 330 conabear traps. #11 double coil foot traps and snares. I end up with lots of armadillos in my land set body traps. Gonna get my son into snaring rabbits and squirrels. He's 9 and I'm 44. It'll be fun learning that skill together.
You obviously like water sets. I'm curious why? I have no experience with that and just curious.
Squirrels seems like the easiest. Use a squirrel ramp - a post/tree leaning on another one and they'll be drawn to it to get up that particular tree. I hate to open youtubes but if you're interested, here's a good one on squirrels.
great video Tiga. thanks. I'll put that trick to work on rabbits, minus the ramp of course.
I do water sets mainly because I'm targetting critters in my duck holes. Beavers clog the culvert where I release my water. I pull boards and them lil bucktooth shits fill it up with mud and sticks and cut the river cane and fill the culvert. I'm talking 4-6' deep, took 5 gals of diesel to burn that stuff out. And it was 90 degrees. Plus beaver can be crafty little creatures. It's fun getting creative and matching wits with them. Muskrats make good fish bait, hang them over limbs that overhang water and as the flies blow them the maggots drop into water attracting bream and catfish. and you can also use the meat as otter bait, otters love them some rats. Otter hides bring $50-$100 . My uncle sells the ones I trap for me, when he sells his coon hides. Plus the otter eat all the crawfish and bullfrogs in my duck hole. That's competition for my freezer. Another good thing about water sets is it'll keep you cool in the summer wading around in them.
Total shocker you are not good at this after all those failed attempts at giant turtling, but I appreciate your info on your next failed outdoor adventure. Drink a Bud-Light......that should help you, bring your 747 pilot along....
Actually, nutria aren't related to rats at all. They are really much more similar to beavers. So, bon apetit!
And everyone loves eating a good beaver....
The Corp of Engineers ain't got nuttin on them fuggers.
My friend caught one coon last night. Only put 5 traps but he was excited.
I see it more like a necessary evil. A means to an end.
Wut? I haven't really pursued the "giant" ones yet. I've targeted snapping turtles and have caught quite a few silly. This afternoon after I picked up my failed snares, I saw a good sized snapper. I went put my nets where I saw it. I've NEVER seen one sunning. Today I saw two. One was very very small but maybe it's a sign there are a lot in that irrigation canal with the recent rain. Will let you know tomorrow if I get a chance.
emphasis on "little", lets not give this goof ball too much credick
Didn't watch the video but it looks like a squirrel pole. If so, I'm pretty sure those are illegal in most states unless you are truly in some sort of survival mode. Reason being, they work too damn well.