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Well today is the opening day of our 2013/2014 water trapping season. I just hope it goes better then the opening weekend of the land trapping season we did a few weeks ago.
During the weekend of October 26th Wyatt and I ran a long road line from one end of the county to the other. We set for coon, fox, coyote and bobcat. Granted our traps were only in the ground for 4 days and we should not have not expected much, we should however at least caught some fur. We didn’t! It was a total bust! After a $100 in gas and about 3 or 4 hundred dollars in new lures and equipment we have nothing to show for it. Talk about being embarrassed. If we were trapping porcupines, squirrels and rabbits, then we would made out like a bandit because that’s all we caught.I just don’t get it. we saw plenty of sign of our intended targeted species including bobcat. For sure I thought we would kill the coon on the river in out 220’s but that was a no go too. Weather wise you could not ask for better. The weather was just awesome.
Well I must say that the first day of the water line check went far better then the first day of our land trapping check. Ended up with 6 muskrats and a few misses. cant complain since this line is totally run from foot and covers 3 ponds, a stream and about a mile of walking from start to end. I believe we have out 42 traps. We expect mink and beaver shortly. this line will be pulled this coming Friday due to the fact rifle season for deer will open Saturday.