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#2952993 - 01/16/12 10:21 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
scootermac Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Northern Manitoba
Originally Posted By: countrysmith
thats what i was doing.. also runways.. any other advice??

what size would you set??

i was using grass to keep the trap from freezing down and laying some grass over the trap to keep the snow off
Originally Posted By: countrysmith
thats what i was doing.. also runways.. any other advice??

what size would you set??

i was using grass to keep the trap from freezing down and laying some grass over the trap to keep the snow off


220's are probably the best otter trap out there in my opinion.

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#2953290 - 01/17/12 06:10 AM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Homer, Alaska
That coni in the snow looks like it will be froze in when the time comes to fire. Have you set any under the ice? My favorite place to set for otter. Under the water.
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#2953339 - 01/17/12 07:26 AM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
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Registered: 01/28/10
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Those run sets for those otters, add a couple sticks under the jaws to prop it up so it's not in the snow.
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#2953344 - 01/17/12 07:27 AM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
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Registered: 01/28/10
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
And also, to anyone reading!
The pictures above prove it! Take an ice spud or something out with you to tap the ice, I was at a beaver lodge last week which had a 1/4" of ice, about a 1" space below it and in between the water and the ice.
Although I didn't go through, one pathetic hit with the ax and it was through.

Be careful out there!
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#2953452 - 01/17/12 08:54 AM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Loc: canada, manitoba
hard to see in the pic but the coni is sitting on a stabilizer so it stays off the snow..

what kind of sets would you make under water family?
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#2960650 - 01/20/12 12:45 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
snostorm@home Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Loc: manitoba, canada

And that boys and girls is why they invented the seat belt

Hopefully we will come home with some otters this weekend country smith
Were you falling in near beaver dams
And we're the otter holes near beaver colonies

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#2961135 - 01/20/12 05:31 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Loc: canada, manitoba
yet oddly enough the argo does not have a seat belt?? just like a school bus


yea it was always around beaver dams... as we drive or walk down the river any time we see any type of beaver structure we stay far away.
but sometimes we think that argo is bullet proof and we try to travel in stupid areas.

we found otter holes all over..... saturday will be lots of fun
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#2965789 - 01/22/12 09:05 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Loc: canada, manitoba
a great weekend with snowstorm.. i hope he can post pics of some of the tracks he found as my camera crapped out again on some pics?? so odd that a few pics just dont download??

the sad part is that all my otter traps did not connect. the ones over holes in the ice all had hard ice now. that and the creek has been dropping lots so it has large shelf areas in the banks.. over 7 miles of creek i only saw 5 places they came up (might have been more that i did not see)
the last time i was out before the ice dropped i found way more holes.. but i reset what i could and only time will tell now i guess. like everything else just keep trying and learning...

another hard pill to swallow was part of the crown land i trap on (crown land is public land) has been sold private so i cant trap that area.. thats not that bad but it is the land i need to travel over to get to my line.. so i had to spend 2 hours busting trails from a different area to get in..
all the more reason for me to buy some land in the next year or two

but we did get in and set another 25-35 marten sets.. most poles sets or natural cubby sets on the tree. the sets on tree is great as i am trapping in some areas that snowmobiles travel and i dont need them screwing around with my traps, and that set sure hides a trap great.. this is my first time doing lots of the pole sets and wow i love them.. they sure set quick. only thing i will change is to use a piece of 1"X1" wire mesh to wrap over the bait to keep the birds from pecking it loose.. i dont care if the whisky jacks peck at it because i believe that only helps to bring the marten in the area.. but i need the meat to stay on the pole and wires just dont do it that great.






Edited by countrysmith (01/23/12 09:41 PM)
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#2965834 - 01/22/12 09:24 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
snostorm@home Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Loc: manitoba, canada
i will post pics of the tracks tomorrow show some better pics of the set my dad wants to see them

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#2965846 - 01/22/12 09:30 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Loc: canada, manitoba
this is all i got..
this is my crap camera i got for the vegas trip so it does weird things


did you get a pic of those tracks we think are lynx by that beaver pond?




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#2965962 - 01/22/12 10:18 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
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Registered: 01/28/10
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Originally Posted By: countrysmith
did you get a pic of those tracks we think are lynx by that beaver pond?


Pretty hard to mistake Lynx tracks.
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#2966337 - 01/23/12 08:09 AM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
snostorm@home Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Loc: manitoba, canada
no not those tracks forgot all about my camera half the time

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#2966794 - 01/23/12 12:34 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
snostorm@home Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Loc: manitoba, canada
Here are some of the pictures of tracks
I think these are mink tracks country smith doesnt know what they are


Here are some marten tracks


And some wolf tracks

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#2967809 - 01/23/12 07:27 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 32487 [Re: countrysmith]
trappin moose Offline
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Registered: 01/09/10
Loc: Saskatchewan Canada
Nice stuff guys! Nice Fishers! We also have had a few in our area. We are darn close to the big bush, but have never had fishers around much that I know of until this year. Having a heck of a time getting one. Keep getting weasels instead, in 160's!
Good luck with those otter.
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#2974022 - 01/26/12 04:40 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 124326 [Re: countrysmith]
beaverstretcher Offline
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Registered: 03/16/11
Loc: BC canada
1st on is a coltsfoot.

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#2974095 - 01/26/12 05:03 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 124326 [Re: countrysmith]
snostorm@home Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Loc: manitoba, canada
a what

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#2974518 - 01/26/12 08:02 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 124326 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Loc: canada, manitoba
hey snowstorm i found some moose tracks on the river yesterday..
thats the first time i have ever seen any
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#2974524 - 01/26/12 08:03 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 124326 [Re: countrysmith]
snostorm@home Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Loc: manitoba, canada
Cool what is a coltsfoot

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#2974550 - 01/26/12 08:16 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 124326 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Loc: canada, manitoba
its a plant.. but i am thinking he typed it wrong
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#2993958 - 02/04/12 11:23 PM Re: My Canadian trapping journal **continued** 124326 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Loc: canada, manitoba
i am loving this new fleshing knife i stumbled on.. its made out of the PVC that i use for my marten and fisher sets.. so far i have only used it on a fisher and a mink but will try it on a few coon this week.
definitely something that i will continue to keep in my skinning bag
i just need to carve some handles into it

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