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#1948988 - 04/12/10 07:26 PM Gopher- 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread
trapping4life Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/09
Loc: MN
This thread can be used for talking about anything pocket gopher trapping related, kind of like the Mighty Mole thread. Feel free to post all your methods, pics, and anything else closely related to the subject. smile


Edited by LAtrapper (06/19/10 11:44 AM)

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#1948992 - 04/12/10 07:27 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: trapping4life]
trapping4life Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/09
Loc: MN
I will start, I use Death Klutch traps. I have heard mixed opinions on this trap, but it works good for me, but I would be glad to listen to more opinions. smile I would show you some pictures, but I dont bring the camera along, but maybe Lt. Grey and some of you other guys have some!:)

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#1950511 - 04/13/10 05:38 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: trapping4life]
NMCritterRidder Offline
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Registered: 04/26/09
Loc: Roswell NM
I use the gophinator traps made by Steve Albano. I also have a Rodenator that I use on the farms and for ground squirrels in the parks.
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#1950554 - 04/13/10 06:10 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: trapping4life]
LAtrapper Offline

"Professor"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Lower Alabama (Daleville)
A 5 year ADVANCED SEARCH, on the ADC Forum, for gopher will bring up almost 400 posts with the word gopher in them. A lot of good pictures, techniques, and advice are contained in them.
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#1950748 - 04/13/10 08:03 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: LAtrapper]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
I use the Gophinator traps made by Steve Albano. In fact I have a order in transit for more.
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#1950764 - 04/13/10 08:10 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: Robb Russell]
BUD25 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Loc: southern Minnesota
I also use the gophinators, DK1's, and the gopher cinch trap. all work well and are another tool in harvesting gophers!
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#1950965 - 04/13/10 09:42 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
trapper867 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/27/07
Loc: north central nebraska
How do you do the advanced search? I'm not very computer literate.

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#1951104 - 04/13/10 11:01 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: trapper867]
LAtrapper Offline

"Professor"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Lower Alabama (Daleville)
trapper867-
Check this post. If you have any problems, feel free to PM me.
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post1635336
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#1951221 - 04/14/10 12:41 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: LAtrapper]
trapper867 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/07
Loc: north central nebraska
Thanks a bunch LAtrapper

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#1952110 - 04/14/10 05:03 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: trapper867]
trapping4life Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/09
Loc: MN
Just trying to get some "recent" things again, and for this year.:) I will check out the advance search on them though!

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#1953413 - 04/15/10 02:11 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: Robb Russell]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
Originally Posted By: Robb Russell
I use the Gophinator traps made by Steve Albano. In fact I have a order in transit for more.


Got my new gopher and mole traps in today! 2 days from California to Florida is pretty [Please excuse my language... I'm an idiot] good turn around.
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#1953792 - 04/15/10 07:25 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: Robb Russell]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Yeah Robb, what is it with the fantastic service lately? We have ordered supplies from several different companies in as many different businesses and it almost seems like the stuff is in the garage when you hang up the phone. Anybody else out there notice this?

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#1953802 - 04/15/10 07:32 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
gopherkiller Offline
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Registered: 11/02/08
Loc: Iowa

9 pocket gophers and a badger.



just got home today from a maintenance job. not alot going on there except coyote and badger digging in an old hay field that is now a bean field. They are after ground squirrels and voles. I have pretty good luck trapping the badger with a bucket set baited with fresh pocket gophers.

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#1953839 - 04/15/10 07:58 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: gopherkiller]
330-Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Loc: Minnesota
Interesting.... smile
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#1953881 - 04/15/10 08:20 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: Robb Russell]
North Country Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/08/08
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
Yeah Robb, what is it with the fantastic service lately? We have ordered supplies from several different companies in as many different businesses and it almost seems like the stuff is in the garage when you hang up the phone. Anybody else out there notice this?

Originally Posted By: Robb Russell
[quote=Robb Russell]I use the Gophinator traps made by Steve Albano. In fact I have a order in transit for more.


Yeah I ordered 100 traps from Steve 3 weeks ago and got them in 3 days and he did not even have my check yet! Now that is good service.
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#1953891 - 04/15/10 08:25 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: gopherkiller]
North Country Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Loc: Minnesota
I will try the gopher bait tomorrow I have a few badgers to catch!
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#1953967 - 04/15/10 08:57 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: North Country]
SteveAlbano Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Menlo Park, California
Thanks guys, for all the crap the US Postal service gets, I have to say their First Class and Priority Mail service is hard to beat in terms of price and delivery time. They really do a good job with it.
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#1954003 - 04/15/10 09:18 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
North Country Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: SteveAlbano
Thanks guys, for all the crap the US Postal service gets, I have to say their First Class and Priority Mail service is hard to beat in terms of price and delivery time. They really do a good job with it.


Were are just trying to butter ya up a little. lol
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#1955323 - 04/16/10 05:49 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: North Country]
Fox Crazy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/08/09
Loc: Fort Ripley,MN-14 years old
I use Death-Klutch traps. Here's a picture of the one I caught the other day. I put a 330 next to it for size comparison. Do they make good bait for fox?

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#1959402 - 04/19/10 01:48 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: Fox Crazy]
trapping4life Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/09
Loc: MN
Gophers are good bait, this is not from experience, although I used striped gophers last year for bait, I am going to try these for bait this year.

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#1962952 - 04/21/10 09:43 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: trapping4life]
NMCritterRidder Offline
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Registered: 04/26/09
Loc: Roswell NM
This is from todays check in one yard. The small one between the two bigger ones was actually caught by his tail and was not a happy camper when I pulled him out of the hole. The ground squirrel was at a church that I was checking to see if I had any more gophers and he ran to his hole. I stuck a gophinator trap down the hole and about 15 min later he was caught when I walked back by on my way to the truck.

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#1962957 - 04/21/10 09:46 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: NMCritterRidder]
G Hanold Offline
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Registered: 11/08/09
Loc: Haubstadt, In.
We need a handful of mating pairs here in Indiana. lol They look like little furry wads of money to me!
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#1962972 - 04/21/10 09:51 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: G Hanold]
warrior Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Loc: Georgia
Ship some to Atlanta, please. We got every other sort of misfit up there already a few more wouldn't hurt.
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#1968508 - 04/25/10 10:23 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: warrior]
SteveAlbano Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Menlo Park, California

These are some Monster Gophers from California. Actually came across two litters of 5 each while setting traps in a vineyard. Always tell the customers that they need to keep the population as close to zero as possible so they won't get out of control through breeding.


At left, an adult female and male in our full size gopher traps, a couple of juvenile gophers in our mole size trap, and a couple of moles in the mole size traps.







Edited by SteveAlbano (04/25/10 10:25 PM)
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#1968749 - 04/26/10 07:55 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
BUD25 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Loc: southern Minnesota
awesome pictures Steve!!
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#1972771 - 04/28/10 11:00 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
BUD25 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Loc: southern Minnesota

first catch with my new gopher cinch traps...
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#1981984 - 05/06/10 12:30 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
NMCritterRidder Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/26/09
Loc: Roswell NM
Caught these this past weekend. Had 7 traps out and had 6 gophers. The big one showed up in a yard that I had trapped out about two months ago. Had walked it two weeks prior and no sign of a gopher. The owner called and said he had one start digging. Pulled him out and was really surprised he was so big. I have him in the freezer and am currently looking for a way to have him stuffed.




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#1982142 - 05/06/10 07:49 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: NMCritterRidder]
SteveAlbano Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Menlo Park, California
Here's some gopher damage pictures of a cemetery job I started yesterday. We'll be pulling traps this morning, and I'll have more "results" pictures to post later. This is up in the Oakland Hills, with a beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay. The first pic shows the Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance to the right of photo.




The maintenance staff reports many gravestones leaning or falling over due to being undermined by gophers

The front office receives daily complaints about grave plates being covered with gopher mounds.


This shot shows general gopher damage to the turf--there's 160 acres of this type of damage on this property. This is the biggest single gopher control job I've taken on.


Edited by SteveAlbano (05/06/10 07:56 AM)
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#1982182 - 05/06/10 08:24 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
North Country Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Loc: Minnesota
I can't believe they let it get that bad. But they got the right guy for the job!
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#1982473 - 05/06/10 12:06 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: North Country]
BUD25 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Loc: southern Minnesota
dang... thats some gophers there.... congrats on a nice size job!
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#1982857 - 05/06/10 04:29 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
coon trapper101 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/08
Loc: MN



Edited by coon trapper101 (05/06/10 09:31 PM)
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#1983233 - 05/06/10 08:53 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: coon trapper101]
SteveAlbano Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Menlo Park, California
Troy, believe it or not, they actually had a contract with another company to provide gopher control service. It got that bad while someone else was getting paid to control the problem. They were using phostoxin tablets, which just weren't getting the job done.

This looks like it may turn out to be a tough job, due to the huge size of the job, the high gopher population, but also due to the fact that they have very hard, rocky soil which really cuts down our efficiency when placing traps. Also the coons or coyotes are digging out almost all the catches, and dragging off some of the traps, so we have to spend extra time really staking all the traps down extra well.

But I bid it pretty high, so maybe we'll still make out on this in the long run. In the short run, it's going to be a major drag on our time.

We pulled about 150 gophers out today. Only a few thousand to go!
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#1983289 - 05/06/10 09:14 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
150 in one day ?

You must be the Phil Brown of the gopher world!

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#1983345 - 05/06/10 09:44 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: LT GREY]
SteveAlbano Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Menlo Park, California
LT, gophers usually have much higher population densities than moles do. We would never catch 150 moles in a day, even on a really big job. I think it's a herbivore vs. carnivore thing. It's sort of like how there are 2 million wildebeests on the Serengeti plains, but only an occasional pride of lions here and there.
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#1983414 - 05/06/10 10:30 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
BUD25 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Loc: southern Minnesota
sweet....
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#1983484 - 05/06/10 11:26 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
G Hanold Offline
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Registered: 11/08/09
Loc: Haubstadt, In.
150 in one day? I'm still waiting on those breeding pairs to be delivered here in Indiana!
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