ADC Archive


No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~Catalog~

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
Hop to:
#1962952 - 04/21/10 09:43 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: trapping4life]
NMCritterRidder Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/26/09
Posts: 43
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.

_________________________
www.nmwildlifeandgopherservices.com

Top
#1962957 - 04/21/10 09:46 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: NMCritterRidder]
G Hanold Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 60
Loc: Haubstadt, In.
We need a handful of mating pairs here in Indiana. lol They look like little furry wads of money to me!
_________________________
User formerly known as Hanible.

Trapping &
Removal of
Animal
Pests

Top
#1962972 - 04/21/10 09:51 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: G Hanold]
warrior Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 2855
Loc: Georgia
Ship some to Atlanta, please. We got every other sort of misfit up there already a few more wouldn't hurt.
_________________________

Top
#1968508 - 04/25/10 10:23 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: warrior]
SteveAlbano Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 336
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)
_________________________
www.traplineproducts.com

Top
#1968749 - 04/26/10 07:55 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
BUD25 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 2753
Loc: southern Minnesota
awesome pictures Steve!!
_________________________
Bud's Nuisance Wildlife Removal LLC
Bud's Trap Co.
www.trappinmoles.com

Top
#1972771 - 04/28/10 11:00 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
BUD25 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 2753
Loc: southern Minnesota

first catch with my new gopher cinch traps...
_________________________
Bud's Nuisance Wildlife Removal LLC
Bud's Trap Co.
www.trappinmoles.com

Top
#1981984 - 05/06/10 12:30 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
NMCritterRidder Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/26/09
Posts: 43
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.




_________________________
www.nmwildlifeandgopherservices.com

Top
#1982142 - 05/06/10 07:49 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: NMCritterRidder]
SteveAlbano Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 336
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)
_________________________
www.traplineproducts.com

Top
#1982182 - 05/06/10 08:24 AM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
North Country Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 181
Loc: Minnesota
I can't believe they let it get that bad. But they got the right guy for the job!
_________________________
Regards
Troy Orr

Top
#1982473 - 05/06/10 12:06 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: North Country]
BUD25 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 2753
Loc: southern Minnesota
dang... thats some gophers there.... congrats on a nice size job!
_________________________
Bud's Nuisance Wildlife Removal LLC
Bud's Trap Co.
www.trappinmoles.com

Top
#1982857 - 05/06/10 04:29 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
coon trapper101 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 2586
Loc: MN



Edited by coon trapper101 (05/06/10 09:31 PM)
_________________________
trappers talk

Gophers 6
Moles 5

Top
#1983233 - 05/06/10 08:53 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: coon trapper101]
SteveAlbano Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 336
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!
_________________________
www.traplineproducts.com

Top
#1983289 - 05/06/10 09:14 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16100
Loc: Central Ohio
150 in one day ?

You must be the Phil Brown of the gopher world!

Top
#1983345 - 05/06/10 09:44 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: LT GREY]
SteveAlbano Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 336
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.
_________________________
www.traplineproducts.com

Top
#1983414 - 05/06/10 10:30 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: SteveAlbano]
BUD25 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 2753
Loc: southern Minnesota
sweet....
_________________________
Bud's Nuisance Wildlife Removal LLC
Bud's Trap Co.
www.trappinmoles.com

Top
#1983484 - 05/06/10 11:26 PM Re: 2010 Pocket Gopher Trapping Thread [Re: BUD25]
G Hanold Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 60
Loc: Haubstadt, In.
150 in one day? I'm still waiting on those breeding pairs to be delivered here in Indiana!
_________________________
User formerly known as Hanible.

Trapping &
Removal of
Animal
Pests

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Bob Jameson, LAtrapper, tmrschessie