Ever had to fight the urge to say what's really on your mind?
That's what I'm doing right now.
Zbowtech, that's cool you caught 4 rats last year. Even two in one day. I know that sounds sarcastic, but I'm being serious. That's cool...and I have no doubt in my mind that you will whack and stack more next year too. You're numbers are only going to go up. That's one of the things I like most about trapping.
BUT....you don't need to repeatedly keep offering advice. It's okay, but I've noticed that there have been more times than I can count on two hands where you've given advice on something you know nothing about (mink boxes/refusals...although you said you never caught a mink) and lately on this thread about your 4 muskrat career.
Don't mean to be hard on you in any way....I just notice that everywhere you post anything it turns into a "no bashing" or "no flaming" or "everyone has their own opinions" episode. Need to take a step back and ask yourself why this occurs everytime you post.
"i use 1 longs and if you can get them to a least 5 inches of water you wont have any problems. i drowned one
. in less than that"
Now if you can't figure out why guys are going to give you a hard time about that...then I don't know what to tell you.
-there aren't many places where you trap rats that the water isn't sufficient enough to drown.
-Saying you use #1 LS for rats isn't really a tip.
-you said yourself you have drowned one muskrat in your career.
Just saying you are leaving yourself wide open for criticism with statements like that. Now I'm sure people will jump my case and say "leave the kid alone"...."don't be so hard on him"...etc. Boo hoo hoo. Anytime I've ever screwed up or made mistakes in life I got clobbered by criticism, sarcasm, and I most definately wasn't allowed to run around claiming that everybody's picking on me....draw a bunch of attention to myself, and then continue on without making any attempt to correct myself.
Sorry....hate me if you want. Just my opinion. Tired of the crybaby/no bashing talk.
I will end with a quote from the legend himself, Will Ferrel:
"....Everbody love everybody!"