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#3137407 - 04/26/12 09:56 PM First Job
Phil Nichols Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 163
Loc: Chocowinity, NC
What was your first job and how much did you get paid?

Mine was a red squirrel in a B&B .............$5.00 CASH (1983)

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#3137445 - 04/26/12 10:26 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
BILL M. Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/03/10
Posts: 0
Loc: ky
COON IN ATTIC...TRADED FOR AN OLD BAMBOO FLYROD I FOUND WHILE IN THE ATTIC.

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#3137483 - 04/26/12 11:02 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
NE Wildlife Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/16/12
Posts: 75
Loc: Northeast Wisconsin
Skunk under a house 80 bucks!
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#3137492 - 04/26/12 11:15 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
Peskycritter Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 10
Loc: south east michigan
Moles would be mine . I was the neighbor hood mole killer . I got payed in mole traps because they all just gave me there's said here boy go get more moles . The first real job was chipmunks got 32 chipmunk at 15.00 each . Then caught 27 skunks because he had these wood chips all around the house that was full of light bug larva . charge 30.00 for the bigger critters , with coons ,possums and ground hogs I end up catching 72 animals from this same house that year . Got to love people and there wood chips
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#3137700 - 04/27/12 08:43 AM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
RF Wildlife Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 0
Loc: CT
Chipmunk in a funeral home, I was attending a wake. I got a handshake and a pat on the back. It amazed me that guys that can deal with cadavers all day were afraid of a chipmunk. This was also my first and hopefully only job I will ever do in a suit:)
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#3137732 - 04/27/12 09:20 AM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
sgs Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 447
Loc: NH
Catching squirrels in a trailer park. Caught somewhere over 100. No pay. Did it for the learning experience.
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#3137874 - 04/27/12 11:46 AM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Red squirrel caught in a rat trap. ( actually set for the red squirrel ) I think I got $15 for the squirrel and probably $45 for the service call. Even the customer told us we didn't charge enough. I probably lost money but sqs post makes me feel a lot better.

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#3137880 - 04/27/12 11:51 AM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
Travis Wolford Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/21/09
Posts: 193
Loc: Tipton, IN
Raccoons in an attic, I set the cage in the attic on top of a wad of phone lines as big as my arm that I didnt see under the insulation. I believe that job cost me about 1K!!!! But thats a lesson I have never forgotten.
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#3137938 - 04/27/12 12:23 PM Re: First Job [Re: Travis Wolford]
MikeTraps2 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1106
Loc: Ames, IA
Beaver at a local town-home community - $50 for beaver, had someone steal beaver and my 330

After that I stake all beaver traps below water and write in a stolen trap price in my bids.

MikeD
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#3137948 - 04/27/12 12:28 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
BUD25 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 2749
Loc: southern Minnesota
pocket gophers on a half mile stretch of a driveway. 20 minutes away $110.00
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#3137995 - 04/27/12 01:10 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
DAVE SALYS-CWCP Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 391
Loc: sneakin' up behind ya
Feral rabbits. I was shopping locally for liability insurance and someone in the office saw the agents note on her desk about my business. Her mother was having trouble with rabbits eating her ornamentals. So I got my first call before I was even open for business, I had to put her off for a few days because I still didn't have invoices, business cards or insurance. That was over 10 years ago and I think I charged her $245 or so for 3-4 weeks of trapping. My rates have come up a bit since then. wink
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#3138047 - 04/27/12 01:49 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
bluebill Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/29/09
Posts: 306
Loc: kent county, MI
Skunks under a home. $189.00
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#3138177 - 04/27/12 04:03 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Oh, I'm sorry. You meant my VERY first job. I'm sorry to report it was a dismal failure. Unicorns are extremely trap shy. Noah was really ticked!

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#3138199 - 04/27/12 04:23 PM Re: First Job [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
DAVE SALYS-CWCP Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 391
Loc: sneakin' up behind ya
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
Oh, I'm sorry. You meant my VERY first job. I'm sorry to report it was a dismal failure. Unicorns are extremely trap shy. Noah was really ticked!

I always said with guys like Paul around why do you think there are no more dinosaurs. grin
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#3138350 - 04/27/12 07:12 PM Re: First Job [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
LAtrapper Offline

"Professor"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2301
Loc: Lower Alabama (Daleville)
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
Oh, I'm sorry. You meant my VERY first job. I'm sorry to report it was a dismal failure. Unicorns are extremely trap shy. Noah was really ticked!

Unicorns are probably as difficult to trap as are black panthers in Alabama!! In fact, the unicorns must not cause much damage here; I've never received a damage complaint about them. I do get a few black panther calls though. crazy
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#3138591 - 04/27/12 09:25 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
330-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 5168
Loc: Minnesota
Beaver Job for a Township, took 6 @ 50each... prices have gone up Now also... LOL!
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#3138785 - 04/28/12 12:45 AM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Ron, I had a friend who had a zoo in central Wisconsin and he had one of those big black cats. On-line it said that only melanistic jaguars and leopards could actually be referred to as black panthers. The one he had looked like a black cougar but I suppose they all look fairly similar.

There was snow on the ground and the cat was in it's box. I had my daughter along and my buddy wanted to show her the cat so he gave the box a kick. The first thing the cat saw was my daughter and me. He gave a roar that made the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Boy, some of the things that you would like to relive with a good video camera in your hands!

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#3139572 - 04/28/12 06:39 PM Re: First Job [Re: Phil Nichols]
MaineNorthWoods Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/12/12
Posts: 23
Loc: ANY PLACE MAINE
Flying Squirrel exclusion, and attic remedation $2200.00 out bid the company that I used to work for by half, and still did well profit wise.
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