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#155884 - 03/27/07 09:27 PM Re: Otter thread/archive [Re: fishermann222]
fishermann222 Offline

"OX"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Bethel, Alaska
Posted by trapperjoeAK

I snare a few otters, mostly in places that I think are too exposed for a bodygrip. Or once they start getting spooky. I set less than a dozen this year I think. Lost an otter for the first time ever though out of a snare a few weeks ago. I caught it bad somehow, and it fought around for awhile and then pulled out. No problem with the cable, just pulled out of the loop. I must of had him on either a foot or the tail somehow. Which is wierd, as all others I have caught were neck snared perfect.
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#155886 - 03/27/07 09:27 PM Re: Otter thread/archive [Re: fishermann222]
fishermann222 Offline

"OX"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Bethel, Alaska
Question from Rueben
trapperjoeAK,
What do you use for otter snares?

Reply from trapperjoeAK
5/64 1x19. 5-6 inch loop.
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#165750 - 04/05/07 12:18 AM Re: Otter thread/archive [Re: fishermann222]
trapperjoeAK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
A few otter pics from the pull. If you have any questions just ask. Dates are all wrong.





















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#165758 - 04/05/07 12:40 AM To catch an otter...
trapperjoeAK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
Edited to remove duplicate pictures from merge.

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#165762 - 04/05/07 01:03 AM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: trapperjoeAK]
TrapperMatt Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Shippensburg, PA..28 years old
wow nice otter pics!
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#165764 - 04/05/07 01:11 AM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: TrapperMatt]
blindhog Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: southwest Arkansas
Great pictures of great catches! Lots of good memories there. Otters are my favorite furbearer to trap, and I have caught a few over the years using 220, 280, 330, snares, and foot traps.

Thanks for the pics.

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#165765 - 04/05/07 01:16 AM Re: Otter thread/archive [Re: trapperjoeAK]
SEwaterboy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/08/07
Loc: SE Alaska
TJ-You have to be the Otter KING! I wish we could unleash you on our ever increasing (CRAB EATING! ) sea otters down here. Furry water locusts. Decimating the crab,urchin,and abolone stocks. But that's a topic for another day. Nice job. Impressive production.

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#165775 - 04/05/07 02:09 AM Re: Otter thread/archive [Re: SEwaterboy]
trapperjoeAK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
I hear you on that one. The sound is crawling with the dang suckers also. They need to do at least a drawing hunt on them. The current system is pretty ridiculous.

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#165861 - 04/05/07 07:28 AM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: blindhog]
BrandonH Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: The 'Dacks, NY
Excellent pictures!!

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#165870 - 04/05/07 07:36 AM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: BrandonH]
Earl8656 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Central VA, Eastern foot of Bl...
Nice pics and great catches!!
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#165871 - 04/05/07 07:37 AM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: BrandonH]
Bottomline Offline
"Mr. President"

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Johnston County, NC
Great pics!! Looks like you have been hanging them high!! Good job.
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#166043 - 04/05/07 09:06 AM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: Bottomline]
hunter82 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Minnesota
Very nice pics,thanks for sharing.
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#166058 - 04/05/07 09:14 AM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: hunter82]
VikesBull Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/07
Loc: Central Iowa
Trapperjoe, you obviously know what you are doing with the otter. Looks like not all of your sets are blind, what are you using for bait/lure to get them to come in?
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#166220 - 04/05/07 10:36 AM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: VikesBull]
blindhog Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: southwest Arkansas
Would sure like to know some of your methods....

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#166648 - 04/05/07 04:03 PM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: blindhog]
trapperjoeAK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
Ok... Wierd. I put this on the main forum because I figured there might be a few people there who would like to see the pics, but don't visit this board. So, was there a problem with that or something? Are Alaskan Trappers only allowed to post on this board now?

Most of these pictures are allready here in this board.

While I doubt anyone who asked questions while it was on the main board will actually find it over here, I'll answer them anyways.

All sets are blind sets. Once in a while I might put a little bit of lure here or there, but I personally doubt that does much. The vast majority of the sets are made right on sign where it is apparent otter are traveling. Often I have to fence it down a fair amount. Occasionally I make a set in an "ottery" looking spt where there is no tracks or evidence at a the specific location, but I can tell they are in the area.

I thought the snare pictures were pretty cool myself...

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#166658 - 04/05/07 04:11 PM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: trapperjoeAK]
TrapperMatt Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Shippensburg, PA..28 years old
I liked the pics thought it was cool for you to share!
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#166664 - 04/05/07 04:14 PM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: trapperjoeAK]
fishermann222 Offline

"OX"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Bethel, Alaska
hmmmmm that is odd, email them and ask why it was moved.
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#166676 - 04/05/07 04:23 PM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: fishermann222]
Top Jimmy Offline
"Assistant Speling Zcar"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Alaska, USA
That is very odd. I would ask. Maybe they didn't know that you had posted info for us here too.

-TJ
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#167079 - 04/05/07 07:57 PM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: Top Jimmy]
Uncle Fester Offline
"Mongoose Master"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Colorado
Very nice pics!! Good job!

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#167192 - 04/05/07 08:43 PM Re: To catch an otter... [Re: Uncle Fester]
trapperjoeAK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
I think it was moved because some complained the pictures were too graphic I guess. Whatever.

Anyways, I'll let it sit for a few days, and then once it drops down I'll delete it to get rid of the duplication.

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