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Mr.Misser
 October 06 2017 08:47PM (Read 1536 times)  



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What is everyone's outlook on the upcoming season? The previous 4 years I have not been able to run a line due to moving to college. But now that that's over with and as I attempt to take on life, I CANNOT resist the urge to scratch the itch of trapping!! I'm in an area of the state (Webster County) that is new to me in an outdoorsman's perspective. I come from southeast Iowa with its rolling hills and patches of timber and small creeks every which way you turn, raccoons galore and coyotes here and there, and now I'm in an area that is relatively flat, where all you see crop fields and farm houses for miles on end.. What techniques would you recommend? What kind of traps should you run? What should I expect in this area as far as competition? Long story short; I'm in an unfamiliar area, target animals are mainly raccoons and coyotes, but I am willing to try for other species as well, and I am in need of advice! I'm not in it for the money so I won't be much of a threat to someone who is, I'm doing this for the love of the tradition and the love of the outdoors!! I'll take any advice/tips you guys offer!!


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grizzwald660
 October 06 2017 11:31PM  
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When the prices of fur are up. Webster county is one of the most trapped places I’ve ever seen. Ask permission and set on sign. Just like anywhere else.


 
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 October 07 2017 03:53PM  
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I would recommend farm buildings for raccoons, fence lines for coyotes. Just remember, you moved away from trapping heaven!


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 October 07 2017 04:49PM  
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Yes, caramel corn is a veggie.
 
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 October 07 2017 08:43PM  
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 October 07 2017 09:00PM  
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Thanks. I should have reviewed it. I was surprised by a couple prices.


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 October 10 2017 11:51AM  
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Stop in the Iowa Outdoor Store in Fort Dodge. Talk to Gale if he is around he knows his stuff about trapping. Aarron can be a help also. They will have suggestions for you.


 
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 October 11 2017 10:37AM  
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Thanks. I should have reviewed it. I was surprised by a couple prices.



No kidding.

Can just anyone buy furs which were legally taken by a licensed fur harvester?

I'm just curious. I like fur, but don't have a fur harvester license myself.


 
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