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Old 04-30-2012, 02:17 PM
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Cool Pennsylvania Fox Trapping at It's Best



In case you have not seen this . . .

Looks like Phil Brown in PA has lots of fox trapping success as you can see in the photos from the web links below.

I don't think I've ever seen someone with so many pelts before.

Saw this on Mike Hanback's blog, then did some web research, & finally e-mailed him with these 2 web sources since he was not sure where he got his photo from a few years ago. For more details, see web links below:



http://racksandspurs.proboards.com/i...t&thread=14384

"Pennsylvania’s Phil Brown might be the best fox trapper of all time. From November through January, no matter how cold, wet, muddy or miserable it is, Brown is out there laying down the steel."

“Come fall some guys live for deer hunting,” says Brown. “I trap.”






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It's amazing to me that a certain core area can hold that many foxes. I am surprised that he didn't wipe them out over a period of time. Certainly I don't know how far his range was that he trapped, but it must have been huge!
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It's amazing to me that a certain core area can hold that many foxes. I am surprised that he didn't wipe them out over a period of time. Certainly I don't know how far his range was that he trapped, but it must have been huge!
Pennsylvania’s Phil Brown might be the best fox trapper of all time. From November through January, no matter how cold, wet, muddy or miserable it is, Brown is out there laying down the steel.
“Come fall some guys live for deer hunting,” says Brown. “I trap.”

Last season Brown logged a daily average of 190 miles in his Toyota pickup. He walked untold miles to make 9,247 sets and caught 1,202 red foxes—888 of which he dried and stretched himself.
On his best day on the line, Brown caught 30 foxes in 90 sets. (He owns more than 5,000 traps, mostly Victor #2s and Montgomery #1s.)
Almost all his foxes are caught in a simple dirt-hole set; he never uses bait, only Carmen-brand lures.

Last year marked the third time Brown, 47, put up more than 1,000 red foxes in a season—boosting his lifetime total to roughly 13,000. With prime red fox pelts fetching $15 to $21, Brown could gross as much as $25,000 from last season’s haul.—story written by Bob Butz
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thats crazy....... very cool
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Amazing... Hard to think of someone getting that many in a season. That's a lot of time and a lot of work.
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