Finally got a few sets out

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Mark K

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Work does have a bad habit of getting in the way of my fun time!!
Instead of taking off during deer season next year, I may just take part of February and March off! Get 5.5 weeks now, in another few years I’ll get 6.5 weeks. I could cover A LOT of ground with that kind of time.
 
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First catch on new property. Would rather have a K9 or Feline, but I’ll take it.
I have to be at work at 0700 so I get up at 0500 in order to have time to run my traps. I hate checking when it’s still dark, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
So with that being said, I always try and do an afternoon check for them critters that might be moving right before, at, or after daylight. Glad I do.
Yes that’s a brand new trap just degreased. And that was a dirt hole set and yes it had backing. Had to do some serious improvising to do another remake.
 

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Nice! Talked to my dad at lunch and all he got was a coon this morning as well. He can't get the cell phone picture thing down. So enjoy seeing what y'all catch during the week.
 
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Starting to pick up even if just a little. Check this morning had a coon that walked right past 2 DP’s with corn and shellfish oil, to jump in my dirt hole set!

Then when I get around to the remake from the coon yesterday evening, I had this ticked off bobkitty waiting for me.
I had taken a couple pine limbs and made a V shape then stacked smaller limbs on them to just about cover the hole (only thing left when the coon got done with the set yesterday) and then piled some grass on top of that. I had just a little small hole in the grass making it look like something was coming and going out of it. Smeared some bait on sheepswool and threw down the hole. Shot a little coyote pee on each end on the logs and it apparently worked, lol. C6F9AE53-B5D1-4B4A-939B-36AA4F7B8716.jpeg CAF813B1-DC94-45D7-A6A3-8E3C127592A4.png
 
Awesome cat! I really want one for my land owner on this tract...he wants one for taxidermy to go with one of the greys from Sunday.
 
The tract I'm on now doesn't seem to have a large population of yotes...I'm heading to another tract next week that is loaded according to the land owner. He used to trap years ago so he probably knows what he's talking about.
 
Great catches especially the cat. Rain been rough but dad had this boar coon I had to skin for him. Rascal weighed 17 pounds. They been under a feeder on one tract we are setting. I just hope I get to run another line myself next week. It's rough running that early but I can't help but love it. Again great catches guys. I've enjoyed this thread and hope y'all don't mind me participating.
 

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Dang, I ain't never caught a hog before!
What kind of trap's he wearing?
Caught a research deer at UGA in a #4 double long spring set in the water for beaver! Thank goodness it didn't go down the slide wire!

That's a 2 coiled K9 Extreme Junior with double laminations...they seem to be pretty good traps. I caught a swine last year in an MB 550 and it held good too. Those K9 traps are built like tanks.
 
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Mark K

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Great catches especially the cat. Rain been rough but dad had this boar coon I had to skin for him. Rascal weighed 17 pounds. They been under a feeder on one tract we are setting. I just hope I get to run another line myself next week. It's rough running that early but I can't help but love it. Again great catches guys. I've enjoyed this thread and hope y'all don't mind me participating.
That’s a big ole joker! All my coon catches have been boars. Just a few that size though. When the coons weigh more than the cats you’ve got a grown one!
 
Nice red bud! Y'all tickle me with the possums. In early.80s we kept everyone of them. Yep and I was designated Skinner at shopping 25cents apiece. Now a days he gets boot on his neck and quick release. Grandson does get a kick out of chasing them with a stick though.
 
Nice red bud! Y'all tickle me with the possums. In early.80s we kept everyone of them. Yep and I was designated Skinner at shopping 25cents apiece. Now a days he gets boot on his neck and quick release. Grandson does get a kick out of chasing them with a stick though.
He was a pleasant surprise for sure! We don't have a lot of them around here so I released him to procreate. Possums are really bad so I am trying to thin them...
7 in 4 days is a bit extreme. LOL
 
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Glad someone is on there game. I didn’t even see a track after all that rain. Good news no tripped traps from deer either, which was sorta weird cause I didn’t hardly see any deer tracks either.
Now what’s funny is I set a cell cam up on a intersection where I have a couple traps. Can only see location of one trap and down the road. This was where I had seen a couple coyote tracks last Saturday.
Guess I shouldn’t have squirted a little coyote urine near the trap. I have had about 10 pics of upwards to 6 does all over/around the trap sniffing. From the after the rain last night until this evening there was 1 (one) set of deer tracks, lol!! Hoping this weather change might have a few moving this evening. Need a confidence booster!
 
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