Muskrat hunting

NCHillbilly

Administrator
I've never hunted muskrats, but I have trapped a bazillion of them back in the day. They live in almost every body of water from little branches to large rivers and lakes, especially if there are good food sources like crop fields or cattails and other marsh vegetation.
 

NCHillbilly

Administrator
You mean what area in general? Pretty much everywhere I've ever been from the southeast to the midwest where there's water, I see muskrat sign. Look for droppings on rocks in the water, slides, dens, tracks in the mud, and places where they've been cutting and digging vegetation.
 
Trapped my share in the pond behind the Methodist Children’s Home off of Candler and in what they call Bess Walker Memorial pond in Avondale when I was a kid....but that was 50 years ago.
 

NCHillbilly

Administrator
Many people with farm ponds would probably be happy to let you remove their muskrats if you talk to them right-they dig holes in the dam and undermine the banks.
 

Nugefan

Senior Member
I wasn't gonna say anything .... lol
 
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