Anyone picking-up any new gear before season?

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by 223Smitty, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    I got as much as I can run already (atleast trap-wise). Might try some new lures this year. I have a buddy that makes some, so I'm gonna try some of his.

    lol, I need to get my rear in gear & get started working on my traps though. I went through some of them today & realized I'd taken alot of them apart after last season, so it's time to fire-up the welder.....except that hasn't sounded too "fun" since we've been in the 90*+ range.

    Anyone going "shopping" soon? If ya are....what's on your "need" list. Heck, as far as that goes, what's on your "wish" list?

    I'm not going to say I won't pick-up any more traps this year, but if I do, it'll be used ones at the Indiana Convention next month.

    Smitty
     
  2. hoosier angler

    hoosier angler New Member

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    Brian, Do you buy anything from Hoosier Trapper Supply?
     

  3. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    bought some new strecthers(bobcats) will be trying out the liggett line of lure this season too
     
  4. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    Yep, Charlie's a great guy! If you've never been in his place, stop-in sometime....it's neat!

    Smitty
     
  5. hoosier angler

    hoosier angler New Member

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    Brian, I known him for years, He has a whitetail mount for me that I need to pick up this month. Those guys are great, They will continue to get my business. Jeff
     
  6. mattoonboy4

    mattoonboy4 New Member

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    within the past couple years i've stopped trappin just about everything but beaver and it seems that i buy more 330's and double long springs(magnums) every year. so i'm sure this year wont be any different.
     
  7. Supafox

    Supafox New Member

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    I might do a little trapping but I'm gettin a new rifle. Me and my wifes anniversary is the Aug 15. and she is gonna get me a 17. I want to try it out on some fox and coons and maybe snipe some squirrles.
     
  8. Georgiajack

    Georgiajack New Member

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    I about all I need, maybe some urine. I won't start till after deer season down here. That' usaully the third week in January, so I have plenty of time to take inventory yet. I picked up an excellent lure formula from one of Mike Marsyada's books, and tried it for the first time last year. Worked good on about everything. Jack.
     
  9. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    im getting some coon and muskrat lures as well as otter lures. i have 3 1 1/4 longspring and some old number 1 muskrat traps coming in too. but ive been ready since about trapping season ended!
     
  10. field989

    field989 New Member

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    WORD OF ADVICE!!!

    ok if u use the V-MAX ammo ONLY TAKE HEAD SHOTS ON SQUIRRELS UNLESS u want to halves of squirrels

    OK next i use the 20 Gr Hornady XTP bullets and i am gonna maybe shoot a fox and maybe squirrel hunt with these(only late season squirrels so i can take longer shots) but u will get WAY better penetration with these and not run as much of a risk of wounding the animal which is always BAD

    but here are some REALLY cool things to shoot when u get it

    #1 fill up a 2 liter with water and shoot it at 20 yards its really cool
    #2 fill up a container with ice and shoot it its SUPER COOL
    #3 birds lol just a PUFF of feathers
    #4 POP cans.... IT WILL FILLET THEM OUT BIG TIME
    #5 ANYTHING that could explode lol

    BUT DO BE CAREFUL

    AND HAVE FUN

    also what kind are u getting

    mine is a Marlin 917VS
    i have a pic of it in the gallery

    Thanks

    Jeff