Booby trapped in my own backyard !!!!!!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by SangamonCatKiller, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    Omg, guys.. I went to look at my spots as i do every winter and check to see what kind of new timber has fallen in. On my way down the path, a nail decided it wanted to greet my foot. I shook it off as some kind of natural vegitation, like a large thorn or something. Besides it is close to a place where some garbage can be found on your way in. Then I heard my friend behind me "Oooo !@#$@@!" he had obviously found the same object as I on his way in behind me. We cursed about it for a few, and procedeed in. After checking our locations we decided to see if we could find what had stuck us on our way in as it had happened in the same general area. Well we ended up finding a large board, littered with ten penny nails wedged in between two trees and buried under some brush. I am curious, would you guys seek some payback? I think I know who it was because there is only one other group of people that I have ever seen in the area. I removed the board, now im just curious as to who's --- I should stick it in? Please help!!! :)
     
  2. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Could it be they were after a four wheeler or ATV. Surely they didn't want to get someone walking.
     

  3. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    thats what i was thinking doyle
     
  4. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    If you want to get them back rig a balloon filled with india ink and water tied just above normal level of vision between two trees on trail then rig a trip wire to expload the balloon at right moment. It will mark the likely culprit but not injure an innocent .
     
  5. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    revenge is mine sayeth the lord..... well someone can be his means of revenge cant they?? not that I'd ever condone such acts (wink wink)
     
  6. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Be very careful, sounds like someone may be planting a "garden" back there.
     
  7. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog New Member

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    I think you hit the nail on the head griz.
     
  8. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    That's a bummer, man! Y'all may want to consider a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in a while. Rusty nails could bring it on you.
    BB in SC
     
  9. Johny Buck

    Johny Buck New Member

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    I think it may be a bit early for a garden but who knows, they may have genetically inbred some winter wheat traits into some of that Peoria thunder weed.:smile2:
     
  10. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Thanks for bringing that up. Every 7 years I believe.
     
  11. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Maybe it's because I'm such a steady customer, but the ER sticks me every time that I get wounded. As far as payback goes, it feels good for a little while, but I end up wishin' I hadn't done it. Just my opinion, but don't lower yourself to their level.
     
  12. catchaser19

    catchaser19 New Member

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    Well if i had proof that the person in question did it i would at the very least confront him on that. Next time it could be in another spot and you could ruin four tires on a quad just cuz some punk wants to fool around.
     
  13. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    That was my first thought. I am a little worried about it. Cuz I know they will do plenty to protect such a "garden"
     
  14. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    The board had definitely been there for a while. Wasn't recently stuck there. I support the garden theory . Although I have seen a guy on an atv riding trails back in there........
     
  15. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    It might have been put there by the landowner to stop people from riding 4- wheelers. It might also be that someone is preparing a "Secret Garden" spot. Either way be careful. People seem to be willing to do anything these days. It's a CRAZY world and there are plenty of CRAZY people out there.:eek:oooh:
     
  16. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    I would say remember where it is and go around it. No telling what is going on and why someone put it there but if you are just trying to hit your fishing holes then go around it and go fish.
     
  17. crazyjet1

    crazyjet1 New Member

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    Thats pretty screwed up if somebody set that out there for you!!!
     
  18. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    dont know the laws in your state but federal law says 30 years for boobie traping and thats with out the possibility of parol.call the law
     
  19. bullheadslayer

    bullheadslayer New Member

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  20. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    Move the board about 15 to 20 ft down the path and maybe it will get the person or people that set it out.