Stories And Pictures

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by DeerHunter01, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    Thought maybe I would start one out for you, this here bobcat was caught in McKean County Pa. He was released unharmed.

    This one was caught and no permit was applyed for , so the Bobcat was released back to the wild.
     

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  2. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Last year, I had the time of my life with a three-cat morning. I have never caught more than one cat a morning till last year. I also had my ideas of cats blow out of the water by a friend. He told how the cats he was catching were there everyday. I told him that I had always been told that a cat would travel a circle and make his rounds every 5-9 days. He told me I was not so, when the have carcass to eat on. He was right. Never seen anything like it. Together we caught three cats off on carcass in one night and they were no more than 20 yards apart. One big tom, a big momma, and kitt. All off one beaver carcass. The next morning, I caught 3 cats myself in 3 different locations. I love cat trapping, they have to be the funniest to catch to me. Here is a not so good a quality pic of the cats I caught in one morning. I had to scan the pic, due the old puter crashed and I lost all my pics that with it.
     

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  3. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    The best we have ever done was 2 cats in one winter. Then again I just do it for about a week each winter. More of a hobby then anything.
     
  4. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Crazy, that is good, brother. The only reason I caught so many last year, was because a buddy carried me to spot over run with cats, and he showed me how he catches them. I have never caught so many in one season as I did this past season. If the price ever gets back up as high as they were last year, I will bust more than what I did. I had never traped river cats till last year. I do enjoy catching cats, but I have not done it so long, because I refused to sale a cat hide for $10. Last year they pecked at $50 and fell off to 20 by the end of the season. Glad I sold early. :D
     
  5. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    They cats run around $75 bucks here. There going to be about the same this year. Coons are going to drop to almost nothing do to the fact that they still have fur left from last year. Otters will be about the same as last year as well. I think yotes here are going to stay the same. I dunno I'm not in it to make money. More in it to help out the ground nesting birds.
     
  6. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Crazy, you made a statement that few people know about. Trappers help the ground nesting birds, such as but not limited too, duck, turkey, and quail. There was a scientific test done on a 12000 acre nesting area. They allowed trappers to take fur off one half of the area, which was divided by a road down the mild. There was no tapping allowed on the other side of the road. After two season the 6000 acre nesting area which a had been trapped, had a nesting success rate of 73% This was up from the former 34% success rate before trapping was allowed. The side, which had not allowed trapping, stayed at a 34% success rate. Faced with the facts and figures, one org. still to this day will not condone trapping as a means to increase nesting success rates due to the bad image that trapping has in the world today. Fur taking is an important part of the world, which we live today, now more than ever with. Animal’s home ranges have been cut in half in just a few short years and while they interact with humans, they become less frightened of us. Animals do millions and millions of dollars worth of damage each and every year inside city limits and PETA and others will tell you it is the animals right to do damage, because we took his home to make ours. Maybe so, but I also believe that the fur they sport is one the best renewable resources we have in this world and that we should keep their numbers in check. If we allow them to over populate, mother nature will take care of them in it own way, and the death that mother nature deals out is a lot more brutal and inhumane than that which a fur taker offers
     
  7. okie-katfish

    okie-katfish New Member

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    cuttingout69, nice post. your 100% right, i wished more people relized this.
     
  8. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Very Very well said.