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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul
28

53 rd National Trappers Association Convention in MN 2012

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When and where: August 2nd-5th, 2012 Owatonna, Minnesota Directions: Steele County Free Fair Fairgrounds 1525 South Cedar Avenue Owatonna, Minnesota 55060 507 451-5305 DEMO SCHEDULE THURSDAY 9:00   – Darin Freeborough, PA: Winter Coyote Trapping *10:00 – Tom Florin, WI: Beaver 11:00 – Jim Wallner, MN: Marten & Fisher 12:00 – Kendall Obermier, IA: Mink & …

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Jul
27

Uncle Ted for Inspector general ! Just a little common sence to brighten your day.

Liberals fear him, bad guys are scared of him and real Americans love Uncle TED. Do you see a difference between Eric Holder and Uncle TED? one is a corrupt coward and one is a patriot!

Jul
27

Catching Otter in the spring, using holes in old beaver dams.

If you look closely,  you will find holes in a lot of dams that you can catch both otter and beaver in. I have noticed on a few beaver control jobs in the summer that beaver will keep these holes open if they are in areas that are spring fed and have a lot of …

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Jul
27

Trapping beaver using bilnd sets at a beaver dam. Body grip traps are in the video, but snares and footholds will catch you plenty of beaver if you use this method.

When beaver trapping don’t be a one trick pony. Castor mound sets are great, beaver dam cross overs are nice and blocking up a creek works year after year. I get to talk to a lot of beaver trappers over the years. I have noticed that most trappers over time become singular in the way …

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Jul
27

Just a thought for you to ponder about your 2012 trapping Season.

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    There is no way to get away from the survival of the fittest, it’s the natural law Every man has a choice, be strong or be weak Every man is either an Alpha male or he is not Alpha males lead, all others follow and get what is left over This season will …

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Jul
27

Trapping lures:Trappers put a lot of trust is lures and baits, but there is no magic in a bottle. Some or better than other, it’s up to the trapper to think and ask questions before he or she buys animal scents.

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  Magic in a bottle? by Clint Locklear, Predator Control Group Like it or not every trapper finds himself trying a new promise in a trapping lure bottle. I know we are all adults here, but if every man is honest with himself, every now and then we let the hope of a new stink …

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Jul
27

Raccoon trapping, # 3 traps and modifications. Also how to keep raccoons from tearing up one’s set so much. Question to Cllint.

Question from J. M. from MO  I want to start out saying that Clint u are an icon to trapping and trappers u really know what it takes and what u are doing and I enjoy watching and learning everything I have from u. i also want to say after watching the rant on tiny traps …

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Jul
23

Trapping coyotes, bobcats and fox, are Electronic callers or squeakers good for the trap line.

Clint Locklear Trapping bobcats

Another interesting question from the Forum on Wolfer Nation. Are electronic callers or squeaker good for trapping predators? I will admit that I am always looking for an edge on the trap line. I have tried some crazy and not so crazy ideas. Some worked, some did not and a few I could not tell …

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Jul
23

Trapping, How to make the trigger on a body grip trap not travel as far. This will help you catch more fur and get more neck catches.

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  Note: this was a good question on Wolfer Nation Forum’s, so i will take the time to write a small article on the subject. I have played with the triggers on bodygrip triggers for a long time. I have filed areas on the trigger and dog and screwed up a lot of triggers. On smaller traps like …

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Jul
20

Beaver trapping knowledge, Beavers building a lodge. Do muskrats live in the beaver house with the beaver? Beaver move quickly out of their den holes, really?

To be a better beaver trapper, we all need to study our target animal. Videos are great, spending time out in the woods is better. This way we can study the land for a better trap location. You will even find some amazing video sources at your local library. This You Tube trapping video should …

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Jul
20

How a beaver builds his dam and makes channels to the trees. This is great footage for a beaver trapper to watch and study.

The animal is always the best teacher for a trapper to learn from! Some things to notice: It becomes clear why foot holds get snapped off around beaver dams. So what can you do to keep your traps working? Are traps that are set for a hind foot catch only good if the beaver is …

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Jul
20

How to snare, Trapper X is on Trapping Radio this week, We are talking about a lot of things, but a lot about “LOOPING”

    This is a great show. Trapper X is a grand story teller. He lives in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, his name is XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX. He has been snaring for more years that a lot of us have been alive. One thing he does that is not the norm today is how he secures his snares for …

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Jul
20

How to make a Stinger Kill Spring Coyote Snare, the snare lock is a cleated Cam Lock.

In areas that you do not have dog problems, kill snares are effective snare set up for sure. I have more experience with choke springs, 50 pound and 75 pound springs. I have talked to a lot of coyote snare men that like the Stinger kill spring. So if you have been wondering what they …

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Jul
20

Trapping Coyote Video, What Predator Control Group was experimenting with on the high fence for coyotes and bobcats. Note: this is a very, very bad idea in most of the country, trappers have to be smart and use their head with methods like this.

How to catch more coyotes?  Want to catch more bobcats or raccoons? It is simple really, I am always asking questions. I am always observing and questioning what I think I know. I get asked all the time, how did you figure that out or come up with that product or trapping method. It may …

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Jul
19

Raccoon trapping, Something to wonder about with the new push pull triggers on the dog proof raccoon traps.

This is something i have been wondering about. This is not a slam on the new push-pull triggers on the market. This question is also not being asked because the Alcatraz trap I’m evolved with. The question is simple, and this is just something I have been wondering. Is a push-pull trigger a push trigger at all if dog …

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Jul
19

Raccoon Trapping, Trigger systems on dog proof or pet proof raccoon traps.

by Clint Locklear, Predator Control Group This may get some guys tore up, but sit back and just breath. If you disagree that’s fine. These are my opinions and observations. Dog proof or pet proof traps have become a common raccoon trap in the last 4-5 years. Most raccoon trappers have added these to their equipment list in …

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Jul
19

Obummer Care, Sounds like a great plan for America, that is if you didn’t really like America.

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Just an FYI, this effects everyone. Just what were our congressmen/women doing when this CRAP was passed??? YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS… Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number THE CARE BILL HB 3200 JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL. Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, …

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Jul
19

Raccoon Traps, E-mail I got from Dustin (student from TX Predator School) He shows that a #2 Bridger will get less under jaw damage from Raccoons than a #11 longspring. Hmmmmmm!

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 Clint here are the pictures you requested. If you want any more let me know. I used and labeled the 2 most common coon and mink traps one being a 1.5 duke the other a #11 longspring. I wrote the jaw differance on the backround below them so guys coud see the differece. The picture …

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Jul
19

A little Blonde Joke, but I guess you could replace Blonde with PETA member and the joke would still work.

Engine Loss Two blondes were flying to Miami from Cleveland. Fifteen minutes into the flight, the captain announced “One of the engines has failed and the flight will be an hour longer. But don’t worry we have three engines left”. Thirty minutes later, the captain announced “One more engine has failed and the flight will …

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Jul
19

2012 Maine Trapper’s Association Fall Rendezvous. If you are into trapping and in to catching more Animals, this would be a fun show to go too.

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  The date for the Maine Trapper’s Fall Rendezvous is September 21, 22 & 23. gates open @8 am. The location to hang out with your fur brothers is Windsor Fair Grounds, 82 Ridge RD Windsor ME. Demos are Friday and Saturday, this is what you can learn: How to make Wood Stretchers, Lure and Bait …

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