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As the title says I'm unsettled about the season ahead. Fur prices have crashed and only about half of last year's catch was sold and at greatly reduced prices. My ave last year was $45 CAD with a catch of 108 coyotes of which I still have 45 unsold . The 7 fox and 7 raccoons I had were all given away to friends who got them tanned at their own expense so at least they didn't go to waste .

1 thing that is constant is a hi population of coyotes to catch so I'm planning on hitting them again ,maybe not with the gusto and enthusiasm as before but it's something I really enjoy and look forward to each year .

My dad says all hobbies cost money ...golf ,fishing ,sports ..you name it . Looks like maybe trapping is my hobby ,but hey,if it keeps me busy and I can make a buck or two and pay for gas it's worth a shot.

Got my new trappers licence and equipment is ready ,so as soon as deer season ends Nov 30 ,I will start hangin cable ..stay tuned .


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Can’t wait to see what you do this season cam

I was planning on trapping this year also but work has gotten-in the way again this season with no end in sight I was going to switch careers but it seems I’m to old for what I’ve applied for
Good luck I hope you get a pile of fur
 

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Can’t wait to see what you do this season cam

I was planning on trapping this year also but work has gotten-in the way again this season with no end in sight I was going to switch careers but it seems I’m to old for what I’ve applied for
Good luck I hope you get a pile of fur
Thanx pokey . Ya life seems to get in the way of a lot.of our dreams and aspirations. I have always wanted to.hunt caribou and had plans of putting dog money towards a hunt .Spent the.money 2 years ago on a new RV and paid cash for it from coyotes . Well now with the downturn in fur price and caribou hunts absolutely thru the roof its clear that it just plain isn't gonna happen ...so guess I will settle for a cougar hunt this year close to home with a local outfitter friend that will.let me pay for it with hay for his horses. Can't beat that for a real good cat and he gets some.good ones .4 of 12.last year made.B &C ..

I think my snares will go into tomorrow, had tracks and the parents deck this morning and at 11 a.m. he was next to the chicken coop..game on .

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Fed the cows today and while trailing the tractor home a movement to my right caught my eye and I glanced over and a coyote was paralleling the tractor down the field about 50 ft away ..I slowed and he crossed in front of me ...no fear ..I've been pushed almost too far ...lol


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Bait is piling up , one dead from town and a couple more from the warden . I've got 4 now so that should get me prebaited . I will try and get them out this Saturday and set on Thursday when I get back from my whitetail hunt, shiuld be good trails to set on by then


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AND WERE OFF !!! Got a call from one of my snare site landowners that the coyotes had piled his calves up in the corral and he lost 2 ...quite the kick in the pants at $1400 each . I was gonna start Dec 1 but this is close enough . The dogs ate one whole calf in 3 days and have started into the second ..it's not a great place to set ,it's in a shelter belt of trees but cover is strung out . I hate to move the carcasses at all and upset their pattern so I just set on packed trails where they take scraps back into the trees to eat . 10 set ,we will see what happens .


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