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Thread: 2018 Trap Line

  1. #81
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    I had this years spike scalped just because... I cut as much meat and hair off as I could and caked Borax on it - after a week I cut off what I could but it needs more work. I wonder if I should boil? Meanwhile I'm just letting it sit with Borax on it to dry it out.

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    Borax will dry out the spoilable material and prevent bacteria growth. It doesn’t cause material to come off easier.

    If you decide to boil, use the method I mentioned above. The water only needs to cover the skull cap and the antler bases. Do not submerge the entire antlers.

    Washing soda is key, otherwise the process is a PITA.
    Leave my rifle, my fishing pole, my traps, and leave me be.

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    Thanks Outdoorsman - I'll pick some up and try it

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    Went squirrel hunting this morning and made a classic rookie mistake of unloading my rifle as I walked out. About 400 feet from the truck a squirrel stood perfect for me while I loaded my .22 and then ran as I took aim.

    Edit: Both photos were taken in the "Big Woods" of Unit M.

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    Had the last hour of light to use for hunting purposes this evening and headed out to a deer stand I had seen a number of squirrels running around. Needless to say didn’t see any squirrels. Had a few birds fly inches by me though.

    Beautiful place to watch the sun light fade away:

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    Default Fisher Season

    Fisher opened December 1st. I made a cubby set behind my house where I?ve had very good luck the last few years. So far no captures though.

    I bought a second battery tray for my 2500HD to add electrical storage while plowing. Spent the evening turning wrenches under the bright light of a headlamp. Was able to use the battery cables out of the 87 parts truck I purchased for the other truck. The install came out well and has doubled my cold cranking amps from 800 to 1600.

    The engine turns over fast now!

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    Placed a game camera watching my fisher set. So far I’ve photographed mice eating a lot of beaver meat. Little rascals have eaten an entire thigh. I rebaited but have no skunky lure at the site so there are low odds of success. I’m having fun with the camera and really do not care if I catch any fisher this year.

    Fingers crossed for some cold weather to start the chase of under ice beavers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsman View Post
    Placed a game camera watching my fisher set. So far I’ve photographed mice eating a lot of beaver meat. Little rascals have eaten an entire thigh. I rebaited but have no skunky life at the site so there are low odds of success. I’m having fun with the camera and really do not care if I catch any fisher this year.

    Fingers crossed for some cold weather to start the chase of under ice beavers.
    I walked onto a really small pond yesterday, and as I stood there thinking it was almost all the way froze over after that downpour Tuesday night, 3 very nice beavers surfaced. Your thread makes me want to get back into trapping. Someday, if time becomes a little more available, I think I might. All my old traps are still hanging in the chicken house waiting for me....

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    Default Road Trip

    This weeks cold is leading me to believe it won?t be long before I can get a few beaver sets out. I?m missing chopping ice along with the occasional cold hands.

    I made a road trip out to Columbus Ohio this weekend with my daughter. About 4 hours into the trip our alternator gave out requiring us to camp out in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania AutoZone. Thank god I always pack a tool kit and a sleeping bag or blanket. In this case both went to very good use.

    Our return route had us on I90 all the way through NY pulling a double axle trailer. The toll was $57! My daughter about fell out the seat when the toll attendant said the cost. The road is wide, flat, and ample access to gas so it?s hard to complain about the cost. Certainly was a much easier road to travel than those ridge paths PA has.

    I have one picture from Ohio showing the sun on the horizon at 5PM. The woman we met got a kick out of me telling her at 4:30PM it?s dark in New Hampshire. Furthest east she had been was Pennsylvania.

    The hospitality of the Ohio residents was amazing and hearing their accents was equally welcoming. Not to mention the temperature was 47 degrees Saturday and no snow was in sight.

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    Default Merry Christmas

    Woke up this morning to an early Christmas present in my fisher set. I?ll be donating the pelt to the NH Trapping Association. Annually the NH Trapping Association has a fur coat made then donates the coat to Miss NH. The carcass will be going to a fisher/distemper research project in the North East Wildlife Disease Cooperative. NH was the first Eastern state to document canine distemper in fisher.

    Research:

    https://www.northeastwildlife.org/pr...irus-northeast


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