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#81
Maine Bear Trapping CONTROVERSY (Woodsman's Podcast Clip)
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I wish we had bears here. Id run em down and shoot em with my 45/70.

Fuck yea!
We were recently on a cruise tour in Alaska. At Icy Strait we went on a brown bear watch excursion. Two locals protected our small group with 45/70's loaded with 405 grain slugs.
 

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Two of my friends just did the same thing. Drove from Philly to Seattle and caught the boat there. Sent out a lot of neat pics. Really enjoyed their vaca,
We flew from PHL thru Chicago to Vancover where we boarded the ship. Alaska is so awesome! Have so many pics.
It was the best two week vacation we ever had!
 

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Just skinned a badger, goddamn they stink...........smells like rotten axle grease, not that grease can rot.

yes its that time again!

I hope I dont get badger farts.
as long as you don't eat him, but then if you had too that would mean there was no one around anyway so you should toot out by the time you make it back in from your trap lines.

never skinned one out myself but I have chased them and them there teeth and attitude are something to stay away from. So how was the pelt and are you considering lining some cold weather gloves with it?
 

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Ain't skun one of them forever. Let us know what kind of dollar value you receive if your sending it to auction. They is mostly holed up here now but the odd one digs out for a day and can be got.
 

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The badger pelt is nice, the guard hairs are pretty long. badgers prime up latest of any furbearer, like end of January. I have not caught one in a long tiem, this one will get tanned and go in my library/sitting room on the wall. PIT, badgers last year brought 15-25 usd, with the occasional 35 dollar hide in the mix. No markets for smalls or damaged, claws left on preferred (novelty market).

We do not have fancy fur here in SE Colorado, although sometimes you get lucky when you go thru alot of critters. So we go thru lots of critters and avg out.
 

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We are standing in the fur trough with both feet fellers. Skinning, skinning, and more skinning. It stinks in the house of pain. This unseasonable warm weather we have been having is a boon. Tonite I have to clean out the freezer and hang fur for fleshing and boarding tomorrow. If anyone wants to flesh 17 yotes let me know.

Yes I am crying, im bitching like a girl. Ive said for years im getting too old for this shit. But, I woyldnt have it any other way.........

My hands sure hurt, and my farts smell like a yote.

The fur looks good boys.

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I want a coat out of badger fur. any fucker who would skin one needs a badger coat. Its like a tiny yote, the hide dont come off.
 

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We are standing in the fur trough with both feet fellers. Skinning, skinning, and more skinning. It stinks in the house of pain. This unseasonable warm weather we have been having is a boon. Tonite I have to clean out the freezer and hang fur for fleshing and boarding tomorrow. If anyone wants to flesh 17 yotes let me know.

Yes I am crying, im bitching like a girl. Ive said for years im getting too old for this shit. But, I woyldnt have it any other way.........

My hands sure hurt, and my farts smell like a yote.

The fur looks good boys.

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do you borax or salt?
 

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do you borax or salt?
I ain't sure what Coop does but I ain't never used either for selling furs. I suppose our dry air helps with that a batch.
A young fellow showed up with a yote today that he wanted to learn how to skin, etc. Damb I enjoy watching people do something for the first time when a body could almost do it his sleep any more. I think he expected me to do more than tell him how.LOL Got it done and washed ready to go on the board tomorrow.
 

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Coopersmith, I grew up trapping in SW Colorado. Mainly for mink and beaver. Got a few yotes as well along the way.

Here in southern Oregon I shoot a lot of Badgers but have only skinned one (yep they stink like someone pooped in the motor oil). Lots and lots of raccoons though.
 

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do you borax or salt?
I use borax in the ears and arm pits of the front legs to avoid taint. Not much mind you just a small handful here and there. i have low humidity as well, but the fur shed can get pretty humid when there is alot of fur hanging to dry. Right now ive got 53 yotes on stretchers. I do move alot of air, but keep the shed shut up when im working, I just cannot skin or handle fur with cold hands. makes em hurt.

When I finish for the day, the widows are opened, heater turned off, and fans set in high. It drops the humidity considerably.

Off to the shed boys. The line has been run and the fur I got out of the freezer last nite is ready to flesh and board. My dance card is full til after dark tonite.
 

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I'm getting old. I watched a badger for a half hour yesterday and could have killed it at any time but instead I enjoyed the live show instead of the dead show and all it's entrails. Shortly before this I was with a landowner friend who set up a few snares around an old cow that died. I had more fun watching this fellow do things I never would but I bet he catch's one anyway.
 

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Old dead cows are the bread and butter of prairie trapping. I have caught 14 yotes this year off dead cows, and we are just getting started.

I am getting old too pit, but im too poor for it to matter..........:truck2:

I figured youd of busted the badger for your manchair..............you got a swift fox on that throne? Well if not, we can fix that.

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Coop, I ain't never seed a kit fox and sure don't have one on me chair and thanks for the offer.
The thing I forgot to add about the borax is the fact we have cold here as well. Many hides get freeze dried on the boards here.
Hope you catch a whole whack of whatever you are chasing and especially them high dollar cats. I've never quite understood how some can be worth a thousand dollars while others no where near it.
The badger was intriguing to me cause it were in a spot I wouldn't expect it to be. There is none of it's usual prey within a mile of it so was kinda/sorta puzzled and was wondering if it may be finding a den or what? It finally went down and filled the hole behind itself.
 

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I never seen a kit fox either, the govt bios tell us we got a swift fox, which is the northern version of the kit. the swifty, hes the size of a half grown cat, full grown, the skin is so thin I can see my orange nitrile gloves thru the belly when I skun. they rip easy, we always do em first, if you do yotes or coons, the go onto swifties you just wreck em. I stretch em on a coon board (adjustable), and they measure like a xl coon. An xl coon is no commerical value, a swifty is 14 frn..........;) .......and zero fleshing. W a skin that thin they dry in 2-3 days as well. Easy to cage, they pay the gas, a real poor mans yote. Im lucky to have em. Like i say, they pay for gas, a dozen at a time.


Dont get me started on cat bellies.

heres a swifty.

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Good evening fellers, still messing with song dogs here. Its been stinky, its been busy. We are up to 87 stretched now, including the ones I put on stretchers today. there is another 25 or so in the freezers, and im buying a coyote shooting contest saturday, so........there will be more. I have a load of frozen swifty hides in there as well, and a really nice red fox I caught yesterday, hell go to the tanner and go on my office/sitting room wall.

So, we are plugging along. My hands and back are holding up so far, I feel alot better than I did this time last year. This spring/summer, im moving my fur shed to another building, and installing unistrut on the ceilings to hang fur, a wood stove, a drying closet, a commerical wash machine, and a hide puller. The wife and I are considering formally throwing our hat in the ring, and getting a business license and starting a fur and antler buying business.
 

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Good luck with the business if you go for it. Local guy North of me does well usually but got whacked by prices a few years back and just like farming, you deal with it.
Do you keep the glands for lure? That's another that if done right can bring in some coin.
 

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Good luck with the business if you go for it. Local guy North of me does well usually but got whacked by prices a few years back and just like farming, you deal with it.
Do you keep the glands for lure? That's another that if done right can bring in some coin.
No I am not currently saving glands, but ive talked w a lure maker in Ks and will start saving them for him next year. Dissecting coyote assholes for the win, fuck yea!

I do have a sanwich sized bag of coon dick bones if anyone is interested..........:2 thumbs up:

Also im on the lookout for an old barn, im gonna do an end of season shot, something like this.

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heres some cat bellies for you pit

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I like short tails and they did make a mockery out of the dogs once and again. Could have caught a lot of them if I was not so stone cold lawfull back then. it was the old "You can't use a feather thing." So I just run the shit out of them with the dogs.
 

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Cats are fun to catch, they are so unpredictable. I have my cat line out, but havent connected yet. Soon come, im set right on top of em.

There is a citizens petition that will be introduced at the next colorado parks and wildlife rulemaking board meeting to outlaw cat trapping in colorado. Colorado has turned into a right piece of shit. Faggot govna, both houses dem owned, weed is nearly worthless, hemp pollen in the air next yr, we are fucked, and ruled by the socialists on the front range.

I hate them.

PS.....I forgot the 40 cent per gallon state fuel tax. I get my gas in Ks, 300 gallons at a time.
 

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they are so unpredictable
Deep snow and kind of crusty? Spent many a night chasing dogs that were chasing a cat...cat on top of snow, us and dogs just plowing through.

yeah but its winter and ya just gots to get out.
 

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Pulled my line first of the week, it had gone stale. Yesterday I started putting it back out, and chnged some things up. this morning, after putting out 14 sets, I had 5 yotes.

Blam, like that!

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Had a guy bring around another wack of yotes shot this morning. Got em bought and skint, I think we had a 500 frn day. My hands are sure sore. I like it when I get a warm one. We wont talk about my thumb.
 

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I didnt cut my thumb, but its broke. Got it hit by a buttbar in a cattle working chute, when we worked yearlings last week. just gotta run the knife a bit more, cuz cant pull as hard.

aint nobody got time for dat............well act like it didnt happen.

 

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I didnt cut my thumb, but its broke. Got it hit by a buttbar in a cattle working chute, when we worked yearlings last week.
Well shit it ain't funny no more. The good ol' butt bar has been the cause of many broken and colored body parts.

The massey in that video has a license plate, is it really required. That vid and the the one done by the two cellos is me fav's of thunderstruck.

Have a very Merry Christmas and keep on keeping on.
 

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Day-am you guys sure have a lot of coyotes over there. All the ones around here are parvo'ed out. In fact the coons are parvo'ed out even. I would knw as we/I haven't lost a chicken to un in two years....biggest predator I have to worry about is that dam chicken hawk.....hell the baldie that flew over just kept on a truck'n. And, yes I would have shot that f'er and sold the feathers.
 
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Day-am you guys sure have a lot of coyotes over there. All the ones around here are parvo'ed out. In fact the coons are parvo'ed out even. I would knw as we/I haven't lost a chicken to un in two years....biggest predator I have to worry about is that dam chicken hawk.....hell the baldie that flew over just kept on a truck'n. And, yes I would have shot that f'er and sold the feathers.
A older male who looks to a younger woman for a primarily sexual relationship. It has predatory undertones...a chickenhawk is a man who takes advantage of a woman for sex

So is that way you are currently doing to that poor girl you're with now?

Or: an older gay male who prefers young gay men as sexual partners

Are you really just gay?
 

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A older male who looks to a younger woman for a primarily sexual relationship. It has predatory undertones...a chickenhawk is a man who takes advantage of a woman for sex

So is that way you are currently doing to that poor girl you're with now?

Or: an older gay male who prefers young gay men as sexual partners

Are you really just gay?
I dont know what yer talking about, but your fucking up this thread hazing my bros. You can take that gay shit and shove it up your ass. We are talking about killing coyotes and skinning critters.

Quit being a dick nobody appreciates it.
 

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meanwhile up at pits house.


Merry christmas fuck faces. Well name the gutshot coyote after yer mama.

Best regards gimmers!
I love this version.
Personally, I think pit. is the singing mandolin player myself.
 

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Day-am you guys sure have a lot of coyotes over there. All the ones around here are parvo'ed out. In fact the coons are parvo'ed out even. I would knw as we/I haven't lost a chicken to un in two years....biggest predator I have to worry about is that dam chicken hawk.....hell the baldie that flew over just kept on a truck'n. And, yes I would have shot that f'er and sold the feathers.
We are covered up with dogs here, even running hard you wont make a dent in em. Ill take that back, after getting on some groups for a few years, you wont see mange, etc, like yer parvo anymore. them diseases are indicative of overpopulation. Mo nature knows how to take care of bidness.
 

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And, yes I would have shot that f'er and sold the feathers.
That my friend will get you 3 hots and a cot at a Federal Prison for 5 years real quick. Hell, even the indians can not have Bald Eagle feathers whether they had molted out or found an already dead Bald Eagle.

Word to the Wise.
 

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A older male who looks to a younger woman for a primarily sexual relationship. It has predatory undertones...a chickenhawk is a man who takes advantage of a woman for sex

So is that way you are currently doing to that poor girl you're with now?

Or: an older gay male who prefers young gay men as sexual partners

Are you really just gay?
What the fuck is wrong with you? First of all this has to do with a barn yard and the predators that feed on the chickens. It in no way could ever have been construed to what ever sexual fantasies you carry in your head.
You need help but I am not the one to render that help, nodammway.
I suggest you head for the whore house and get your backside pounded till you cannot think straight...oh wait, you already have.