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Grayfox

Tonights gopher harvest

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My son Mitch and I have been doing a little gopher trapping on a few of our coyote hunting spots and have been doing real well. Since last Wednesday we've pulled in 97 of the little varmints. Here's a pic of 30 from tonight, he also caught 1 more behind the house.

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do they still offer a 50 cent bounty per pair of front feet? can't beat that smile, that is for sure

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So, do you bake them or deep fat fry? I'll bet they'd be tasty smoked. whistle

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WOW! I'm impressed. Good for you and your son. I have some of these on my property. Might you be willing to offer some hints on your favorite trap--where and how to set it etc. Thanks

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Sweet. I used to do it as kid. I spent many fun hours trapping pockets.

Nice work. You have it figured out to a T.

tweed

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We're across the river in WI and he's getting $3 for a tail on pockets and $1 for the little stripes. We have 53 of the death clutch traps and don't have any problems with them. Maybe I'll take a few pics of the way we set them but there pretty simple to use. Gotta keep our farmer friends happy.

That smile is from the $90 dollars thats laying on the ground in front of him.

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Very nice. That's not a bad summer gig for a kid.

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That's quite a bounty! I've trapped a few in my day, and I have to say it looks like you've got it figured out.

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We went out today and put out 25 more and pulled the card from one of my cameras I put over a pile of gophers and here's what we got.

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$3 a goph? Dang. They are almost worth more than coon and mink.

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Doublelunger, thats exactly why this weekend I'll be going thru the traps and start getting some ready to sell. I've got quite a few and am going downsize a bit for this fall. Just don't have enough time to justify the amount I have and we have a lot more fun calling those predators in the winter anyway.

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I hear that. I quit trapping about 15 years ago for that reason. I do really miss it though. Just like Christmas every day out.

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Grayfox, when you go to get rid of some of those traps let me know what you have. I'm just across the river from you. justsmokem@yahoo.com

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send me the feet and i can get 3 more for them thats what they want here.

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