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Just curious, how many of you trap your own property? I have created quite a draw with my duck and trapping remains behind my house (non-exposed) but for some reason don't feel right about harvesting my back yard critters. I had sets out earlier this season in the back, but have pulled them and now am procrastinating the re-set. On one hand I know the fur is available, on the other hand I feel like it's too convenient. I learn alot from their routines, and have easily patterened their movements. It's not just trapping either. I had mallards dumping into a small water pool earlier this fall....never shot one, :shock: had a couple grouse that visited my tree stand each night...never shot either. :shock: Anyone else "soft" on their own land or am I just getting weak in my old age? Deer are usually the only exception for me.
 

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I was the same way about my gray squirrels til that dang bobcat started wiping out the population. I've always loved squirrel hunting and have put more corn and feed out for the squirrels than a farmer does for his cattle. Then all of a sudden, the squirrels start vanishing. Started looking around more and found scat on several ocassions from the ole' cat where it had eaten the squirrels. Not for sure if I should mess with him or not. I know he's got to eat too :)
 

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Hey Mallard;
I refuse to put out traps on my own land. Might catch my goats or sheep. :twisted:
 

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Hey RdFx;
NOT MY MUTTON!!! Lure holders? There are enough dog hunters trying to pawn off chewed coon on me to handle that :roll:
 

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If it weren't for all the cats and dogs of the neighbors surrounding the main farm I work at, I would love to set traps there. Have a roadkilled deer that the coyotes are eating on now, mink runnning the slough right next to the farm and coon totally ignoring two live traps set in the farm. If only I could set the place with some real traps!! :cry: :x Just too many pets and too much to lose if I snagged one.

Tim
 
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