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Got that first yote yesterday,now here is my question.Steve--what's the big deal???Now don't get me wrong,I was exited.As a matter of fact my hands trembled a bit as I loaded the revover.But not as much as when I pulled out that 85 pound beaver.
It was a nice pretty one and is already on its way to the tannery.But this dry line stuff will never replace the water rodent line.Heck I cant even lose weight--drive up to the set,get out,dispatch,remake,and on the way.No 1/2 mile hikes in waders through bogs and brush carrying a couple hundred pounds of beav.Jenny Craig must cater to the land liners lol.Did get a nice big coon at urine set today,nice and dry--sweet.
I must admit I am enjoying the yote trapping but am glad to be back ratting and beavering in the afternoon.However you look at wet or dry Trapping is trapping --so you gotta love it all. Tom
 

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LOL- way to go Tom- wait till you turn that corner and you got 2 of em spinning around!

Have to admit I thought about the weight thing yesterady as I was sweating and carrying a beaver- you sure do lose weight dressed and walking water. BTW- got a mink triple in 3 110s all with 50 yards of each other- that was neat!

Another big difference in water trapping is I can carry the lures in my pocket rather than a bucket LOL

I could never, much as I am tempted, be a one type of trapper either water or land. I like the rush of of coyote trapping and the peacefullness of the winter waterline.

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mike and I got a double on coon--big dry boars,and of course no camera--we set coon cuffs to keep the coon from playing in the yote sets.Worked well today unfortunately--the canids werent around.Maybe tomorrow.Tom
 

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everybody has a passion...

I think everyone has a passion for a specific species or style of trapping. I used to be a dry-lander only, till I put on waders once and hauled in my first beaver. Now, I can't decide which is better...so I try to do both.
I prefer my coons up on dryland...dry, fluffy, and much easier to handle in the skinning shed. But, there is also something cool about seeing one caught in a pocket set, too.
I watched my uncles trap for years, and each had very different setups and equipment. Eventually the one went toward coyote-type setups completely, and the other went toward coon/beaver setups only. I got to learn the best of both worlds.
Follow your passion...'cause you have to feed your soul, so to speak. But have fun and try new things too. It's what keeps live full of variety and keeps things interesting.
 
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