Hey yall. Moving up to Ft. Knox before Christmas. Anybody who can help a newbie get started? Ran a line with a veteran trapper down here in South MS last year, got a few 330's but not much else. All I caught last year was 1 alligator snapping turtle!
my name is jeremey rains, i live in whitley county, i am 31 years old i have 3 children ages 6, 7, and 15. there names are kaylee, breann, and dustin, with dustin being the oldest. i have been happily married to my wife donna for 16 years. she has always supported me with whatever i did. this is my first year running a trap line, but so far me and my son are having the time of our lives. i have always wanted to live the life of the old timers, and trapping is just another way to keep our old legends and traditions alive, nothing better than living off the land. thats whats happened to this old country, they have forgot how this country was brought up. people now days dont know gardening, cooking, or anyting else and wander why people are more sick now days, buying everything they need from stores that was shipped across seas instead of growing and raising and hunting what they eat and what they need. i am a strong believer of living off the land. its a tool that god has givin us to survive life, and alot of people have forgotten how to use these tools and in time our traditions are dying. take a kid hunting, fishing, and trapping and teach our youngsters everything you know about our godly givin great outdoors. GOD BLESS
My name is Ron Freking, I live in Kenton co. I started trapping as a kid. I trapped some Beaver and 'rats in North Dakota while in the service. I got the bug again last year and did pretty well, I plan to hit it harder this year. I did get some kids started trapping last year and had a blast. I'm afraid we are a slowly dying breed, don't be afraid to pass your knowledge on to the next generation. Cady
My name is Kevin Brennen. I have been married for 15 years and have 5 great children. I have not trapped since the late 80's. My boys found my old traps in the garage and after I explained what they did they were ready. I have been working on getting everything reday again so we can start a short line this year and see what happens. I live in in northern Ky in Kenton county.
Last time I trap there were no Bobcats, Beavers or Otters. I have goals now.
My name is Dave Skinner and I live in Alvaton KY (edge of bowling green). I'm married with 2 little girls. I'm half owner of Lost River Game Calls and have been filming for about 2 years with the ultimate goal of airing a local outdoors TV show. it's as close as ever to becoming a reality. I've been tossing the idea of trapping around for a while and decided tpo make the leap and try snaring. Hopefully I'll have a few set by next week and will film my trials and tribulations for the show.
I'm Steve Zeigler from Orangeburg, SC. I trapped my 1st Beaver last week. I skinned him out but I had trouble fleshing off that layer of muscle on his back. I nailed him to some plywood and salted him down until I could find a way to remove the flesh. I ordered a fleshing knife, a skinner knife and a hanger for my next beaver. Any tips on fleshing would be welcomed.
Hi my name is tyler and i go to shcool whith your son matthew at south Laruel high he my best freand. And i love to hunt and fish and trap me and matt that is all we talk about in school and iam from Owley county i go to my dads every weekend and we trap and hunt when it is in season.
Just posted in another forum...Name's Frank; I have a wife and 7 year old daughter. I'm in the Marines and just moved to Ft Knox from NC. Spent some time in WA State working with my father in law who's a fur agent for Fur Harvesters (in other words, a slave to the fleshing beam). Not much trapping up there-no legholds/body grippers allowed-just live trapping. I live in base housing, so I don't know how appreciative they will be to drying fur...we'll see. I'll be going to the fur auction in Elizabethtown next sat, and am wondering what the license requirements are for selling fur. any help would be great. I'm fairly new to running a trapline, but if someone needs a partner, I'm ok in a skinning shed and tell pretty good lies. handled some beaver, coyote, muskrat, so if anyone is willing to take a new guy around, I can pay back doing some skinning. I have a few bodygrips etc and am interested in getting in to the outdoors for any thing-fishing, hunting etc- any season-missed all the seasons 3 yrs straight in NC due to gov't paid vacation to Iraq.
My name is Milton D. Perry 52 yrs old and I live in Christian County Kentucky. I am married and have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. I am originally from SW Louisiana in the swamps, marshes and rice fields. I trapped a lot in the 70's and early 80's before I moved to Kentucky. Mostly caught nutria, mink, muskrats and coons in Louisiana in the wetlands. I am now getting back into trapping in Kentucky and it is a whole new world here. I will be needing help with the methods you use here to trap on farm lands to catch fox, coyotes and whatever else! I did trap about 70 days this past season with only 5 220 body grip sets and a few leg holds. I caught my first ever bobcat ;D using a bucket set that someone told me about trying. I also caught my first red fox by accident in a leg hold that I set next to a deer carcase pile hoping to catch a coyote . I am also sending in my application for the UTK and I am going to do my best to go to the spring fling to try and met some of you and pick up some pointers for Kentucky trapping!
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Hi my name is Ernest Winter i live in Michigan i am a State Trapper and have been trapping for 43 years in Michigan and other states . I am also working as a electrician in a local factory in Parma Michigan.
My name is William Miller I live in McLean co. In Western Ky. Im married with 3 kids. I work on the river as a towboat captain been trapping 4 years. My family raises cattle so most of my trapping has been for coyotes would likd to catch a cat this year and more coon. I love to bowhunt and trap im also a member of the utk.
My name is Benny Epling. I started trapping at first to catch what was killing my chickens. After a little success I liked it so much I was more interested in Trapping than the chickens. I still have a few chickens, keep a few bees, fish some, hunt some but think about trapping more than anything else. I live in Pike county, married for 42 years, retired from Xerox as a repairman after 34 years. Best thing I did last season was get my limit on Bobcat (5) WOW.
hey. I,m new to this sight. Not much of a puter guy. I trapped coon and fox back in the 70's and early 80's. Life happened. Just getting back into trapping. Got 3 kids finaly all grown. No wife. Decided i'm old enough to do some of the things I like. I live in butler Co. KY and have all my life. I ride my lines on a horse have found it to be a lot easier on a 44 year old that is not in the best fisical shape. my oldest is going to start trapping this year. am hoping that he enjoys it. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!