Trapping: My Journey Begins!

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  • Jamie's avatar

    My dad trapped his whole life until he was about 80 years old. I used to trap when I was a kid back in the 70’s. Some great memories and good money back then. Good luck, it can be tough and fun at the same time.

  • Cristina's avatar

    Congratulations!! I've been trapping on and off since 2015, but this is my first season beavers trapping!

  • Justin's avatar

    Been back at it now for ten years. I started when I was a kid and then life happened up until ten years ago. Now I don’t miss a season here and most years I start my season in Nebraska chasing coyotes and big coons. 👍 I’ve never trapped under the ice before. It looks like a blast for sure

  • Brian's avatar

    Been trapping since 1967, trap mostly for raccoon, beaver, coyote, anything that is legal in Illinois I guess you can say. Good luck, I love to see the younger generation trapping. 👍

  • Mark's avatar

    I trapped my 1st fox with my grandfather's help 55 yrs ago. I was 11 yr old. Since then I've trapped and lived in 5 different states. Beaver have always been my most productive furbearers. Keep after them and good luck !

  • Brian's avatar

    @Mark I would have to say together we have over 100 years of experience, I don't know if that's a good thing or not,just makes us a couple of old farts chasing our passion for the

  • Mark's avatar

    I agree Brian. Most my friends say I was born 150 yrs to late.

  • Shawn's avatar

    I started trapping when my Dad would carry me around in his pack basket when he checked his traps.

  • Anderson's avatar

    Been doing it lightly since 2019

  • Brian's avatar

    @Mark my friends say the same thing.

  • Hayley's avatar

    @Jamie pelt prices have been poor the last few years but castors still fetch a good price. Thanks for sharing your trapping history!

  • Hayley's avatar

    @Justin glad you got back into it! I’ve only done the under I’ve beaver trapping but I’d like to build some box sets and give foot holds a shot too!

  • Hayley's avatar

    @Brian thanks for sharing your trapping heritage! I agree we need more younger generations trappers, hopefully sharing inspires others my age to learn the ropes if they can find a mentor to teach them!

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    @Mark wow! That’s amazing you’ve continued to traps as you moved! Thanks for sharing!

  • Hayley's avatar

    @Shawn sounds like a very cherished memory and a very dedicated father!

  • Hayley's avatar

    @Anderson glad to hear about others picking up trapping later in life! Good luck!

  • Justin's avatar

    @Hayley you might do better snaring in that snow. Save the footholds for early season. You ever do any open water spring beaver trapping?

  • Brian's avatar

    @Hayley I am always willing to help anyone who wants to learn.

  • Anderson's avatar

    @Hayley thanks

  • Kristen's avatar

    Same here!! It's a blast! @Hayley

  • Jarrell's avatar

    That looks awesome! I'm just now learning to trap. I have coyote and fox needing some thinning on my property. Killing chickens. Got signed up for a trapping class hosted by Tennessee fish and game

  • Sierra's avatar

    I've been doing it for 3! Love it so much - beaver is my favorite target species. They're tasty too!

  • Joshua's avatar

    What a beaver fine meal their

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