Hey Shawn is their any one in chapel arm that traps up buren if so do you know what he drives. I was up a wile agao and found a fox in a slip so I hung it up and it was their 8 days so when I was up a couple days agao he was still their so I took him now I'm trying to find out who owned him I know what the man drives but don't know who it is
hello shawn,wildlife in clarnville said no wolf in newfoundland and they believed it to be coyote,They said our coyote contains wolf dna and it is stronger in some coyotes.hope not with my luck I probably shot the only one in newfoundland.
hi Shawn, when boarding beaver, don't stretch them tight, because when they dry they shrink and thins the fur, beaver should be boarded a little loose, according as they dry they will become tight and you will have a good pelt thats referred to as shearable, you will get more money for shearable pelts than you will for pelts thats been over stretched and graded 1 - 11, when pelts are dry, lay them flat, fur to fur and pelt to pelt, hope this helps.
Most likely its because they werent dry. How long are the nails you put them on the board with? They should be long enough so you can slide the hide out on nails. To allow to dry further.Inside and out.
Dont put too close to heat or the hair will singe.
Looking for a bit of advice. This is my first year trapping beaver (lucky enough to get a license) and I have put up 3 pelts on boards...get at the other 2 this weekend I guess. They look and feel dry to me so I removed them. I hung them in the garage and each one changed shape from flat to rolled up. Is this because they were not dry enough when I took them off the board? It will be a couple of weeks before I get the pelts to the fur rep..how should I store the beaver bpelts in the meantime?? Thanks in advance for your insights.
Yes called him in to 200 feet. Did not see him come in to were he was. He was lying down and not even moving. Only for he moved his head a bit I would not of even seen him. He was pretty sly to get in as close as he did without being seen.
Hi Shawn, I've been trapping for forty six years, and I can catch coyotes in snares but I rely mostly on the trap, for the following reasons, first I find the snare does a lot of pelt damage especially on coyotes that fight a snare very hard, its not uncommon to have to sew the complete head on the pelt. The best locks that I have used are the Hoffman, but you can't buy them anymore. The camlocks if not used with a killer spring, you will find many coyotes live in the snare with a lot of pelt damage, another thing when you have wet weather and it changes to frost, a moose will not let the snare work. Snares are set in trails and when you get snow and covers the trails, coyotes are going all over and not following the trail. But the good old leg hold, when set on the high ridges most of the snow gets blown away and do not stay on the trap, instead it serves as a perfect camoflage. When the snow is deep animals find it harder to find food and like humans they take the easiest path. A coyote will smell your bait around the trap and dig himself right in your trap.Is this ordinary sewer pipe, four inches that you have your cubbies made with. Where are you located?