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    Exclamation ........Just Figured I'd Say: "Hey Y'all"....

    Some of y'all may be members of VaGT....for those that aren't I just want to introduce myself. I'm originally from Rockingham Co but moved to Augusta Co a few years ago with my wife and girls. I've been pulling triggers ever since I could hold a gun (and using sandbags prior to that ). I've been a member on a few forums and I know it's nice to hear about folks before they start posting so that's me in a nutshell.



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    Welcome to the site Trapper!
    I lived in Rockingham for 18 years and trapped and hunted the same hills you're in in Augusta.

    Be prepared, lots of people North of Ashland here, very few hunters and including you and myself...two trappers/

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    Welcome.
    Nice little take there, I'm surprised there isn't a yote mixed in there.


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    Greetings Blue Ridge Trapper! Happy to have you here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf_shadow View Post
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    What Wolf_shadow means is - Join VCDL! (And if that's not what he meant, it should have been.)

    And welcome to OCDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent19 View Post
    Welcome.
    Nice little take there, I'm surprised there isn't a yote missed in there.

    I catch quite a few but we have quite a few more fox than coyotes...you just hear people complain more about coyotes but the truth is that both need to be controlled because of disease. The second/third pictures is of a female coyote with severe mange....I did her a favor by dispatching her during this snowstorm because she would've froze to death soon after. Most people think of trapping as a way of preventing predation but in reality we can sustain healthy populations of species by managing them with trapping.







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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    What Wolf_shadow means is - Join VCDL! (And if that's not what he meant, it should have been.)

    And welcome to OCDO.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidgeTrapper View Post
    the truth is that both need to be controlled because of disease. .
    Agreed.
    There are plenty of folks around here that fox hunt but haven't met many that hunt yotes, having lived out west for so long it's almost second nature for me to hunt them. Only seen one bobcat locally in two yrs of living here and the racoons they are too numerous to count, but I'm doing my part..
    Never tried my hand at trapping.
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    I'm surprised you're not snaring the Yotes.

    I've had real good luck with them. I still like leghold for foxes.

    I set snares for this one who looks like a hybrid, this morning. He's too close with the fawns being dropped now.


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    I just noticed your location....I was raised in Elkton. Are there ever any OC meets or dinners in this area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I'm surprised you're not snaring the Yotes.

    I've had real good luck with them. I still like leghold for foxes.

    I set snares for this one who looks like a hybrid, this morning. He's too close with the fawns being dropped now.


    Mr. Nap...with its long legs, short fur (too flat as well), and funny looking muzzle I'd have to say there's a mailman in that Ol' boy's lineage

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidgeTrapper View Post
    Mr. Nap...with its long legs, short fur (too flat as well), and funny looking muzzle I'd have to say there's a mailman in that Ol' boy's lineage
    Yep!
    I get them in all shapes and sizes thanks to the dog hunters around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidgeTrapper View Post
    I just noticed your location....I was raised in Elkton. Are there ever any OC meets or dinners in this area?
    That was directed at you Agent 19.

    Btw, I was born in Shenandoah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That was directed at you Agent 19.

    Btw, I was born in Shenandoah.
    I should've quoted Agent when I sent that...

    No kidding? I was raised there until I was 4 then my parents moved to Elkton..small world (or state). You must be living in the Piedmont area if you're dealing with dog hunters very much. We have coon and bear hunters but it gets thick when you throw fox and deer dogs into the mix as well. I'm glad I don't have to deal with some of those fox hunters (notice I said some) because they're wolves in sheep's clothing.

    I don't snare a bunch but I definitely use them when I get the chance. With the introduction of the DP traps my foothold arsenal can be suited for almost any occasion. I love the speed and ease of setting that comes along with the DP traps....



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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidgeTrapper View Post
    I should've quoted Agent when I sent that...

    No kidding? I was raised there until I was 4 then my parents moved to Elkton..small world (or state). You must be living in the Piedmont area if you're dealing with dog hunters very much. We have coon and bear hunters but it gets thick when you throw fox and deer dogs into the mix as well. I'm glad I don't have to deal with some of those fox hunters (notice I said some) because they're wolves in sheep's clothing.

    I don't snare a bunch but I definitely use them when I get the chance. With the introduction of the DP traps my foothold arsenal can be suited for almost any occasion. I love the speed and ease of setting that comes along with the DP traps....


    The DP's are nice, I just don't have any. I've been using some of the same coil and long springs for 40 years and haven't added much lately. I make my snares and locks.

    I'm down near the NC line and the dog hunters are a royal pain in the Azz.

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    Are you making/using a bent washer type lock? I'm using a slim locks and either 1/16 or 5/64 cable in 1x19....slicker than hammered catcrap on a frozen block of dogdung when loaded properly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidgeTrapper View Post
    Are you making/using a bent washer type lock? I'm using a slim locks and either 1/16 or 5/64 cable in 1x19....slicker than hammered catcrap on a frozen block of dogdung when loaded properly!
    Bent washers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidgeTrapper View Post
    Are you making/using a bent washer type lock? I'm using a slim locks and either 1/16 or 5/64 cable in 1x19....slicker than hammered catcrap on a frozen block of dogdung when loaded properly!
    now over on VAguntrader you mentioned a problem w/ Conibear/kill traps what am i missing difference wise between them and snares as i assume the snares are locking in and choking the varmit vs crushing it. i understand the difference if you are furtrapping but not for simple varmit/chicken killer removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    What Wolf_shadow means is - Join VCDL! (And if that's not what he meant, it should have been.)

    And welcome to OCDO.

    stay safe.
    Dang I left that part out didn't I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67GT390FB View Post
    now over on VAguntrader you mentioned a problem w/ Conibear/kill traps what am i missing difference wise between them and snares as i assume the snares are locking in and choking the varmit vs crushing it. i understand the difference if you are furtrapping but not for simple varmit/chicken killer removal.
    I didn't see his post in VGT Joe, but with snares you can add a dog block that prevents the snare from tightening beyond a point. The Connibears don't have much wiggle room. Either they're not in them or they're dead.

    A lot of us that were around in pre body gripping times used drowning locks on leg hold traps for beaver and muskrat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67GT390FB View Post
    now over on VAguntrader you mentioned a problem w/ Conibear/kill traps what am i missing difference wise between them and snares as i assume the snares are locking in and choking the varmit vs crushing it. i understand the difference if you are furtrapping but not for simple varmit/chicken killer removal.
    If you notice my quote over there it includes reference to the laws. I want everyone to be within the realm of the law here in Va regarding any activity that I'm a part of on a regular basis. To use snares, conibears, or any traps here Va there are laws to abide by and it can get confusing when you start using conibears. We also don't want anyone's pet in a conibear as that is a no-win situation. Here's my quote from VaGT when conibears were brought up as a possible solution for the chicken owner. Of course he just wants a solution to his problem...but you don't want to go about it in a wreckless manner either.

    " Unless you know what you're doing (regarding laws....ect) please stay away from conibear (killer) style traps."

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