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Does anyone else around here do any trapping? If so feel free to share any tips you may have. Caught this bobcat last March and just added a gray fox to my list of animals caught in live traps. Will post fox pics soon.

 

 

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Many will tell you that it is near impossible to catch a fox in a live trap, but I am here to tell you that with a little work concealing your trap and some cracklins, you can. I caught this on the night before Thanksgiving. In my opinion live trapping beats steel trapping anyday, unless you are trying to rake in cash on hides which to my knowledge in East Texas there isn't really much of a market for anymore. Please post any pics or stories you may have on Trapping.

 

 

For those who say you cant catch a fox in a live trap here he is.

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I know I seen it remember...was very mean....

 

 

Skinned her out today. All i need now is to find a taxidermist that will tan it pretty cheap. I can do it myself but would rather let a pro handle it.

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Iv been trappin all my life and we dont use live traps we. use snairs to catch coyotes, bobcats, and foxes. We make our own so we can put choke stoppers on them to catch stuff alive.

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Iv been trappin all my life and we dont use live traps we. use snairs to catch coyotes, bobcats, and foxes. We make our own so we can put choke stoppers on them to catch stuff alive.

 

 

I use steel traps every now and then, but i prefer using live traps because it gives you the option to let whatever you catch go. I haven't ever had much luck with snares.

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We have pretty good luck with snares, the ones we catch are all in fences and its easy if you know where to put them. We had a bobcat that was killin some of our turkeys on a place we hunt and I don't know if you've heard of the log cabin style but anyways we put a bunch of them up and it took forever to catch that bobcat and that was the only time that we had bad luck with snares.

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We trapped for years and years but quit when the price of hides dropped. I remember getting $150 for a large bobcat hide when they were selling good. We used to make a lot of money in the winter on hides. Great way to pay for Christmas for sure.

 

Here is what we used to get when they were paying good: (Of course it all depended n their size and quality of the fur)

 

Bobcats: $75-150

Coons: $10-40

Coyotes: $10

Foxes: $15-35

Possums: $5 (Not usually worth the difficulty skinning)

Mink: $15

 

 

Always used steel traps with a drag line! It always served us well!

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I have been looking for a fur buyer in my area but haven't found one yet. I don't guess there is any kind of market for them around here. Maybe in other parts where it gets real cold. Does anyone know of someone who buys hides.

 

 

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Maybe this will help.

 

Johnny Brannen, B & J Seafood, 401 Hwy 90, Liberty, TX 77575 (936) 336-7288 Liberty Co.

 

Glenn Conner, G & S Fish Market, FM RD 2246, Evadale, TX 77615 (409) 276-2497 Jasper Co.

 

James Drake, Jasper Quality Meats, 1401 S Wheeler, Jasper, TX 75951 (409) 384-6534 Jasper Co.

 

Ivy Jackson, Silsbee Quality Meat, 970 East Hwy 327, Silsbee, TX 77656 (409) 385-1225 Hardin Co.

 

Tommy King, King’s Fur, 1201 S Dwight, Monahans, TX 79756 (432) 943-5831 Ward Co.

 

Anthony Parrish, 2002 Mule Deer Rd., Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 762-2600 Upshur Co.

 

Charles Reddell, Reddell Fur Co., 134 McBride, Winnie, TX 77665 (409) 782-2784 Chambers Co.

 

Tammy Renfro, A & T Fur, 704 Ave E SE, Childress, TX 79201 (940) 585-8815 Childress Co.

 

Kim Rife, P.O. Box 362, Jermyn, TX 76459 (940) 342-2101 Jack Co.

 

Ricky Russell, 320 E 16th St., Wolfforth, TX 79382 Lubbock Co.

 

John Sanders, Wanttabe Traders, 2710 Clarieisa, Arlington, TX 76051 Tarrant Co.

 

Steve Tyler, Texas Fur Company, 147 North Billie Neal, Wharton, TX 77488 (979) 657-4560 Wharton Co.

 

Wayne Wright, Wright’s Fur, 4812 Linter Rd., Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 398-5508 Howard Co.

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I can remember in the early to mid 80's being able to make between a $1000.00 and $2000.00 during break from school. I always used steel traps. The ones with drags seemed to hold better.

 

 

Exactly! I remember one year we had probably around 60 plus traps going the entire fur season and made just over $5000. That was a great year. It was just two years later that the fur activist up in NY got stired up and caused the prices tobottom out. That still make me mad! Now you see thousands of dollars worth of hides wasting on the road side from getting ran over! Populations went through the roof because most people stopped trapping!

 

Maybe this will help.

 

Johnny Brannen, B & J Seafood, 401 Hwy 90, Liberty, TX 77575 (936) 336-7288 Liberty Co.

 

Glenn Conner, G & S Fish Market, FM RD 2246, Evadale, TX 77615 (409) 276-2497 Jasper Co.

 

James Drake, Jasper Quality Meats, 1401 S Wheeler, Jasper, TX 75951 (409) 384-6534 Jasper Co.

 

Ivy Jackson, Silsbee Quality Meat, 970 East Hwy 327, Silsbee, TX 77656 (409) 385-1225 Hardin Co.

 

Tommy King, King’s Fur, 1201 S Dwight, Monahans, TX 79756 (432) 943-5831 Ward Co.

 

Anthony Parrish, 2002 Mule Deer Rd., Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 762-2600 Upshur Co.

 

Charles Reddell, Reddell Fur Co., 134 McBride, Winnie, TX 77665 (409) 782-2784 Chambers Co.

 

Tammy Renfro, A & T Fur, 704 Ave E SE, Childress, TX 79201 (940) 585-8815 Childress Co.

 

Kim Rife, P.O. Box 362, Jermyn, TX 76459 (940) 342-2101 Jack Co.

 

Ricky Russell, 320 E 16th St., Wolfforth, TX 79382 Lubbock Co.

 

John Sanders, Wanttabe Traders, 2710 Clarieisa, Arlington, TX 76051 Tarrant Co.

 

Steve Tyler, Texas Fur Company, 147 North Billie Neal, Wharton, TX 77488 (979) 657-4560 Wharton Co.

 

Wayne Wright, Wright’s Fur, 4812 Linter Rd., Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 398-5508 Howard Co.

 

 

Where did you come up with this list??

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^ That is an awesome list and an interesting post by CoonWrangler. Those pics are good. That

bobcat did not look happy!

 

 

 

 

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Exactly! I remember one year we had probably around 60 plus traps going the entire fur season and made just over $5000. That was a great year. It was just two years later that the fur activist up in NY got stired up and caused the prices tobottom out. That still make me mad! Now you see thousands of dollars worth of hides wasting on the road side from getting ran over! Populations went through the roof because most people stopped trapping!

 

 

 

 

Where did you come up with this list??

 

 

I googled Texas fur buyers and found it somewhere in all of that.

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No turkeys where you are, well that stinks. Yeah anyway don't know if you care or not but all the log cabin style is is you take some pretty good size sticks and build them up to look ilke a cabin Or a box but leave a hole in the front and put some sort of bait in the cabin. Then hang a snare in the hole or put a steal trap in front of it. We have a group of a little over 40 turkeys that stays to gether so we always have varmits after them. I forgot on that log cabin if you use snares build it in front of a tree so you can tie the snare to it.

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Maybe this will help.

 

Johnny Brannen, B & J Seafood, 401 Hwy 90, Liberty, TX 77575 (936) 336-7288 Liberty Co.

 

Glenn Conner, G & S Fish Market, FM RD 2246, Evadale, TX 77615 (409) 276-2497 Jasper Co.

 

James Drake, Jasper Quality Meats, 1401 S Wheeler, Jasper, TX 75951 (409) 384-6534 Jasper Co.

 

Ivy Jackson, Silsbee Quality Meat, 970 East Hwy 327, Silsbee, TX 77656 (409) 385-1225 Hardin Co.

 

Tommy King, King's Fur, 1201 S Dwight, Monahans, TX 79756 (432) 943-5831 Ward Co.

 

Anthony Parrish, 2002 Mule Deer Rd., Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 762-2600 Upshur Co.

 

Charles Reddell, Reddell Fur Co., 134 McBride, Winnie, TX 77665 (409) 782-2784 Chambers Co.

 

Tammy Renfro, A & T Fur, 704 Ave E SE, Childress, TX 79201 (940) 585-8815 Childress Co.

 

Kim Rife, P.O. Box 362, Jermyn, TX 76459 (940) 342-2101 Jack Co.

 

Ricky Russell, 320 E 16th St., Wolfforth, TX 79382 Lubbock Co.

 

John Sanders, Wanttabe Traders, 2710 Clarieisa, Arlington, TX 76051 Tarrant Co.

 

Steve Tyler, Texas Fur Company, 147 North Billie Neal, Wharton, TX 77488 (979) 657-4560 Wharton Co.

 

Wayne Wright, Wright's Fur, 4812 Linter Rd., Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 398-5508 Howard Co.

 

 

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Maybe this will help.

 

Johnny Brannen, B & J Seafood, 401 Hwy 90, Liberty, TX 77575 (936) 336-7288 Liberty Co.

 

Glenn Conner, G & S Fish Market, FM RD 2246, Evadale, TX 77615 (409) 276-2497 Jasper Co.

 

James Drake, Jasper Quality Meats, 1401 S Wheeler, Jasper, TX 75951 (409) 384-6534 Jasper Co.

 

Ivy Jackson, Silsbee Quality Meat, 970 East Hwy 327, Silsbee, TX 77656 (409) 385-1225 Hardin Co.

 

Tommy King, King's Fur, 1201 S Dwight, Monahans, TX 79756 (432) 943-5831 Ward Co.

 

Anthony Parrish, 2002 Mule Deer Rd., Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 762-2600 Upshur Co.

 

Charles Reddell, Reddell Fur Co., 134 McBride, Winnie, TX 77665 (409) 782-2784 Chambers Co.

 

Tammy Renfro, A & T Fur, 704 Ave E SE, Childress, TX 79201 (940) 585-8815 Childress Co.

 

Kim Rife, P.O. Box 362, Jermyn, TX 76459 (940) 342-2101 Jack Co.

 

Ricky Russell, 320 E 16th St., Wolfforth, TX 79382 Lubbock Co.

 

John Sanders, Wanttabe Traders, 2710 Clarieisa, Arlington, TX 76051 Tarrant Co.

 

Steve Tyler, Texas Fur Company, 147 North Billie Neal, Wharton, TX 77488 (979) 657-4560 Wharton Co.

 

Wayne Wright, Wright's Fur, 4812 Linter Rd., Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 398-5508 Howard Co.

 

If I lived within an hour or so away from one of these people this list would sure help me out. Thanks Anyways Though

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