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Any TRAPPERS out there?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by treemanx, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    My buddy and I are getting into trapping, studying to take the test now. Any body here at NWFA do any trapping? I'd love to chat about it! (I might be interested in buying some used traps and gear if someone has some for sale too!)
     
  2. 78 crewcab

    78 crewcab Boring, Or. Member

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    ya i a m getting started trapping o ya with you
     
  3. Tastes like Chicken

    Tastes like Chicken Portland Member

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    I'm a die hard trapper....been at it for about 35 years. If you want to learn LOADS about trapping.....check out www.trapperman.com . It's a nice freindly forum. You can find me hanging out there under the same screen name.

    Check out my website for some beaver catch pictures. www.tlclures.co.nr
     
  4. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    What does one have to do to get into trapping? What test?
     
  5. Tastes like Chicken

    Tastes like Chicken Portland Member

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    In most cases....you'll need a furbearers license and any appropriate tags. Some animals are "open season"..but you still must have the furtakers license in most cases.

    The license is available from ODFW and you'll have to take a homestudy course (all booklets supplied by ODFW) and then take the test (multiple choice) at a regional ODFW office. Upon passing it you then can apply for your license. If you actually read all the material and pay attention to the "rules and regs" part....it's pretty simple. IF you know nothing about trapping and Oregon rules....you won't pass.

    Once you have your license you will be assigned a permanent ID number. This number must be stamped...branded is the term they use....onto all your traps. You also must complete a harvest report and send this into the Salem office, Failure to send it in bans you from getting the next season's license.

    Basically the test makes sure you understand the laws regarding trap sizes, seasons, and other users rights/interactions. You won't really learn anything of value in terms of setting for specific animals or the correct skinning of the animals ....but they do give you some really basic info. Mostly...it's so you can stay legal and ethical.
     
  6. Skyler

    Skyler Oregon Coast New Member

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    Trapped problem Bear for relocation in conjuction with O.D.F.W. (Coast Range.)
     
  7. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thank you kindly!!! :thumbup:
     
  8. kerbyj

    kerbyj Southern Oregon Member

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    My cousin and his boys trap. They love it and they have some pretty nice pelts in their collection.

    Our great great grandfather was a federal trapper/hunter for the Dept. of Interior, mostly wolves, which were then a major problem for ranchers.

    Trapping is a great, old fashioned skill that few people have these days and it's nice to see that a few people out there are still keeping it alive.
     
  9. wildbill

    wildbill washougal New Member

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    have box of 45 traps,will sell for $150,will send pics if interested
     
  10. 78 crewcab

    78 crewcab Boring, Or. Member

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    hey! Tastes like Chicken ya I just found trapperman the other day just joined there same user name also look forward to future conversations on either board.
     
  11. 78 crewcab

    78 crewcab Boring, Or. Member

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    pm sent
     
  12. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    My buddy 78crewcab pm'ed you, between he or I we will likely check these traps out and buy them from ya. Thanks for posting them!

    If anybody else out there has leg traps, conibears (body grabbers), snares, trappers wax, dye, stakes, animal control poles, etc. for sale, please post em up here!:thumbup:
     
  13. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Also, if anyone has any problem animals they need removed (coyote, bobcat, fox, raccoons, possums, beaver, neutrea, etc. please post that here as well. If you are fairly close to me and my buddy, we might be able to come out to trap and remove them for ya!
     
  14. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys let's not turn this into a classified. Please post items for sale or trade in the classifieds. Thanks.
     
  15. 78 crewcab

    78 crewcab Boring, Or. Member

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    we do have live traps for relocation problems or city limits were you cant shoot them.
     
  16. Tastes like Chicken

    Tastes like Chicken Portland Member

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    78....be real careful. What you are offering is illegal or potentially so.

    Your furtakers license has some specific rules and guidelines. If you are ADC licensed....you already know these regs and please excuse me for putting this all on......but figured since some may not know this info...I"ll post it.

    1.... you can't LEGALLY trap in city limits without a specific ADC license
    2...you can't LEGALLY relocate animals except by ODFWs specific guidelines unless relocation is on your own property.
     
  17. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    good info
     
  18. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Oops! I guess I'll just say if anyone has any trapping gear for sale, shoot me a PM. Thanks!
     
  19. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Say, anyone willing to share what to expect on the test? I'm studying now but don't know what to conscentrate on for the exam.
     
  20. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Very good info, thanks for the heads up! I believe 78 was just thinking of folks who may not want to see the animal be put down, but needed a problem animal taken care of. Definitely good to stay out of the city though. Thanks again!