water trapping

how to trap muskrats with a colony trap between ponds, trapping video
on September 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm / in trapping videos, water trapping

how to trap muskrats with a colony trap between ponds, trapping video

Sometimes the simple way is the best way. I guess I could make what I do in this video more complicated, but why? I was trapping some otter and beaver when I noticed a pipe or culvert running between two ponds. I set colony traps inside the pipe. The pipe was two traps wide, so I put in two traps to […]

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how to trap beaver and otter in cage trap, a colony trap!
on September 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm / in beaver trapping, Otter Trapping, trapping videos, water trapping

how to trap beaver and otter in cage trap, a colony trap!

How to trap otter and beaver in a cage trap, not a normal cage trap but a large colony trap. As most of you know, I strive to push the limits on trapping. We can always have higher catches, catch fur faster and be more efficient trappers. I can’t help it, this is my mission. So I always try new […]

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Baiting dog proof traps, early and late raccoon trapping something to think about
on July 21, 2014 at 2:04 am / in dog proof trapping, raccoon trapping, water trapping

Baiting dog proof traps, early and late raccoon trapping something to think about

Is there really a difference is the baits and lures needed for early and late raccoon trapping with dog proof traps. Yep! absolutely! I use what I think is the best performing dog proof trap on the market, The Freedom Brand 1 and 2 traps. These traps are raccoon pelt stackers. Saying that, no matter how good my Freedom Brand […]

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How to trap and catch otter on rivers, swamps, creeks and ponds, Trapping TV show 6
on April 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm / in Otter Trapping, Trapping TV, water trapping

How to trap and catch otter on rivers, swamps, creeks and ponds, Trapping TV show 6

Otter prices are holding strong this year. The week on TRAPPING TV, we show trapping and catching otter. We look at locations for trapping otter. We are otter trapping in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Ohio. Trapping otter is not hard once you understand the otter. You will see how we trap the otter in creeks, streams, swamps, ponds, lakes […]

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Trapping beaver with Foothold Traps, body grip traps, ice and snow, thoughts from Dustin Drews
on February 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm / in beaver trapping, water trapping

Trapping beaver with Foothold Traps, body grip traps, ice and snow, thoughts from Dustin Drews

Last week I started focusing on beaver trapping. Now I am going to be honest, right now in Nebraska beaver are no fun. We have over a foot of ice on most of the creeks and all the ponds are rock solid. Now I am not a great beaver trapper but I have learned a few things here and there over the […]

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New way to trap and catch beaver with a Portable Pocket system and foot hold trap
on January 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm / in beaver trapping, trapping videos, water trapping

New way to trap and catch beaver with a Portable Pocket system and foot hold trap

This is a new system I have been playing with this year. It is called a portable pocket. I am not making them, I have Norm Blackwell making them for me. He is not selling them at this time, but maybe in future. I got this product from LT Grey from Ohio. He gave me a few several years back. […]

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Circle or Bulls Eye Triggers for otter trapping, as good as it gets
on January 7, 2014 at 12:20 am / in Otter Trapping, water trapping

Circle or Bulls Eye Triggers for otter trapping, as good as it gets

   I know form personal experience; trappers are always looking for a secret to give them an edge. I have to admit that most secrets are not secrets at all. To the uninformed, something new to them may seem revolutionary or earth shattering. Sometimes the secret is nothing but an advertising scheme to separate you from a few dollars. Ask any […]

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Pulling out fur from walk-in cooler, what is Brandon Johnson is up too
on December 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm / in raccoon trapping, Trapping TV, water trapping

Pulling out fur from walk-in cooler, what is Brandon Johnson is up too

Brandon Johnson is getting ready for a his yearly trip to North Carolina to rack up some numbers trapping beaver, otter and raccoon. I tell you one thing, if you catch fur like Brandon, you better get a walk-in cooler that can also be used as a freezer. Once the snow and ice get to deep, Brandon takes out piles of fur […]

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Want to trap, catch and hold the otter while trapping, some thoughts on Otter traps
on December 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm / in Otter Trapping, water trapping

Want to trap, catch and hold the otter while trapping, some thoughts on Otter traps

 Otter are tough the otter trapper better use good quality traps How many times have you heard ,”you can tell a lot about a man by looking at his tools”. I have heard this statement over and over by trappers. Until I have spent the last three years targeting otter I took the tool statement with a big grain of […]

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To trap and catch more Otter, use quality body grip traps in your Otter trapping
on December 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm / in Otter Trapping, water trapping

To trap and catch more Otter, use quality body grip traps in your Otter trapping

 Body grip traps for you otter trapping We will start with body grip traps. This is the trap of choice for most otter trapper. This is a great tool on most otter lines. It however is not the end all trap choice for every situation on every location. As good as the body grip trap is don’t fall into the […]

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Brandon Johnson’s last years catch
on December 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm / in beaver trapping, raccoon trapping, Trapping TV, water trapping

Brandon Johnson’s last years catch

Brandon is a trapping machine, so if you’re a young man and think only nice catches come from us old codgers, don’t. Experience is a strong factor in trapping, but a heavy work ethic is always the key to big catches.  

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Catching beaver, otter, raccoons and more, What is Brandon Johnson up too
on December 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm / in beaver trapping, Trapping TV, water trapping

Catching beaver, otter, raccoons and more, What is Brandon Johnson up too

Today I pulled the last of my traps in the deep south.Had no luck on first farm but had a great hall at the secound! Ended up with 8 beaver, 1 otter, 8 raccoon, 1 skunk, 1 coyote and a grey fox. Got all of the skinning done and nowheading home to put fur up for fur for a few weeks […]

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How to catch beaver in foothold traps, a few tips that will help
on December 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm / in beaver trapping, water trapping

How to catch beaver in foothold traps, a few tips that will help

  Some different ways to use a foothold trap for beaver trapping I don’t really feel the need to go into great detail on conibears. There is more information on the use of body grip traps in the modern era of trapping than there ever has been in history. Most modern beaver trappers live and die by the 330 body grip trap. However, […]

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Beaver and Otter trapping, great simple beaver set
on December 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm / in beaver trapping, trapping videos, water trapping

Beaver and Otter trapping, great simple beaver set

This trapping video shows a neat and quick beaver set. Simple is always better. I had a series of beaver dams right on the road side. They were so open the classic crossover set would have stood out like a sore thumb. Down below the beaver dam was a very small channel of water. I opened the dam up a little […]

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Snaring Beaver, let’s talk about the beaver snare, shall we
on November 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm / in beaver trapping, snaring, water trapping

Snaring Beaver, let’s talk about the beaver snare, shall we

  Beaver snares, what makes a good snare for fur trapping or control work You shake your head as you see your last conibear, it’s sprung just like the other four. Your client is looking over your shoulder and you can feel his confidence in your ability fading fast. You have a couple of options; you can do what you […]

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