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Anyone does trapping

Post by ShotshellRebel83 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:18 am

Hey guys I am a new member on this forum and wanted to know if there is anyone that traps in Fl. Wanted some general info on where to trap and general tactics. Mostly interested in coons, muskrats, and eventually work my way up to yotes.
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Post by Iluv2hunt » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:42 pm

Are you wanting to trap for the meat/pelts, etc? NOt sure how widespread muskrats are. Can't say I have officially ever seen one. Coons are everywhere.
You could become a nuisance trapper with the FWC. There is no license needed anymore, and you can register yourself with them here
http://myfwc.com/license/wildlife/nuisance-wildlife/
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Post by ShotshellRebel83 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:20 pm

Thank you, I would be for pelts mainly and I meant to say otter. Thanks for the link I really appreciate it

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Re: Anyone does trapping

Post by sam03 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:23 am

I have been reading about it. I want to do some predator control and help the fawn and turkey population around me.
I like animals, they are tasty!

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Post by Bossman » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:42 pm

sam03 wrote:I have been reading about it. I want to do some predator control and help the fawn and turkey population around me.
I hear ya on that, I thought that I'de do a little trapping one year. I spent the time to get everything set up just right and never caught a coyote. But I did catch 2 Bobcats though. I caught one in a snare and one in a live trap. I found out then that a bobcat cost way more to mount than a deer does.

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Post by ShotshellRebel83 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:23 pm

Lol boss man what area are u in? Bobcat fur sells pretty high maybe skin it instead of taxidermy

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Post by Bossman » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:10 pm

ShotshellRebel83 wrote:Lol boss man what area are u in? Bobcat fur sells pretty high maybe skin it instead of taxidermy

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Central Florida Gainesville area.

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Post by ShotshellRebel83 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:35 pm

If u don't mind I woukd greatly appreciate to get together and set some lines out there whenever u get a chance

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Post by 30.06 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:35 pm

been thinking about doing some trapping myself, i would definitely skin the animals for pelts. otter, bobcat, coyote, coon, and deer hide makes great leather. great way to remember something without paying a taxidermist. i would like to take some smaller critters to work on tanning the leather, and pelts. i know that you can trap in richloam, and the otters are thick along the withlacoochee.
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Post by Iluv2hunt » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:39 pm

I think you need a furbearer's license in order to trap on public land. Not positive though and haven't had time to research it
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Post by 30.06 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:53 pm

you do need the trappers license on public land. it is 26.50......and you need it to even have more than a certain number of different furs.
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Post by fishindad » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:43 pm

search on google for the florida trappers association. they usually do a seminar this time of year. i have wanted to go and not been able to make it so far

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Post by ShotshellRebel83 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:27 pm

Yea it was in steinhatchee last week couldn't make it either

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