My 2020-2021 Season

QuietButDeadly

Old Mossy Horns
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Was raining and water standing on Nov. 1 so I did not get any traps out on the opener. Did manage to get a few out at the home place the next day. I can check this short line between wood goat hunts and hopefully thin down the predators a little bit.

Not surprising, first catch though.....the infamous Carolina Silver Sable
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Followed up the next day by this fella in the remake from the possum catch..... Since he lives in Chapel Hill County, he gets a pass, no fox season here.
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Next customer was a big fat stinker. I do wish they did not get the red dirt mineral stain so bad. If the stripes were bright white, the pelts would be so much nicer. A novelty item on the fur market but the interest and demand for them is pretty steady. And the most valuable part of them is the smell.
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And the Silver Sables come in a wide range of colors too......
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To be continued.......
 

QuietButDeadly

Old Mossy Horns
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And finally a prime target specie. Not much fur value for our typical eastern yotes but one less appetite and set of teeth in the woods. This was a 33 lb. male that had a run in with something that took a bunch of hide of of a rear flank but was healing up nicely. Always something interesting on the trap line.
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BTW, this one was caught under a small persimmon tree near the edge of a picked corn field. Yotes like persimmons too!
 

pcbuckhunter

Old Mossy Horns
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I think a tanned skunk pelt is actually sharp looking, I like the looks of em!

If I ever get myself in a position to take a badger, I’ll tan his hide and tack it to my wall too!!!
 

QuietButDeadly

Old Mossy Horns
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Surprised that the possums have not been out in force with these rainy nights. Also surprised it took this long for a trash bandit to show up. They sure can figure out how to get all tangled up on a long drag chain.

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QuietButDeadly

Old Mossy Horns
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Things are slow on the short line but it is still checked daily.

But I am making up for it while deer hunting. I have smoked 1 female coyote with the muzzle loader and 2 females with my .270, one yesterday morning and one this morning. My youngest son, QBD2 has taken out a female with the bow on 2 more females with his muzzle loader. A couple of them were in thick stuff but most were in big open woods. No rhyme or reason for where they were and not somewhere I would be setting a trap. The woods have 4 wheeler paths but they are not using them.

The only male taken so far was the one I trapped.
 

QuietButDeadly

Old Mossy Horns
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The short line has been dead a few days but it woke up big time last night. Rounded the corner to check the first trap and could see something bouncing from 150 yds away. Coyote on a pre hooked 10 ft. drag. While I started taking care of business, Firedog walked down the wood line to check the next trap. I looked up and he was coming back with a thumb up. Had another coyote about 50 yds away. Close enough to call it a double but could not get both in one camera shot. Umlike all the one we have shot, these were both males. Two less in the woods!
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