trap theft from Josh Kelly's blog

ok.. first time EVER trapping.. this year.. just got 2 sets made up one blind set and one bobcat dirt hole set. dirt hole had 2 Bridger #3s, fully laminated Canadian jaws, modified... the whole 9 yards. went to check it for the first time and traps was gone!!! screen for one of the pans all chewed up.. one anchor was pulled and the other was simply unhooked from the trap and was still in ground. totally legal to trap where I was.. and the blind set I had got dug up.. sooo im off to  a realllllllyyyy bad start. I figure somebody's dog got in the dirt hole set and they got mad and took my traps. I have permission to trap and again.. totally legal to be here. really sucks...

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Jan 2 '14
Josh I had the same thing happen to me. I left a note in a zip-loc bag for the thief. I was legal and had permission to trap there. I got my trap back the next day. It was just left on the ground no note or anything. I tracked the person down and I had caught his dog. I offered to pay for any damages. He turned out to be honest and it didn't hurt his dog. I now leave a note for him when I trap that area. It turned out fine. Hope you get your traps back. Just my experience.Josh I had the same thing happen to me. I left a note in a zip-loc bag for the thief. I was legal and had permission to trap there. I got my trap back the next day. It was just left on the ground no n...See more
Jan 3 '14
Good idea loyd...I just hate a thief. Nothing makes me madder. But from what I gsther I better get used to the idea of traps growing legs n walking off.
Jan 4 '14
Josh it sucks but I guess most of us have had it happen. Keep your chin up and keep going.
Jan 5 '14
Got my first flat tail yest! And it was a biggunnnn....it was really cool to walk up and see the 330 down..I was thinking some debris prob got in it and washed it down...then I saw the fur under the water.... it was pretty cool!
Jan 5 '14
Thanks for the words of incouragment david.. are yall getting ready for the big freeze? They say this cold snap is gunna be a historic one..
Jan 7 '14
I pulled everything yesterday. To much of a pain fighting this weather. Gonna take little brake and do some coyote calling. Great beaver. Did u weigh it?
Jan 7 '14
No i didnt...wish i did...i got a new spot hopefully...The guy who's trying to get me precision to trap it said he saw the biggest flat tail hes ever seen Iin there a couple days ago...ishowed him this one and he said Iit was bigger than that soon i hope i get a cracked atem...yea it's been tough here too..rain rain rain rain cold cold cold.No i didnt...wish i did...i got a new spot hopefully...The guy who's trying to get me precision to trap it said he saw the biggest flat tail hes ever seen Iin there a couple days ago...ishowed him thi...See more
Jan 7 '14
I found 2 baby bobcats dead today ... they was together...weird. they had been dead for a while... no apparent injurys...and since they was together I don't think they drowned....we have had some wicked rain a week or 2 back that flooded the big creek where I'm trapping. They was about 20 yards back in the thicket from the water. Near a big log.I found 2 baby bobcats dead today ... they was together...weird. they had been dead for a while... no apparent injurys...and since they was together I don't think they drowned....we have had some wick...See more
Jan 8 '14
That sucks. I haven't caught a cat this year. I haven't really seen as much sign as usual. I may put some more sets out next week. Depending on weather of course. I don't mind the cold its the constant messing with the trap to keep snow or ice off. More I go near them the less catches I have..good luck with huge flat tail. Get a pic and weigh.That sucks. I haven't caught a cat this year. I haven't really seen as much sign as usual. I may put some more sets out next week. Depending on weather of course. I don't mind the cold its the constan...See more
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