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« on: February 27, 2016, 12:16:11 PM »

At what point in the year do you guys feel a castor mounds attraction start to fall off?
Also I've got a few places to rat trap that I can't get to regular season. I've been catching some really nice rats with decent sized glands, the spring pattern etc etc...and there not bit up. Is there a point in the spring that they start fighting heavily for territory and that's when more biting occurs. If there is a good male to female population and good habitat would biting still be a problem. Im planning to stop once it becomes a more frequent problem.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 08:03:55 AM »

you can catch rats up to the end of march, or longer with a depredation permit.
they want bite near as much with a good balance of males and females, but if you go to catching a lots of females around the huts they will go to biting more.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 10:51:57 AM »

yall seriously doing a thrad about rat trapping?

what?Huh??


I felt bad about asking yall about a gopher been seeing and trying to run down, now I don't know if it's a problem  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 10:54:14 AM »

I still work a little after retirement, at a gold course in Danville - any suggestions on the gopher? He's eating my fairways up!! little joker can't stand it!!

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 06:17:58 PM »

What have you tried danny?
The dk-1 style or macabee have worked for the few I have ever caught. I have one of those goddy victor mole traps(plunge style) that stick way up out of the ground i have never had sucess with it. Heep of junk.
My grandmother used to swear by wringlies gum, when it was in the foil wrapper, i think it would be hard to judge your success with that method.

Maybe Arron will read this, he knows a guy that catches 100's if not 1000's a year. He may have been passed along some insight.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 07:32:07 PM »

the box traps with a hole in the back is what I always use
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 05:36:37 PM »

A guy named VW West traps gophers in the river valley, I will try to get ahold of him and ask if I can give out his contact information.
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2016, 12:14:14 PM »

thanks you ARron
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 01:13:58 PM »

VW West's phone number is 479-650-3699.
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 01:55:39 PM »

Thank you Arron, its a great thing when professionals are willing to share hard earned lessons.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2016, 08:49:06 PM »

Danny, I can't help you with the gopher problem, but someone was telling me that you might get some tips on getting rid of them from the movie Caddy Shack.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 08:45:39 PM »

I know I whatched it
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