By: Bears Butt

We have an awesome weather forecast coming up…highs near 50 by Saturday and a little rain coming in on Sunday….bring it on!  The snow and ice will disappear quickly out on the trap line when that sort of thing happens!

More sign of the rats beginning to run…swollen glands and bite marks.  Right now we are seeing a pretty stable mix of female and male rats being caught.  Soon however the males will dominate the catch and that is a sure sign of the run in full swing.

It’s a crazy thing too, because we will catch large amounts (relatively speaking) of rats for several days in a row and then….nothing….that is when the game is over.  Where the rats go is anyone’s guess, but they just stop moving around.  Non trappers will begin to notice rats being killed on the roadways, even where there is no water within a quarter mile.  They just go crazy looking for love.

Today’s goal is to pull the 16 traps at Big Spring and hopefully get Bull Run set.  I’m not really sure where I will park at the top of Bull Run as I only drove past there early last week and could not see a wide enough spot on the side of the road to pull off.  Today I hope the snow has melted away enough to allow me to park.  The next big deal will be the snow depth out in the fields.  Can I drive along side the wheat field?  I’ll know more about noon today.

Wish me luck!

Bears Butt

Feb. 27, 2013

Written on February 27th, 2013 , Daily Trapping Events

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