By: Bears Butt


Today is Saturday and Weasel is going out on the trap line with me.  I hope he is not disappointed.  If nothing else he will see what a real trapping opportunity it is out on the Holmgren Ranch.  There is every critter known in Northern Utah on this ranch and what a trappers paradise it is.

Yesterday I pulled the last of the rat traps off Bull Run and it was time for that to happen.  Even though there are still a lot of rats in there, a trapper would have to spend a lot of time targeting them and that time is not something I feel I have right now.  The catch wasn’t great but it was what it was and it paid for the gas.


The Seeps line really needs to be pulled, but because of the timing of things, those traps will have to remain until Monday to be pulled and then those traps will have to sit idle until such time as I get out to Doris’ pond and the Bull Arena (Richard Nichols place).


These 6 rats taken off the Seeps lines should not be taken lightly, they still represent 6 rats that aren’t digging up Pete’s place, plus about $60 worth of fur.

So, with Weasel joining me for a “learning experience” on trap placement and techniques to fool these little critters, I hope to make it an enjoyable “class” as well as show him what I know about rats.  I expect we will see just about everything these critters can throw at a trapper and he should learn a thing or two.

So, what about the catch for the day?

Live traps…one raccoon, one skunk

Seeps at 3 rats.

Trellis…hmmmm….18 rats!  So a 21 rat, one coon, one skunk day.

Bears Butt

February 22, 2014

Written on February 22nd, 2014 , Daily Trapping Events

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