Like a lot of you when duck season closes I start caving again. Usually in January after the holidays are over. Then the need to get outdoors start nagging at me and eventually I just cant stand it I really think the silence of nature keeps me sane. There are times I tell my wife tomorrow I am taking the day and getting in the woods I just need to. She does not even question it I think she knows that its the best medicine for me.
Of course I live in the UP so winter is brutal at times so I picked up a hobby when I moved here 5 years ago most of you probably never considered. I started trapping. A set of snowshoes, Looking at maps the night before and exploring new area's is mostly what it boils down to for me but I even manage to set some traps from time to time.
Here is a post from another site from the other day my first check of the year.
My little girl could not wait to get out and check traps today so out we went.
The first weasel box was empty but the second was a bit more exciting.
This was actually my first weasel ever. I had put boxes out in this same area last year and none connected. This year I added venting on the back and used fresh beef liver for bait.
Its funny my line is extremely small this year. Setting with the kids really slows you down and although I had planned to go out today and really put down some steel when she asked to go with me I just felt lucky.
We added a total of 3 more sets today but all were on fresh sigh. I think that brings the total of sets up to 10 :lol:
After checking making sets and just hanging out it was time to head home.