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#16 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2014 - 01:53 PM

Sure gives meaning to the phrase "you lucky dog"!  Not so lucky getting in the trap, but darn lucky he made it out alive.   Give him a good ear scratch on behalf of the GTtalk gang.  :thumbs:


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 02:26 PM

When I was younger I had a trap line, they were set far enough away from homes so people and pet's never went near them. The last thing you want is any unnatural sent near the traps. The traps were checked twice a day, first thing in the morning and just before dark. Using the correct traps is important as well they are designed to basically hold the animal until you get their to harvest them. Snares are set for one purpose only that is to strangle the animal using their natural instinct to pull against whats holding them and strangle the animal.  They are NOT something a true outdoors man would use, unless it was in a real survival situation to harvest small game for food. I started trapping as a result of loosing some chickens and some neighbor hood cat's, a  farm a few miles away lost some calves to coyotes. I'm glad your pup is ok and sorry it happened to you, keep your eyes open for people snooping around that property, it's not likely they were setting the snares to get pelts and it dose not sound like they have much in the way's of brain's. I'd be sure to call your DEC. office and report it so they can also keep an eye on the property. 


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 03:19 PM

Underwater snares are the only ones safe from non-intended animals.  Set them in the slides the muskrats make & nothing but muskrat will get in them.  My Uncle used snares in the pond we now own where my plow day was this last Fall.  The muskrat damage the dam.  My Uncle passed away years ago, and the dam has a leak due to the varmints!


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 04:06 PM

Best Wishes to Commodore! Hope he gets better! That idiot that had the snares got really lucky


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 04:14 PM

Glad you found him and he is going to be okay! Good looking dog!


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Glad to hear your dog will be alright.  Pretty lucky...usually something caught in a snare is....well...unlucky.  I would go ballistic if I had found my dog in a trap like that.  Count your blessing and hopefully nothing like this will ever happen again.


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 05:46 PM

I am glad you found Commodore and he is OK. Being a dog family here it really pains me to hear about episodes like this. I pray he will heal fully and quickly.

 

 

 

 

Geno


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 08:04 PM

Glad you got him back. And really glad he's making a good recovery as well.


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

The game warden suppose to come out but never did (at least not that I had seen), there are so few game wardens around they can't keep up anymore.

I know who owns the land but I can not find his phone number, need to do some more research and see what I can come up with.

 

Thanks again

I added a picture of Commodore and his buddy Dave that was taken earlier this fall.

 

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Posted January 24, 2014 - 11:37 PM

His biggest piece of luck is in having a responsible owner who truly cares.


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