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    I went out yesturday and set a 280 out for land otters, this is the first of the season. I checked it this morning (12hrs later) and found a nice female otter. Great start...

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    sweeet....nice job....i haven't gotten an otter yet....one is on the menu for this season tho....pics?
    "early to bed, early to rise, fish like hell, and make up lies"

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    Congrats on the otter. I would love to put my hands on one of those.

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    very nice what are you using for bait?

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    No bait (Yahoody and I work and trap together) it was set up on a known travel path.
    Now what ?

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    Otter trapping is by and far my favorite type. I have never used bait either, just find out where they are coming and going from. They are extremely consistant on thier travel routes.

    Would love to see a pic. I'll be getting ready to set some traps out when I arrive home at the end of next week!
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    Checked my trap today and found a male otter in it. That is number two. Click image for larger version. 

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    what are all those tanks in the background?
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    Looks like air and oxygen to me.

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    Nice dark male otter, what are you planning on doing with the fur?
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    Like Denalihunter, otter are somewhat of a passion for me that looks like a nice dark one and a 12 hour catch is not the norm. I sometimes will wait up to 3 weeks waiting on a location to produce while one a mile away will produce 6-8 in the same time frame consistent in their travels but not always in where they come out from under the ice. Learning the hot spots and how to identify them can be done and once done the number of traps you have to set will go down but generally otter trapping is a paitence game
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    Default Cool on the otter

    I can't recall seeing any other picts on the forum at the moment, so nice to see one this season. Well done, and hope it is not your last.
    As for the tanks, looks like a cascade system set up to fill SCBA? Just a guess. Otherwise I'd say it was for Aviators Breathing O2.
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    I pulled three otters out of the area and now I have pulled the trap to let the stock build up. I know there are a few left, I may set up next year if it looks good... I have not yet made up my mind on what I am going to do with them. My three year old daughter walked into the fur barn as I was skinning and claimed the male, so now I have two. Not alot I can do with that, so they may just set on the wall for now. As for the tanks in the background they are for filling air tanks for firefighting....
    I took a drive not to long ago and found a few otter slids and think I will go out and set up on them..
    Wish you all the best of luck.....

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    Sweet otters! I have never trapped them but do enjoy watching them along the waterways while fishing.

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