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  1. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    They are a neat animal and really cool to watch but if it were legal I would keep a gun in my boat and shoot every one I could.
     
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  2. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I think theyre cool too but I'm going to try and trap them out this winter. Last time we were at the pond there was a 15" plus crappie laying on the bank with teethmarks on its head. They are going to kill our crappie hole.
     
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  3. blacktail

    blacktail Elite Refuge Member

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    82BF9DA9-BEA8-4594-B4F2-95168184CCA7.jpeg Otter next to a giant fox.

    What’s really cool is watching the Japs fish with Cormorants and rings around their necks. Neat.
     
  4. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    The coach of our boys basketball team loves to trap. Every winter he traps my WRP and keeps the beaver and otters at bay, plus he gives me the carcasses of the young beavers.
     
  5. da grouch

    da grouch Senior Refuge Member

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    Blacktail, you got any room on the other wall for my wife's cats? I'll send them snail mail. They're decent specimens, if you ask her...:l:l:l:l Very cool hides you have there :tu
     
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  6. Paul Myrdahl

    Paul Myrdahl Senior Refuge Member

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    Otters are nomadic. They keep on the move. Running streams, rivers, even ditches along side the road. They even travel over land. They rarely stay in one area for a period of time. The chances of otters cleaning out a lake are pretty slim. Somebody's farm pond might be a different story.
     
  7. blacktail

    blacktail Elite Refuge Member

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    No cats allowed within 100’ of my house! Even dead ones.
     
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  8. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Had one try and get me last season while picking up decoys. I hate otters.
     
  9. Mountain Duck

    Mountain Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    So apparently, (according to my trapper buddy) there is such a thing as an "otter toilet". This is a place near the den where the family does their business. Just so happened it was on the area where I like to set up, and unfortunately wallowing around in otter $h*! in the dark is a rough way to start your day!
     
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  10. bird junkie

    bird junkie Elite Refuge Member

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    Had an otter move into a 7ac lake one winter started eating the bull heads first then moved on to the crappie and bass it destroyed the fishing overall.
     
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