Hello everyone, My name is Mike Hyde. I live in Memphis, pretty much been a life-long resident. I've been married for 12 years and have 3 children. I've been trapping going on 27 years, got my start with my grandfather. I also love to hunt and fish. I'm the new District 1 director. So I'm hoping to get to know everyone soon.
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2007 16:03:47 GMT -6 by evertrap
Tim Brownell raised in upstate NY started trapping at 6 yrs old come from a long line of trappers my grand dad was a NY state bounty trapper how cool I have traps that have been passed down 5 generations moved here in 1988 WE live in St Paul Mo in St Charles Co near OFallon MO 43 yrs old married 23 yrs to Veronica and have 1 son Easton age 12. Owner of Brownells Archery in Wright City MO and Owner of Brownells custom cabinets love to hunt every thing mainly bow hunt paid Pro Archer for the past 17 yrs hold 23 State Championships 3D Archery ASA & IBO 1 World Pop Up Championship ASA 2 MO Triple Crown Champion My wife and son both are in the top 3 in the world in 3D archery in their amateur class each year my son loves to hunt and trap with me he has harvested 6 bucks in the last 5 yrs 1 with a bow at the age of 10 this is my time to start up after 25 yrs and its great to be back and so cool having you all to talk with thanks Tim
Last Edit: Nov 22, 2007 20:43:38 GMT -6 by bowdoctor
Hello all, my name is Bill Hobbs. I live on a row crop farm with my wife Carrie and our two children Abbie 10 and Trevor 8. We all love to hunt and fish. I was born in Nevada mo and raised in the small farm town of Metz. I have lived in Vernon and Bates counties all my life. I install fire sprinklers for a living been doing it for 10 years, can't seem to get away from construction work. My passion in life is my wife and kids.
Last Edit: Dec 2, 2007 17:57:29 GMT -6 by evertrap
Hey all, been on here awhile but have never "officially" introduced myself here on this link...so here goes....
My name is Chris Brennan. Married to my lovely wife, Suzy, for 3 and a half years. Have two little ones, Connor 2 1/2 and Matthew 6 months. I have only recently(2000) started hunting. Have fished my entire life. I served in the Navy from 92-96 and have been in the Missouri Air National Guard since 96 as an air traffic controller. I have always been interested in the outdoors. Trapping is just another way to get involved in the outdoors with the kids. I'd like to know where they're at a 6 am (running traps/in the deer stand etc) then not knowing....ya' know? Anyway, I try to get involved and add a little bit here and there. But mainly, as my board name implies, I'm here to become a futuretrapper....
Last Edit: Dec 3, 2007 10:10:23 GMT -6 by cbtrapper
name is tyson harris, 25 yrs old, umm lets see i live outside Oregon Mo on the farm, i have a three yr old son whom i am looking forward to taking trappin when he gets a bit older.... i have hunted and fished all my life and enjoy anything outdoors:) Me and my dad run an organic farming operation on our farm and we have a lawn care service and remodel a few houses, and raise cattle. lol we dabble in a little bit of everything.
Last Edit: Dec 4, 2007 17:55:08 GMT -6 by evertrap
Post by greenhorntrapper on Dec 9, 2007 11:12:35 GMT -6
Robert Searcy, First and Foremost I am a believer. One of those Baptist that has to eat everytime we gather. If any of you need prayer please share. I am currently in the middle of a crisis with a home that I moved from that I have not been able to sell for over a year. I have lowered the 50K less than what it appraised for 3 years ago so add that to your prayer list.
I live near Kingsville, MO my folks still live on the Farm up north of Cameron, MO where I grew up trapping the grindstone creek that runs through our farm. I caught rat, mink, coon, beaver only. Never used anything but a #11 for all of them in pocket sets. Never used a coil spring or conibear in my life.
I have been married to the same woman for 17 yrs, 3 kids, girl 13, boy 9 and a surprise daughter of 3 ( best thing that ever happened ). She homeschools them, I help a little with the field trips, science projects and history stuff.
My primary job is working on computers for Sprint in Kansas City. I grew up simple working hard and poor. I have since improved my lifestyle but the roots remain and the lessons still keep me grounded. My mom helped me run my traps when I accidently took a Homelite to my leg at 14. Over 100 stitches later and I was back in business. Slipped on a muddy creek bank and tore out about half the stitches, my DR was very mad and said next time I rip them out, I was going to have to sew them up myself so that is when mom jumped into action. I ran all my traps on a kawasaki 100 motorcycle with a milk crate strapped on the back. I only used a stick to whack things in the head that had not drowned in my sets. I had one occassion where a coon decided to resurrect himself and jumped on my back while driving back to the house, that was interesting.
I attended DeVry in Kansas City right out of high school and was recruited to South Dakota for work, then Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Montana then back to Missouri. I took the scenic route.
I love to hunt turkey and recently in the past few years have found I love goose hunting. Goose taste really good too. I have a Fox Red lab who loves to hunt them as much. Deer hunting is okay but anyone can get a deer with a rifle, bow hunting is more challenging but takes a lot of time and with 3 kids that makes it difficult.
Fishing is fine if they are biting!! I enjoy taking the kids more than anything and seeing their excitement. That is priceless!!!
I love trapping, I have missed the cold mornings, the muddy creeks, the dirty job of it all from setting to skinning and fleshing, the pleasure of seeing success at your set when walking up on it etc..........we have to be insane as its definately not the money that makes it appealing.
I love old antiques, nostalgia and the roots that we come from as a culture. I have horses that I have trained to hitch and pull a buggy around. I also have found that my oldest daughter and I have that connection with riding them so we can take off and have some great father/daughter time together.
My wife and daughter both love to turkey hunt in the Spring. Its become a family thing for us. My son has finally expressed interest to looks like he will be going next year. I dont push my kids just let them choose for themselves. IF they do commit though I hold them to it.
Last Edit: Dec 9, 2007 11:40:16 GMT -6 by evertrap
Hi my name is Todd Deppe born and raised in Missouri. I lived most of my life in Owensville but now I live in Cuba. I started trapping about 7 years ago getting some traps from my grandpa (he trapped the gasconade river years ago) that hung in the basement getting no use. So I asked him if I sould use a couple and it grew from there. I got out of it for a while but I'm back and very happy. I am far from being a full fledged trapper but I am willing to learn from others. I would love to have someone go with me to set a trap line and see how they do it. I am married to a smokin hot women and have 2 wonderful childdren one boy and one girl the boy is only 3 but loves to see what I bring home when I go out hunting, fishing or trapping. Hopefully he will follow in my footsteps in wildlife managment
Last Edit: Dec 14, 2007 9:37:45 GMT -6 by evertrap
Kyle Bolin, i am 20 years old born and raised in gallatin MO in davies county i now live in Kansas city with my pregnant fiance of two years. I love to be in the outdoors and turkey hunting is my favirote thing to hunt as well as calling predators when the time is right. I work at the ford plant in Claycomo mo where they make the f 150 and the escapes i have been here for almost two years. Run traps from the day it opens to the day it closes rain or shine.
Last Edit: Dec 16, 2007 11:23:19 GMT -6 by evertrap
hey i am israel perry i was raised in eminence Mo (shannon county) but now live in alton mo (Oregon county). i have 3 girls 11 8 and 6 (the shot gun is loaded) been happily married 12 years to angela. i live two miles from the eleven point river and love it. turkey, deer, predator hunting, trapping, and smallmouth bass fishing are my favorite . i have been a flooring installer for the last 14 years.well thats it. looking forward to talking to ya'll
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2008 22:08:32 GMT -6 by redbeard
Hello,My name is Sydney Ray Watson. Live in the Owenville Mo. 68 yr old, retired.Big Blue catfishing is my thing. Have fished catfish tournmants for the last 10 yr.have quit tour fishing. took up trapping, at least trying too.
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2007 9:47:28 GMT -6 by evertrap
I my name is Russell Grobe I live in Hillsboro. Married with 3 kids and 3 grandkids. Work for Marlo coil in High Ridge and I've been a part time taxidermest for 31 years now.I tornement bass fish,turkey hunt,deer hunt and I trap when I can.Played golf but wife said I had to many hobbies so I gave it up.
Clay A.T. McDaniel, Maries Co. Wife Sara (city girl), sons Liam and Gus. I have have my cousin Troy to thank for the resent trappin fever. I hope to catch that first Paydown cat this fall. I started my trappen career last wed. so I don't call myself a trapper yet maybe someday. I was born and raised in Belle Mo., and I now reside in an area just south west of Belle known as Paydown with alot of big bucks, rattle snakes and I hope cats! I work at Kingsford Mfg. right here in Belle as packaging tech. I have wierd schedule so I hope to trap alot. I really want to exspose my boys to trappen so they know that its O.K. and they to can do it. Liam is 9 and has already taken 4 deer, a big tom, lots of squirells, a treed coon, and a rabbit. Gus is 4 and bouncing off the walls so he hasn't hunted much but he loves runnin the lines. Bow huntin is my first love but I think she's gonna see alot less of me this fall. Am I rambling! I rambling HA HA !!!! Good luck all! If the good Lords willin and the creeks don't rise I'll see ya later.
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2008 22:32:11 GMT -6 by evertrap
Post by backwoodstrapper on Jan 31, 2008 19:21:16 GMT -6
Hello everyone, my name is TJ McCubbin. I am 23 yrs old and have lived in central MO my whole life. I started huntin and fishin when i was 4, i started trapping in high school after i found some old victor #1's in my great grandfathers shed. Growing up he would always tell me huntin fishin and trapping stories. I have owned two bluticks, two redticks and a walker hound. My great grandfathers grandpa(i am pretty sure it was his grandpa, or great grandpa) originated the walker coonhounds. I have a beautifull girlfriend, Melissa, who likes to go hunting with me. She set her own traps by herself this year and i havent ever seen anyone so happy to catch a possum! lol We go jugg fishin about every weekend in the summer and we also like froggin! I have a great froggin pond, they almost jump in the boat, but i need to figure out how to catch the otter i seen in there before he takes all my frogs. I also have a beautifull 4 year old daughter, Lillian. She went deer huntin for the first time this year! She did good til we seen a doe and she started screaming "Theres a deer, shoot the deer daddy" Needless to say it ran off! She has run traps with me for two years now and loves the raccoons and possums and tells me that she wants to catch a bobcat! I work 10 hour days at a local steel factory(i caught my first two red foxes this year in a creek behind my work) where i run machinery. I drive an 83 chevy 3/4 ton that is a rustbucket and gets bad gas milage, but it gets me to the woods and home so i keep drivin it. I think i have said too much so hope yall had a good season.
Last Edit: Jan 31, 2008 22:15:43 GMT -6 by evertrap
My name is Brogan Lair i am 20 years old i was born and raised on a pretty good sized farm in the hills in the North West corner of Missouri (Rock Port). Been hunting all my life since i was a lil guy deer hunting is the best. I just started bow hunting bout 5 years ago and i would much rather do that than rifle hunt but i like the super long shots with the rifle. No one in my family has ever trapped before or bow hunted so i started my 15 year old brother on both and we are really good buds now cant catch us apart. I am not married no girlfriend, thats a plus so i get to keep all of my money for now. I am a farmer so i have a ton of land to trap from the mighty mo river bottom to the hills where i live bout 10,000 acres too many of course ;). Well thats my story been great reading bout all of you fellas
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2008 21:58:04 GMT -6 by evertrap
my name is cody sikes. i was born and raised in brooksville, fl like three generations before me. been a deer hunter for about 25 of my 29 years and just started trapping. not many trappers in my neck of the woods but there is a pile of coons, possums, and coyotes. caught a few coons and possums so far but no coyotes yet.i work for the state doin cowboy work and have a fence business to pay the rest of the bills. figuerd this would be a good way to make a little extra money and i love bein in the woods anyway. look forward to learning from ya'll COOTER
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2008 23:33:11 GMT -6 by evertrap
Hello to all! I'm Russ Wilfong, Been married to my wife Linda for 25 of my 50 years. We have two sons, aged 22 and 21. If it swims, I'll fish for it, good to eat I'll hunt it and if it's got fur I'll trap it. I live in St. Francois county and I'm a corrections officer at one of the correctional centers here (we used to call them state prisons before political correctness). I've been a MTA member as well as NTA for several years. A Gulf War vet and a cronic collector of outdoor stuff. I like the conventions and hope to see everyone at the FTA in Colombia.
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2008 23:34:14 GMT -6 by evertrap
Post by mrpresident on Feb 25, 2008 0:46:42 GMT -6
Just signed up the other day so thought I would introduce myself to the crowd. Let me see where to start, name is Steve Painter, not George W. by the handle. ;D Been trappin prolly for over 25 years now. Love thinking about it but am 46 years old now and not a morning person, hard to get up in the morning, but still run some traps most years. Although did take about 3 or 4 year hiatias from the trapping, because to busy at work. Really like bobcats, fox and mink, they are prolly the favs.
Turned the trapping hobby into a full time business in 1989. I own Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control, Inc. here in the Kansas City metro area. Been a very good business, but the employees, how the employees............................ Some are great and some are...............well!!!
Anyways like to fish to, mostly catfish and some crappie in the spring. Love fishing the Missouri and Grand Rivers for cats. Deer hunting, love it. Also pretty much an avid birdwatcher. Have travelled all over the USA and other countries. Birded alot in Mexico and some in Venezuala and the Dominique Republic. Total life list so far is a little over 700 birds.
wazup yall my name is Jeff Inman i live in the Missouri bootheel and ive had people ask me where that is and i tell its the part of the state that looks like a "bootheel" hence the name bootheel. i lived just out of a liitle town called wardell and its a great place for an retired "hellraiser" WAR---dell, my wife and i have been together for 11 years and married for 4. she diffenately my better half because the other half is on his knees making some kicking sets!! i like to listen to music that other people call screaming, Disturbed, five finger death punch, Killswitch Engage. i love playing Guitar Hero 1,2 &3. just a big kid in a grown up body. if im not trapping, im thing of trapping or dream of it!! its a sport that i can say i honestly L_O_V_E!!!!!!!!!!
Post by trapperbill on Feb 26, 2008 16:07:09 GMT -6
My name is Bill schroeder, i am 17 and am a junior in northwest high school. I live in jefferson county, i like to do anything from noodling to chasing coons and going bowfishing. I have a girlfriend we've been going out for about 10 month. I love to do anything that gets me out of the house. SO thats me!
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