opening "day" question

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opening "day" question

Postby 16gauge » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:26 am

What does the DNR consider opening "day"....do I need to wait until sunrise the morning off (i.e. Nov 1st), or can I start setting traps at midnight or 1 AM on that date?
Also, are there any rules as to making sets (without traps) prior to opening day?

Thanks in advance..........
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Re: opening "day" question

Postby Trapper Jon » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:01 am

Opening day is at 12:00am that morning. Many opening days I have put out my traps at a little after 12.am.

As book says: No to

Stake put out or set a catching device at anytime before the day the open season begines.
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Re: opening "day" question

Postby Beaverhunter2 » Tue May 03, 2011 9:01 pm

When I'm 'rat trapping, it's sort of traditional for me to be sitting in the boat next to the first set waiting for midnight to strike. A cup of coffee and a smoke followed by about 18-20 hours of hardcore setting. Next season I'll have to do it without the smoke- I quit about 7 weeks ago.

Night trapping is a little different. Safety first!

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Re: opening "day" question

Postby K-zoo » Sun May 08, 2011 6:02 am

Congrats on quitting smoking John! Hope you can stick with it.
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