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ID:	20638the other day while walking the riber bottoms I find a racoon caugjt in a snare. 2 days later I find this close to where the snared coon was. Long rope was tied to a tree. I just can't figure out the purpose

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    People are strange and do some strange things
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    The skinned coon was probably being used for bait and tied off so it couldn't be dragged off. I would guess the trapper has set out some more snares on near by trails.

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    I was thinking the same thing, but there are no coyote in this small wooded area. At least not couple of years, A few foxes, and its a highly active area being very close to town. But, I'm sure thats prob what the idea is, that makes since.

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    I'm sure that other racoons wouldn't mind chewing on their old buddy. I have seen quite a few other animals do it
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    Its either a trapper or a coon hunter. They skin the animal in the woods so they do not have to carry it out.

    Pretty standard. I've done it 1000 times when coon hunting. I never carry a coon carcass out of the woods.

    Leaving the rope attached is a slob move though....

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    Agree with Mallard. They skinned the face out, tied the rope on and pulled the rest off. Saves weight. Leaving the rope makes no sense though...especially this year. The rope is worth more than the coon!

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    Coons aren't skinned from the face first so the rope was put on the neck after the trapper was done skinning the coon. If the rope were used to skin the coon it would be hanging from the tree not tied at ground level. It's a bait.
    I do agree that the rope is more valuable than the coon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WY ME View Post
    The skinned coon was probably being used for bait and tied off so it couldn't be dragged off. I would guess the trapper has set out some more snares on near by trails.
    I would guess the same thing.
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    I coon hunted for many years. Made more selling the meat than I did on fur.... I never left a one. But most guys do skin in woods. Four coon is a load....

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