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Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 3:08 pm
by RonG
I had a racoon try hopping in the back of my kayak last fall in the dark. This grandma kayak-er got mauled by an otter. :shock:

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Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 3:12 pm
by DasGoby
I read the article as well. Growing up I was really into windsurfing. I took a trip to San Fransisco one summer with my windsurfing friend. While we were there he got chased by a big mama sea lion after getting too close to her cub. It was probably a fall and die situation. Fortunately he didn't fall.

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PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 3:24 pm
by Scipio24
Hopefully I don't need to start beating the IL muskrat off my kayak.

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 3:33 pm
by SmalliesNEyes
:lol:

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PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 3:47 pm
by RonG
Scipio24 wrote:Hopefully I don't need to start beating the IL muskrat off my kayak.


Those guys have been friendly to me. I've been aggressively harassed by beavers in the kayak. One guy liked to swim right up to my yak, in my blind spot, and do big tail slaps and splash me. Scares the crap out of you when you don't even know the buck-toothed freak is even there.

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 3:53 pm
by Scipio24
RonG wrote:
Scipio24 wrote:Hopefully I don't need to start beating the IL muskrat off my kayak.


Those guys have been friendly to me. I've been aggressively harassed by beavers in the kayak. One guy liked to swim right up to my yak, in my blind spot, and do big tail slaps and splash me. Scares the crap out of you when you don't even know the buck-toothed freak is even there.


Wow, pretty intense. Though I am always amazed by their work on the rivers/lakes. That, in my opinion, is some of the best part of kayaking, is getting to view all the wildlife. The muskrat, the heron, snakes, turtles, deer, etc. Of course it helps when they're not a'holes to you~

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 4:22 pm
by urbanHog312
That, in my opinion, is some of the best part of kayaking


You would like deer hunting. I've seen otters beat the absolute shit out of each other while i watched in stealth from a tree.

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 4:44 pm
by catchafew
At least she didn't run into the rabbit of Caerbannog.

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 4:55 pm
by Phil6
urbanHog312 wrote:
You would like deer hunting. I've seen otters beat the absolute shit out of each other while i watched in stealth from a tree.


Have you seen the video of the black bear that climbs up into some guys tree stand while hes bow hunting? Hilarious vid

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 5:10 pm
by urbanHog312
yeah scary shit. fortunately i just have to worry about squirrels and spiders while im up there. been shit on by birds a few times too. all part of the experience i suppose :roll:

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 9:23 pm
by Rambler
There otter be a law against that sort of thing.

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 11:35 pm
by Scipio24
Rambler wrote:There otter be a law against that sort of thing.

Badum-tss "Thank you, he'll be here all week!" :lol:

urbanHog312 wrote:
That, in my opinion, is some of the best part of kayaking


You would like deer hunting. I've seen otters beat the absolute shit out of each other while i watched in stealth from a tree.


I've deer hunted. Used to go in Iowa for a number of years, but that was typically group hunting with a number of people pushing sections to others waiting. Didn't do any tree stand stalking. I want to get back into it, but have no IL connections. :roll: Maybe I'll just follow you up your tree haha

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 1:00 am
by catchafew
Scipio24 wrote:but have no IL connections.
PM me, I did a ton of scouting on some fairly decent public land and got a 130bc 8 pointer once... Granted it's been years but I'd know exactly where to go if I got back into it in IL? Scouting is 70% of the work.

Re: Otter control laws

PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 1:02 am
by HEDDONFROG
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Baby otter fur makes the warmest waterproof hats you can imagine and adult pelts make luxurious bath mats
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