A while back I was going to start a thread, "Planning/organizing and out-of-state trapline". The more I thought about it, the more questions/problems and different little scenarios I came up with, and the more complicated the process becomes. Instead of bouncing back and forth from each little "situation", what I'd like to do is break it down into separate topics, and we'll start a thread for each one. It's the middle of April, fur season is closed, we've got 6 months to get this right. Hopefully when we're finished, we'll end up with a series of threads that address everything important.
I'm going to lay down some guidelines, to help keep everyone in the same mindset. And to make this discussion interesting to the majority of us, who also have a regular job, let's just say I've (you, too) got 2 weeks of vacation time, and I want to go trapping, someplace new. The new trapline is 500 miles from home, (no forgetting essentials and running back home to get them). And for this discussion, let's assume I know my target animal, I have the equipment, and I'm confident that I can catch my target. So it really shouldn't make any difference if I head North, South, East or West, or if I target mink or coyotes, or any other furbearer.
One major problem I see is finding lodging. In a couple days I'll start a new thread: "Out-of State Trapline #3: Lodging". But let's trouble-shoot for now.
Besides lodging, tell me what other potential problems I need to be aware of, or anything else I need to know before heading for parts unknown. And we'll start new threads, as new topics come along.