Hello all, I've not signed on here for awhile, I been over on trapperman being a smart eleck. It's fun but I'd like to take a minute to thank you all for the serious advice I've gotten here either thru posting or the archives. 4 years ago before I ever set my first trap I read and asked questions here for 9 months. The result was I went out with my equipment prepared and some idea of what to look for and when I found that I had a basis to work from. I can't tell you how many times I sat on my butt looking at a possible set running thru my mind how would Hal, Ric, Musher or Redsnow set this? This point really got driven into me the last two weeks. I went to Alabama to trap beavers on purpose, I caught otter by accident and the conditions were different for Alabama. Frozen. I was walking on ice in Alabama, hmmm. I came back to the Sullivanes line archives and reread them. Bang, bang, bang. Otters on purpose. My first beaver in a snare and my biggest beaver all in one. My first under ice beaver, in Alabama? OK, Hal you get no credit for that one, you failed to do a under ice beaver book or video. But anyhow, just about everything I did was because I had a solid basis to work from and for that I thank you.