Went hunting again yesterday. Truck performed great. The snow started melting out around 8:00 and everything turned into a nasty sloppy mess. We found a bunch of deer but no lion sign. Had 4 dogs get stuck in leg hold traps. That trapper’s gonna be upset next time he checks his traps
. He was trapping bobcats and I tried to avoid the sets but hounds are like scent seaking fur missiles. I reset the second trap after the second dog was caught. Went back to the truck, put those dogs away, let others out and left right away. Got about 200 yards and realized one wasn’t there. Checked my tracking system and sure enough, she had went right to that trap I reset lol. Went back, got her out, reset it and showed my buddy how traps work. Got back to the truck and bam! Another dog got caught in a 3rd trap 100 foot from the danged truck! That was an illegal set because it was next to a road. I let that dog out of that trap but didn’t reset it. I left two triggered and reset the one. I left that area right away lol.
After we were done and I was airing back up, I noticed the spare tire was leaning weird. I hopped up on the dog box and found the spare tire mount had ripped out, half way. The metal around my weld tore out. I’ll get a picture today if I remember.