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#1491813 - 09/10/09 01:10 PM Otter - trap a otter in a pond with no feeder -
cooper Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 638
Loc: mississippi
any ideas on catching a otter in a pond with no feeder ditches or streams and avoid non target catches?
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#1491828 - 09/10/09 01:30 PM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feeder - [Re: cooper]
Lufkin Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 275
Loc: Lufkin, Tx.
A bucket set in the edge of the water, baited with fresh fish.
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#1492470 - 09/10/09 10:04 PM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feeder - [Re: Lufkin Trapper]
45/70 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3847
Loc: Georgia
Read for the land sign very carefully. You will find some land travel. I may be very faint, but will catch otter with snares.
If you are not experienced with snares Make sure your snare+ extension cable are long enough to allow the otter to reach the pond and swim.
This will calm him down a heap, and you can deal with him with a catch pole.
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#1492476 - 09/10/09 10:06 PM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feeder - [Re: 45/70]
Swamp Wolf Offline
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Registered: 04/04/09
Posts: 690
Loc: SE Georgia
Snares are not legal in Georgia for otters, but may be in Mississippi. Check your laws.
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#1492588 - 09/11/09 12:14 AM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feeder - [Re: Swamp Wolf]
Eric Cottrell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1312
Loc: LA
find the otters toilet. make a flat set using mink urine only. not completely "non-target proof", but it works really good.

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#1492629 - 09/11/09 04:35 AM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feed [Re: cooper]
four coil Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 199
Loc: Wisconsin
I've caught otter in a marina using a white 5 gallon pail and a 220. Drill some small holes in the bottom of the pail. Put some notches in the top of the pail to hold your 220. I run an 1/8" cable through the side of the bucket and then connect it to the trap, this will allow you to pull the trap, bucket, and hopefully the otter in. Place a good sized rock in the bottom of the pail. Then for bait I use a large silvery fish. Wire it to the rock and to the bottom of the pail. Guard the pail with your 220. I set the pail in the water and let it flood through the holes in the bottom. When the pail starts to balance I push it out into deeper water. Hopefully it sinks to the bottom sitting upright, and without setting of the trap. Hopefully this will give you a chance to get your problem otter.
Shawn

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#1492847 - 09/11/09 09:17 AM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feed [Re: four coil]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4418
Loc: (This word is unacceptable on ...
float a cage trap with a toilet or fresh bait inside.....
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#1493514 - 09/11/09 06:44 PM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feed [Re: Vinke]
45/70 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3847
Loc: Georgia
Didn't say I was trapping in Georgia. I usually trap three states.
The man asked a question. I answered him as best I could.
It should be a forgone conclusion that a trapperill check his own law!
Adio
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#1493547 - 09/11/09 07:10 PM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feed [Re: 45/70]
zachary scott Offline
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Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 510
Loc: Kentucky
the simplest way would be a bucket set but u couldn't stay away from non targets like that. It would be hard to set for the otter and avoid catching coons or rats or mink or whatever may b around

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#1493791 - 09/11/09 10:22 PM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feed [Re: four coil]
Tsarevna Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 4328
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: four coil
I've caught otter in a marina using a white 5 gallon pail and a 220. Drill some small holes in the bottom of the pail. Put some notches in the top of the pail to hold your 220. I run an 1/8" cable through the side of the bucket and then connect it to the trap, this will allow you to pull the trap, bucket, and hopefully the otter in. Place a good sized rock in the bottom of the pail. Then for bait I use a large silvery fish. Wire it to the rock and to the bottom of the pail. Guard the pail with your 220. I set the pail in the water and let it flood through the holes in the bottom. When the pail starts to balance I push it out into deeper water. Hopefully it sinks to the bottom sitting upright, and without setting of the trap. Hopefully this will give you a chance to get your problem otter.
Shawn


That's an awesome idea! I have a an otters-at-the-marina problem too! My big worry was trap theft with cages, as anyone can walk out onto this un-guarded, un-gated dock. I bet a bunch of people will walk by, never even thinking my traps are underwater tied to a belaying cleat! grin
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#1493876 - 09/12/09 01:07 AM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feed [Re: Tsarevna]
Vinke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4418
Loc: (This word is unacceptable on ...
Never had a lot of luck with the Norwegian Bucket Set.....
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#1493925 - 09/12/09 06:06 AM Re: how to??? trap a otter in a pond with no feed [Re: four coil]
trapper903 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/08
Posts: 667
Loc: Leon County, Texas
Originally Posted By: four coil
I've caught otter in a marina using a white 5 gallon pail and a 220. Drill some small holes in the bottom of the pail. Put some notches in the top of the pail to hold your 220. I run an 1/8" cable through the side of the bucket and then connect it to the trap, this will allow you to pull the trap, bucket, and hopefully the otter in. Place a good sized rock in the bottom of the pail. Then for bait I use a large silvery fish. Wire it to the rock and to the bottom of the pail. Guard the pail with your 220. I set the pail in the water and let it flood through the holes in the bottom. When the pail starts to balance I push it out into deeper water. Hopefully it sinks to the bottom sitting upright, and without setting of the trap. Hopefully this will give you a chance to get your problem otter.
Shawn


Don't catch a lot of them this way but it does work. I use my plastic coon buckets, for bait I use a brick soaked in fish oil & partly wrapped in alum foil.
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