This is a thread that I hope will turn out to be "all things 'cats!"
I see some post on here from time to time asking a few 'cat questions, about traps or best sets, but never really full detail into what it takes to really take good numbers of 'cats in all types of weather and geographic locations.
There are some really top notch 'cat trappers on here, occasinally I will see some post with some pictured, so I know they are out there and so is the fine detailed information
The things I hope to dicuss with other trappers on here are:
Location within locations.
Lures, baits, call lures.
Droppings, worth the trouble?
Flagging and/or sight attactors.
The No# 1 scent for attacting cats?
Targeting Toms only during breeding season.
Dealing with dumb coyotes that doesn't know what a 'cat set is.
Best traps for 'cats.( Should be a good topic.)
staked sets vs
cable tie offs.
'Cat migration, ( yes, it does happen when weather patterns (ie: deep snow) or a food sourse changes.)
The use of squeekers.
Cubbies-Kill traps vs footholds.
Kill trap usage.
Calling ( anyone doing that on here?)
'Cat reaction to changing weather patterns.
Cage trap use.
Felines, fur & feathers.
Wind chimes, bells and whistles.
Exposed pan set, Who uses it?
...and of course, a whole lot more.
I hope enough trappers will add to this thread to make it a wealth of knowledge for others who will be able to use the imformation on their trapline.
I'll start with just a simple walk-through in a dry wash using natural material for blocking and guides.
Set can use one or two traps.
My preference in this type of enviroment, is two #4 modified ( step-in) Montomerys on a High Plains Plow w/ 8 ft of heavy chain.
Notice the 'suttle' blocking to the right...