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#30747 - 01/10/07 03:51 PM Wolverine thread/archive
trapperjoeAK Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 786
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
Here are the pics of how I cut round 5 gallon buckets to fit 330s. Piperniner, please add anything that you can think of.















What I do (for the first couple at least) is lay the 330 (set!) across the bucket and mark where the jaws cross the bucket. That is where you drill the holes about an inch back. Then cut the tabs out with a saber saw. You have to cut it for the 330. ie. Belisles won't fit in buckets cut for Bridgers. The trap is held in VERY solid. It isn't coming out without firing. No movement at all. Next time I go out, I am going to set a few of these vertically on trees like a giant plant pot and see how that works. Should be a lot more snow resistant. Otherwise, mine are getting drifted in too fast. Here is that wolverine from the bucket earlier this season. The bucket was set up under the stump at the very top of the picture.










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#30794 - 01/10/07 04:09 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: trapperjoeAK]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2089
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Awesome
Thanks What a great tip. Will be setting a few as soon as the storm clears.
Vertical about two feet off the ground seems about right. A couple of wire holes in the back of the bucket to feed through a couple of ties of #14 would be good too I think.
Thanks Joe and Piper for the Great tip!!!
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#30800 - 01/10/07 04:14 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: Family Trapper]
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"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4971
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Thank you mucho!!
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#30810 - 01/10/07 04:17 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: Alaskan]
trapperjoeAK Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 786
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
Yeah, I didn't mention that, but I have 4 holes drilled in the back to wire bait in. I think what happened with the bait there, is a combination of being wired in while frozen and thawing out in addition to be knocked around.

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#30865 - 01/10/07 04:33 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: trapperjoeAK]
piperniner Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1275
Loc: Alaska
Trapperjoeak : Thanks for the effort. Your ears are alittle different than mine but look good . My sets are horizontal and a few feet off the ground to be weatherproof. Trying to come up with photos to post. Thanks.

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#31074 - 01/10/07 05:39 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: piperniner]
Dusty Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 134
Loc: North Pole, AK
Wrap your bait in 1/4" mesh hailscreen while it's thawed out, run a couple wires through, and smash into a pancake that will fit in the bucket. Let freeze, then wire in the bottom of the bucket. Now clip all but a couple inches of trigger wire off the trap, and you have a mostly-marten-proof bucket.
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#31162 - 01/10/07 06:11 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: Dusty]
martentrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 992
Loc: Moved to Fbks, Ak.
What the heck good does that do me and Alaskan............we haven't got any trees to wire to!!!!!!!!!Hahaha.
Just kidding. Years ago when I was in the interior, I had wooden boxes for coni's that I used for wolverine. I set them as Joe descibied, vetical, a couple feet off the ground. Well, some I did, some I set jutting out from the tree. Vertical worked fairly well. I think NOT being able to see the bait, and NOT being able to see most of the coni, combine to make this an effective set.
Thanks, Joe

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#31179 - 01/10/07 06:16 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: martentrapper]
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"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4971
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
MT- I'll have you know I have a secret plan to grow some trees. Thats all I can tell you now though, because, as I said, its a secret plan.
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#31203 - 01/10/07 06:20 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: martentrapper]
Anonymous
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I've read somewhere where a guy was using milk crates.Anyone ever try?

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#31209 - 01/10/07 06:21 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: ]
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Alaskan is growing SOMETHING alright!

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#31252 - 01/10/07 06:31 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: ]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2400
Loc: SW Alaska
Steve I have seen the pictures of the 330s on a milk crate someplace but do not remember where. I do recall some of the discussion being they where abit shallow in depth and thoughts led to the wolverine possibly being able to rob the baits as a result but thats just my memory not known fact
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#31253 - 01/10/07 06:31 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: ]
trapperjoeAK Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 786
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
Yeah, I have tried the milkcrates Steve. I did not like them because they are very shallow and the trap is not held in them well. BUT, I have a good friend who refuses to use anything else and catches 2 wolverine a year minimum in them. He wires the bottom of the crate to the tree so the trap is set horizontally. He also wires the trap to the crate pretty well. A few years back, he caught two lynx in them incidentally as well.

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#31281 - 01/10/07 06:38 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: ]
Gator Jr. Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 628
Loc: Eagle River, Alaska
Steve,
I use milk crates both by themselves and also with the back cut out and then screwed to a wooden box I made (so I could get more bait on the set). I either drill a bunch of holes, or put heavy mesh on the back to help with air flow to get the scent out there. I just cut off the section used for handles and the 330 fit's perfect, works great. If you would like I'll take a pic of one this weekend when I go up.

Ted
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#31284 - 01/10/07 06:39 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: trapperjoeAK]
Anonymous
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I tried them a few years ago and found them to be pretty shallow also.Had no takers either,had lynx walking right by them.Good meeting you last night at the trappers meeting Joe!

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#31291 - 01/10/07 06:41 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: ]
trapperjoeAK Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 786
Loc: Chugiak/Homer, AK
Same here! I think that we had a record number of forum attendees last night. \:\)

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#31303 - 01/10/07 06:44 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Great meeting you to Ted,lol.I cut out the handles also and I think they hold a 330 nicely but thought they we're just to shallow.Thought about taking the back off of one to extend them but don't have any wolverines to get excited about up at the lake.

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#31321 - 01/10/07 06:51 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: ]
Gator Jr. Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 628
Loc: Eagle River, Alaska
Steve,
It was great to meet you also, FINALLY! Good to see Loel agian too. You have a very well behaved little lady there.

I don't have a lot of wolverine traffic myself, but I set about four of five of them a season, just in case. I also have seen refusals by lynx, but I've also caught a few in them.
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#31353 - 01/10/07 07:08 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: Gator Jr.]
wolfskinner Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 89
Loc: Saskatchewan
I used the milk crates for years in the Yukon and found they worked slick.



I would take a big hunk of moose hide and singe the hair in a fire, wire it to the back of the crate, and then wire the crate to a tree.

I don't remember having any particular problems with them, and I caught the odd lynx as bonus.

I'd recomend them to anyone for wolverine. Sure liked 330s better than foot trapping them.
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#31462 - 01/10/07 07:39 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: wolfskinner]
martentrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 992
Loc: Moved to Fbks, Ak.
So if one crate is to shallow, couldn't you cut out the bottom of one and wire 2 together?
mt

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#31464 - 01/10/07 07:39 PM Re: Wolverine thread/archive [Re: wolfskinner]
amtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 832
Loc: Hardin , Montana
Thanks Joe and wolf for the great idea's , I've ofter wondered about how to set 330's in a set like this . Now if we had a few more wolverines in this part of the state LOL .
Best Wishes , amtrapper

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