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#1624569 - 11/29/09 09:47 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: 3 Fingers]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
i got the stove a few weeks back at a local store in Winnipeg called Wholesale Sports i think i paid $79.
lol white I will run out to my trap line and turn them all around as soon as i can.
What I try to do is keep the bait as far from the tree as I can. That way the mice cant get it from the bottom at easy. I have 12 sets out right now with two traps at each set. one traps is how you have seen and the other is on a running pole. some have just triggers some have pans and some have triggers with a extra "trip wire" at the end of the triggers so we will see what happens. My trapping buddy has a really good theory. he says everything will work the same. lol who knows. time will tell
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#1624574 - 11/29/09 09:50 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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thanks for the website 3 Fingers. it helps lots. i must ask how do you get that name?
This Joe Dart must be the same guy that is in the Alaskans How To Handbook. the drawings looks the same type
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#1624581 - 11/29/09 09:53 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Northof50]
Northof50 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 937
Loc: Manitoba
Country always do the fur of most value first in prep.....leave the 10$ coon cause the belly can taint in the marten fast.

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#1624588 - 11/29/09 09:57 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Northof50]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14627
Loc: McGrath, AK
Those are nice stoves for a tent. The heat transfer from them is very fast.


Country; wouldn't the mice have just as hard a time if the box was flipped over and raised 5 feet ?
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#1624622 - 11/29/09 10:25 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: white17]
Broadie Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 77
Loc: SE ALASKA
live bait...

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#1624625 - 11/29/09 10:28 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Broadie]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14627
Loc: McGrath, AK
Thats a good one !! You win !
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#1624626 - 11/29/09 10:28 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Broadie]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
live bait??? what did i miss??
$10 coon.. come on we can do better then that.
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#1624663 - 11/29/09 10:57 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
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Registered: 08/22/08
Posts: 525
Loc: alaska
Countrysmith, the name is a place on the trapline. Three fingers lake. The lake our cabin is on is called "Lake Lucky Cow". The irony is that the year after it got that name a cow moose died in the lake.

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#1624664 - 11/29/09 10:57 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
ahh i need to read all the posts before i talk.. lol
I guess part of my thinking is I have lots of bait. and if the mice want a bite they just add as eye appeal and bait. And a mouse cant finish off my bait. I am trying this year to keep some boxes down low and see if it makes a difference at all. the marten can stand on the ground and get a good look threw the wires at the free meal he can have. The reason for this is last year I had to many times I had a marten visit my tree but not climb up. Almost like they know there is food in the area but not sure where to look.. if it is easy to see and close maybe they will find it better... but really i have no clue and am just going on...if i was a marten.... I would.....
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#1624667 - 11/29/09 10:59 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 937
Loc: Manitoba
White17 usually by the time it gets to -12c of 12f the deer mice go into hibernation here. The other voles ie;red backed are usually on the ground, now short tailed shrews are another matter, there ain't no mountain high enough...you know the song.
$10coon, maybe, but the colour is off, if you notice the yellow nape area, it is not in the most desided list. That 4x should go 35$.
How long was your marten, ? male or female

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#1624679 - 11/29/09 11:09 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
ha not so lucky for the cow. Where you lucky enough to have killed that cow?
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#1624683 - 11/29/09 11:14 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
3 Fingers Offline
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Registered: 08/22/08
Posts: 525
Loc: alaska
Lucky enough to have not killed the cow.

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#1624684 - 11/29/09 11:15 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: white17]
yukon254 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 445
Loc: Yukon
white you are spot on about the bait...... but there are lots of trappers here that do it that way, i have a buddy that uses buckets this way and he will catch 300 on a good year, it is extremely fast most of his marten sets he wont even get off his machine! easily twice as fast as the other way and when the days are short that really helps! if i didnt get so much snow i would do it that way.
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#1624685 - 11/29/09 11:16 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
the marten was female and it was barely a medium.
explain more about the coon. i would really like to be able to look at a fur and be able to tell if i have a something good or not..
that pic does not look that good. it really has a nicer coat then the pic shows. and am i wrong but does a 38" not go 5xl? it had no bites or scars at all. really was a nice fur. I got a coon a few yards from this set last year the same size and he was all beat up.. ugly tail lots of bites. and I took my time putting it up nicely and if i remember right i got 27 for him. this fur looks 2X what that thing did.

Another way to look at my marten sets is like this. there might be snow on top of my bait in the box. but the bait sitting on the bottom of the mesh does not have snow. so the marten climbs the tree and can see the bottom of the bait that is never covered with snow. and probably tries to pull some out. then looks for a easier way into the box. waaam snap.. lights out

one thing I have always wondered about your bait in trapping... if the critter ever touches your bait... you did not do your job right?
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#1625049 - 11/30/09 10:28 AM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Northof50]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
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Loc: canada, manitoba
ok squirrel your not Mel that much i know now. still would like to know who you are. i guess i will have to come to winnipeg to talk to you..
But i think we both know that no one ever has to ask Mel about his pin.. you just say the word "coon" and he gets going on his story.
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#1625068 - 11/30/09 10:37 AM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: martencatcher]
bullgetter Offline
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Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 157
Loc: Alberta
I point my boxes down so I don't have to worry about snow and if I can keep the trap in the box the catch is hidden from sight from the birds. Some guys put the boxes pointed up some horizontal, not sure what the advantage is but they all seem to work. We have had little snow here all November but it's coming down hard right now. Good luck!

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#1625654 - 11/30/09 04:10 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: bullgetter]
Northof50 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 937
Loc: Manitoba
Well with Mel you have to remember that as an Alberta trapper he never had much opporrity to cath coon there, so it was his first "Hot Tub" coon. For those northerners, that is a coon that lives under the heated hot tub and comes out to eat in the dog food dish, and climb back to where it's warm. Mel is petrified of a mouse, one connected to a wire or even one all 4 feet.
Country;
Set those ram's and bring in a wolf to get preped.

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#1625869 - 11/30/09 05:41 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Northof50]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
I got 2 doz rams I will set them and I will bring in a mouse.lol
how about you squirrel? are you trapping at all this year?
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#1625890 - 11/30/09 05:46 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
Maybe you can give me tips on how to get a snare around a wolf? I cut tracks a few times of a lone wolf or small packs. there is no tracks on the trails that go to my camp because it is still to wet.
should i just set blind? or with bait?
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#1626823 - 11/30/09 10:48 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 937
Loc: Manitoba
That's what the seminar is on the 12 th Dec.
Get Mel and Mary out they are trapping about 10 miles from you.
Just chassing rats this fall, and now deer in Area 33 at the homestead farm.
Go back to your bait piles from this spring bear hunting, the wolves will still visit these for free tid-bits. Teach them a bad habit and make them pay for it.

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