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#2826904 - 11/12/11 10:46 PM wolverine set question
Trapper_243 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/10
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I have wondered about how this set works. like is it suppose to be just high enough for the wolverine to walk up to it and stick its head in or something. I thought maybe thats how it was suppose to work and i ask cuz i usually set the conibear on the ground. So can anyone tell me how this set works and the show the results of this set if there are any pictures of this set that caught a lynx or wolverine thank you. Here is the set o and by the way i only have a 280 for this so i hope it works with this milk create

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#2826948 - 11/12/11 11:37 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
mad_mike Online   content
trapper

Registered: 01/01/08
Loc: Podunk, Alaska
Looks like there is alot of room to reach over the trap. Put a stick over the jaws to shrink the obvious path to the prize. I have NO luck with connis in plastic but do enjoy posts proving that those sets work!!

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#2826988 - 11/13/11 12:57 AM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
Trapper_243 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/10
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
will do that tomorrow and fix it up. I have never had any luck with connis in plastic either i have have weasels and birds set it off last year and thought if i tried to raise it like some photos i have seen maybe it will decrease the chance of catching weasels again and hopefully next weekend i can show a picture of this set working. thanks for the tip mad mike. tomorrow is my last day here at the cabin got to get back to college for another 3 weeks then back out for a week again with hopefully more snow and my tundra running.

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#2826989 - 11/13/11 12:58 AM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
Trapper_243 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/10
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
will do that tomorrow and fix it up. I have never had any luck with connis in plastic either i have have weasels and birds set it off last year and thought if i tried to raise it like some photos i have seen maybe it will decrease the chance of catching weasels again and hopefully next weekend i can show a picture of this set working. thanks for the tip mad mike. tomorrow is my last day here at the cabin got to get back to college for another 3 weeks then back out for a week again with hopefully more snow and hopefully have my tundra running.


Edited by Trapper_243 (11/13/11 12:58 AM)

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#2827277 - 11/13/11 10:07 AM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
Try a square bucket instead of that crate. It will reduce the bird problem and the 280 will fit the opening better.

I don't like bucket sets either but they will withstand a lot of weather.
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#2827468 - 11/13/11 01:06 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
Trapper_243 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/10
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
well i went to go spring the foothold traps to replace it with a snare cuz heading home today and fixed up the conibear and if i hadnt gone to fix up the coniear i wouldnt have know to replace all the bait because of a wolf knocking my snares over and taking the bait in some of the snares but on one snare he wasnt so lucky but then became lucky again....he went to knock my snare over or something but he got caught on the foot or leg because he tore up the ground a bit and stuff. i was down there yesterday setting up snares and went there today and had him in my snare but he broke it late last night and on the toggle there was little bit of blood on it. At the conibear he went around it and stood in front of it and looked at it and he wouldnt go to it and he went back around it again and then went back on my trail. heres a picture of the set.


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#2827756 - 11/13/11 03:50 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
scootermac Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Northern Manitoba
243 a 330 will fit perfectly into a milk crate, this is the first year i'm trying them but a buddy of mine got one last year in a similar set. Good luck with it.

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#2827887 - 11/13/11 04:59 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
cat catcher Online   content
trapper

Registered: 10/26/09
Loc: Atlin, British Columbia Canada
i have used plastic crates for a number of things one being wolverine and you do catch a few other critters too. here is a wolverine setup that took a mink
here is my set up for a sunkin otter set milk crate with weight and fish in bottom with 330 guarding it . 330 fit perfect in plastic crates.


and here is the end result of the wolverine crate

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#2828920 - 11/13/11 10:33 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
Trapper_243 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/10
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Nice pictures there cat catcher and I'm in the process of getting some new traps and which should be in soon and then ill have a 330 for that set but hopefully that set will produce a wolverine or lynx next weekend. when i go to check my traps so if i have anything ill post some pictures on this.

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#2830921 - 11/14/11 11:18 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
alaska viking Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/07
Loc: juneau, alaska
I think plastic mainly works in Canada. Do you guys have a tax on it or something?
Here anything plastic finds another use, usually better than it's intended purpose.
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#2832584 - 11/15/11 09:04 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
Why not skip the bucket? Tried it this way last yr, it blows alot where I am now and most times the snow doesn't accumulate much on the pole. I love snares on the ground but on this new part of line I'm having to adapt.




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#2832603 - 11/15/11 09:17 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
Thats a nice one Clinton! I flew over some of your line yesterday. Lots of foxes eating marten out of your traps. Looks like the wind had been really howling out there. We got knocked around pretty good.
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#2832695 - 11/15/11 09:57 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
Whaaaa?!? shocked

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#2832697 - 11/15/11 09:58 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
Yeah there were foxes all over your line..
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#2832709 - 11/15/11 10:01 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
yukon254 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/08
Loc: Yukon
243 I use the crate set a lot. The trick is to get the crate up off the ground so a wolverine has to stand somewhat to reach the bait. I have used this set on the ground but get much better results when I get the crate up. A 330 fits perfectly in a crate. A snare pole set is the best set for wolverine IMO.

I have used snares on poles like Tokotna has his trap on. Works good, but I now put my poles horizontal and set a snare at each end with the bait in the middle. Works great as a marten wont trip the snare should he arrive before a wolverine does.
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#2832718 - 11/15/11 10:04 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
THere is quite a few alright, Them Bethel boys are slacking grin

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#2832723 - 11/15/11 10:06 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
Yeah that's typical of those guys
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#2832735 - 11/15/11 10:13 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
Your bsing I hope eek I was out there today but didn't get into the burn where they hang out.

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#2832760 - 11/15/11 10:31 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
watarrat Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/04/10
Loc: Lake Iliamna Ak
That's a good looking weatherproof set! I think I'll copycat you on that!!

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#2832802 - 11/15/11 10:56 PM Re: wolverine set question [Re: Trapper_243]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
I did fly some of your line and it did look like the wind had been on it. I didn't see any foxes though it looks like they sure could be out there. Looks like less snow the further west and north you go.
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