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#2845115 - 11/22/11 02:06 PM Re: rats in farm ponds [Re: k. miller]
k. miller Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Loc: Greensburg, KS 3 blocks from t...
i am gonna use the same prinicple with steel posts and no. nine wire.. i am too worried about coons shredding those wooden platforms...
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#2845514 - 11/22/11 05:07 PM Re: rats in farm ponds [Re: k. miller]
Creek Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: sw Kansas
Kirk I have a few floats if you want to give them a try. I won`t be using them. No water here.
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#2846012 - 11/22/11 07:36 PM Re: rats in farm ponds [Re: Bismuth Boy]
jdd5 Offline
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Registered: 07/18/07
Loc: Ohio fulton co
Originally Posted By: Bismuth Boy
Originally Posted By: k. miller
no huts mo'trapper

just farm ponds with runs in the dam.... wish i had more 110s but no reason to have them in the desert LOL


If you have dens left and run out of 110's, just set a jump up inside the den entrance and wire to deeper water. Their feet are still touching the bottom when they are coming out of the den. I have caught hundreds of 'rats with footholds in dens, long before I ever heard of a Conibear.
I will also agree, victor 1 1/2 with the humped cross pan took many a den hole rat as I was growing up

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#2846661 - 11/23/11 12:57 AM Re: rats in farm ponds [Re: Calvin]
Otis Offline
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Registered: 11/01/10
Loc: Watertown, SD
Originally Posted By: Calvin
Originally Posted By: greenyswatter
muskrat floats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect situation for them, can be make in 10 minutes with some scrap lumber! Look in the archives


Don't go all crazy now. Floats don't work everywhere. Not all rats are SD rats. Some won't climb onto a float to save their lives. They won't here...and I/ve caught plenty of rats off floats.

Pockets if you have the bank for it will take most rats most places.


We averaged less than 1 rat per day off 6 floats that sat out all 9 days that I had traps out this fall. Every rat came off the same float that was about 5 feet from a huge hut. I'd have set the hut but it was on the wrong side of the fence so a float near it was the next best thing. Every other rat came from other pocket/bank/den/hut sets. Last year floats were better in the fall. If I could figure out why the dramatic change, I'd catch way more rats I'm sure.
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