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#2844575 - 11/22/11 07:55 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
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Loc: McGrath, AK

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#2844831 - 11/22/11 11:17 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Kusko Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Bethel, AK
White do you prefer the trigger to be more toward the bait like in the above picture?
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#2844878 - 11/22/11 11:40 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
white17 Offline

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It depends on the can Kusko. I like the trigger protected from possible moisture but if it might conflict with the can I'll turn it the other way. Some cans are a bit smaller or larger in diameter
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#2846049 - 11/22/11 07:45 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1825
Loc: juneau, alaska
I prefer the larger cans. I might be there awhile, depending on dinner.
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#2846154 - 11/22/11 08:12 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
I use the flowerpots and I put my trigger to the inside. It puts the trigger up inside the flowerpot and protects it from the weather.
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#2846621 - 11/22/11 11:43 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Thanks White17, great pics and good choice of Black morning Juice :-) Guess i'd better head out to the trap shack and cut out some coni holders. Oh yea, i know the cook at the school i'd bet they would hook me up with all the big cans a guy can need!

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#2846997 - 11/23/11 09:16 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
MT_B Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 0
Loc: MONTANA
Hey all, going to try to post some pics of my coni-boxes I just built.

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#2847004 - 11/23/11 09:18 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
MT_B Offline
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Registered: 10/21/11
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Loc: MONTANA
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Edited by Montana_Brent (11/23/11 09:26 AM)
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#2847011 - 11/23/11 09:23 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
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That better NOT be your shop Brent.
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#2847026 - 11/23/11 09:31 AM Re: marten traps [Re: white17]
MT_B Offline
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Registered: 10/21/11
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Loc: MONTANA
Haha. That is NOT my shop at all. Its the father-in-law's. Im still in college, no way I could afford his shop. I have 6x20 shed that I will working out of. still not sure how im going to find room for all my stuff I store in it and hang pelts for drying.
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#2847590 - 11/23/11 03:13 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Brent I used to trap marten out of Livingston. Would love to have those hungry marten up here. I had great luck with leaning poles set there.
A lot less to carry.
I used to use all leg hold until I came to Alaska. Give this set a try.
4 finish nails at an angle. Squeeze the conibear around them to hold. I wire on a dead branch to dissuade them from jumping over.
I was experimenting with a second snare as a backup for a second marten on extended checks. But soon when to low plant pots for my non climbing marten so had limited time perfecting it.



Something I did notice where I had no spruce to get under was the snare weathered a lot better than the coni.
This was the way I found it. The wind had blown the snow off rather than have it stack up.
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#2847822 - 11/23/11 05:14 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
ducky Offline
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Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 138
Loc: androscogin county maine
is that a 110 with a snare behind it ?
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#2847892 - 11/23/11 05:48 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
smalltimetrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 750
Loc: Interior Alaska
Could be a snare with a 110 in front of it...
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#2848632 - 11/24/11 12:07 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Boles Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Loc: Revelstoke BC Canada
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#2849227 - 11/24/11 01:11 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Well i thought i'd run this by ya guys. Keeps the trap covered, can be set horizontal or verticle. Bait tucked inside, set the coni on a holder and you are off. Took jus a few to cut the leadin edge out and i didn't have to rip boards and staple them. Then again it tasted good and was free in the end. Can't say that about plant pots and plywood :-) jus joking. Bait/trap/wire fits inside, can carry a few of them pretty easy. And they stick out like a sore thumb...


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#2849233 - 11/24/11 01:18 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1825
Loc: juneau, alaska
I've used them just like that. Drawback: They don't stack.
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#2849312 - 11/24/11 02:48 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Duck it is a snare and conibear combo.
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#2855878 - 11/28/11 04:11 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Made myself some brackets with tin from the transfer site and tin snips. I think Kusko posted a pic of one he made that's very similar. If I had a break and a band saw I'd break long lengths of the stuff into the right bends, and then cut them out from the bent shape, but had to do it one at a time with pliers and tin snips.
Cut the piece out about 1.5 or inches wide, 3 or 4 inches long.


Grasp the piece with the lineman's pliers, and bend it with your GLOVED hand (be ware of sharp edges.)


May need to be tweaked a little to get best fit that hold the jaws, but also allows them to clear when the trap is set off.



Use whatever nail you want to secure the cubby and bracket. Right now I'm using roofing nails, but I think I'll switch to duplex nails so that they'd be easier to pull back out. To attatch my milk jugs (or whatever I happen to be using!) I use my knife to gouge a big enough hole for the head of the nail to go through and then a slit upwards of that to slide the shaft of the nail up with the head holding the jug against the tree. I think Dirt had a pic posted of this as well. If you wanted you could make them bigger for bigger conis, unsure if they'd be be stiff enough...I just don't know. Ya'll be safe out there, hope this helps somebody!


Edited by Aknative (11/28/11 04:15 PM)
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#2857119 - 11/29/11 12:58 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Hello Ak, i like your clips you made up. I noticed on White 17 picture up top he used a stick so i ripped a one by six into one inch strips and then cut them into 6" pieces and drilled a nail in the center. Will stay better if you use two holes in the wood strip. The coni then clamps onto it. Verticle or horizontal it works. I have yet to use this set up. I made a few so far but want to make atleast two dozen of them. Then see how they work. Luck to ya on the marten line.






Edited by yukontrapper (11/29/11 01:00 AM)
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#2858536 - 11/29/11 07:56 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
akcowboytraper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/27/10
Posts: 3
Loc: wasilla, AK
i make my coni holder out of 2x4 cut it in 3 sections lenth wise and make to notches in them about 1/4" by 1/4" and cut them 2 inches long drill a hole so I can nail them to a tree or drill 2 holes to wire them to my taperd boxes....



Edited by Jerrylousberg (11/29/11 07:57 PM)
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