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#300004 - 08/17/07 01:37 PM WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING?????
Andy Skwiat
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I'm not talking feathers in the dirthole. I'm talking something hanging in a tree to get there attention from a distance.

Then bring them in for the kill!

Turkey Flight Feathers, CD's, Rabbit Fur, Squirrel Tails???

What to you like to hang??

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#300013 - 08/17/07 01:41 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: ]
Grubstake Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 3912
Loc: Lotw MN
goose wings

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#300015 - 08/17/07 01:41 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: ]
j morris Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3680
Loc: Clearwater, KS
My favorites are #1 turkey wing and #2 pheasant or fowl wing. Tie it to a string to keep it from flying away!
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#300030 - 08/17/07 01:46 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: j morris]
Cattrax Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 9129
Loc: Wy
This will get you, I use that yellow caution tape! See I'm trying to warn all those cats but they just dont seem to get it! lol Works well for me, the color stands out and when its cold and breezy it has some noise to it too.
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#300036 - 08/17/07 01:48 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: Cattrax]
160user Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8482
Loc: MN
Here is a well kept secret................use one of the 4 million CD's that you get in the mail. They can be seen forever and really flash at night. Be sure to remove them and take them with you at the end of the season. This is the best flagging there is, period.
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#300041 - 08/17/07 01:50 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: 160user]
j morris Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3680
Loc: Clearwater, KS
160--- I use a lot of CD's especially towards the end when I am running out of wings. Not a problem with the feathers as the "pigeon guy" keeps me stocked up.
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#300045 - 08/17/07 01:52 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: j morris]
j morris Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3680
Loc: Clearwater, KS
Or another secret....... Get you a squeeker programmed with "Cat Scratch Fever". That get's um coming from miles....
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#300046 - 08/17/07 01:52 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: Cattrax]
Kansasbert Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 592
Loc: Kansas
I like red christmas tinsle, it has lots of surface area and holds a lure well in additional to a great flagging. It doesnt take much wind to get the tinsle fluttering. I also have had good luck with the down feathers from geese and ducks. If the trap backing is say tall grass or maybe a plumb thicket or some other type of high brush near by I throw two or three handfulls of white down feathers into the air up wind of the brush or grass and let it scatter.

I often find similar natural examples of the down feathers scattered about while out hunting, trapping, fishing, or just scouting; where a hawk or coyote or some other preadtor has enjoyed a meal and left the feathered evidence behind.

Rob
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#300050 - 08/17/07 01:54 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: Kansasbert]
furkiller Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 1261
Loc: Louisiana
I always use plain white flagging tape. Works well but the wind can foul it up around a branch.
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#300052 - 08/17/07 01:55 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: j morris]
Nick C
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 Originally Posted By: jerry morris
160--- I use a lot of CD's especially towards the end when I am running out of wings. Not a problem with the feathers as the "pigeon guy" keeps me stocked up.


I KNOW a pigeon guy too!, But I have a feeling he wouldn't be kind of enough to let me have all their wings. \:\(


Edited by Nick C (08/17/07 01:58 PM)

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#300057 - 08/17/07 01:56 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: ]
160user Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8482
Loc: MN
The squeekers aren't legal here in MN. I CD on a pice of fish line is tough to beat. It will spin and twirl with even the slightest breeze.
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#300058 - 08/17/07 01:56 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: ]
j morris Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3680
Loc: Clearwater, KS
 Originally Posted By: Andy Skwiat
Only problem with "White Feathers" is they are worthless once it snows. Can't see em at all.

I learned that the hard way! \:\(


Boy, don't remind me!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#300069 - 08/17/07 02:00 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: ]
Kansasbert Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 592
Loc: Kansas
black canadian goose feathers when the snow is on

Rob
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#300103 - 08/17/07 02:23 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: trapperbill]
CharlesKS Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11447
Loc: Kansas,32,6-1,220,B/B NS
i like to use those perriwinkle pinwheels.

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#300113 - 08/17/07 02:29 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: trapperbill]
CharlesKS Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11447
Loc: Kansas,32,6-1,220,B/B NS
well crap Bill, not now, you just gave it away!

i just made something up, pulled it out of my rear.

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#300130 - 08/17/07 02:45 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: trapperbill]
boyswannatrap Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 2368
Loc: NY
You could set up a trapeze with a couple of little people..........What d'ya say Nick?

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#300139 - 08/17/07 02:52 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: trapperbill]
bulletbox Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3624
Loc: Robert Lee, TEXAS
3 things I use are:

Red Christmas tree tensile - about 10 to 24 inches long, folded in the middle and tied with a piece of wire about 12 inches long, so I can put in in the backer any where I need it...

Red surveyors tape - about the same length...

A wad of poly fill about the size of a tennis ball, tied with wire in the middle, it sort of looks like a peanut, then tie that to another piece of wire so it swivels, then a 12 inch piece of wire to tie in the back... I sometimes add a piece of tensile or surveyors tape to the poly fill for flash.....

I like my attractor to be about 12 inches off the ground and at least 2 feet behind the trap....

The red color goes back to my Grandfather, he felt that cats were attracted to red... he would chase a red bird all over the country when cat trapping.....
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#300144 - 08/17/07 02:57 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: bulletbox]
Billfrank Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1750
Loc: TEXAS
Hot pink surveyors tape tied off the ground, also go to Pilgrims Pride chicken processor and get garbage bags of feathers whenever I need them.
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#300151 - 08/17/07 03:06 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: bulletbox]
mike jerrell Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 3241
Loc: Mississippi


Before they were illegal here, I used many things,all of the above name work,my favorite though is a peice of trash bag or walmar sack bout 1 ft.long .Tie in the middle and hang by a wire so it dont tangle. Also have taken a beercan and wash it out. stick a wad of cotton or wool in the drinkin hole and saturate with good loud smellin lure,flatten can an stick a hole through the sides bout middle ways.Hole should be bout 1 incn. run a foot long strip of garbage bag through it so it sticks out both sides.suspend by wire and fishin swivel, can will spin and make a little noise,the weight og can keeps it from taglin and you got your lure in bottom.
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#300184 - 08/17/07 03:30 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: mike jerrell]
Billy Y Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 737
Loc: South Central Kansas
I like to use white polyfill too.

I hang it around the set, up in the brush so if it snows it can still be visible.

I also use it under the pan of the trap instead of a cover.

Also like to hang Ted Nugent CD's \:\)


Edited by Billy Y (08/17/07 03:32 PM)
Edit Reason: uncle ted
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#300197 - 08/17/07 03:39 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: Billy Y]
Kansasbert Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 592
Loc: Kansas
Billy you hang the Nuge's CD to help ya with that cat scratch fever?
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#300220 - 08/17/07 03:53 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: bulletbox]
CharlesKS Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11447
Loc: Kansas,32,6-1,220,B/B NS
 Originally Posted By: bulletbox

The red color goes back to my Grandfather, he felt that cats were attracted to red... he would chase a red bird all over the country when cat trapping.....


take a walk in the woods around here anyways, and youd be amazed the number of CARDINAL feather puff remminants that were ate by at cat compared to other birds. ;\)

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#300227 - 08/17/07 03:59 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: CharlesKS]
Kansasbert Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 592
Loc: Kansas
Ive noticed that too charles, red birds and blue jays it seems get wacked a bunch. Ive always wondered if they get eaten more often, or do I just notice those feathers on the ground because they are so bright and walk right past the quail and sparrow feathers because they blen in so well. I mean I cant count the number of times I had to look and look for a quail or dove I shot and watched it hit the ground they just seem to vanish.

One of the great mysteries the world will never know? LOL
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#300233 - 08/17/07 04:02 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: Kansasbert]
Lone trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1312
Loc: TX
Turkey, dove, and quail wings.
I also like wool. Gonna have to get me some before long.
LT
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#300235 - 08/17/07 04:03 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: Kansasbert]
CharlesKS Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11447
Loc: Kansas,32,6-1,220,B/B NS
your probably rights, but, when the cat takes the bird ontop of a downed log to eat it.......

next time your in the woods, pay close attention to the downed logs. look on them, you will see lots of cat sign there. i assume its cats.

also, in the snow, you can see the brown feathers to, but yea, those red ones really get your eye.

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#300237 - 08/17/07 04:05 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: CharlesKS]
CharlesKS Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11447
Loc: Kansas,32,6-1,220,B/B NS


this is a prety good flagging. couldnt make up my mind to go with flattened squirrel, or a feather. so i used both. the squirrel made a nice "feather holder"

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#300238 - 08/17/07 04:05 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: Kansasbert]
coongrease Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 1208
Loc: Beaver Co. Pa.
I cut strips from the bottom of those disposable aluminum pans a couple inches wide and 8" or 9" long put a little twist in them punch a hole close to one end hang them from something. I use real thin wire to hang mine. it don't tangle up like string or fishing line. Two pieces of wire a short piece through the hole in the strip to form a circle (like a key ring) and a long piece through the circle and wrap it back on it self forming another circle. The other end of the long piece is wraped to what ever your hanging it from. Get the pans at the dollar store.

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#300239 - 08/17/07 04:05 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: Kansasbert]
grumpy Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 463
Loc: plattsburg, missouri
one thing i've used that's a bit unusual is the tail feathers out of a peacock. just jab them into the ground several paces from your set and it will sway in the breeze without getting tangled up.

the grump.
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#300264 - 08/17/07 04:37 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: grumpy]
possum5676 Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 1875
Loc: kansas
now let me get this straight, you fellows are pulling cats across feilds with pinwheels, feathers, etc., how wide is the field? you really mean that with flagging you could catch cats that are walking along a thicket or creek bottom or treeline out in the open field by drawing him into the set with a pinwheel or a bird feather??? so if you have no permission on joe blows place that is crawling with cats and lots of nice catty cover, but you do have permission on frank blows place, a ploughed feild a feild away from the nice catty cover at joe blows you would run right out and make some cat sets with pinwheels or bird feathers and fully expect to catch cats fron frank blows place over on joe blows place, acrossed a feild, with a pinwheel or some bird feathers, you would as grown men, trappers honestly go out and do this and spend 3 dollor a gallon gas on it and really think ya are gonna fill the truck up with cats? yuou gotta be funnin me right????
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#300268 - 08/17/07 04:40 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: grumpy]
Rpowers Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1533
Loc: NW Arkansas
unfortunantly we are unable to use any attractor consisting of "animal matter" which pretty much stinks.
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#300271 - 08/17/07 04:42 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: possum5676]
bulletbox Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3624
Loc: Robert Lee, TEXAS
Who said, you could pull a cat that far, unless the cat wanted to go there in the first place...

When I am pulling a cat, I might mean getting it to move 3 feet off a road, or off a sheep trail...

You every try to make a cat do much of anything?? it is durned near impossible, unless it was the cat's idea....

If you want to catch the cats on the other place, you best get permission.... LOL.....
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#300279 - 08/17/07 04:46 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: bulletbox]
mike jerrell Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 3241
Loc: Mississippi
I know its hard to herd em and give em baths.
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#300283 - 08/17/07 04:49 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: bulletbox]
CharlesKS Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11447
Loc: Kansas,32,6-1,220,B/B NS
no one said anything of the sort possum.

flagging is used merely as one of several things needed AT the set to hold a cats attention.

you, as a grown man, wouldnt make assumptions with electricity at .12 cents a kilowat would you? you surely jest?

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#300421 - 08/17/07 06:44 PM Re: WHATS THE BEST CAT FLAGGING????? [Re: CharlesKS]
VAcattinROCKS Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/08/07
Posts: 267
Loc: Newport News Va
I flag high (6 feet or so) and I flag low (2 feet or so)..depending on the terrain...and through a variety of sources I came up with a pretty good system...and had a suprise along they way...sit back relax..and let me tell my story \:\)
I tried the fishing line thing..worked well, until the high winds on top of the mtn messed em all up...what to do...put on the thinking cap..and pulled files out of memory bank....I took a
12" pc of 24 gauge wire...wrapped it around my finger, made a loop...on the other end..I bent a 1/4" 90
stuck a turkey feather with a heavy sewing needle...stuck the lil 90 into the hole and duck taped it tight.
Then I took a clothespin...drilled an 1/8 inch hole in it...took 10" of 12 ga wire...bent a tiny 90 in it too...stuck the 90 in the hole (just below the spring) and wrapped duck tape around the handle tight also....then I inserted the 12 ga through the loop made...in the 24 ga...and made another loop..and wrapped it tight...cut the excess off FLUSH!!! <---very important
Now I have a turkey feather clip on a branch flag...the light wire allows movement with very little wind...and this rig takes about 3 seconds to attach at a set....
Now the suprise....a Buzzard wing feather...is even better than a turkey feather, I happened on a dead buzzard....and clipped his wings, thinkin his wings are designed to soar for long distances..and I was RIGHT!!!! If you just LOOK hard at a buzzard feather..it starts to swing on the wire...and to acknowledge some previously stated complaints....the top is all-but-black.....and the bottom is a whitish-grey GREAT CONTRAST!!!
Hope this helps....
Scott
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