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#2074815 - 07/25/10 12:19 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
mixed bag Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/03/07
Loc: Pennsylvania
Only things I do to speed things up it to pre set my stakes , and waxed dirt.I trap in mostly rock.Pre setting stakes saves me from have to keep moving around to find a place to stake after hitting solid rock.Waxed dirt is because my soil doesn't ever give me enough to cover the trap after rocks are sifted, and I don't have to remake after rain.And, in the event that early snows come,like 2 years ago 10" 2nd day, I still have working sets
I also keep a notebook of every stake thats put out and what set and lure I want to use there.When I done making sets at one spot, I check the notebook before pulling out and set my bucket up accordingly.That way I just get out and go at the next stop and already know my plan

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#2075684 - 07/25/10 10:06 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: mixed bag]
cme4293 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/17/09
Loc: Ohio
i like to modify my cage traps a little, i will usually add a bait door by cutting the wire in the top big enough to stick my hand through, then i add about 3 j0hooks loosely so it can swivel open. to close it i either use zip-ties or put a mini pad lock on it, coons are good with there fingers and can open the door with just a dead bolt type lock so you have to make sure it will stay shut.

Another thing i do is add 2 9 ga. handles to each end so i can carry coons out easier, some times i will dispatch the coon in the live trap and throw my other critters in the cage to carry out, i can carry them with just one arm but 2 makes it easier, and anything easier i will accept

I also sharpen my trowel with a grinder, it makes getting into solid or frozen ground easier

This is a great thread lets keep it going...
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#2078024 - 07/27/10 02:09 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: cme4293]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
All great tips there, cme4293 !

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#2079309 - 07/28/10 09:21 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
coonhuntingkid Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/05/08
Loc: lima ohio (NW) 16 y/o
I don't know if they have already been mentioned but Vice Grips are one of my handiest tools. They are better than regular pliers and great for pulling out stakes and cutting cable and wire.
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#2084177 - 07/31/10 07:07 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: coonhuntingkid]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Don't forget a pipe wrench...

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#2086341 - 08/02/10 02:39 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
martenpine Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/07
Loc: user conflictville Alaska


Tail splitter for marten/mink
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#2086427 - 08/02/10 04:01 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: martenpine]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Really?
How is it used?
Is there a sharp edge on that?

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#2086629 - 08/02/10 06:29 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
martenpine Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/07
Loc: user conflictville Alaska
it is grooved and I run the knife down the groove
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#2087007 - 08/02/10 09:37 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
Deer Lane Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/07
Loc: W, Pa, 57 yrs

This is a couple of trap prep torches that I made, running on LP.







No more wood, or wood smoke to deal with. Faster to prep traps.
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#2087596 - 08/03/10 12:17 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: Deer Lane]
yoteguts Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/08
Loc: central Illinois
Nice Deer Lane. Do you sell those??Pm me if you do please. Been using turkey fryer burners and they just aren't cutting it.


Edited by yoteguts (08/03/10 12:18 PM)
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#2090495 - 08/05/10 11:45 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
ForrestŪ Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/13/09
Loc: Ohio
Deer lane if you do start selling those put me on the list... smile
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#2145309 - 09/13/10 08:50 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
zook Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/15/08
Loc: Northeast Ohio
nice
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#2145534 - 09/13/10 11:13 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
newbie1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/20/09
Loc: Mauston, WI
Add me to the list also. Great idea.
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#2153955 - 09/20/10 12:07 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Yep, that's a nice one!

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#2173641 - 10/04/10 02:15 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
cme4293 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/17/09
Loc: Ohio
I preset all of my conis the night before it saves a lot of time on the line
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#2178206 - 10/07/10 08:55 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
cme4293 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/17/09
Loc: Ohio
Another speed tool for me would be a notebook, when scouting just write down what you see and the sets you would like to make there, or you can draw a map and mark your info on it, this helps the night before you go into a fresh area, you can pack what you will need in your truck and once you get there you won't waste time looking for that good set, I also mark down in a seperate notebook the set, area, trap, and lure so once I make a catch I can record all of that with the animal and the date. When its time to pull out you can check over the list to make sure you don't forget any


Edited by cme4293 (10/07/10 08:59 AM)
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#2178289 - 10/07/10 09:44 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
COLD HAND Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/07
Loc: PA.BEAVER.CO
just bought one of those burners from deerlane,they are great

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#2179431 - 10/07/10 08:26 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
Pinebear Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/20/10
Loc: Pike County, Pa.
I've found that having a local map with red dots on it for all the places I've scouted or trapped or thought of trapping saves time deciding where to go make some sets.

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#2179517 - 10/07/10 09:09 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
USAFtrapper Online   content
trapper

Registered: 01/16/09
Loc: NE Ohio
Exactly, I go to google earth and print off maps of every piece of land i trap. Then i laminate all the maps. During pre scouting i mark potential sets and previous sets that connected. The lamination gives me the option of erasing spot locations as my sets change. That way, there is no forgotten set locations.


Edited by USAFtrapper (10/07/10 09:10 PM)
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#2179721 - 10/07/10 11:25 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
HGordonIII Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/12/10
Loc: Upper Peninsula, Michigan - 28
My biggest time saver is having a map of my trapline and doing pre-season work to complete my trapline map before opening day. I will go through and mark the exact spots I would like to set, how many sets in a given area and what type of set. Later on at my kitchen table (with a hot cup of coffee or a cold beer) I will choose what scents are going to be applied. Doing it this way really helps to get those experimental type sets out and still have your bases covered.

The day prior to opening day I put out all of my visual attractors and cable stakes, this helps tremendously!

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