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#3167097 - 05/21/12 09:37 AM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: 22mag]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 8
Loc: south east michigan
There's lots of people using them that's forsure . I just don't like them . If been using spear type traps all my life . When I was a little kid I keep the whole neighbor hood trapped out . there's a little nack to setting them up but they work for me . I would rather people see my mole traps no need to hide them . People call in hey your traps down . I do use the Steve's traps now but that just started this year . My spear traps work right out of box . They don't rust . I have some that are from the early 1900s . There like 2' tail but still smoke the moles . There also fast to setup no tools needed .
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#3167277 - 05/21/12 12:43 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: Peskycritter]
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Registered: 12/09/07
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Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: Peskycritter
I have some that are from the early 1900s . There like 2' tail but still smoke the moles . There also fast to setup no tools needed .

Pics, please. Do they have the round plunger loops?
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#3167323 - 05/21/12 01:27 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: Nic Pallo]
DAVE SALYS-CWCP Offline
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Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 391
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Originally Posted By: Nic Pallo
I only use my 2 OOS traps for pulling dead raccoons and squirrels from chimneys after they were "smoked out" from the homeowners. Lower the trap down in the set position on a rope and when within a foot of the dead animal drop it and let it fire on it. Pull up and woolaa you got your dead critter wink
Other then that, I only use steves traps for moles anymore. No need for ANYTHING else in my book

Did anybody else catch that tip? Thanks Nic that is a good one to file away for later use.
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#3167381 - 05/21/12 03:07 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: 22mag]
bluebill Offline
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Registered: 01/29/09
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Loc: kent county, MI
X2 Good Tip!
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#3167470 - 05/21/12 04:35 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: MoFarmBoy]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 8
Loc: south east michigan
Originally Posted By: MoFarmBoy
Originally Posted By: Peskycritter
I have some that are from the early 1900s . There like 2' tail but still smoke the moles . There also fast to setup no tools needed .

Pics, please. Do they have the round plunger loops?
Yep they got the round plunger loops . I think there like 1918 or 15 or something like that . I beleave there the first of there kind . There also very sharp still . There made to last . I will have to dig them out my kids always killing moles around the house with them . Came home one time he had like a doz set in a ten by ten area
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#3167526 - 05/21/12 05:28 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: 22mag]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Loc: south east michigan
My son removed a big dead coon yesterday out of a chimney . First they had to have a chimney guy come out and hammer drill into the chimney because there was no clean out . My oldest son works for a differnt company than mine . He's 15 and been working there sense he was 10 . He is there go to guy now . I have two sons and having both of them together with me driving around all day is more than I can handle . There always picking at each other . Yesterday he work all day then weed whacked the guys yard for two hours as his boss got in a nap . He only makes 20 bucks aday but made a extra 20 with the yard work . from time to time he feels the need to get payed more . I'm always telling him it's not about the money right now son just keep your head down and get your work done and the money will come . It's starting to get pretty funny because there always calling in my boy when it's something hard to get to . On the weekends there having him reset the traps on jobs where they haven't caught there animal yet . Now the new plan is there going to put this new guy on the road which is family to the owner . He wants my son to ride along with this new guy all summer and do all the setups and train this new guy . I'm kinda having a problem with this one . For one how's this guys driving , second is my boy going to get payed atleast the same wage as the new guy . I'm thinking if they got him training people now it's time he gets payed a little more . I'm going to tell my boy about this tip and see what he thinks . Maybe he could have used it yesterday . I carry a frog spear which goes on to my chimney poles and a little larger fish spear that has barbs on it . I've remove a lot of things with them both . Works good on them kitchen stove vents that come out the side of the house . It also gets the squirrel nest out of there to . I got a picture on my face book of me spearing dead squirrels of a vent
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#3167583 - 05/21/12 06:21 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: 22mag]
SteveAlban Offline
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Registered: 06/10/10
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Loc: Palo Alto, California
The spear style mole traps go back a long way. I have one from 1886 that's pretty cool looking. I think I can post a picture later.

And they probably go back way before that in England.
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#3167588 - 05/21/12 06:24 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: 22mag]
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Registered: 12/25/06
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Loc: SW Pa
I have a couple that I got at yard sales and from a customer. They are strong and about 2 feet tall or better.I wont set them, just keep them for posterity.
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#3167594 - 05/21/12 06:27 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: 22mag]
SteveAlban Offline
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Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 0
Loc: Palo Alto, California
Post pictures, and I probably can tell you what trap they are and when they were made. I have a mole trap collectors manual(by Rex Marsh), and several dozen old mole traps. I love old traps.
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#3167674 - 05/21/12 07:24 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: DAVE SALYS-CWCP]
Nic Pallo Offline
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Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 0
Loc: Finger Lakes Region, NY
Originally Posted By: DAVE SALYS-CWCP
Originally Posted By: Nic Pallo
I only use my 2 OOS traps for pulling dead raccoons and squirrels from chimneys after they were "smoked out" from the homeowners. Lower the trap down in the set position on a rope and when within a foot of the dead animal drop it and let it fire on it. Pull up and woolaa you got your dead critter wink
Other then that, I only use steves traps for moles anymore. No need for ANYTHING else in my book

Did anybody else catch that tip? Thanks Nic that is a good one to file away for later use.

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#3168013 - 05/21/12 11:04 PM Re: Treating out o sights [Re: 22mag]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 8
Loc: south east michigan
I'll dig them out and make a video .i have like a collection of differnt years . I think mine are the first Victor spear trap . I think they made them so tall because people where fur trapping moles . Not really sure just a guess
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