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#3243387 - 07/25/12 06:15 PM Jump trap placement
HFT AK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 424
Loc: Wasilla AK
Below are two pic's, we'll say the stump is the cubby, which way do you prefer to set the trap for lynx? I picked up a bunch of #3/#4 's.


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#3243406 - 07/25/12 06:28 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
martenpine Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1937
Loc: user conflictville, Alaska 99X...
bottom pic
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#3243460 - 07/25/12 06:55 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
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Registered: 03/17/07
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Loc: McGrath, AK
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#3243555 - 07/25/12 07:39 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
HFT AK Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 424
Loc: Wasilla AK
Thanks!

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#3243604 - 07/25/12 08:05 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
AKHowler Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
I agree with the bottom. I place all my traps to walk through the jaws. This is how I was taught. Heard lots of arguements to step over the jaws also.
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#3243631 - 07/25/12 08:15 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
bctomcat Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Posts: 208
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
Bottom picture, between the jaws.
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#3243695 - 07/25/12 08:54 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: bctomcat]
trapper ron Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1277
Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
Like the bottom pic also so your targeted animal steps over the hing into the jaws With a long spring set the same way, except bend the springs in toward the dog side. Also with a long spring for me I turn it 180 degrees so the dog is on the right. smile
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#3246077 - 07/27/12 09:59 AM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
Normsr Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
the jump trap was known for being sprung empty, Numbers 3 & 4 were the choice for otters set on a otter toilet with a drowner. If you set this trap and drop a small object in it you will see it will jump out of its bed, the pan itself comes up too far therefore throwing the animals foot clear of the jaws. To eliminate this we always used a piece of stainless rabbit snare wire. drill a hole through the bottom support under the pan, then drill two holes through the base directly under the pan, this piece of wire goes through the holes and stops the pan from being thrown so high, works great.

Norm

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#3246385 - 07/27/12 02:11 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
decoy Offline
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Registered: 11/24/07
Posts: 997
Loc: north Idaho
Great idea there normsr
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#3247188 - 07/28/12 12:15 AM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Good idea normsr, may have to try this on some of our 14V jump's. Found empty sets before also with this trap.

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#3247276 - 07/28/12 06:34 AM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
Akmike84 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 52
Loc: Alaska
Jumps are notorious for missing or toe catches. They are a great wolverine trap, particularly a good modified #4 or #14, just because they can't get their mouth under the jaws to chew. But getting toe catches is a problem. If you get a good grab there will rarely be foot damage. I'm very interested in experimenting with normsr's modification. Makes since to me.
Mike

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#3247277 - 07/28/12 06:34 AM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
Akmike84 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 52
Loc: Alaska
Oh and I also was tought to never set a trap where a animal steps over the jaw, but rather between them. So bottom pic is correct in my opinion.
Mike

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#3247757 - 07/28/12 02:38 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
newhouse114 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1678
Loc: S.W.Oregon
I have just about eliminated my sprung trap problems by rotating the bottom pic 180 degrees. When the critter steps over the spring onto the pan, the other end of the trap rises and gets a much better grip.
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#3257501 - 08/04/12 06:41 AM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
Fergustrap Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 291
Loc: Quebec ,Canada
bottom and just rotate your dog at 10, lynx come in 45 direction,rarely at 90, they make a circle around interest point.

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#3257833 - 08/04/12 01:13 PM Re: Jump trap placement [Re: HFT AK]
MChewk Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2652
Loc: Northern Illinois
Something else....consider the bottom of the pan on the jump trap. If you look, you'll see a ridge along the base of the pan. Now set the trap level the pan and look where the "pan ridge" is...it makes contact with the leaf spring when it rises up. I have found that grinding a bit off the pan ridge results in a deeper catch and less misses. Better yet switch over to the Paws-I-Trip pan system.

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