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#32612 - 01/11/07 09:56 AM SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!!
milltowntrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 93
Loc: lincoln county oregon
OHHHH BOYYYY do i need some help. this morning i woke up with about 6 inches of snow on hte ground. and i plan to set saterday at high elavation. i need ever tip possible for snow trapping i would apreciate it. everything from the acctual set making to how ot make your traps not freeze. thanks much appreiacted!

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#32640 - 01/11/07 10:29 AM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: milltowntrapper]
fishermann222 Offline
"OX"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5292
Loc: Bethel, Alaska
do a search for snow trapping. We have had multiple threads on this already, with lots of people giving some great advice.
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#32666 - 01/11/07 10:50 AM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: fishermann222]
boyswannatrap Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 2368
Loc: NY
PM sent, Asa's Email that he handed out for help with winter trapping.

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#32668 - 01/11/07 10:52 AM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: boyswannatrap]
Trophyhunter Offline
"Reformed Scab Picker"

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4335
Loc: Michigan
yep get advice from asa.
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#32704 - 01/11/07 11:11 AM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: Trophyhunter]
cat trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 286
Loc: Idaho
what are you going to set for?
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#32741 - 01/11/07 11:38 AM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: cat trapper]
Anonymous
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Set locations will change some. Move to locations that burn off some of snow. This might mean a whole new location or just moving a few feet, to the other side of the tree or to a slight rise with some sun exposure. If your traps are buried in the ground use salt or waxed dirt to stop the ground from freezing. If cat trapping use exposed traps (salt under coilsprings) and pick your locations wisely \:\)
Oh and hard work is part of the winter trapping deal \:\)

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#32762 - 01/11/07 12:00 PM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: ]
Boles Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 393
Loc: Revelstoke BC Canada
Spruce trees really hold up the snow.lots times not much under them for snow at all.I will set under them,Lots times the uphill side of most other trees has less also.Will put a bait below and the trap on the up side and catch as a walk around
For marten in high snow I make the set closer to the trail so they can travel through the snow and not you to check it let them do the deep snow work.UNLESS someone else uses that trail then I bite the bullet and walk off the traveled portion.
I will also put sets under bridges for marten and mink on either end of the bridge
Dan'l


Edited by Boles (01/11/07 12:01 PM)

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#32763 - 01/11/07 12:00 PM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: cat trapper]
milltowntrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 93
Loc: lincoln county oregon
cats! i have expeiance trapping its jsut we dont get snow in these parts much

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#32776 - 01/11/07 12:14 PM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: milltowntrapper]
cat trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 286
Loc: Idaho
have you used the exposed set? the snow will not bother it.
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#32787 - 01/11/07 12:25 PM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: cat trapper]
Jake Benson Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 292
Loc: Nebraska
If you have evergreens there, set under those. I have a few trapping spots that have just a few evergreens in the timber, and every single cat that comes through, walks under all of the evergreens. I dont know why but they just like hunting them or something.

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#32822 - 01/11/07 12:55 PM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: Jake Benson]
MNhunter Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 306
Loc: MN
if its leagle get some snares. or cable restraints
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#33185 - 01/11/07 04:42 PM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: MNhunter]
James Offline
"Mooseless no more"

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 4678
Loc: Anchorage, Alaska
With as little snow as that, and given where you live, with likely thaw/freeze cycle to come, I'd probably sweep the snow away from the trap location and use waxed dirt or antifreeze.

Jim
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#33194 - 01/11/07 04:47 PM Re: SNOW TRAPPING HELP!!!! [Re: James]
phutch30 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1618
Loc: SW MT
If you are setting for cats, I would sweep the snow away and make a loud set with some dirt brushed away with the snow. 6" isint a big deal. What ever set you make, just brush away the snow. Also set under ledges and junipers or other conifers where there isnt snow.

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