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#517760 - 01/13/08 07:53 PM Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics)
Trapperkid01 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 1048
Loc: Greenville, Wisconsin 18y/o
Well...got bored today and first year trapping so i decided to make an under ice muskrat set. Please comment and tell me if theres anything i should add or what not...Thanks






Edited by Trapperkid01 (01/13/08 07:54 PM)

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#517763 - 01/13/08 07:54 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: Trapperkid01]
Kansas30 Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 275
Loc: NortheastKS/SoutheastKS
I would add a pic..

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#517776 - 01/13/08 07:57 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: Kansas30]
Trapperkid01 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 1048
Loc: Greenville, Wisconsin 18y/o
I did...Sorry for the small pic...U can click on them and see them bigger...Photobucket wasnt uploading for me at the time..

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#517806 - 01/13/08 08:05 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: Trapperkid01]
Trapperkid01 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 1048
Loc: Greenville, Wisconsin 18y/o
Bigger Pics...Photobucket worked this time




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#517833 - 01/13/08 08:19 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: Trapperkid01]
welcome Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1751
Loc: mayville, tuscola county, mich...
have you tried it out
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2 mink
7 coon
9 muskrats
0 red
0 squrril
3 beavers
0 yotes
0 skunks

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#517840 - 01/13/08 08:21 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: welcome]
Trapperkid01 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 1048
Loc: Greenville, Wisconsin 18y/o
Nope Just Made it today..Plan on putting it out on Thursday...Not sure if u can see but above the trap is a thin metal peice to slip some bait on.

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#517976 - 01/13/08 08:59 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: Trapperkid01]
Trapperkid01 Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 1048
Loc: Greenville, Wisconsin 18y/o
ttt...Does it look good or is there something i should add?

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#517990 - 01/13/08 09:03 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: Trapperkid01]
madtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2135
Loc: Ely, Minnesota, coolest small ...
I think it's better to use 160 conibears with the bait on the trigger.
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#518003 - 01/13/08 09:09 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: madtrapper]
welcome Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1751
Loc: mayville, tuscola county, mich...
i cna see the bait ring ive never made any thing liek that yet so i dont now if thers any thing to add so when i do ill let ya now k
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2 mink
7 coon
9 muskrats
0 red
0 squrril
3 beavers
0 yotes
0 skunks

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#518196 - 01/13/08 10:27 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: welcome]
Orlando Offline
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 225
Loc: North Central Kansas
As a youngster, I took out the family christmas tree and instead of throwing it away, stripped most of the limbs off and built a set similar to yours. (Yours actually looks better than mine did.)I caught several muskrats under the ice with it. Good luck!
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#518247 - 01/13/08 11:08 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: Orlando]
tstuller Offline
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Registered: 11/28/07
Posts: 30
Loc: nprth benton, ohio
I think it will work. I usely just put around a 15" stick on the end of a conibear and lower it into the hole. I put either an apple piece or a piece of a potato on the trigger. The stick lays horizintally across the top of the hole. Good luck.

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#518908 - 01/14/08 02:12 PM Re: Under Ice Muskrat Set (pics) [Re: tstuller]
Youngtrapr15 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 126
Loc: Bartlett,Il
You might try parsnips for bait. I've had limited success with apples,potatoes,carrots,radishes,etc. But it seems to me that rats just can't pass up parsnips! Of course it could be that different baits work better or worse depending on the area you're trapping.? Parsnips grow wild around northern Illinois,the tops look just like carrot tops and the roots just look like white carrots.My Dad & I usually just buy them at any grocery store(they're bigger than wild ones and are easier to stick on a coni-trigger).One other tip...I like to take my hatchet& shave the edges off of them it makes them brighter&they smell stronger that way.Good Luck!!!

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