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#682101 - 04/15/08 05:50 PM how many make there own dog proof traps?
mathews4ever Offline
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Registered: 03/29/08
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I am in the process of making a DP trap and was wondering how many others also make there own. I don't have pics yet but anybody that does that would be great.

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#682121 - 04/15/08 06:06 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 1658
Loc: Mt Erie, Illinois
I have (once) set a trap and covered it with a 6 inch pipe cap with a 1.5 inch hole drilled in the top. Never did catch a coon, but there are several people who have.
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#682153 - 04/15/08 06:34 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: minkmaster]
Mrs Yancy Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Northern CA
Hey I make my own DP traps What do you see in this picture? Should have had 3-4 more thraps in that area. Yancy



Edited by Yancy (04/15/08 07:21 PM)
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#682164 - 04/15/08 06:39 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: Mrs Yancy]
mathews4ever Offline
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Registered: 03/29/08
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I knew you made your own. ADC give you a lot of advertisement. Thats good advertisement too, because he's a great guy.

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#682239 - 04/15/08 07:14 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
ub1243 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 791
Loc: south jersey
i'd like to try yancy's trap, just waiting for the go-a-head from the state on the traps. they aren't legal yet, working on it.
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#682245 - 04/15/08 07:18 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 1396
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
just made 3 of them a couple weeks back. have not set them yet. here is a couple pics.
not quite sure which one i prefer since i kinda made these without ever seeing another dp trap in person. i made mine with a push or pull trigger.




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#682314 - 04/15/08 07:57 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: ack]
minklessinpa Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 227
Loc: venango county,pennslyvania
of all the ones i've tried,i like the yances dp's the best.i modify them a little(cable the end caps thru the trap with snare cable,keeps them from getting lost).thats it.set and bait it at home.stake it down.catch coon.couldn't be easier!!
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#682334 - 04/15/08 08:07 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: minklessinpa]
mathews4ever Offline
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Hey ack what did you use for your spring?

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#682400 - 04/15/08 08:26 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
lilcoontrapper92 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 4276
Loc: NC
ack, is that not the same as a lil grizz?
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#682416 - 04/15/08 08:32 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: lilcoontrapper92]
mathews4ever Offline
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It may look the similar but I bet it only cost him like $5. That means he can make 4 for the price of a grizz.

I would also like to point out that with this post I do not intend to speak poorly about any manufactured DP traps. I just would like to see what type of trap my fellow trappers have come up with. I will bet that grizz and yancy just started tinkering around in their garages when they made their great traps. trying to save money and improve their trapline with something nobody else is using.

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#682422 - 04/15/08 08:34 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
BlakeTheTrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 7036
Loc: Bethany,Missouri
for some reason them springs that yack was using are half of #110s
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#682423 - 04/15/08 08:34 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
Sweetwater Sam Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 226
Loc: MO
When I was a kid, my uncle would take a board about 8" wide and a foot long and drill a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" dia. hole in the middle of it and then he would take nails and drive around the edges and bend them in like a funnel. He would put an egg in a coffee can and put the board over the top of it. The coon would reach down in the can and try to get the egg. When he would get hold of it he couldn't get his foot out. He used them in his barn all the time.

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#682424 - 04/15/08 08:35 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2564
Loc: Wisconsin
Are those 110 springs?
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#682427 - 04/15/08 08:36 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: lilcoontrapper92]
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 1396
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
combine spring from tractor supply.(kinda overkill but cheap) kinda like the grizz but with a push or pull trigger. no i ain't making them to sell just incase anyone ask. i just like to tinker. i have also made myself 2 dozen #2 double coils. like a monty but with a different pan setup. no pics of those.
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#682431 - 04/15/08 08:36 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Wisconsin
Are those 110 springs?
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#682448 - 04/15/08 08:41 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: The Beav]
mathews4ever Offline
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Registered: 03/29/08
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Ack i have 2 questions then. What did it cost you and how hard are your to set? There not going to like rip the darn things foot off are they. that would smart.

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#682455 - 04/15/08 08:42 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: The Beav]
traprjohn Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2580
Loc: Central NC
Beav
They are springs to go on a combine, a grain crop harvester.
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#682476 - 04/15/08 08:49 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: mathews4ever]
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
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Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
as usual i already caught myself once! yeah it smarted! about $1.5 each on the spring. the rest i had laying around the shop. not real easy but no tools needed to set. much easier then a 220 bodygrip! i have never held another dp trap only seen them in pics so i have no way to compare the ease of setting. i just wanted to make a couple to try. i catch most of my coon in snares.
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#682486 - 04/15/08 08:51 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: ack]
mathews4ever Offline
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Registered: 03/29/08
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Loc: North Branch , MN...21 years o...
sweeeeeeet.

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#682491 - 04/15/08 08:53 PM Re: how many make there own dog proof traps? [Re: ack]
Mrs Yancy Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Northern CA
My trap has been on the market since 81. and it was a tinker ideal. and something to use in the city limits that would not catch a dog. Yancy


Edited by Yancy (04/15/08 08:54 PM)
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