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#2750589 - 09/27/11 04:54 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
STEEL NECK TIE Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/09
Loc: Southeast Missouri
Best thing tips and tricks I've learned came from personal instructions and books I've read. There is no trick to hard work. There is a trick to experience, it either comes with years of trapping and adapting or personal instruction and books. I know I could move on and catch the dumb ones just as easy, but I personally enjoy a challenge. I think it is more rewarding and makes you a better trapper. The next best thing I've been doing is making mock sets and testing bait and lure with a trail cam that shoots video. In the off season it is challenging to guess what the animal is going to do, then watch it on video. You learn from the animal this way!! One of the best instructors I know!! You would be suprised just by trap placement at one set how you could keep possum and coon from plugging up your K-9 set.
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#2750666 - 09/27/11 05:36 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
ducky Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/18/11
Loc: androscogin county maine
a gallan milk jug work for weasels boxes and coni boxes to make a weasel box just cut the spout end out to a 2inch hole than cut a door on top or on the side of the jug close the door with wire just place trap infront of hole and for a coni box a 110 or 120 fits perfect in the big ent of the jug just cut the bottom off cut the spring hole/s and you can store bait in the handle so the bait cant be taken works for weasel and mink and of its a 120/155 coons
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14/15 season

rats 0/30
Beav 0/10
Otter 0/6
Mink 0/2
Coon 0/15
Skunks 0/1
Fox 0/4
Yotes 0/5
Cats 0/3
Squirrels 0/infinite
Fisher 0/1
Weasel 0/4

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#2783274 - 10/18/11 12:02 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Great tip duck drowner !

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#2783911 - 10/18/11 06:31 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
ducky Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/18/11
Loc: androscogin county maine
thanks it just a quick ez way to recycle the milk jug
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14/15 season

rats 0/30
Beav 0/10
Otter 0/6
Mink 0/2
Coon 0/15
Skunks 0/1
Fox 0/4
Yotes 0/5
Cats 0/3
Squirrels 0/infinite
Fisher 0/1
Weasel 0/4

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#2784151 - 10/18/11 08:11 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: Dano68]
Fudd Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/11
Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: Dano68
Put a string and bobber on your 330 safety and that way you won't forget to take it off after setting the trap. It also works good for finding it when you drop it in the water.


Try floating fly line, never found a bobber I couldn't break.

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#2784365 - 10/18/11 09:26 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: woodsman324]
FOWLER2673 Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/25/11
Loc: Murray, Ky
Originally Posted By: woodsman324
Originally Posted By: TS155
buy a solar landscape decorative light for about $2 at any walmart of similar store, stick in in water by pond or creek, it attraacts bugs and feeds the fish in my pond for free, but also draws in all kinds of coon and other stuff to look at the light and hunt by it. then just gang set the area and kill lots of coon.
You can hang some roadkill on a pole out over the water and the maggots will fall off in to the water and feed your fish too and create a good spot to fish.


A five gallon bucket or milk crate works great for this as well. Drill holes in the bottom of the bucket so the maggots fall thru.


Edited by FOWLER2673 (10/18/11 09:34 PM)

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#2854715 - 11/27/11 08:34 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
Trapper Outdoors Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/06/11
Loc: Iowa
On DP setters put a red dip on it so you can find it in the leaves if you drop it.

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#2985832 - 02/01/12 08:38 AM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
Man, half the leaves here that fall are orange or red in color, at least for the first two weeks.... whistle

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#2985877 - 02/01/12 09:13 AM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
Carolina Foxer Online   content
trapper

Registered: 06/21/08
Loc: NC
Contact your local vet offices every once in a while. I just got 50 cans of expired pet food, as well as 3 25lb bags of kibble food. Add a little oil to that and you have a good dp or sprinkle bait. Same with the canned stuff, just pop it in a pocket or dirthole and go!
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#3121963 - 04/15/12 01:21 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: trapnfool]
Mn Marshrat Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/11/07
Loc: Farmland Zone
Originally Posted By: trapnfool
recycle your old neoprene waders. many uses on the trap line.

1) kneeling pads
2) cut a piece off the leg about 8" wide and pull up over your thigh for setting traps. Helps make your waders last longer and it's more comfortable if your using center swiveled traps.


When I am trapping winter 'rats this is a must for me. I slip them over my coveralls up to my thighs and they are semi-permanent kneeling pads, saves on the knees and wear on the coveralls, also keeps them from getting soaked and keeps you warmer.

Those old camo army coats you can buy at a surplus store are also nearly windproof and better than any other coat I own, a lot cheaper too.
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I took the one less traveled by,
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#3121982 - 04/15/12 01:30 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
sdtrapper10 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/13/12
Loc: sd
when using dog food to cage trap coons, drink 3/4 of a bottle of pop, fill partway with dog food, and put in bak of trap, they love that dogfood and the bottle keeps it protected from rain making the pellets, swell up

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#3134309 - 04/24/12 05:11 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
Cameron Kelsey Online   content
trapper

Registered: 08/13/07
Loc: PA / MN
If you have never been to a trapping convention I suggest you look into attending one. While there don't be shy...talk to the vendors, guys giving demos, and fellow convention attendees. Plenty to be learned at these events.

Take some extra cash with you as conventions are a great place to stock up on supplies...no shipping charges and oftentimes the dealers will have some specials. You can find some interesting items and great deals in the tailgating area also.

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#3245796 - 07/26/12 11:12 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
I would love to see some pictures of that in use !

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#3247578 - 07/28/12 11:50 AM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
G-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/11
Loc: north west missouri
how would VANILLA EXTRACT work on a soaked cotton ball in a pvc set?
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#3247579 - 07/28/12 11:50 AM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
G-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/11
Loc: north west missouri
how would VANILLA EXTRACT work on a soaked cotton ball in a pvc set?
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#3248017 - 07/28/12 06:47 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
brandon170 Online   content
trapper

Registered: 05/05/10
Loc: INDIANA
A burnt piece of firewood works great on coyotes.

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#3248824 - 07/29/12 09:38 AM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
coop Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: De
I get the paper every day in a skinny plastic bag w/ a rubber band around it. Save them all year and use them to put over the heads of fox and coon. Rubber band doubled around the neck and any drainage stays right at the head, not on the pelt or truck bed. Lot neater and really does work...

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#3250917 - 07/30/12 09:02 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
I would think that might cause slippage in warmer weather though...

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#3251406 - 07/31/12 09:40 AM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
N-R Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/12
Loc: Louisiana
Coop,that would be a good trick when skinning bobcat.When I cut off the front feet of bobcat,I like to fold paper towels twice and place them over the stubs of the front feet,held in place by rubber bands,in an effort to keep the blood off my valuable pelts.Every little bit helps.

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#3252187 - 07/31/12 07:54 PM Re: Tricks and tips [Re: LT GREY]
Furvor Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/06/08
Loc: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Thin plastic pipe makes good lure holders. Cut it about 2" long and stick sheep's wool in it. Both ends open provides air flow.
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