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Offline greene

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Trapping
« on: November 16, 2013, 07:55:59 PM »
I was just just wondering if any of you do any trapping. Ive just started this year and would like some advice from someone who's had some experience.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 08:24:14 PM »
damn green, good to hear from you. I haven't done any real trapping but ive snared a few animals with primitive traps. probably not the same so I don't have much imput for ya.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 10:12:20 PM »
Does setting mouse traps in my garage count? 
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 10:15:20 PM »
Does setting mouse traps in my garage count? 
well actually ive been having trouble catching them to. They keep licking the trap clean but don't set it off.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 08:12:59 AM »
I have stalked/ trapped the mighty ACME frozen turkey.

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 08:15:24 AM »
What are you trapping or would like to trap? Rabbit, squirrel, coyote, beaver? Is it for food or the hides or pelts? It's important to know your local game laws.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 08:24:30 AM »
I'm mostly trying to catch squirrels, rabbits, coons and foxes. If I caught a fox or coon I would sell the hide. But if I catch a squirrel or rabbit I would just eat it. Also most of the traps I have are footholds or 110 conibears.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 08:31:43 AM »
Ive done lots of trapping years back. I caught an 80 pound beaver once. Steel leg traps is what I used. I was never a fan of snares because dogs and cats can end up in them sometimes especially if you bait. I managed to make Christmas money several times. Victor leg traps are one of the better brands out there. Jump traps and long springs. Under water or dry land sets. No.1 for muskrats, No.2 jump or long springs for coons, Otter or Fox. No. 4 for Beaver. Conabear traps are killing traps and can kill a large dog if placed improperly.

Trapping is an art form where study, trial and error, careful planning and knowledge of the animal your trapping is valuable. Go out with a seasoned trapper is one of the best things.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 08:45:27 AM »
So what trap would you recommend for squirrels or rabbits. I have #0 longsprings and 110 conibears
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2013, 09:31:14 AM »
well actually ive been having trouble catching them to. They keep licking the trap clean but don't set it off.
When they get used to doing that, put down one of those sticky traps. 
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 09:35:41 AM »
When they get used to doing that, put down one of those sticky traps.

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 01:00:37 PM »
well actually ive been having trouble catching them to. They keep licking the trap clean but don't set it off.
partially chew a tootsie roll then put that on the trap

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 01:04:59 PM »
So what trap would you recommend for squirrels or rabbits. I have #0 longsprings and 110 conibears
I been trapping for the past 8 years I've caught plenty of opossums and a handful of coons

Cage traps is the only thing besides snares that I have seen catch squirrels or rabbits successfully

Their feet would be to small for a #0 long spring but the 110 would work in a trail set but I would suggest setting well away from any domeatic animals and gang set the trails


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Re: Re: Trapping
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2013, 01:08:31 PM »
partially chew a tootsie roll then put that on the trap
good idea
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2013, 01:10:14 PM »
I use it on any bait stealing mice

My late grandma is the one that suggested I use it

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2013, 01:13:33 PM »
What bait would you recommend for coons
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2013, 01:38:20 PM »
Marshmallows or  honey

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2013, 01:41:01 PM »
What bait would you recommend for coons

Cat food works on possums.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2013, 01:42:13 PM »
It looks like I might be able to use the #0. On Amazon people are saying that they are catching squirrels in them
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2013, 03:35:10 PM »
I have never seen it but it might work