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Re: Trapping
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2013, 05:16:29 PM »
I did a thread on squirrels a few back.

http://www.wildsurvive.com/outdoor-camping-forum/index.php/topic,4334.msg185119.html#msg185119

I think theres a thread on trapping squirrels some where. Try the search engine.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2013, 05:23:50 PM »
Thanks! Lots of good info.
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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2013, 05:56:31 PM »
Found this under "Squirrel ramp".  This is how we set squirrel snares in one of the bushcraft classes I went to.

http://www.wildsurvive.com/outdoor-camping-forum/index.php/topic,60.msg160986.html#msg160986
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2013, 07:09:09 PM »
That's the only way I have seen squirrels trapped effectively but the strength of it is in setting a lot of them

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2013, 07:33:43 PM »
Squirrels are naturally very curious and will almost immediately go explore anything new. When setting up snares like that, set up a new log at an angle to where you see them.  They will have to check it out.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2013, 04:29:19 PM »
Got two mice Today!!
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2013, 04:31:01 PM »
Got two mice Today!!
Woo hoo!!!  I got one yesterday!!!
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2013, 04:34:15 PM »
Nice!
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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2013, 05:19:41 PM »
Tootise roll bait?

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2013, 06:05:57 PM »
No I didn't have any so I just tied a piece of bread covered in peanut butter to the trap.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2013, 06:37:03 PM »
If you put shredded cheese on the trigger smash it on and let it sit for a day and it will dry out making the mouse tug on it. Set your trap along a wall on a 90 degree angle to the wall so it will catch one coming from either direction. Victor used to make the best mouse traps but I dont like the wide plastic triggers.

I have caught coons with a piece of tin foil on the pan instead of bait. They cant resist grabbing at any thing shiny. Member Sonny is an expert coyote trapper.
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« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2013, 06:42:14 PM »
Member Sonny is an expert coyote trapper.
Great I'd like to hear what he has to say
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2013, 09:20:40 PM »
No I didn't have any so I just tied a piece of bread covered in peanut butter to the trap.
I used a piece of corn. Mashed the little bugger's head but good.  lol
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2013, 06:14:08 PM »
I've read that super gluing corn to the pan works well
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2013, 04:47:53 PM »
I found a fairly good youtube channel by Dave Canterbury he has a long trapping series with lots of good info.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2013, 10:56:24 AM »
Two more deceased rodents from my work bench.   Sayonara, you little bastards...
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2013, 12:25:47 PM »
awesome!
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2013, 05:35:07 PM »
Managed to set 10 coon traps tonight
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« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2013, 07:02:13 PM »
Any catch is a good catch Greene don't worry about numbers

One catch is just as sweet as 10

U reminded me I got traps to set tomorrow I should of had traps out two weeks ago

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2013, 08:25:58 PM »
Coons are very selective where they step. Deliberate may be a better word. I noticed one time where they were coming out of a large field tile where they had to step down a few feet. They would put a foot on the side of the dirt in the same place every time. I dug half a space for the trap to sit on and then propped the rest of the trap with a forked stick. They would then step right on the pan of the trap. I caught one every night till I got them all.

If you have a place that is well traveled you might consider a "drag" set. Wire the chain to a log or branch. That way they wont tear up the entire area trying to get out of the trap. They wont get far till they get tangled up in something.Water sets are better then dry land sets. Ill post some tips on water sets later.
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