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Offline greene

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2013, 08:34:28 PM »
To bad all the corn in my fields are gone would have been perfect for a drag set
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2013, 10:04:14 PM »
Corn field is a double edge sword its OK if they get tangled up on the field edge its a major pain if they get into it then tangle up

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2013, 10:05:49 PM »
I use to make grapple type drags from rebar when I was working at a welding shop a few years back

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2013, 09:15:06 AM »
Will I be able to trap coons all winter or are they not active during the winter?
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2013, 10:32:49 AM »
You should be able to trap them all winter I have caught them oct-feb here so I don't see y u couldn't have same result

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« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2013, 11:11:59 AM »
You should be able to trap them all winter I have caught them oct-feb here so I don't see y u couldn't have same result
that's good. their probably the animal to learn with.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2013, 12:10:28 PM »
Coons and possums are a good start I have caught possums in cage traps baited with cat food

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2013, 05:25:31 PM »
Well I just got back from checking traps. all the bait was gone but nothing was in the trap. I also had a conibear out for squirrels it got set off but somehow it got away.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2013, 05:31:55 PM »
What size conibear

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2013, 05:51:12 PM »
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2013, 05:52:44 PM »
May have to narrow the opening with sticks and try setting it with the trigger wires facing up u could also tie a piece of fishing line between the wires to make the trigger area greater

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« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2013, 06:00:40 PM »
May have to narrow the opening with sticks and try setting it with the trigger wires facing up u could also tie a piece of fishing line between the wires to make the trigger area greater
the opening of the trap?
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« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2013, 06:04:42 PM »
Yea put sticks in front of it to narrow down the trap and focus the squirrel on the trigger

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« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2013, 06:09:00 PM »
Yea put sticks in front of it to narrow down the trap and focus the squirrel on the trigger
ok I'll try that tomorrow. I like the idea of using fishing line
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2013, 06:19:06 PM »
Fishing line is an easy way to expand the trigger area

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2013, 07:05:19 PM »
I found a spring fed slew years back when every thing else was frozen. The coons came out of a brush pile and went right into the water and followed it making trapping easy. I managed to catch enough there to help pay for Christmas. They dont get out much in the dead of winter but they do not hibernate. Hunger drives them out.

On a water set you can use skinned legs from muskrats or any other small animal (road kill cats or squirrels even)with a sharpened stick to pin it to the creek bank over the trap. Any blood or smell will attract them to the trap.Make a flattened spot with your boot and set the trap just under the surface next to the bank.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2013, 06:10:41 PM »
Again I had nothing in my traps. I decided to pull them. I'll set some conibears for squirrels tomorrow.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #57 on: November 29, 2013, 09:43:08 PM »
The fun is moving them and being in the woods

A day of trapping beats a bad day at work

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« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2013, 12:54:18 PM »
The fun is moving them and being in the woods

A day of trapping beats a bad day at work
yeah it's fun trying to imagine where the animal will step
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #59 on: December 01, 2013, 01:01:53 PM »
Sometimes u can guide the animals step with sticks or pebbles