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Old 12-02-2017, 01:54 PM   #201
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This was the fourth one in a month or so. There are quite a few around.



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Old 12-02-2017, 02:12 PM   #202
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This was the fourth one in a month or so. There are quite a few around.



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Old 12-02-2017, 02:42 PM   #203
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You can't molest the fox Eric even if it is a red one, behave yourself!
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I would like to see video of that!
The release happens pretty quick.

The cat is out and on his way in about twenty seconds.

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The landowner wants all cats released.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:32 PM   #205
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You can't molest the fox Eric even if it is a red one, behave yourself!
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:14 PM   #207
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Dumb question but how do you keep deer from stepping in the traps?

I'm really wanting to get into this but always had that question.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:37 PM   #209
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Dumb question but how do you keep deer from stepping in the traps?

I'm really wanting to get into this but always had that question.
You don't always I had one throw a trap today

Just try to keep them off the trail if you can

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Old 12-03-2017, 01:26 AM   #210
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Just try to keep them off the trail if you can

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When you say throw a trap do you mean it set the trap on its leg and then got out. I assume maybe the deer is strong enough to get out of these size traps. If so is there usually any damage left to the deer.

I know these are hypothetical questions but on our lease I don't think they will take to kindly to limping deer just because I wanna try my hand at some trapping. If you feel it's more a rarity than a more common occurrence then I'd be willing to get into it.

We definitely have a coyote problem.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:59 AM   #211
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Nice Pair of fox BT!

Fergeris, youíre clearing out that West Texas brush one coyote at a time.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:01 AM   #212
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Sheeaatt, Tuco! You are kicken chickin!
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When you say throw a trap do you mean it set the trap on its leg and then got out. I assume maybe the deer is strong enough to get out of these size traps. If so is there usually any damage left to the deer.

I know these are hypothetical questions but on our lease I don't think they will take to kindly to limping deer just because I wanna try my hand at some trapping. If you feel it's more a rarity than a more common occurrence then I'd be willing to get into it.

We definitely have a coyote problem.
Not usually they pull out mine did yesterday. An if they do limp it's not long.
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Nice Pair of fox BT!

Fergeris, youíre clearing out that West Texas brush one coyote at a time.
I'm trying but not the rate you are hahaahh

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Old 12-03-2017, 09:39 AM   #214
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What do all of y'all use for pan covers? I'm using screen wire

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I just got some poly-fill to try out.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:10 PM   #216
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I just got a Duke #4 for a coyote problem that I have. I have leveled the pan and night latched it. What else should I do to prep it? I have read that you can wash it in dish dawn and then spray paint, boil in baking soda, or soak in vinegar and water? What is the green screens recommend way to get theirs trap ready.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:53 PM   #217
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Sheeaatt, Tuco! You are kicken chickin!
Thanks BK.

Itís a lot of work, but every coyote I catch makes it all worthwhile.


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I'm trying but not the rate you are hahaahh
You & BT would probably have twice as many coyotes if either one of you guys were trapping here.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:59 PM   #218
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It’s a lot of work, but every coyote I catch makes it all worthwhile.









You & BT would probably have twice as many coyotes if either one of you guys were trapping here.


I don’t believe that at all but thanks for the compliment. I caught a cat and a coyote today. I didn’t get pics because the ranchers found them first. Worked out well for me though. I went and did some gun trading and picked up a Ruger 77/22 hornet for my daughter.



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Old 12-03-2017, 09:32 PM   #219
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I started a new place today only got 5 sets out but more to come soon

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I just got some poly-fill to try out.
I like 1" foam, cut from a roll that you can get at Wal-Mart. It's cusion material.
I do not like polyfill.
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I use the same stuff for my Bridger an I fill the same about poly fill

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Itís a lot of work, but every coyote I catch makes it all worthwhile.




You & BT would probably have twice as many coyotes if either one of you guys were trapping here.
I need to devote a week to the ranch come yote breeding season to try and knock dowm the breeding pairs.
Going hunting with my oldest in a week and hopefully we cal call and shoot one or two or trap a couple if not.
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I went and did some gun trading and picked up a Ruger 77/22 hornet for my daughter.
Your daughter is going to love that 22 Hornet.

Now she can join in on the coyote killiní with Dad !
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It starts with a four foot Ketch-All pole Dale.

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Itís plastic coated cable is self-locking, so when I pull the noose tight it stays locked until I release it.

I slip the noose on the cat and cinch it down, then lay the pole on the ground and stand on it while I compress the trap levers with my hands to release the jaws.

Then I pull the spring-loaded release and cut him loose; and pray he doesnít run up my leg.

Seriously, all the cat wants to do is put as much distance between the two of us as possible.

To help persuade the cat to run the opposite direction, I usually put a small bush or clump of grass in between the cat and I before releasing him.

The whole process takes about twenty seconds.

The cast trap jaws are smooth and offset , so thereís no foot damage to the cat.
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It starts with a four foot Ketch-All pole Dale.

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Itís plastic coated cable is self-locking, so when I pull the noose tight it stays locked until I release it.

I slip the noose on the cat and cinch it down, then lay the pole on the ground and stand on it while I compress the trap levers with my hands to release the jaws.

Then I pull the spring-loaded release and cut him loose; and pray he doesnít run up my leg.

Seriously, all the cat wants to do is put as much distance between the two of us as possible.

To help persuade the cat to run the opposite direction, I usually put a small bush or clump of grass in between the cat and I before releasing him.

The whole process takes about twenty seconds.

The cast trap jaws are smooth and offset , so thereís no foot damage to the cat.
Lol don't choke him to long they don't do good with out air hahah

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Sounds like fun!


Any of you guys ever catch a badger? Or do you know of anything specific to attract/lure them with. I want to shoot a nice badger so bad I can't stand it.


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I am real basic compared to these guys. I will trap for about 2 months a year and end up with about 7 or 8 coyotes, 5-6 foxes, and a bobcat or two. I just go to cabelas or the old gander mountain and buy traps. I do nothing to them. I bought several anchors off of the internet and really like the pogo anchors now. I lost a trap with a rebar anchor. I dig a hole, tear off a piece of a black trash bag for a pan cover and cover it up. I put it off a trail about 2 feet and put some dog droppings behind it. I may throw a branch or two or a cactus to the sides to make them come straight in.

I tried a hole trap once and caught a rabbit trying to go into it.

I have not had a problem with deer. I watched a deer jump and not get caught once when he stepped in it. Mine are off of the trails, but a buck has been beating the trees around one of my traps recently.

There are a ton of videos on youtube to get started.

I just got back in town so I need to reset mine today or tomorrow.
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Any of you guys ever catch a badger? Or do you know of anything specific to attract/lure them with. I want to shoot a nice badger so bad I can't stand it.


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I catch several every year if you can find sign set ypur trap like you would for a coyote am you will catch him they aren't very hard to catch

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I don't trap, I just like reading about it.

I guess I need to find out what a badger track looks like.


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Now she can join in on the coyote killiní with Dad !
She had a blast shooting it, Sure made Dad happy!
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:49 PM   #232
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Thought y'all mite enjoy this lil read I know a couple of us that have felt the predator an sheep problems lol

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I am real basic compared to these guys. I will trap for about 2 months a year and end up with about 7 or 8 coyotes, 5-6 foxes, and a bobcat or two. I just go to cabelas or the old gander mountain and buy traps. I do nothing to them.

You don’t even degrease them and get the oil off?
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Fergeris,
Any words of wisdom for a beginner trapper?
I’m hoping to get my first soon
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:17 PM   #236
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I have a question. When I flesh then board my raccoon skins I wipe off the skin daily to remove excess oil and grease that comes out. Even when I do this though the skins still come out pretty greasy relative to a fox or bobcat pelt. Is that normal or is there a technique Iím missing out on?


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Old 12-05-2017, 01:19 PM   #237
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Any words of wisdom for a beginner trapper?
Iím hoping to get my first soon
What are you looking for coyotes?

All I can say is look for tracks scat anything set the wind. An blend those sets in the best you can. I always try to make it look like I was never there. Try to anyway

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Old 12-05-2017, 02:08 PM   #238
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I need to get back on it in January!!!

Hear alot of them at night. Killed 10 on or around my place since Feb

Alot more fun to shoot at night with thermal and a call
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I have a question. When I flesh then board my raccoon skins I wipe off the skin daily to remove excess oil and grease that comes out. Even when I do this though the skins still come out pretty greasy relative to a fox or bobcat pelt. Is that normal or is there a technique Iím missing out on?


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Coons will always be greaser than fox, cats, or coyotes. That being said coons are way more work, they'll make you earn what little they bring. They have to be very well fleshed, then I wipe them with the paper towels for a couple of days, then on about day I give them a good rubdown with a handful or two of borax and usually leave a little excess around the ears and head. Then brush it all off before shipping. With all that seems like coons still feel greasy to me. It's one of the reasons the prices are low on coons is the extra steps needed in the tanning process.
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All I can say is look for tracks scat anything set the wind. An blend those sets in the best you can. I always try to make it look like I was never there. Try to anyway

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Yes coyotes. How do I set the wind as itís always changing correct?
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Yes coyotes. How do I set the wind as itís always changing correct?
Set several traps in the location but most of the time you have a dominant wind I usually set that then one on the other side. Like here we have mostly a south wind an ill set mostly that but then I'll do ahead an set up for a North wind for that front that usually blows in this time of year

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Great story and good looking catch Fergeris!
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Got another yote on my domestic dog dropping/coyote pee set. I set it up on Monday night without any care to be scent free. They are just dumb in my area.

I had a question for you pros. I have some old foot traps that are not offset. They are the exact same size as the ones I am using. What do you think about taking a grinder to the inside of the jaws to make them offset? I would assume I would need to round the edges a little when I was done so they aren't sharp. How much should I take off each jaw? Honestly is may be some hardened steel that I can't grind down. I don't know.
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Got another yote on my domestic dog dropping/coyote pee set. I set it up on Monday night without any care to be scent free. They are just dumb in my area.

I had a question for you pros. I have some old foot traps that are not offset. They are the exact same size as the ones I am using. What do you think about taking a grinder to the inside of the jaws to make them offset? I would assume I would need to round the edges a little when I was done so they aren't sharp. How much should I take off each jaw? Honestly is may be some hardened steel that I can't grind down. I don't know.
I took an welded a lil tit on the ends an made them wider or gave them the gap. Then rounded the jaws. But I still have alot of old victors that are not offset an I still use them

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Welding a tit seems a lot easier than grinding down both jaws.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:21 AM   #249
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Welding a tit seems a lot easier than grinding down both jaws.
Yes sir I've used a small piece of chain before welded to keep them open I like about an 1/8th inch

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So is a 1/8" offset what I am shooting for? Without looking at the traps I would have guessed the offset of mine was closer to 1/4".
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