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Old 12-08-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Just wanting to know when everyone was going to start or have you already started! I plan On starting last week of the month!
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:43 AM   #2
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Starting after deer season. Got to thin out some coyote's.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:48 AM   #3
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I hear you on the coyotes I haven't trapped my hunting spot in two years and the coyotes and other critters are everywhere!
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:28 AM   #4
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four Yotes and a bobcat so far, only have about half of my traps out
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:42 AM   #5
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I'm going to start setting snares soon
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:49 AM   #6
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Plan to start in January. I have seen more coyotes this year than the last 10 combined.
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:14 PM   #7
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Plan to start in January. I have seen more coyotes this year than the last 10 combined.
x2! Seen alot and heard alot close
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Old 12-09-2016, 05:59 AM   #8
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Every day I plan to start, but just too much going on. They have been marking the fence line of our goats really heavy this past week.

Maybe this weekend?
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:04 AM   #9
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We started to protect my boys goats.

I didn't expect this. We bait with dog droppings.

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Old 12-14-2016, 09:54 AM   #10
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very nice
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Old 12-15-2016, 05:48 AM   #11
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This is probably the one that keeps marking the fence to the goats. Dog droppings work.

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Old 12-15-2016, 08:27 AM   #12
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Anyone have info on fur prices this year? Lots of east tx cats around.
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Old 12-15-2016, 08:44 AM   #13
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My son and I are going to the ranch this weekend. I may be able to pop in a few sets while we are there.
They won't have much soak time, though. I did manage to shoot a coyote last weekend.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:00 AM   #14
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Seeing lots of coyote sign! Haven't got a shot at one yet! Plan on setting traps after deer season!
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:57 PM   #15
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Another one.

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Old 12-19-2016, 05:23 AM   #16
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What animal digs the corner of the trap up? I have had that happen twice this week. Two different traps.

I also lost one Thursday night. A chunk of dirt got between the jaws and it didn't close all the way. It was an offset, so it doesn't close all the way to begin with.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:49 PM   #17
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What animal digs the corner of the trap up? I have had that happen twice this week. Two different traps.

I also lost one Thursday night. A chunk of dirt got between the jaws and it didn't close all the way. It was an offset, so it doesn't close all the way to begin with.
As said, this is usually caused by the trap moving in the bed. Get you some polyfil (pillow stuffing) at Walmart or somewhere cheap, to put under the pan. When you dig the trap bed make the wall straight as possible (not sloping) sift dirt over entire trap, brush enough dirt back to expose the pan, then press dirt in solid around out side of trap, until trap will not move when you press on it at any point. Sift and blend dirt to cover pan.
This is probably the most important part of making a set, if the location is good.
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:30 AM   #18
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fox will so will a coyote if the trap wasn't bedded quite well enough and it felt movement when it stepped on the edge of the trap
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:49 AM   #19
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What do you guys cover the pan with before you sift dirt on it? I bought some screen materials that is supposed to fit the traps but I don't like them. I usually use trash bags and stretch them over the entire trap and then sift dirt. Sometimes it is too lose and falls in between the pan and jaw and it takes a bunch of dirt to make it level.

The ones with the screens are usually the ones dug up.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:22 AM   #20
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What do you guys cover the pan with before you sift dirt on it? I bought some screen materials that is supposed to fit the traps but I don't like them. I usually use trash bags and stretch them over the entire trap and then sift dirt. Sometimes it is too lose and falls in between the pan and jaw and it takes a bunch of dirt to make it level.

The ones with the screens are usually the ones dug up.
I use freezer wrapping paper. Just cut it out to fit your trap. I put over the pan and under the jaws so it won't interfere with trap closing.

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Old 12-19-2016, 07:56 AM   #21
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I use freezer wrapping paper. Just cut it out to fit your trap. I put over the pan and under the jaws so it won't interfere with trap closing.

Once you put the paper over the pan and then under the jaws do you just sift dirt on top of the jaws? Is it ok to have all that dirt around the jaws?
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:08 AM   #22
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Once you put the paper over the pan and then under the jaws do you just sift dirt on top of the jaws? Is it ok to have all that dirt around the jaws?
I use a coffee filter. Crumple and uncrumple it a few times. Often I have plucked a wad of grass and make a fluffy pile of it to put under the pan and not use a 'trap pan cover'. Yes it's okay to have dirt around the jaws

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Old 12-19-2016, 08:27 AM   #23
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Once you put the paper over the pan and then under the jaws do you just sift dirt on top of the jaws? Is it ok to have all that dirt around the jaws?
yes you want dirt around the jaws but not under the pan, pack the dirt under and up around the jaws that will keep the trap from moving

watch a cpl of youtube video's and see how a trap is bedded
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:06 AM   #24
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Once you put the paper over the pan and then under the jaws do you just sift dirt on top of the jaws? Is it ok to have all that dirt around the jaws?
I had really good luck with Underalls last year.
They are a little foam pad that lays under the pan to keep the dirt from getting under it.
I bought them from F&T
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:38 PM   #25
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I had really good luck with Underalls last year.
They are a little foam pad that lays under the pan to keep the dirt from getting under it.
I bought them from F&T
This is what I use. Fast, easy, and pretty cheap.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:43 AM   #26
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What do you guys cover the pan with before you sift dirt on it? I bought some screen materials that is supposed to fit the traps but I don't like them. I usually use trash bags and stretch them over the entire trap and then sift dirt. Sometimes it is too lose and falls in between the pan and jaw and it takes a bunch of dirt to make it level.

The ones with the screens are usually the ones dug up.
I use either coffee filters or was paper...Just bunch and wad up the wax paper fist to make it more flexible. I've also just stuck cotton under the pan. You basically just need a void under the pan so it can drop and set the trap off.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:36 AM   #27
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I have been building a tent across the top from jaw to jaw and sifting dirt over that. I usually don't have anything inside the jaws. Maybe that is why mine have been dug up a couple of times.

Is the dirt inside the jaw also packed?
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:39 AM   #28
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Check out YouTube videos, Management Advantage has some very educational trapping videos.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:02 AM   #29
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I am going to be setting a couple of traps later this month or in the beginning of january for beaver and maybe a couple coyotes.
Does anybody else trap beavers?

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Old 12-19-2016, 09:41 AM   #30
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I have trapped nuisance beavers in the past.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:14 AM   #31
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Been snaring the heck out of a few large rats in my alley...they like to cruze the top of our urban fences...

Using 22 & 24 gauge wire
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:18 AM   #32
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Been snaring the heck out of a few large rats in my alley...they like to cruze the top of our urban fences...

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Can you explain how you are doing this? I have a couple in the barn and I don't want to shoot holes in the walls with a gun.
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:11 AM   #33
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Can you explain how you are doing this? I have a couple in the barn and I don't want to shoot holes in the walls with a gun.


Fairly easy, I bought 24 gauge wire at Michaels for $2 (150 ft) & basically did what this guy did in the video except for my anchor point, I just hard wired to my fence brackets.
After catching one, I just cut the wire at the anchor & dump the snare & rat into the trash.
Then just make another replacement snare & catch again

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Old 01-23-2017, 03:40 PM   #34
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Wrong quote... see next

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Old 01-23-2017, 03:43 PM   #35
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Been snaring the heck out of a few large rats in my alley...they like to cruze the top of our urban fences...

Using 22 & 24 gauge wire
Perfect eatin size!
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:56 AM   #36
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:47 PM   #37
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I took a yote in a snare yesterday at Richland Springs.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:39 PM   #38
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I use fold in sandwich bags they come in 250 bags or more and work great for covering the pan!
Gray fox love to dig up the traps! Just one of the things they do so set another one just a little to the right or left of the one they are digging and you will get them!

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Old 12-29-2016, 08:46 AM   #39
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Dry cat food with a dab of shellfish essence oil.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:04 AM   #40
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Luckily I can still shoot coyotes because this is what happens when I try and trap.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:09 AM   #41
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Still trying. At least I get first night visits. I had two traps out both the same result.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:11 AM   #42
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300 Magnum more effective the number four long springs.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:12 AM   #43
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I'm night latched, set the pan tension at 3 pounds, measured with a dumbbell weight. I am going to try and turn the dog towards the coyote instead of towards the hole now.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:55 AM   #44
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I'm night latched, set the pan tension at 3 pounds, measured with a dumbbell weight. I am going to try and turn the dog towards the coyote instead of towards the hole now.
I never understood doing that. Is there a purpose or reason for that?

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Old 12-31-2016, 07:26 PM   #45
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I never understood doing that. Is there a purpose or reason for that?

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I'm trying everything. I've caught one coyote and have had LOTS of snapped traps.
I have no idea what is happening or not happening, other than I'm not catching.
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Old 12-30-2016, 04:26 PM   #46
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I put out one last night and got activated probably by the pigs. I added another set and put a game cam on it to see what is setting them off. Hopefully this time is a coyote.
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Old 12-30-2016, 04:34 PM   #48
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Trapping this year but no where to go with the fur. Am trying to just take yotes.
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:53 AM   #49
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Looking good fellas..
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:27 PM   #50
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