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Old 02-08-2017, 11:38 AM   #301
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Nice looking animals Btoutdoors!!


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Old 02-08-2017, 02:53 PM   #302
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What are you trying to trap? A dog proof trap for coons is 15 or less. A lot less hassle. A lot less time consuming. And you can kind of be selective on what it catches by what bait you use. Plus if you catch something you don't want you can release it with not much harm to the animal.

For coyotes, good luck getting one to go in a box. I mean, I guess it could happen. I've seen coyotes in cage traps before. But I am skeptical about them getting into a box hole in the ground.

Modern, offset, two coil footholds aren't that expensive. Under 10 bucks. And you can release the animals with little damage as well when they're set up right.

If you're dead set on using a trap you construct there are better options. Look into those rabbit guillotine door traps and upscale it for coons, possums, skunks etc. plus with your setup you're relying on the dirt to hold the animal in place. Lots of these animals are diggers. They may just dig out.

I'm not trying to discourage you or rain on your idea. I've made box traps and it's really cool to catch something in a trap you construct yourself. But I think you're more likely to get something with modern equipment and with a lot less effort and that will keep you interested in the sport.

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Cid - thanks for that.

Please understand my desire to trap comes from curiosity and my arrival at 'building my own trap' came from a lack of knowledge. I'm a fan of any live trap that's inexpensive. I'm pretty sure that any home-built trap would effectively cost me nothing based on what I have lying around. So, came from there.

As for what I want to trap, I think I'm looking right now for things that I can either eat - like rabbits - or pure nuisance animals that the landowner (FIL) hates - like raccoons. I don't think the coyote population is high enough and there's a risk of trapping stray dogs instead of them. Otherwise there are hogs and bobcats, but I'd need to graduate into that..
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:59 PM   #303
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Lift, in that case a box trap would be good. I think the one you drew out would be overly complicated for what you're trying to do.


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Old 02-08-2017, 03:13 PM   #304
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:03 PM   #305
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Someone got there before me and killed it. A female in a sheep pasture.


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Old 02-11-2017, 08:03 PM   #306
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Someone got there before me and killed it. A female in a sheep pasture.


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Old 02-11-2017, 08:27 PM   #307
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Sure is, I do like to see them bouncing when I round the corner.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:36 PM   #308
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Sure is, I do like to see them bouncing when I round the corner.
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:16 PM   #309
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We quit trapping during deer season for that reason, don't know how many traps I've lost to helpful hunters blasting critters with a 30-06, not to mention the critters and traps that came up missing.
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:19 PM   #310
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We quit trapping during deer season for that reason, don't know how many traps I've lost to helpful hunters blasting critters with a 30-06, not to mention the critters and traps that came up missing.
When I worked for the government I told my ranchers the first trap I had stolen or something shot in my trap I was gone lol. They made dang sure that didn't happen. The hunters were told if they messed with my stuff they were not to come back

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Old 02-12-2017, 12:31 PM   #311
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Set 5 traps yesterday. One had a coon, another one was worked by a coyote but somehow he managed to miss the pan, the third one was activated by the pigs and two had no activity. I haven't been able to trap at all this season due to work.
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:58 PM   #312
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I do like to see them bouncing when I round the corner.
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Same here man.
Round & Round & Round....

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Old 02-13-2017, 03:38 AM   #313
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TUCO is crushing the trapping at Las Raices Right now, but I'll let him go into detail.

EXTREMELY impressive (and I'm extremely impressed).
No pixels from Tuco?
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:21 AM   #314
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No pixels from Tuco?
Oh you knows hes got a few! From the stories I heard he sure put a hurtin on them dogs
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:27 PM   #315
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TUCO is crushing the trapping at Las Raices Right now, but I'll let him go into detail.

EXTREMELY impressive (and I'm extremely impressed).
Yes Sir he is and I'm pretty **** proud of him!!!!!

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Old 02-18-2017, 01:06 PM   #316
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Well it happened to me today. Walked up to a catch circle with no animal and no trap. Pretty sure it was stolen because the quick link was gone and we've had issues with theft on this side of the property.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:40 PM   #317
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Had 2 yesterday one I got on video but haven't figured out how to post. The cows on both sides of the fence were stomping that one lol

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Old 02-18-2017, 07:24 PM   #318
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Had 2 yesterday one I got on video but haven't figured out how to post. The cows on both sides of the fence were stomping that one lol

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Nice work! Been too muddy and too many quail hunters with dogs to get much done around here.
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:26 PM   #319
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Had one red today.


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Old 02-18-2017, 07:47 PM   #320
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Well it happened to me today. Walked up to a catch circle with no animal and no trap. Pretty sure it was stolen because the quick link was gone and we've had issues with theft on this side of the property.
That sucks!
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:09 PM   #321
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Nice work! Been too muddy and too many quail hunters with dogs to get much done around here.
It's slowing down here not finding alot of sign. Mostly catching in snares

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Old 02-18-2017, 10:19 PM   #322
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It's slowing down here not finding alot of sign. Mostly catching in snares
You must be making a dent.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:01 PM   #323
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Got another cat been awhile I was starting to have doubts hahhha


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Old 02-24-2017, 04:37 PM   #324
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Nice, I love it. I hate it I haven't trapped this year at all.

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Old 02-24-2017, 06:56 PM   #325
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Good job!!they were moving last nite.


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Old 02-24-2017, 09:49 PM   #326
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Man. Made it out to my place after dark last night and didn't put out any sets. Got them in the ground now, hope they are still moving.


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Old 02-26-2017, 08:58 PM   #328
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Been after this one for a lil bit but as always they slip up. Hahahahah.



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Old 02-26-2017, 08:59 PM   #329
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I got two cats and a raccoon yesterday. And a coon today that was VERY greedy, Hana.


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Thanks. Man she walked by everything I threw at her lol I could actually see where she walked right by the sets I had I could see the tracks. Threw a Locklear set at her hahhh

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Old 02-26-2017, 09:06 PM   #332
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Thanks for sharing! Nice cat!
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You know I do.

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Yes Sir he is and I'm pretty **** proud of him!!!!!

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Thanks Dale!

And thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with me.

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Got another cat been awhile I was starting to have doubts.

Been after this one for a lil bit but as always they slip up.
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Good job!! They were moving last nite.
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I got two cats yesterday.
Congrats on the cats fellas!

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Old 02-27-2017, 07:59 PM   #335
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I didn't get to see it jumping but did catch a small one today.


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Old 02-27-2017, 08:00 PM   #336
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Well still catching. It's getting slow for me

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I am getting back on land that had quail hunters until yesterday so I may catch a little stuff before it slacks off. With this kind of weather it is about to get slow.
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I am getting back on land that had quail hunters until yesterday so I may catch a little stuff before it slacks off. With this kind of weather it is about to get slow.
Yes sir I agree

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Old 02-27-2017, 08:06 PM   #339
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Still trying to decide on this track.


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Old 02-27-2017, 08:07 PM   #340
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It's hard to see the back pad that's a tough one

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Ya and the only track I could find. Guard dog on neighboring ranch so that might be it. Usually dogs leave lots of tracks though.
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Ya and the only track I could find. Guard dog on neighboring ranch so that might be it. Usually dogs leave lots of tracks though.
That was my first thought

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Old 02-27-2017, 08:13 PM   #343
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Fur buyer is coming thru Saturday if you have any to sell. You probably stretch and dry though.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:14 PM   #344
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Ya I'm drying now. I'm sending them to Oklahoma

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I should probably do that but I don't have the knowledge or time. I will learn before next year.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:19 PM   #346
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It's really pretty easy an I have everything if you ever want to come down

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Great offer! I may take you up on it. Buyer told me $100 maybe a little more for good cats so I will see how it goes Saturday
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:24 PM   #348
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Let me know cus that's pretty good. I have just one more cat to sell but I have several coyotes an a few fox.

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Let me know cus that's pretty good. I have just one more cat to sell but I have several coyotes an a few fox.

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Friend of mine sold to him last month and got $90 each for top 11 cats,down to $30 for smalls.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:30 PM   #350
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Dang man maybe I need to keep him in mind next year. Let me know what he does for coyotes

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