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Have you seen the price of live traps lately?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by John A., May 25, 2018.

  1. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    I was actually off a little, you can get 6 of the 4" single spring mink traps for $36.00.
  2. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I think sportsmansguide are selling spring traps for ~$8 each. Unless you're wanting a grizzly trap, they're ~$175'ish IIRC.
  3. Superman_XCI

    Superman_XCI .22LR

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    I have seen lots of coyotes harvested with snares here in southeast kansas. We have lots of cows and fence around here so setting a few dozen in a fence line can do ya a lot of good. For about three months my buddy avragged about 5-6 a week. At first it was 3-4 a day but as they thinned out it slowed down to 1-2 a week. I don't think he has set. Any for a year or two now.

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  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I have so many other animals that comes through there, I'm half afraid to set a snare. I'm not disagreeing with anything you said, it's just the last thing I want to do is snare a bear cub and have to figure out what the next step is.
  5. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    That is certainly a valid concern, ive not personally seen it but dogs deer etc... have also been snared. I have used quite abit and have only caught yotes and a couple pigs. They do have some sort of attachment for protection against deer i dont know what it is or how it works though. Here are a couple i made myself from hardware store items cheaply they do work. I make my own slide catch thingy with cheap brackets you can buy better im sure at trapper supply though. 20180701_195236.jpg 20180701_195209.jpg
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  6. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    @John A. First yote of,2019 from cattle farm across road with snare, set 6 Saturday small young male. 0218190853_HDR.jpg
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  7. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Glad you got him. They make quick work out of newborn cattle. Seems like they can smell what's going on before it's born and have been known to follow the momma around while she's in labor.
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  8. Djcala

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    Its coming time, turkeys gonna be vocal, fawns will begin dropping etc... We've been,hearing the yotes about a week getting louder.
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  9. Djcala

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    Dang lil dog wooped me, when it takes ya an hour to skin one ya glad its only one. Dead in snare means cold hard skinning, Not best ive ever done but its done. Funny at least once a week someone says whats them stakes for on your pickup:), hangin stuff....
    Waste not want not someone will use it, our,southern aint near quality of up north or high,West, but its what we are blessed with. 0218191020_HDR_20190218105101072.jpg 0218191043_HDR_20190218105130096.jpg
  10. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    What do you do with the carcass after you skin it?
    Stew meat?
    Or
    Dog food?
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  11. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Dog food and bait/ I often think hmm dont look bad never tried it but in a pinch I believe it would prolly be just fine and dandy. Figure ive ate coon possum etc... Lil yote can't hurt maybe one day, not today.
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  12. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Its in the pot, boil and freeze.

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  13. sixbennetts

    sixbennetts .410

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    We used to wrap the cold ones in a big black contractor's garbage bag and leave them in the sun on the tailgate for a bit. Warms them up soft enough to make skinning and quartering easier. Do the same for any cold animal.
  14. meanstreak

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  15. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    How did you skin that tail out like that?
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  16. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Pretty simple, skinning i start on back legs work them down, cut around the anus, start pulling down tail, when I have about an inch or two down the tail use good sharp knife make a cut line down the tail(bottom side) comes right off. They do,actually make a tail tool has various size holes like a tubing flare kit ? Thing, my buddy who traps alot has one, it works but ive never needed one.
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  17. Djcala

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    Somewhere somebody asked about beaver ? Here ya go, not huge but really nice fur make,something nice and he chose a bad location to set up a dam. Good news got a beaver bad news have to get him skinned out and its cold and windy. Make quick work of,it coffee time. Yes im gassed in picture, llooonnggg hill top and valley walk to truck. 0304191755.jpg 0304191740b.jpg
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  18. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Best fur to use for waterproof clothing.

    I hear it's pretty warm too.
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  19. meanstreak

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    Coyote, Beaver, what's next ? Maybe a bear skin rug ? Dj, you were born about 100 years too late.

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