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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing, Trapping' started by Peanut, Nov 4, 2019.

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  1. Nov 4, 2019 #1

    Peanut

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    I went through some of my snares and leghold traps today checking for problems… I have a couple of dozen leghold traps and twice that many snares. I like the coil spring traps. I’ve no had problems with them at all. Companies I've done business with, no complaints about any of them…

    F&T Fur Harvester's Trading Post https://www.fntpost.com/
    Kaatz Brothers https://www.kaatzbros.com
    Cumberland's Northwest Trappers Supply, Inc. https://www.nwtrappers.com/
    The Snare Shop https://www.snareshop.com/

    I buy the following legholds traps, they are plenty big enough and small enough for anything in my neck of the woods.

    Legholds
    Size #1 Sleepy Creek Double Jaw Coil Spring Trap - 4" jaw spread, for use in taking muskrat, weasel, mink, fisher, squirrel, opossum and skunk

    Size #1 1/2 Minnesota Brand (MB-450) cast jaws coil spring trap - 5” jaws for bobcat, coyote, fox and raccoon

    Size #1 3/4 Sleepy Creek offset jaws coil spring traps has a 5 9/16" jaw spread, for use in taking badger, coyote, bobcat, fisher, fox, lynx, nutria, otter and coon

    Conibear Traps - #1000 Sleepy Creek Double Spring Body Grip Trap 10" x 10" jaw spread, for taking beaver, bobcat, lynx and otter

    I have two snare sizes I constructed. 1/16 and 1/8 out of 7x7 aircraft cable (purchased 500ft of each). I purchased a half dozen 3/64 aircraft cable snares from the Snare Shop just to see how they were constructed. When I originally purchased/constructed all my snares and traps I boiled them in trap die and then again in trap & snare dip scent sealant. This has worked well for me using them here on the farm to get rid of pesky problem causing critters.

    1/8th inch aircraft cable has a multitude of uses on a farm. Like the back of my truck to secure items in the bed that might be there when I shop in town… ramp, chainsaw etc. I made up new 30” loops today for securing extra items.

    Photos – My trap box, contains legholds and 1/8-inch snares (small snares I keep in my “go box”).

    Truck bed security cable…

    Trap gear (1).jpg Trap gear (2).jpg Trap gear (3).jpg
     
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  2. Nov 4, 2019 #2

    phideaux

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    @Peanut , do you still do some trapping ?

    I haven't done any since I was in high school.

    Jim
     
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    You have a nice selection of Traps and Snares. You probably already know this, but You Tube has a number of Videos showing how to make your Snare Components such as Slide Locks. Interesting and can save Money.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2019 #4

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    @phideaux I believe I'm too old for cold water! :D

    These days I only go after nuisance animals.

    As a teen I trapped a good bit, a little extra christmas cash when there were few opportunities for a country boy.

    Thanks @camo2460 but my plate is already full. I did not know about it but will keep it in mind.:)
     
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  5. Nov 4, 2019 #5

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    I used to Trap a lot when I was a Kid and into my Teens, but I quit Trapping when the Fur Prices dropped. It used to be that I could get $8.50 for a Prime Muskrat Pelt, $25-35 for a Prime Coon Pelt, but when the Price for a Muskrat dropped to $1.25 I quit, it wasn't worth the hardship.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2019 #6

    Peanut

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    I was digging in the shop this morning for an electric motor when I found these. These old victor's were my grandpa's. He taught me how to trap using these. I remember setting them many times... brought back a memory or three!

    Traps victor_v1.jpg
     
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    I have many traps but now only use the couple gopher traps.
     
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