Post by strippitman on Dec 19, 2013 8:50:10 GMT -5
Heck, I thought maybe you were putting roadkill in your traps (rofl)! 28 and snow here all week although it did get up into the mid 30's yesterday. Plenty of ice to be had around here now. To be honest, I haven't really been in the mood to hit the ice though I imagine if I drag all my ice fishing gear out all the ice will melt and it'll be time to set my traps back out
I found a little spot in the woods to trap last weekend. I was walking ontop of nothing but coon tracks! It seemed like every other tree had holes in it and tracks going up it. Put in 5 sets last night, and im pretty excited! plus im selling some fur today.
God, Guns, and Guts made America, why are we trying to take them away?
Set my ztrap dp yesterday for the first time. I baited it with a piece of sardine inside then smeared a little peanut butter on the top and then a marshmallow covering the opening. Today the p-butter and marshmallow were gone, but the sardine was still inside. I'm wondering if a deer didn't come along and eat the marshmallow and lick off the p-butter? If it was....I'm just glad it didn't stick it's tongue down the trap!! I also had a foothold sprung. It was a set at a big hay bale where I'd jammed a deer leg under the bale. The leg was pulled out and the trap was empty. This is the second empty foothold I've had. I'm afraid these old coil spring traps aren't strong enough to hold anymore. Might put them on ebay as "vintage" and put the money towards some new ones for next year.
Post by strippitman on Dec 30, 2013 8:31:50 GMT -5
Well, I was at my mom's house in Greenwood this past weekend for Christmas. I decided to do some research and see how far away Hoosier Trapper Supply was from her house. Much to my surprise it was less than 2 miles from her house. So me and my youngest son made a trip over there on Saturday before they closed. I'm sure glad I decided to go! That is a pretty cool place. It's pretty much a trapper's paradise. I ended up spending a little over $200. I bought a coyote trapping starter kit, 3 Duke Dp's and a snaring video by Hal Sullivan. The trapping kit included 6 Bridger coil spring traps, a dozen disposable stakes, a stake driver, a 3-in-1 site prepping tool, trap dye, trap wax, a big bottle of coyote urine, a coyote lure and some nasty smelling coyote bait. In other words, I will be setting some yote traps this week, as well as, getting my coon traps reset