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I was just just wondering if any of you do any trapping. Ive just started this year and would like some advice from someone who's had some experience.

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damn green, good to hear from you. I haven't done any real trapping but ive snared a few animals with primitive traps. probably not the same so I don't have much imput for ya.

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Does setting mouse traps in my garage count? 

well actually ive been having trouble catching them to. They keep licking the trap clean but don't set it off.

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What are you trapping or would like to trap? Rabbit, squirrel, coyote, beaver? Is it for food or the hides or pelts? It's important to know your local game laws.

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I'm mostly trying to catch squirrels, rabbits, coons and foxes. If I caught a fox or coon I would sell the hide. But if I catch a squirrel or rabbit I would just eat it. Also most of the traps I have are footholds or 110 conibears.

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Ive done lots of trapping years back. I caught an 80 pound beaver once. Steel leg traps is what I used. I was never a fan of snares because dogs and cats can end up in them sometimes especially if you bait. I managed to make Christmas money several times. Victor leg traps are one of the better brands out there. Jump traps and long springs. Under water or dry land sets. No.1 for muskrats, No.2 jump or long springs for coons, Otter or Fox. No. 4 for Beaver. Conabear traps are killing traps and can kill a large dog if placed improperly.

 

Trapping is an art form where study, trial and error, careful planning and knowledge of the animal your trapping is valuable. Go out with a seasoned trapper is one of the best things.

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well actually ive been having trouble catching them to. They keep licking the trap clean but don't set it off.

When they get used to doing that, put down one of those sticky traps. 

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well actually ive been having trouble catching them to. They keep licking the trap clean but don't set it off.

partially chew a tootsie roll then put that on the trap

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So what trap would you recommend for squirrels or rabbits. I have #0 longsprings and 110 conibears

I been trapping for the past 8 years I've caught plenty of opossums and a handful of coons

 

Cage traps is the only thing besides snares that I have seen catch squirrels or rabbits successfully

 

Their feet would be to small for a #0 long spring but the 110 would work in a trail set but I would suggest setting well away from any domeatic animals and gang set the trails

 

 

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I use it on any bait stealing mice

 

My late grandma is the one that suggested I use it

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It looks like I might be able to use the #0. On Amazon people are saying that they are catching squirrels in them

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I have never seen it but it might work

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That's the only way I have seen squirrels trapped effectively but the strength of it is in setting a lot of them

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Squirrels are naturally very curious and will almost immediately go explore anything new. When setting up snares like that, set up a new log at an angle to where you see them.  They will have to check it out.

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