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Guest smallgamehunter

May have to narrow the opening with sticks and try setting it with the trigger wires facing up u could also tie a piece of fishing line between the wires to make the trigger area greater

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May have to narrow the opening with sticks and try setting it with the trigger wires facing up u could also tie a piece of fishing line between the wires to make the trigger area greater

the opening of the trap?

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Guest smallgamehunter

Yea put sticks in front of it to narrow down the trap and focus the squirrel on the trigger

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Yea put sticks in front of it to narrow down the trap and focus the squirrel on the trigger

ok I'll try that tomorrow. I like the idea of using fishing line

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Guest smallgamehunter

Fishing line is an easy way to expand the trigger area

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I found a spring fed slew years back when every thing else was frozen. The coons came out of a brush pile and went right into the water and followed it making trapping easy. I managed to catch enough there to help pay for Christmas. They dont get out much in the dead of winter but they do not hibernate. Hunger drives them out.

 

On a water set you can use skinned legs from muskrats or any other small animal (road kill cats or squirrels even)with a sharpened stick to pin it to the creek bank over the trap. Any blood or smell will attract them to the trap.Make a flattened spot with your boot and set the trap just under the surface next to the bank.

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Guest smallgamehunter

The fun is moving them and being in the woods

 

A day of trapping beats a bad day at work

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The fun is moving them and being in the woods

 

A day of trapping beats a bad day at work

yeah it's fun trying to imagine where the animal will step

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Guest smallgamehunter

Sometimes u can guide the animals step with sticks or pebbles

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Took down another one in my garage - they seem to be suckers for a kernel of corn.  Looked a lot like that one, except that his head was smashed and he was still holding the corn in his mouth.

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Guest smallgamehunter

Nice catch Greene

 

 

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wonder how much mouse skins are selling for...

Skin them, wrap them in bacon, put a toothpick through them and bake them a while...Hors d’Oeuvres!!

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Guest smallgamehunter

I would say a mouse skin is probably priceless

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Guest smallgamehunter

Mouse thumb covers

 

Maybe a mouse skin medicince pouch

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Guest smallgamehunter

I would go by the assumption that each skin was 2 square inches

 

Rough math would be somewhere around 20 thousand to have a decent blanket

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20,000 skins at 2 square inches (1 inch by 2 inches) each would yield 40,000 square inches.

40,000 square inches would make a square 200 inches by 200 inches.

 

200 inches = 16 2/3 feet, so that blanket would be a little over 16 feet long by 16 feet wide. 

 

We are gonna need a shit load of mice.  lol

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Guest smallgamehunter

That would be a damn large blanket

 

Isn't the saying bigger is better

 

16'x16' is a damn large blanket hell that's more of a tarp then a blanket

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Just running the numbers.  I was thinking you should be able to get a 2x2 skin from a mouse, but this way, it's conservative.

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