I'm definitely no pro, but I'll give it a shot...
SwampRatNC wrote:1) Waxing traps , is a pound of wax enough to do a dozen 1.5 coil springs and if not can I use the wax they sell a grocery stores.
if your going to be water trapping, then there is really no need to wax your traps. i only wax traps that i will run on my land lines.
SwampRatNC wrote:2) Can I get by with washing my traps in the dishwasher instead of boiling in lye.
this is exactly how i remove the oil coating from new traps; run them in the dish washer for a cycle with no detergent, and then throw them in the yard for a few weeks to start the rusting process.
SwampRatNC wrote:3) Should get a catch pole to help with dispatching the critters. Will be using a 22 or pellet gun for this also.
if you make drowning sets then your fur should be DOA; with that being said i do carry a .22 with me when running my line, but barely use it. i have other methods of dispatching them without putting a bullet hole in the pelt. but wont go into detail on open forum. let me know if you have any other questions.
...by-god Woodrow, it's been quite a party ain't it.