New to steel trapping

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New to steel trapping

Postby Droberts » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:05 am

Hey fellas, i've never trapped before so i figured id give it a shot. I ordered some 1.5 coil spring steel traps from cabelas and planning on trying them out whenever i get home, I will be tryin my hand at coons mostly and would like to catch a fox if possible. Can some of you give me some techniques on what works for you as far as the best spots to set them and how to set them up once youve found a good spot and all that good stuff. My sets will be mainly land sets and the occasional water set. Also is there anything that needs to be done to the traps prior to setting them out? They looked like they were silver in color on the internet, is that gonna be a problem as far as concealment goes? Sorry for all the questions just want to make sure that im doing everything right.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations and advice that may be givin.
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Re: New to steel trapping

Postby Sfd714 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:25 pm

A buddy of mine coats his in some black tar like stuff. You would have to check you state laws on trapping. Set em where you see the coons running.

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Re: New to steel trapping

Postby jstewart_1981 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:17 am

That brown tarry stuff is called Andy sites speed dip. Great with use of water trapping and land trapping. Log onto trapper man.com and search around. Great site
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Re: New to steel trapping

Postby carlsonfan21 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:22 am

Im a trapper from minnesota and the 1.5 dukes you bought are a damn good trap for coon. they also will work for fox mink and muskrats. im also a member of a trapping group on facebook called trapping talk and they would be able to help you pm me if you are interested.
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Re: New to steel trapping

Postby jstewart_1981 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:36 am

I too am a member of trapping talk on FB.
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Re: New to steel trapping

Postby ksfowler166 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:47 pm

Your first mistake was buying traps from Cabelas. Why buy stuff from Cabelas when you can order from their supplier with out the mark ups. http://www.minntrapprod.com/

But you can redeem and help yourself by joining http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthre ... um_summary . Excellent site for trapping information. Just a heads up the site will be down from November 4th - November 10th.
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Re: New to steel trapping

Postby K Williams » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:37 am

ksfowler166 wrote:Your first mistake was buying traps from Cabelas. Why buy stuff from Cabelas when you can order from their supplier with out the mark ups. http://www.minntrapprod.com/

But you can redeem and help yourself by joining http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthre ... um_summary . Excellent site for trapping information. Just a heads up the site will be down from November 4th - November 10th.


For trapping supplies, FNT Post and PCS Outdoors are also good online stores.

Also join your state's trapping organization...and make sure you have a trapping license.

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