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 Post subject: dp,s in trees?
PostPosted: 26 Sep 2013, 21:04 
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anyone try that yet?


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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
PostPosted: 26 Sep 2013, 21:09 
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Like, actually up in a tree? Or down by the roots?


I guess I never really seen the need for it myself. Coons come down out of the tree to eat and move, always figured that was good enough to get them.

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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
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Not yet but going to give it a try this season. My buddy went to the NTA convention and talked to a bunch of guys who trap coon exclusively with DP's. They told him to drill a hole about 3 to 5 inches off of the ground in the base of a tree angling upward.

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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
PostPosted: 26 Sep 2013, 21:28 
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i don' understand the logic in that Rick. why take the time to drill holes only 3 to 5 inches up the tree when it would be faster to just stick it in the ground at the base of tree and move on. :? m

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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
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well i was looking at fnts book thy have some kind of angle thy sell to put the dp on and to the tree got me thinking.


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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
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Richard Murray wrote:
i don' understand the logic in that Rick. why take the time to drill holes only 3 to 5 inches up the tree when it would be faster to just stick it in the ground at the base of tree and move on. :? m

I'm not sure either Rich but that's what these guys told my friend John. I'm going to give it a try anyhow along with trying some DP "pocket sets". I'm going to try using DP's along a stream and stick them along the bank horizontally and use the swivel as a drowning lock. (genius, huh?) :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
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I think I heard somewhere that people were saying that putting the dp at an angle was suppose to be more natural for them to mess with rather than have it straight up and down, or that they weren't suppose to pull it up out of the ground or something like that. Worth a try I guess, but I've never seen any problems using them straight in the ground.

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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
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I think I stick to the ground. :D might work on a log crossing though. Let us know it does.


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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
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One concern to be aware of when drilling holes or driving any metal into a tree, you can damage/ruin the value of hardwood trees. If you are trapping on private land that trees are being managed for timber (very common in NW PA - we have some of the best and most valuable black cherry in the world) you might want to talk to the landowner and ask if it will be a problem. Even if it is mounted very low on the stump, it can cause mineral staining further up the trunk which can destroy the value of the log. Some folks don't care, but it can be an easy way to lose access to private land. Not trying to tell anyone their business, just giving my opinion.


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ya i think dp,s in the ground next to the tree is good for me.


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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
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jase wrote:
I really cannot for the life of me think of a good reason to put dps up in a tree. Down low, you may as well put it in the ground. Up high you have a live coon that is either wrapped around a limb making things difficult all the way around, or he is dangling down hanging from his leg in a trap. Niether situation is good. Catching Coons in trees is much better with lethal body grip traps. Even then you have a beacon dangling that everyone and their neighbors can see.

Martin and fisher, its probably the best idea in the world but I think it a poor idea for several reasons on coons.

Unless the trap was me when I was younger. Huh, Jase? :lol: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: dp,s in trees?
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I know of a farmer here that used to hang a few egg traps in his barn. Not sure exactly why he hung them. But my understanding was that it was about 16" off the ground. He quit doing it after a chicken somehow got its head stuck in one.

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