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Author:  muggum [ 04 Jun 2016, 10:25 ]
Post subject:  goats

Is their any one that know how to set traps when your have a lot of goats an sheep around.

Author:  remrogers [ 04 Jun 2016, 11:07 ]
Post subject:  Re: goats

Would be best if you could set the perimeter, of the pasture, and avoid the issues all together.

You might try a post hole set. Haven't had too many issues with cows and horses messing with them. Dig a hole, just large enough for a coil spring to fit in. Usually a 1.75 or #2. Make the hole straight down and around ten or twelve inches deep. Pile the dirt around the lip of the hole, but only about 3/4ths of the hole, leaving a fairly level approach at one side. Bed the trap in the bottom and make a small horizontal hole just above the bedded trap and on the side with the piled dirt. Place some lure in that horizontal hole and maybe a couple of small feathers or a piece of wool, for eye appeal. Cows and horses usually won't step down into any hole, but canines will, trying to get to the lure. Don't know if sheep and goats would stay out of it. Sheep are one of the dumbest animals God put on this earth.

Let the landowner make the decision on using this set, as you can't guarantee that one of those goats or sheep might not get caught.

Good Luck.

Author:  muggum [ 04 Jun 2016, 11:12 ]
Post subject:  Re: goats

:thanks.I was going to use a tire but those goats would make a toy out of it.
And think the yote wouldnt work the set with a tire there

Author:  remrogers [ 04 Jun 2016, 19:51 ]
Post subject:  Re: goats

Coyotes will work tire sets and it usually keeps the cows from tripping the trap. Don't know for sure how the goats would treat a tire set. Could set one up, without a trap and light dusting of dirt to check for tracks and see how it goes.

Author:  muggum [ 04 Jun 2016, 19:53 ]
Post subject:  Re: goats

Good ideal, I'll give it a try,thanks

Author:  doc9013 [ 05 Jun 2016, 14:05 ]
Post subject:  Re: goats

I've had deer step into all kinds of foothold traps and pull right out, I suspect goats and sheep would do the same.

Author:  Amak [ 03 Jul 2016, 10:27 ]
Post subject:  Re: goats

Coyotes arent just staying with the goats/sheep are they? They got to be coming from and going to somewhere outside the herds fences. Target them there, easy peasy.

Author:  muggum [ 03 Jul 2016, 10:35 ]
Post subject:  Re: goats

Thanks for the reply. That what im thinking too.

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