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 Post subject: Snow misery
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2006, 19:28 
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:( 15 inches of snow over traps. Ran them this morning snow drifts about 2 to 4 feet deep. Ive got leg cramps and back ach. Idont know how you guys up north do it this is the worst ive trapped in 30 years. How do you do it.

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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2006, 22:46 
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Snowshoes and snowmobiles tend to help us a bit when the snow gets deep. Where are you located?

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Nelsom missouri This is as bad a snow at one time as i have ever seen we had 2 inches ice first then changed to snow. Now 15 inches of snow latter traps are buried.

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PostPosted: 04 Dec 2006, 19:25 
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When the snow gets deep I head out with snoshoes on. Actually walk right up to and past my sets. K9's will walk in the path of least resistence, even snow, so they will folllow my tracks right to their death.

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I was wondering about whether they would use the trail i cut or not. I did do one thing right i did winterize my traps. Test fired a couple to see if it worked in all that ice and snow. I was pleased with the results they were muddy but not frozen.

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Another way to use snow to your advantage is to use a broom at existing dirt hole sets made prior to snow fall. Once your set is made and you've been using it, then it snows and it seems to go dead- take a BRAND NEW kitchen broom ($4 or 5 bucks at wally world) and sweep the snow away from your set pattern. Make it obvious. Sweep a large area of the snow out. I generally sweep away a 6' radious down to bare dirt/grass. It will stick out like a sore thumb against a white back ground. I always re-lure when I do this. It does not scare the k9's away. It will draw them in as suddenly, birds are flittering around pecking at this new found source of grit. :wink:

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I like it will give it a shot.

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