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 Post subject: Floating Sets
PostPosted: 26 Dec 2006, 16:45 
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I was wondering if someone could show me a Floating set for Muskrat?
I have a general idea but not exactly certain.
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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2006, 16:51 
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hope these sights help you out

http://www.wild-about-trapping.com/tips ... at_set.htm

http://www.traps4kids.com/SETS.html

and by the way, be careful the way you set it because my traps kept going off the float since i baited it with apples, come to find out it was those frigging mud cranes settin em off


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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2006, 17:10 
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Here's a floating colony trap I built a few years ago.....lol & still haven't used it :roll:

Bait it, rats go in, can't get-out (like a regular colony), see the dive-hole & end-up in the lower basket. Atleast that's the theory behind it 8)

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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2006, 01:58 
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That looks pretty cool


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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2006, 08:37 
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I been looking at your floating muskrat set-up, thats wild.do you think that a rat will push open the doors on the top half of your set? I am not sure they will.But I bet if you remove the doors when they go in,instead of backing out they will dive right into the hole you have in the center.Keep the top trap narrow so they will have to struggle to turn around and then when they see the open water hole they will dive in by the truckload.
I bet if set up in the correct spot you might get a mink as a non-target catch.
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They do in colony traps. Thats basically what the top section is, just has a larger chamber underneath.

lol, I'm gonna have to use this thing one of these days. I could give alittle more insight into (good or bad) it if I did.

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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2006, 08:55 
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But Most colony traps are set under water,or on runs that are deep enough to drown them.I think they swim faster and push harder under water.Just not sure if they would push open a door to go look at a baited float set.But which ever way you use it make sure you let us know if it worked.
That is a cool idea.
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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2006, 11:21 
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Agreed....but rats (and mink) will push thru the trigger-wires of a 110 on land.

There was an article a couple years ago in one of the trapping mag's about this type trap, and the author I believe did take some 'rats in it.

lol, I keep swearing I'm gonna drag it out & set it...... :D

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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2006, 22:56 
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Does anyone else have a pic their float set for Rats??


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I would love to post a picture of my new float, but the river is up and I can't get to it now. I did get to spend 10 minutes in the water Christmas day trying to figure out how to get out with hip boots full of 33 degree water. We can't use colony traps so mine has #1 coil spring traps on it. As soo as I can reach it I will post pics

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Bowhunter-turned-trapper? wrote:
I would love to post a picture of my new float, but the river is up and I can't get to it now.


3-prong drag on a piece of rope.

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Wired to a tree to keep from losing it :twisted:

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lol, I meant to "fish it out" with. If it's wired, can't you drag it in by the wire?

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