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 Post subject: 1.5 CS
PostPosted: 21 Jan 2007, 09:18 
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the biggest foot trap i got is a few 1.5s, now are these a little to small for red fox or no.


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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2007, 11:27 
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its border line but i think it would do just fine. more of a coon trap but it should hold a fox


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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2007, 11:43 
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They should hold a fox with out much of a trouble.

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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2007, 15:23 
Properly setup, and assuming they're in good condition, a 1.5 is fine for fox. But, keep in mind, it may not hold the occassional coyote or bobcat. It may, but it also may not. Make sure the chain isn't terribly long so they can't get a running start to jolt out of the trap, well swiveled, staked well, and a shock spring probably wouldn't hurt either.


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I caught a 150 pound bear, an otter and lots of other critters in them. Key is a short chain and a good swivel. The good ones are awsome.

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I use 1 1-2's for fox all the time.....Short chain , inline swivel, double staked..They make an awesome fox trap......


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i mainly trap fox and coon and all i use are 1.5s ive only had a few get out
if u have any coyotes in the area make sure to stake i real good i had one pull the trap and stake right outta the ground


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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2007, 21:36 
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one more thing, when you stake them, wouldnt the rebar stake rust to and the fox would smell it? like if you used them metal bars for a while and they rust, wouldnt the fox smell it or no?


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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2007, 22:28 
I honestly don't know about the whole myth of canines being detered by the scent of steel. When you consider that many traps don't have their chain waxed and still catch plenty of fur, I think it's more a myth than anything. Besides, one of foxes' favorite hunting grounds is around rusted farm equipment because that's where the mice hang out.


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think its your scent that there gonna be mostly detered by I can see that the fox that were traveling in the area I am in are stopping at my tracks and going back where they came from.

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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2007, 09:01 
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all i use is rebar for stakes and dont have a problem with them smelling it


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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2007, 14:30 
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i have been very fortunate to get a few fox this year, all in snares.. i always hear about people from other states with alot of fox and it really makes me wish we had more. I would love it!

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