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 Post subject: Trap Question
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 18:49 
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For someone new to trapping in Texas, what would be the best trap for small fur animals?
Thanks - Larry


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 Post subject: Re: Trap Question
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 19:41 
LarryTX, Welcome to WAT. Not a lot of foks get on the State forums. If you will go to the campfire section and introduce yourself there, I am sure you can get the information that you want. One of the Moderators of this forum (Swamp Rat) lives in Lufkin TX and has been trapping for 30-40 years. He is out of town at the moment, but will be back soon. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Trap Question
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 20:16 
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Thank you for taking the time to help me out.

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 Post subject: Re: Trap Question
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Larry, I read on another thread that your target animals will be rabbits and squirrels, will this be just to control them in your yard or what? Most folks are after furbearing animals such as coon, fox, coyote, otter, badger, mink, bobcat, etc.

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PostPosted: 13 Dec 2010, 12:00 
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Hi,

I apologize for not getting back with you before now. I got another message from the Texas forum stating that I should have posted on the more popular site. Yes, I want to trap the squirrels and rabbits that come in from my pasture into the yard. The squirrels have carried off the pecans this year and I will soon be planting my garden and don't want the pesky rabbits feeding on it. I've become so much more interested in the trapping that I would like to learn to trap fur-bearing animals such as those you listed. I would appreciate any information you can give on how a novice can get started trapping.

Thank you for your help.

Larry


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 Post subject: Re: Trap Question
PostPosted: 13 Dec 2010, 20:10 
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Larry, Get some small conibear traps (110) and drill a hole thru a pecan and use some small wire to wire the pecan to the trigger wires on the 110. Chain the trap off to something and the squirrels will throw the traps when they work to get the pecan free. No matter what sort of trap you use, always make sure they are secured to something. Before shooting squirrels make sure you have an open season on them in your county. I have no idea of a market for squirrel hides, but some sale the tails to fishing lure companies.

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