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PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 20:20 
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A feral cat has been coming in our garage and eating our dogs food for quite some time. last winter i could see his tracks in the snow clawing on the door to my trapping shed! I set a live trap out back baited with dog food :lol: i'll keep you guys informed and post a picture of what i catch. It sure does feel nice to have a trap out :D :D

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PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 20:49 
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Always nice to find a reason to trap in the off season :D Good luck

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PostPosted: 06 Jul 2011, 10:48 
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nothing this morning but a set off empty trap. the straw in the bottom of the trap was preventing it from locking shut. :oops:

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PostPosted: 06 Jul 2011, 16:10 
Sorry to hear that you missed it. It has been my experience that when you miss on it is hard to get them back in a trap. You may want to change the bait and take the grass out. Hopefully the frline will think it is a different trap. It has worked me in the past. Good Luck. :P


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PostPosted: 06 Jul 2011, 16:57 
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Sorry to hear that you missed it. It has been my experience that when you miss on it is hard to get them back in a trap. You may want to change the bait and take the grass out. Hopefully the frline will think it is a different trap. It has worked me in the past. Good Luck. :P


yeah thats what i was thinking :(. alright ill try that and see how it works, red.

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PostPosted: 06 Jul 2011, 21:10 
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Im sorry to hear about the miss. I hope you get it this time. Those feral cats can be kinda tricky. They are sharp critters. I have always had trouble getting them to go all the way in a cage trap.

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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2011, 09:30 
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well i replaced the matting in the bottom of the trap and changed bait last night and this morning there was ANOTHER SET OFF EMPTY TRAP!!! :evil: :evil: the cage was moved about 3 feet from its original spot with all the sticks knocked off the top and all the grass on the inside ruffled around. the door is not locking shut so im going to file down the locking mechanism today. :evil: :evil:

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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2011, 16:02 
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Hope you get it to work out this time.

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PostPosted: 03 Sep 2011, 19:06 
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Hey Tanner,
what kind of cage trap are you using (brand name that is )? I use Duke heavy duty gravity lock. The only thing with them is if your after coon you need to stake them down. Otherwise when the two rings fall the door is locked tight enless the cage if flipped up side down. Hense the stakes . NATE


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PostPosted: 04 Sep 2011, 20:40 
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I have no idea what kind of trap it is but there is a stiff bar that you have to push down so the door can come up and then when the trap is set off it swings down past the bar on the bottom of the cage and is locked unless something on the outside pushes that bar down for it to re-open ( if that makes sense ). Btw, as an update for this post, I caught one of them but there is still a couple around. Got a coon yesterday and a possum this morning. Still trying to trap the rest of them darn cats. Haven't had any missfires and on the cat,coon, and grinner, the door locked shut.

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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2011, 11:33 
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another update, caught another feral cat today on some dogfood and my homemade coon lure.

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