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PostPosted: 14 Oct 2015, 19:57 
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Hi all, just joined the site after reading and reading and reading countless bits of great information. I'm pretty much a trapping rookie though I did manage a few coons last year Here in northwest AR. The most pressing question on my mind (though hundreds have been circling around) is regarding checking traps in the afternoons- I am a senior in high school and the way my schedule works I will be checking my traps at the crack of dawn one morning before school, and the next day at about 1:30/2 in the afternoon going back and forth every other day on my schools alternating schedule. Is 2 too late to check traps? Is it worth it? My targets will be beaver mink and otter for the first two weeks of November and then switching gears for yote cat and fox

I know it was lengthy but I'm just trying to compile as much info as possible and hit the ground running this year- anybody's input is appreciated


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PostPosted: 14 Oct 2015, 20:45 
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I run a coyote line that takes the better part of the day to cover. I have taken coyotes that were in snares and footholds that were caught within minutes or hours, during mid-day . This was determined by the lack of trap circles and coyotes still warm in the snares. I do like to check every day, as a full snare or trap will not be catching anything if it is already holding an animal. I have also found coons sound asleep, in the afternoon ,held by footholds. Check your regulations to determine how often you MUST check footholds and snares. We owe it to the quarry to remove them as quickly as humanly possible. There are some who do all checking in the dark and this is something you might consider.

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PostPosted: 14 Oct 2015, 21:57 
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Much appreciated! I might just be in for early mornings every day


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PostPosted: 15 Oct 2015, 08:54 
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When you are doing your water trapping I assume you will be using lethal traps or drowning set ups, so no need to worry about when those are checked. As for your k9 sets, early is best but you have to do what you can. Most of us have jobs school and other responsibilities, checking traps is another responsibility that you must fit in when you can. Don't forget about making time to process your catches. If you catch a critter in the morning b4 school, what are you gonna do with it while you sit in class all day.......cooler? Don't want them to get green bellied sitting in a hot vehicle.

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PostPosted: 15 Oct 2015, 22:27 
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Well spoken WCS :)


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PostPosted: 15 Oct 2015, 22:35 
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Thanks all!


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PostPosted: 16 Oct 2015, 14:53 
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I run all lethal sets, and I check mine every day or 2 either right after school or in the evening, then either process or put right into the freezer

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PostPosted: 17 Oct 2015, 20:29 
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Don't forget a lot of guys run their traps on a 48 hour check or longer.

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PostPosted: 18 Oct 2015, 16:43 
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We have a 24 hour check law here. If given a choice , I would check later in the day. Many critters remain active well after daylight. I'm talking mainly about land trapping here. I have scared critters away from my sets when checking at or before daylight.
Just to give an example, this Saturday a friend and I were hauling a wagon load of corn down the road, about noon, and a big coyote was trotting through a pasture field , broad daylight . They do not only move at night.

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PostPosted: 18 Oct 2015, 21:33 
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Especially during moon phases

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i run most of mine after work.never had much problems.

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