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 Post subject: Conibear traps
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 18:29 
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I am new to traping and i was wondering if the conibear trap or the leg hold traps would be better? i think i might start wit the bucket set wit the conibear.....if u guys have any pics and how to set up the bucket set....that would help......and i also read that you can make them dog proof..is this true and if so how can u do that....thanks alot!


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First off, welcome aboard. Now, as for what's better between foot hold and body gripper (coni's), it's (for one thing) gonna be like asking "ford or chevy". Depends on the person you ask. Most of us, though, use both. What 1 we use depends on the situation. So, like I said, most (if no ALL) of us have BOTH of them on hand. Also age and streanth could play a LITTLE in to what you are able to handle.

As far as dog proof (DP), that is USSUALY refering to special made traps, although (atleast with foot holds) you can do things like, set in in a hole, and cover it with an upside down coffe can of proper size, with a hole in the bottom of the can. These are for coon, since coon will reach in threw the hole to grap the bait. I'll dig up afew links for ya to get a started, but the best thing to do is to go threw the archieves and old posts on this site and read them.

What area are you in, and what are you targeting?

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Bucket sets:

http://www.wild-about-trapping.com/foru ... ght=bucket

http://www.wild-about-trapping.com/foru ... ght=bucket

http://www.wild-about-trapping.com/foru ... ght=bucket

http://www.wild-about-trapping.com/foru ... ght=bucket

http://www.wild-about-trapping.com/foru ... ght=bucket

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DPs:

http://www.wild-about-trapping.com/foru ... coon+cuffs

http://www.wild-about-trapping.com/foru ... dit+buster

Pleanty more if ya take the time to search. :D

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thanks alot!! it was a great help!


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i am going to try for coons. do u have a favorite set for the coons? wat name of traps do u buy?


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I have victors and Dukes, and I think afew of the older ones maybe some thing else, but I'm not sure what. :? If there's no domestic animals around, I do like the bucket sets, but there are pleanty others that are good. I just started on the buckets, but I like them so far. I also used a number of other sets for them, too. I don't know of just 1 or 2 GOOD sets or FAVORITE sets. You'll find that differant situations call for differant traps and sets. It's always good to have more available to ya.

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ok sounds good thank you!


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ok i think i am going to start with the #1.5 leg hold and maybe some coon cuffs for coon.....that way i can release any non target catches....wat do you think about this? thanks for all your advice!!


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Sounds like a fair way to start of to me. :D

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do u know any drowning sets for coon....you just hook up your leghold trap to a wire connected to two stakes...one on the top and one on the bottom of the river....and use a locking slide thing.....rite?


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The stake in the water can be replaced with a sack of rocks, or some other type weight. Insure the end of the slide is deap enough to acount for the leangth of chain and the reach of the animal.

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