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Good beginner muskrat sets
By Buckshot, author of "Buckshot's Modern Trapper's Guide"- www.buckshotscamp.com

Some of the best sets are the easiest sets. #110 Conibear in runways, where they are legal; you can put a trap in their house. I would use a #1 Stop-loss for this. My favorite is; I pull apart the house a little and set a trap in front and when the rat comes up to fix it, he will step in it. Use a Stop-loss. I also use #110's baited with apple on the trigger; put this by a log that they are going on top of.

You can also make a little pocket in the bank where muskrats are digging or feeding. Put a piece of apple in the back with maybe a little lure, and place a #1- long spring in front. Make sure you can drown them by wiring the end of the chain to a stake and then put the stake in deeper water. The trap is heavy enough to take any muskrat down.

 


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