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Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:58:55 PM »
Itís been about a year process of building traps and getting my license but I was finally able to get my traps out on Christmas Eve.





I have 6 cages out right now and still have 4 more I need to set.

Nothing but coyote tracks so far!


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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 10:00:06 PM »
Thanks again Danny for the Beaver meat! Youíre the man!


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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 12:02:55 AM »
Good luck!  :tup:

A few good tips I got from Jakeland when I started out a few years ago.

Rub the big piece of bloody beaver meat all over a large branch right above your trap before u wire it up for bait.
And..if chance of theft is low, hang some flagging, a CD, cut up pie trays, anything that flutters in the wind for visuals.
Pie trays and ripped up grocery bags seem to make some noise too if the wind is right  :tup:

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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 12:06:45 AM »
Maybe a little more bedding in the floor of the cages too. As soon as I added that I got some action.

I know Jakeland also likes to put a little piece of beaver meat about the size of a quarter at the very front of the trap for a little taste to lead em right in.


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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 04:57:16 AM »
Put a strip of plastic garbage bag to cover the roof of the cage
Cover the whole inside floor of it
Brush it in really really good
I like to hang a visual like a wing or something with some lure on it  hanging above the cage
Use castor and beaver or duck for bait
And some patience
Good luck !!

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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 01:23:31 PM »
Good luck!  :tup:

A few good tips I got from Jakeland when I started out a few years ago.

Rub the big piece of bloody beaver meat all over a large branch right above your trap before u wire it up for bait.
And..if chance of theft is low, hang some flagging, a CD, cut up pie trays, anything that flutters in the wind for visuals.
Pie trays and ripped up grocery bags seem to make some noise too if the wind is right  :tup:

I got CDs hung up in front of most of my traps!!

I have lure coming from Minnesota trap line that will be here next week! Hopefully will help turn the tides for me.



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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 01:25:16 PM »
Put a strip of plastic garbage bag to cover the roof of the cage
Cover the whole inside floor of it
Brush it in really really good
I like to hang a visual like a wing or something with some lure on it  hanging above the cage
Use castor and beaver or duck for bait
And some patience
Good luck !!

Do you think if I smeared some lure on the back of that cd, it would work alright?

I think I need to cover my floors more. I just didnít want to disturb the area any more than I have to.


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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 01:26:47 PM »
Right now all I have seen in the snow are coyote tracks. I talked to some land owners that live close and they have frequent issues with bobcats killing their chickens. I think itís just a matter of time.


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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 01:30:10 PM »
 Beaver castor is my favorite lure

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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 03:57:47 PM »
Also think like a cat
If a cat doesn't finish a meal he will stash it so make your cage completely covered all the way around he will try and steal the free meal from another cat. A little cat piss  next to the trap helps and a walnut size piece of bait at the edge of the door too.ive never used a CD so I don't know about that .wht lure did you order?

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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 06:48:38 PM »
Put a strip of plastic garbage bag to cover the roof of the cage
Cover the whole inside floor of it
Brush it in really really good
I like to hang a visual like a wing or something with some lure on it  hanging above the cage
Use castor and beaver or duck for bait
And some patience
Good luck !!

Do you think if I smeared some lure on the back of that cd, it would work alright?

I think I need to cover my floors more. I just didnít want to disturb the area any more than I have to.


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I like smearing Cavens Gusto on my visual attractor that goes up high.

Jake likes to spill the Gusto in his truck.

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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 07:53:23 PM »
Also think like a cat
If a cat doesn't finish a meal he will stash it so make your cage completely covered all the way around he will try and steal the free meal from another cat. A little cat piss  next to the trap helps and a walnut size piece of bait at the edge of the door too.ive never used a CD so I don't know about that .wht lure did you order?

Badlands Bob, Purrrfect, TOMCAT and I got some cat piss as well

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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 09:06:36 PM »
I will brush in all of my sets a little more tomorrow and I will go and pre bait another area as well.

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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 09:15:40 PM »
I like the build of the trap. Looks well made.
I like the construction of the sets. I wouldn't change how you are making the sets.
I am not in love with the looks he sets. If you have seen cat sign there, say no more, good enough. Just based on the habitat though I would not be setting there. Not enough thick brush and the larger trees are shading out feed for small game. Pretty limited view I have though so maybe I'm not seeing what you are seeing.
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Re: Jhawk13 2017/2018 First Season
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 09:54:02 PM »
I like the build of the trap. Looks well made.
I like the construction of the sets. I wouldn't change how you are making the sets.
I am not in love with the looks he sets. If you have seen cat sign there, say no more, good enough. Just based on the habitat though I would not be setting there. Not enough thick brush and the larger trees are shading out feed for small game. Pretty limited view I have though so maybe I'm not seeing what you are seeing.

I am setting in the area because I know the people who live down below the area and they have continual issues with bobcats over the years. So, I am assuming they are in the area. Pretty good system of jeep trails and everything else is covered in ferns that are about up to my thighs. It is very thick! I am also setting close to creeks as well and I saw some rabbit tracks in the snow a few days ago. I have my sets in open spots throughout this area.

Sign wise, I have a ton of coyote tracks everywhere around my traps. No bobcat tracks. I set based off the fact I knew they had issues with them before.

 

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