collapse

Author Topic: End of season trap prep  (Read 528 times)

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1625
  • Location: SULTAN
End of season trap prep
« on: March 23, 2017, 08:42:22 PM »
End of the season is here and it's time to take care of everything so it's good until next season.
   1.  Pressure wash , repaired and repainted all cages
   2.  All lures are resealed and put in paper bags in fridge
   3. Pack basket scrubbed and clean
   4. Axe, pliers oiled and a new edge
   5.  Stretchers cleaned , disinfected and hung up
   6.  Fleshing knives and scrapers cleaned
   7.  Chest waders treated with rubber conditioner and ROLLED up in tote
  Now the long wait until next season ( except WCO work )

Any other good ideas or tips you guys can think of add them in !!!

Offline predatorpro

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 1646
  • Location: Wenatchee, WA
Re: End of season trap prep
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 09:31:48 PM »
Dude the season isnt even over yet....so not a real trapper!
« Last Edit: March 23, 2017, 10:20:18 PM by predatorpro »

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1625
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: End of season trap prep
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 09:42:30 PM »
For this guy it is . Everything is up and done

Offline ouchfoss

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 1426
  • Location: Lake Quinault
    • WSTA
Re: End of season trap prep
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 10:17:23 PM »
I've gotten in the habit of selling off​ a lot of my cages when season is over because I've got new designs dreamed up. Every season I learn more about the advantages and disadvantages to each design and how I want to improve on them. No need to clean or repaint my traps if I don't own them anymore.  :chuckle:
The one thing I have to get figured out this week is what to do with all the rancid, vile smelling beaver meat I have in buckets in the backyard! I have quite a bit and I'm thinking of throwing it out in a spot where my cousin walked up on cougar two weeks ago. Leave it there for a few days and do some calling.  :dunno:

Offline Jeremy S

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 335
Re: End of season trap prep
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 08:47:16 AM »
End of the season is here and it's time to take care of everything so it's good until next season.
   1.  Pressure wash , repaired and repainted all cages
   2.  All lures are resealed and put in paper bags in fridge
   3. Pack basket scrubbed and clean
   4. Axe, pliers oiled and a new edge
   5.  Stretchers cleaned , disinfected and hung up
   6.  Fleshing knives and scrapers cleaned
   7.  Chest waders treated with rubber conditioner and ROLLED up in tote
  Now the long wait until next season ( except WCO work )

Any other good ideas or tips you guys can think of add them in !!!

Do lures last a lot longer if they are refrigerated?

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1625
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: End of season trap prep
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 09:18:42 AM »
I re-seal them and refrigerate them and they work just as well
I also put them in the fridge every night when I would get home from the line

Offline Jeremy S

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 335
Re: End of season trap prep
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2017, 11:32:25 AM »
That makes a lot of sense.

 

* Recent Topics

Found backpack on 2500 rd in St Helens tree farm. by Remnar
[Today at 12:46:21 PM]


WTS: Remington model 7 predator .243 by jackelope
[Today at 12:41:51 PM]


Poached Goat by Curly
[Today at 12:31:05 PM]


Idaho Non-Resident Hound Permit by Machias
[Today at 12:22:51 PM]


FFL holder / Willing to do Transfer? by bobcat
[Today at 12:16:32 PM]


Backcountry with kiddos by Ridgerunner
[Today at 12:13:05 PM]


Methods for West side Blacktail? by Buzz2401
[Today at 12:12:41 PM]


Driving to AK by Skillet
[Today at 12:09:16 PM]


MT CWD Hunt Discussion by andrew_in_idaho
[Today at 12:03:18 PM]


shooting the bow with the son. by Elkcollector82
[Today at 11:50:31 AM]


WISC Webinar on Feral Swine by Antlershed
[Today at 11:45:33 AM]


Salmon fishing/Not likley by singleshot12
[Today at 11:41:43 AM]


Rainbow Fishing in Winter by Yelper Guy
[Today at 11:34:43 AM]


TBtrailcam by Elkcollector82
[Today at 11:34:35 AM]


2017 HuntWA Christmas Gift Exchange - LIST IS CLOSED by vandeman17
[Today at 11:28:54 AM]


2 wolves shot NE Washington by Special T
[Today at 11:13:59 AM]


Blacktail Second Estrus by fishnfur
[Today at 11:02:11 AM]


The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months by Stein
[Today at 10:58:19 AM]


Atlantics still popping up by Stein
[Today at 10:57:00 AM]


WTS 2 Hoyt bows by elkrack
[Today at 10:48:29 AM]