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Covering the floor in cat traps?
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:30:19 PM »
Starting to cage trap bobcats this season with my dad and I know there will be a learning curve. What are you guys doing on the wire floors of your boxes and trudles? In AK I use crumpled wax paper then re opened up over my traps then a little snow. But we are talking a 7" area not a giant box. 
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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 04:40:47 PM »
  I cover the floor with leaves including the pan if it is not freezing. If it's freezing don't put anything on the pan that will freeze. I cover the top of the trap with a piece of trash bag during freezing weather or snow to help keep the trap functioning properly.
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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 04:49:47 PM »
cover it with some dirt out of momma's flower bed where the house cats always pee making momma very angry

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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 06:02:14 PM »
I use leaves too but I have wire triggers so no pan to freeze up plus I don't get snow very often.
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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 05:45:48 AM »
I don't trap cats until there's snow on the ground and my cages are a wire  trigger system with that being said I prefer carpeting the floor with moss or press the cage down in the snow so the floor is counter sunk and lightly pat the snow inside

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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 10:04:17 PM »
I don't trap cats until there's snow on the ground and my cages are a wire  trigger system with that being said I prefer carpeting the floor with moss or press the cage down in the snow so the floor is counter sunk and lightly pat the snow inside

Sounds good!
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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 10:38:16 AM »
I gather a bunch of moss and leaves  dry them out in the garage and throw them in the truck when it gets cold and close to freezing I feel like it helps from freezing the floor pan style that I use  :twocents:

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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 09:37:07 AM »
I gather a bunch of moss and leaves  dry them out in the garage and throw them in the truck when it gets cold and close to freezing I feel like it helps from freezing the floor pan style that I use  :twocents:

good idea
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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 09:17:00 AM »
Having never trapped cats, just wondering if some used unscented cat litter would help as a scent attractant?
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Re: Covering the floor in cat traps?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 11:52:45 AM »
Having never trapped cats, just wondering if some used unscented cat litter would help as a scent attractant?
If it was used cat litter and in the back of the trap it could not hurt.
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