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Re: Tips and tricks thread
« Reply #60 on: November 19, 2020, 07:24:36 AM »
I ordered some hell fire along with some other trapping supplies a couple years ago. After not recieving it for a couple weeks, I finally determined it was delivered to the wrong address, it went to a hippie couple that lived a couple blocks up the street. I was happy to get my order and the gal that had it said that they opened it without looking at the address. She said “ I dont know what that #%&@ is in there, but it stinks like something dead”. I laughed for a week!

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Re: Tips and tricks thread
« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2020, 03:06:21 PM »
I thought I might add a tip on using ribbon or paint for marking traps. Your ribbons and paint marks will lead right to your traps, making it easy for trap thieves.  At least make it a little harder for them.  I will put any markers a set distance either up or downstream, say 30 feet from my traps. At least they have to search a little.  If you are in snow, your tracks will give your traps away. Walk in the stream a bit to hide their locations.

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Re: Tips and tricks thread
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2020, 10:09:05 AM »
I always carry zip ties with me. They are great for quick cage trap repairs or attaching trap tags as well as many other things. They don't rust also.   Don't leave home without them.

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Re: Tips and tricks thread
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2020, 10:25:23 AM »
There are some pretty cool stainless steel zip ties available now days that can come in pretty handy as well
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Re: Tips and tricks thread
« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2020, 01:44:07 PM »

Did you ever have that one place that you wanted to put a colony trap in but couldn't get there because the area had a big hillside that was to steep to get up or down from?  Or, the water around the small stream was like quicksand that once you stepped in you sunk up to your knees and had a hard time getting back out?  So do you leave that set where you know you are going to collect some rats or do you still set it up?  What do you do  :dunno:

Well my friends I have two area like this that produce a number of rats out of the ditch every year.
Here is what I do.  I purchase a paint extension pole.  You know the long one 6' - 12'.
I grab an old paint roller and take the roller off and screw that on to the pole.
From there I grab the colony trap in the middle of the trap with the roller handle and extend it out into the water and put it in place.
All of the time keeping my boots dry  :chuckle:

Give it a try, well worth it
JC


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Re: Tips and tricks thread
« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2020, 04:58:10 PM »

Works great, nice double



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Re: Tips and tricks thread
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2020, 06:54:32 PM »
Never, and I mean never!! try to bikini wax a chimpanzee in your good clothes.

 


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