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Redi's Trap line
« on: December 24, 2018, 08:39:45 PM »
Got another nice beaver in one of Bruce's smaller folding swim through traps

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 08:47:44 PM »

Congratulations  :tup: nice job

Merry Christmas
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 09:21:08 PM »
Nice one!!
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 10:08:01 PM »
 Nice! Do you have muskrats where you trap?
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 11:26:58 PM »
Yes we catch a few every year. we also have mink which are fun to catch.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2018, 04:22:53 AM »
Good catch ! I知 off to check my cat line

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2018, 07:33:21 AM »
Good catch ! I知 off to check my cat line
But it's not January?  :chuckle:
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2018, 11:43:57 AM »
Good catch ! I知 off to check my cat line
But it's not January?  :chuckle:
i know a week early but the snow is getting heavy! Few weeks and it値l be Marten time !

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2018, 06:25:06 AM »
Nice catch!

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2018, 11:31:28 PM »
My wife went with me to check traps today and brought me good luck. Pulled a nice beaver from the swim through.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2018, 11:34:43 PM »
 Perfect! I don't know what it is but my success rate on cats is probably 80% when my wife goes with me.  :dunno:
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2018, 08:44:20 AM »
Great pic!  What size/make is that cage in the last picture?

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2018, 06:35:30 PM »
Looks like a 12x18 Comstock.
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2018, 06:55:17 PM »
Yes it is a comstock. Very strong traps but I love Bruce's traps
« Last Edit: December 29, 2018, 07:12:34 PM by redi »

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2018, 06:44:36 AM »
Nice work!

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2018, 07:38:34 AM »
Very nice! What are you doing w those beaver? 
的n common with..... not so much!!

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 08:11:23 AM »
I am putting the pelts up to send to the tannery and using the carcasses for cat bait.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2018, 01:05:21 PM »
That痴 cool, I hope to kill some cats!!
的n common with..... not so much!!

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2018, 02:00:49 PM »
 :tup:

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2018, 04:16:07 PM »
Having a good year !! Always enjoy your thread  :tup:

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2019, 12:41:41 AM »
Got another nice otter today.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2019, 04:21:07 AM »
Stacking em up  !!

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2019, 04:43:10 AM »
 Beautiful! I'm going to have to make an otter set.
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2019, 09:47:36 AM »
Nice otter!

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2019, 01:10:41 PM »
Thanks guys and good luck. I have trapped 3 Otters on this WCO Beaver job. They really like this little creek. Must be all the salmon in there.
I also got my first muskrat of the season in my beaver colony trap which surprised me since the doors are fairly heavy and I did not get anything in either  beaver colony trap last year.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2019, 02:31:10 PM »
Nice job on the Otts!
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2019, 04:07:03 PM »
Looks like a nice season so far!  :tup:

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2019, 09:58:29 AM »
Got another nice beaver on a WCO job and a Muskrat. Hope to use the rat meat to catch a mink.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2019, 10:08:42 AM »
So I'm not the only one playing with the idea of a beaver colony trap  :chuckle:

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2019, 10:11:35 AM »
No you are not. the one in this photo is a spring powered door trap but I did catch a muskrat in a beaver colony trap last week. I will try to get a photo.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2019, 10:16:33 AM »
I watch a lot of Clint Locklear of predator control group and I've been debating to build a monster horse panel trap for beaver and otter like he did just for fast moving water where you can't really make a standard swim through work super well

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2019, 10:52:54 AM »
How big would a colony trap for beaver need to be?  With the swing panel doors and a beaver plugging one end, seems it'd have to be 4'-5' long or so.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2019, 11:07:23 AM »
The one Clint made was I believe 2'x2'x6' he built it for one exact spot where the water was just way too fast to set. If I recall right it was made of 2x4 horse panel weight over a hundred pounds. But his first check I think he had a beaver and an otter in it pinned by the water against the down stream side. Pretty much he relied on the speed at which the critters were moving through there to slam them into the trap and it worked very well for him. I'll see if I can find the video quick

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2019, 11:07:43 AM »
Watch "How to trap otter and beaver with colony cage trap trapping" on YouTube

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2019, 10:09:01 PM »
Good info thank you.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2019, 08:58:18 AM »
I'd read that some guys in the Midwest were using large colony traps for beaver.  Those traps were round with the round funnel similar to muskrat traps.  They were very large and were built on site.

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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2019, 09:57:25 AM »
I didn't watch the video posted but I did watch video of Clint's trap in the past. Maybe the same video. I have to question the usability of such a trap. His trap was big and heavy so let's talk transport of the thing. It seems like it would be a pain to get it to where you could use it plus the size is going to limit where you can use it. Also he mentioned catching multiple animals at once. That sounds good until you think about getting a heavy trap to start with that contains a couple big beavers out of the water.
I think one would be better with a more portable and more versatile trap.
For those large channels I would opt to stack traps. This year I have done that in a couple places.
For swift current I have explained on here in the past several times how to set a swim through in swift water without the current springing the trap. The biggest concern I have in current is drift washing into the trap. In my experience that will clog up a colony trap just as fast as a swim through.
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Re: Redi's Trap line
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2019, 03:53:52 PM »
Oh I completely agree Bruce you can see in the video how hard he struggles to bring this tank out of the water! 100+ pound trap with a 25lb otter and 50lb beaver in it would be an absolute BEAR to wrestle around! I do think there could be an application for a large colony but this is far overbuilt to what I think is necessary. Now if you constructed a large colony of that wire you use on your traps Bruce and made it folding? I could see a use for that for sure. Not terrible to pack around, not to heavy, a good pinch point and it could pay off big in 1 catch. But I bet it would be a healthy bill to sell one for the amount of material obviously depending on the size of it just my :twocents:

 

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