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Offline wags

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 10:23:33 PM »
I think it is interesting how different trappers can have different experiences than other trappers.
I heard it said once that if you move a hundred miles you have to learn how to trap all over again. There is a lot of truth to that statement I think.

For example, the standard answer as to what is the best marten bait will always result in "beaver": that is what I always said and believed. However, when I started trapping in SE Alaska I learned that duck or grouse works MUCH better there than beaver.

There is one particular island in SE Alaska where both Mike M and I have determined that marten have very little interest in ANY bait; and marten are considered everywhere to be one of the easiest animals there is to bait.

There is always something to learn (or unlearn) in this trade.


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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2020, 08:33:51 AM »

  I would suggest removing the camera.
  Most Cat’s won’t stick around long having their picture taken. Do you have cameras on the sets that have produced?

Ive never had bobs or lions react negatively to a camera.  Even with 2 cams side by side, with one snapping pics and another recording video, they never seem to notice.  Maybe just having the cams 6ft up helps with that. 

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2020, 08:40:02 AM »

  I would suggest removing the camera.
  Most Cat’s won’t stick around long having their picture taken. Do you have cameras on the sets that have produced?

Ive never had bobs or lions react negatively to a camera.  Even with 2 cams side by side, with one snapping pics and another recording video, they never seem to notice.  Maybe just having the cams 6ft up helps with that. 

This is one of the very few cams i ever put right down at ground level.  Set it up watching the bones and scraps from my lion.  This cat came in 2 days in a row and wasnt concerned even with the cam a foot off the ground.

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2020, 08:40:27 PM »
To go through a few of the comments,nope, don't pre-bait, have started using urine with glands for a lead-in scent due to breeding time of year, some beaver meat inside with a bit of bobcat gland lure inside for some curiosity.  Wind is not a factor as the location is centralized between a few trails and it swirls, I make a set here every other year and it produces 1 to 2 cats like clockwork....except the clock seems to be broken so far this year.  Cameras are at a few of the other locations that are producing, ditto on the comments, never really had an incident where the cat was leary of a cameras no matter at what height it was placed. 

Back to the set, freshened up the bird feathers, added a little skunk long call, usually use Gusto mixed in Vaseline (as my daughter calls it "Dis-gusto") but for this cat I went and changed up and tried some Hellfire for the long call and used Weisers Bad Company for first time with a fresh hunk of beaver rear leg.....completely changed my sets set-up lures for this set except location and my 2nd largest trap from Mercer.  Anyways, surprisingly I did draw in a curious cat....just not the exact type of kitty I was looking for!   :chuckle:
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2020, 10:04:13 PM »
Well, I was talking about how few cats there around here and lo and behold I caught this big Tom. I had four baits taken today, one for sure by a cougar but two for sure by bobcats so we shall see if they come back soon.  Fourth one I can't make up my mind cougar or bobcat.
Traps set so  we shall see.
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2020, 10:41:19 PM »
Dang big kitty’s likes the new offerings!
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2020, 11:57:53 PM »
Hes a beut Bruce!  Good luck at the other sets hope you get em!
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