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Re: Civets
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2019, 12:04:12 AM »
What Santa brought me for Christmas and the second pic, Boxing Day.
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Re: Civets
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2019, 05:49:06 AM »
Stacking up the stinkers ! All with the koro ?

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Re: Civets
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2019, 08:37:29 AM »
One with a pipe trap.
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Re: Civets
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2019, 12:20:33 PM »
I thought I would show the boxes I made



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Re: Civets
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2019, 03:03:25 AM »
Had another good day but hectic. Came home with 7.
One on the left looks ratty because it is. Half eaten by something.
I'm having problems though. Getting some live ones in the traps. Have to rethink my strategy. I have been hair triggering them but might try a stiffer trigger and tie the bait in the back of the box. I like Jakes bait spike. I might have to do something similar. The problem is they need to get farther in so you can get a strike across the shoulder. Neck strikes leave something to be desired. I think with a stiffer trigger and the bait tied in the back so they can't pull it out I might improve the shoulder strike odds. Still experimenting to find the best method.
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Re: Civets
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2019, 08:02:17 AM »
Bruce, do you think Jake's setup has the trap about the right distance from his bait spike, or??
I noticed your rig has the trap right at the entrance.

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Re: Civets
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2019, 12:14:01 PM »
Bruce, do you think Jake's setup has the trap about the right distance from his bait spike, or??
I noticed your rig has the trap right at the entrance.
I think both would work OK but think all that extra box before they get to the trap is wasted.
I also believe that all you need for room behind the trap is enough for the bait, especially so with Jakes bait spike.
However Jake is going to use them on marten and that is something I know nothing about. I'll let you guys decide on that. Do you have problems with raptors getting marten? That extra room would hide them good if that is the case.
I would like to come up with a way for the animal and trap to fall out of the box when caught. If I could figure that out I would probably use a run pole as that would solve the cannibalism problem  which does happen with civets.
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Re: Civets
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2019, 04:20:57 PM »
No problem with raptors tearing them up but there sometimes a issue with mice giving them a haircut. Why I prefer a longer box is to keep them dry and not frozen in the trap cause then you gotta pull the trap too . If they’re frozen in and you open the trap to get the marten out it can pull a strip of hair out which is not good

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Re: Civets
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2019, 08:04:36 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Civets
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2019, 09:20:22 PM »
Man those are a beautiful pelt.
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Re: Civets
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2020, 06:32:02 PM »
Well, No pictures. I might post a picture of todays catch later when it is dried out.
I caught 6 but I had one of the more unusual catches today then I have had in a long time.
You all know I am using the boxes with the KOROs and the box is just big enough to fit the trap. I have been experimenting with the trigger to try and get them into the trap a little farther before they triggered it.
I walked up to a set today and there is a big beautiful civet sticking out apparently dead. It was very far into the trap and did not look like it had moved a bit after being struck. My usual routine is to flip the box over and undo the wire holding the trap in so I can pull trap and all out. I did this and wait a minute something is happening. I jumped back thinking the civet was still alive and fixing to give me both barrels but no. Definitely something moving around in there. Upon closer inspection he really was dead but there was a surprise farther into the trap.
Apparently a small civet went in and got past the trigger then the big guy came in and got caught blocking the door for the first one in so I had a live one in the box ahead of the dead one in the door.
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Re: Civets
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2020, 06:48:35 PM »
Well how did that end up ! How many you up to so far ?

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Re: Civets
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2020, 06:54:56 PM »
Well, I'm no smellier then usual :o I think I'm up to 41 or 42
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Re: Civets
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2020, 07:01:54 PM »
So we can still find you in a mall parking lot! That’s a incredible amount of civets ! How far of a area do you catch that many ?

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Re: Civets
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2020, 07:24:30 PM »
My farthest set is 10 miles from home. About 30 of them came off the Promiedland. My permit ran out the 1st of the year so I had to pull everything and just getting back to catching stuff now. I probably covered about 20 miles of logging roads to get those 30. Now I don't have access behind any gates so I don't get far off the highway.
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