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#1201338 - 01/30/09 09:15 AM bucket sets
psychowolverine Offline
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Registered: 01/14/08
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Loc: Middle Tennessee
Anyone do these sets?

I was reading an article in fur fish game magazine and saw this.
It looks pretty interesting using a plain white 5 gallon bucket and a 220 body trap
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#1201339 - 01/30/09 09:28 AM Re: bucket sets [Re: psychowolverine]
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Used that setup to catch a lot of coon out of barns back in Michigan in the "good ol days".
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#1201340 - 01/30/09 09:30 AM Re: bucket sets [Re: MTurbo]
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It works good the first night. Be sure to set at least 4 buckets because after the first night and you don't catch them all, they will be wise to the buckets and not go in them after that.
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#1201341 - 01/30/09 09:35 AM Re: bucket sets [Re: Savage250]
psychowolverine Offline
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interesting...


thanks


the author mentioned them as good cat sets as well as coon and such....
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#1201342 - 01/30/09 06:15 PM Re: bucket sets [Re: psychowolverine]
trapper0829 Offline
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make sure they are legal. in Pa there is a grey area about them and wheather you can use them depends on who ya talk to.

that being said they are great sets and the square kitty litter buckets work the best.

Zach
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#1201343 - 01/30/09 10:36 PM Re: bucket sets [Re: trapper0829]
ksboy2 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/01
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here is another option....

coon and cats... work great...


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#1201344 - 01/31/09 08:45 AM Re: bucket sets [Re: ksboy2]
psychowolverine Offline
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Quote:

here is another option....

coon and cats... work great...






that would be more up my alley since the coni's are illegal on dry ground
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#1201345 - 01/31/09 10:46 AM Re: bucket sets [Re: ksboy2]
Jeff Erwin Offline
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Loc: greenville, Ohio
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here is another option....

coon and cats... work great...






thats how I do mine, but I cut part of the bucket side out to place the trap inside the bucket, I have found that coon and foxes like to walk on dirt more then plastic and by havin the bucket cut, I can bed the trap like I would a dirt hole and cover it and then place the bucket over it. that way its protected from the elements and will function when the coon hits the pan.

Do ya think grey buckets will work? I have a neighbor thats a painter and can get all the grey buckets I want for nothing . I know black buckets works great in the snow.
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#1201346 - 01/31/09 10:53 AM Re: bucket sets [Re: Jeff Erwin]
psychowolverine Offline
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Quote:

Quote:

here is another option....

coon and cats... work great...






thats how I do mine, but I cut part of the bucket side out to place the trap inside the bucket, I have found that coon and foxes like to walk on dirt more then plastic and by havin the bucket cut, I can bed the trap like I would a dirt hole and cover it and then place the bucket over it. that way its protected from the elements and will function when the coon hits the pan.

Do ya think grey buckets will work? I have a neighbor thats a painter and can get all the grey buckets I want for nothing . I know black buckets works great in the snow.




the article I read said they much more prefer the white ones... something about the black or dark buckets attracting skunks or something that views it as a cubby hole

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#1201347 - 01/31/09 03:42 PM Re: bucket sets [Re: psychowolverine]
Jeff Erwin Offline
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and whats wrong with catching skunks???? thats a double profit, you paided for the pelt and the essence is your good enough to get it out without getting it all over you

I have got a few with the black buckets so I know they work, I have only caught coons in them, nothing else. so I don't know if anything else checks them out or not.

heres what my current ones looks like, I got the buckets from walmart when I worked there, they are the buckets that the floral department gets their flowers in, when empty they throw them out, the big ones are 16 inches deep which is just perfect for a coon set.



Edited by Jeff Erwin (01/31/09 03:47 PM)
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#1201348 - 01/31/09 04:21 PM Re: bucket sets [Re: Jeff Erwin]
ksboy2 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/01
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thats a good idea.. thanks for sharing it

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#1201349 - 02/01/09 04:31 PM Re: bucket sets [Re: ksboy2]
minklessinpa Offline
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Registered: 09/22/05
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Loc: venango co,northwestern pa

i use 160's with my buckets.here in pa they must be set in a waterway(but the law isn't clear what a waterway is!!)
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#1201350 - 02/02/09 06:54 AM Re: bucket sets [Re: minklessinpa]
wvmike Offline
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Registered: 12/25/08
Posts: 83
Loc: West Virginia
The regs in WV say that a killer type trap must be used in a water set. I have always took that to mean the trap has to be in or under the water. But???? This wording leaves some grey area. I would love to be able to take advantage of bucket sets, it would be a lot easier keeping sets working during high water and ice.

The bucket with a foothold is pretty neat! I will definately be trying that one out. Thanks for the pic and info.

WVM

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#1201351 - 02/04/09 08:52 AM Re: bucket sets [Re: ksboy2]
psychowolverine Offline
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Registered: 01/14/08
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Loc: Middle Tennessee
Quote:

here is another option....

coon and cats... work great...






I set one up like this this weekend...

Nothing yet though... I may move it about 50 yards to the area I think cats cross the rock wall on the backside of my property
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#1201352 - 02/04/09 08:50 PM Re: bucket sets [Re: minklessinpa]
trapper0829 Offline
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i use 160's with my buckets.here in pa they must be set in a waterway(but the law isn't clear what a waterway is!!)





just the grey area i take advantage of
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