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#1284063 - 06/15/09 12:04 AM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
Gomer746 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 79
Loc: Blue Jay, CA
I was wondering how much lure to put out at a trap, how long should say a 9 oz bottle should last.
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#1284064 - 06/15/09 04:45 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
Jeff Erwin Offline
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Registered: 01/27/05
Posts: 834
Loc: greenville, Ohio
Quote:

I was wondering how much lure to put out at a trap, how long should say a 9 oz bottle should last.




a 9 oz bottle should last a couple of seasons

all I do is take a ragweed stem ( they are hollow) and dip it in the lure bottle, what holds on to the stem is all you need at the set, and relure only after a heavy rain, right before a snow storm or every other week.

if your after K9's then I really suggest you relure right before a snow storm, the snow will cover the set but the smell of the lure will come thru and drive them crazy till they can get to it, which in turns means they hit the pan and are still there in the morning
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#1284065 - 06/21/09 12:07 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Jeff Erwin]
Gomer746 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 79
Loc: Blue Jay, CA
I would like to thank Sharkathmi for the "Trapper and Predator Caller" magazines.


Edited by Gomer746 (06/21/09 08:33 PM)
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#1284066 - 06/23/09 10:49 AM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
Gomer746 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 79
Loc: Blue Jay, CA
I would also like to thank Yotieslayr for the traps he is sending.
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#1284067 - 06/23/09 01:29 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
Gomer746 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 79
Loc: Blue Jay, CA
I was wondering where you guys would get buckets from for coon and fisher sets?
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#1284068 - 06/23/09 05:24 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
Jeff Erwin Offline
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Registered: 01/27/05
Posts: 834
Loc: greenville, Ohio
theres a bunch of sources for buckets

fast food joints gets condomints in them, most jsut pitch them.

house painters get paint in 5 gallon buckets and they just pitch those also.

if your looking for square buckets, try asking any carpenters you know or anyone with cat that uses kitty litter.

if your looking for those newspaper boxes, theres a company that sells them in the Trapper & Pedator Caller magazine.

hope this helps.

also there might be someone selling some at the NTA in Lima Ohio the weekend of July 30th
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#1284069 - 06/28/09 11:44 AM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
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Registered: 06/25/09
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#1284070 - 06/29/09 07:04 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
ksboy2 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/01
Posts: 1084
Loc: Nevada, Mo.
i've gotta disagree w/ bryan 8

i think the one and three quarter is a better yote trap than the two...
built better...

if youre gonna trap coyote use a no. three montana special





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#1284071 - 07/05/09 09:36 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: ksboy2]
Gomer746 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 79
Loc: Blue Jay, CA
I was wondering how far ahead of time i should order lures, Im looking at getting some MTS Hiawatha.
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#1284072 - 07/08/09 11:27 AM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
ksboy2 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/01
Posts: 1084
Loc: Nevada, Mo.
anytime is fine...

i keep all my lure in the freezer for the summer... most of the lure you buy has some sort of anti freeze in it...

don't focus on lure... focus on location and sign

you'll catch a lot more critters off good sign and location than lure

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#1384942 - 10/05/09 12:30 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: ksboy2]
Gomer746 Offline
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Loc: Blue Jay, CA
I have been doing a lot of reading on putting up furs and not much is being said about salting the hides. Do I need to or is it assumed?
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#1384968 - 10/05/09 01:02 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
doodle Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 104
Loc: Malta Bend, Missouri
If you are doing a good job fleshing and then boarding your furs there is no need for salt. The fleshing process removes all the tissues that will decay and rot, and then the skin, when boarded, will simply dry out. On a big old greasy coon you may want to wipe the shine off as it drys but still no salt. At times Borax (used for laundry) can be handy to aid in drying out tough places. One may use Borax on a coyote around the ears if you leave the cartlage in or had trouble removing some grissel. Another place could be right between the front legs of say a bobcat if you feel that the rest of the hide is ready to turn but that part is still a little tacky. Even in the mentioned cases, I would recomed Borax to salt and then it is just rubbed on the needed area.

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#1385816 - 10/06/09 05:49 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: doodle]
Gomer746 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/09
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Loc: Blue Jay, CA
I am getting ready do dye my traps, can i use a pot, or will it also dye the pot, it is stainless steel. i am trying to find a 30 gallon drum or are there other alternatives?
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#1386410 - 10/07/09 01:18 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: Gomer746]
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 104
Loc: Malta Bend, Missouri
I have two pots that I use. The first, for my dye only, is a big turkey frier pot I belive 32 quarts maybe. All that I use that pot for is dying traps. A bigger pot would maby save a little time but no more traps than you have you could probably fit them all in a pot that size. I use a turkey frier and that pot is about as big as I feel safe setting up there. Between my partner and I we waxed and died almost 200 traps and then dyed over 100 snares and drags and odd other things, it took us two days. It was a full weekend but we had some beer and messed around in the down time. At the end of the weekend we were ready for the season, all equiptment and fur shed items invintoried ordered and ready to rock. If you got some buddies it is a great excuse to hang out with the guys. We sent the wemen to the city with 50$ each and had a great weekend (so did the girls confused)
Sorry I digressed a little with the memories of good times, back to the pots. Pot number 2 is smaller. I belive that it is a 15 quart and it is for the wax. I bought enough wax my first year to fill up the pot and have just been adding a little more every year since. I can only fit in one maybe two traps at a time but when waxing that is all I can handle anyway. It only takes 45sec. to a minute per trap so I take a trap out put a new one in and by the time I have hung the old trap to cool the new one is ready to repeat the process. I belive that your wax pot should be just big enough to submerge your largest foothold. (Never wax bodygrips very dangerous) Much bigger is just a waste of wax. O'Gorman still has the same wax pot with wax in it that he used in the seventies. So in the off season I just put those pots away wax and all and will pull them out again late next summer.

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#1386655 - 10/07/09 08:24 PM Re: Help for a beginner [Re: doodle]
Gomer746 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 79
Loc: Blue Jay, CA
I was wondering if it would stain the pot?
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