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Have you seen the price of live traps lately?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by John A., May 25, 2018.

  1. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I was thinking about putting out a couple of traps to try to get rid of some of those big coyotes before they eat everything up there. I've tried to nail a few, but they've gotten wise to me and I can't stay up there 24/7.

    But a trap can.

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    Those large traps are outrageous :eek:

    They're $150 and up for the 2 foot tall/wide traps..

    http://www.trucatchtraps.com/large-animal-traps

    Been looking at some videos and I found a home made style that I liked. It'll just take some of my "scrap lumber" pile and some garden wire. The wire was about $26 at tractor supply. And I'll have enough wire to do probably 3 traps by the time it's said and done. I can live with that.

    Here's some pictures before I get it finished. All I have to do is put a guillotine door on the front and nail the wire on and get it put out tomorrow.

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    Here's the door trip that'll hold the door open until something tries to snatch the bait.
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    I'll try to get some pics of it tomorrow after I finish it and maybe even a few up on the mountain after I set it out. I have a place in mind that will probably be a dandy spot for a big trap.
  2. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    why the live trap ?
  3. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett 20g Supporter

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    I`ll be following this thread :)....Happy Hunting John!
  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Oli, I wouldn't mind setting landmines or pungi sticks or anything else up there, but it's mostly for liability reasons. They won't be live traps for long. Nothing a good 22lr won't take care of.

    After some testing, the trip was too hard to move, so I went a different route. I used a long barn door hinge.

    This is the best picture I could get of the trip and the paracord that leads to the bait, which is just a square piece of wood and some bailing wire will be wrapped around the chicken leg/bone so it'll have to pull on it.

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  5. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    oh I'm following you now, good luck .
  6. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, I just want rid of them. Don't care how I do it, I just want them gone.
  7. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    If you look at the photos, check the date/times. There's at least 3 or 4 different ones roaming around up there.

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    They like thanksgiving dinner the best apparently. I'm only getting pictures of a single hen for a while now.

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    A couple years ago, I had pictures of nearly a dozen in the same frame.

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  8. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Reminds me of this guy: LINK Mouse Trap Monday! :D
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  9. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Thank you John, I needed a good laugh this morning.
  10. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    You're welcome.


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  11. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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  12. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer .410

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    What a waste. That 2x4 in the last photo would make a super picture frame!
  13. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I'd rather get rid of the things that are eating my food.
  14. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Damn John. It wasn't long ago I was seeing large, and medium, sized livetraps being sold as a pair for about 80 bucks I think. At the local farm store. They may have been on clearance though.
  15. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, that was what I thought too.

    Checked the price a few weeks back and they were about double what I remembered for the large traps.
  16. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    @John A. Just saw this thread. We have used snares for yotes with good effect. I actually make my own relatively cheap. Im busy today but will send ya some pics and links. They are easy to make and transport and move etc... Have used in Alabama and Georgia i bet theyd work up in your area too. Scent control scent control scent control study up lots online info and supplies
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  17. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Hopefully not OT, but what do you think these are worth? Came with a bunch of stuff in a "gun" lot I got at auction. I'd say the loop is about 4" dia.

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  18. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Maybe 5 bucs a pop, they are 10bucs for new ones down south anyway.
    Maybe give Dukes website a look to get hi retail idea.
  19. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Thanks, DJ! But for that little money, I think I'll just set them and hang them on the wall with a sign that says "Don't Touch!" :eek: :D
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  20. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Yup agreed,

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