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Old 04-29-2012, 09:56 PM
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I have nothing against conibears but no serious trappers that i have known, including me, ever use conibears. they work, but your success rate will sink compared to leg holds.
I would disagree, a lot of professional trappers use conibears. They are especially good for water animals like mink, muskrat and beaver.
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I would disagree, a lot of professional trappers use conibears. They are especially good for water animals like mink, muskrat and beaver.
You were nice to reply. I didn't bother. It'd be like arguing with a flat earther.
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You were nice to reply. I didn't bother. It'd be like arguing with a flat earther.
the earth isn't flat??
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Yep, and conibears don't work...

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I use both foot hold and coniber 330's for beaver, and 220 for coons, muskrat, and even 110 for squirrel. I also have discovered if you dig a hole about 2foot deep, put sardines in the bottom, it will catch the neighbor's dog....um...I mean coyote. just be careful though using a 220 flat on the top. It will jump up and catch anything that puts it head in there. mark it very well for people.
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I dont run an active trap line anymnore these days, but I still have a good dozen 110's and a couple dozen 220's and I am currently considering a couple of 330's. I do occasionally pull out a couple to deal with nucience critters though.

If you are using anything other than 110's I would highly recommend making or purchasing a pair of setters. Yeah the rope method works but the setters are much faster, cheap to buy and dont weight much more than a 220 trap does.

As mentioned above, the weather temps will be more of a determining factor on how often you will need to check them when harvesting animals for meat instead of fur. How long would you leave meat out in the heat of the day in the middle of July and then cook and eat it?
What are setters? I have a tool to open the spring, is that what it is called ?
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What are setters? I have a tool to open the spring, is that what it is called ?
yep, look at the video above. setters in action.
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I went with 220 conibears b/c I was told that a coon will chew his own foot off in a foot hold trap? ! ?
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i trap year round for meat to eat and sell, fur, and animal damage control. I trap alabama and tennessee. 24 hr check should be fine. If its super hot or you are paranoid, check in the evening from a distance. Dont check "an hour after dark"...especially for nocturnal target animals. And dont check "twice a week" even if under water. Sometimes it may be lunch or later before i get around to some sets and ive never had any problem with spoilage. You will have green belly or hair slippage before meat ruins.
Ive been trapping for over 15 years and still remember taking the trapping safety course. I even remember the booklet stating an hour after total darkness is the time to check your traps, and to this day it holds true and has fetched me many animals. Here is a little tip mate. You check your raccoon traps an hour after darkness and you find you caught a couple, dispatch, remove and reset. These are highly curious animals and will watch from the trees as you are messing about with one of their kind. After you leave with your kill they WILL come down from their hidey holes and investigate and then guess what? Your trap is now again gripping another animal.

On your water trapping expertise, Beaver season is always in winter time for the most fur possible on the animal. If you are constantly checking beaver traps, youll find you wont catch any Beaver. These animals are highly aware of their surroundings so if you meddle about too often, they wont even go near your sets. I had no idea there were an abundance of Beaver in the southern states, march on with your bad self mate.
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I went with 220 conibears b/c I was told that a coon will chew his own foot off in a foot hold trap? ! ?
I've seen it happen with several kinds of animals. If they were smarter, they'd all do it.
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I went with 220 conibears b/c I was told that a coon will chew his own foot off in a foot hold trap? ! ?

that's why you learn to make drowning sets or use drags, in my state there are laws(fur trapping) about using killing traps on dry land but in survival trapping you want to kill the prey quickly because a live critter in a trap could attract attention and that would be costly.
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Check out "Thewildnorth" on youtube. He has some pretty good trapline vids. Traps and snares.
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I use #330 set them with my hands, most of the time , a pice of rope works great and lot lighter than a set-n-tool. few conabears by them self is a load.
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