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Old 01-01-2010, 07:37 PM
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not sure how many know this but you can use hooks to catch more than just fish,,,most birds can be caught by using hooks and a bait that the bird would usualy eat ,,,like turkeys an corn or a worm will catch alot of birds ,,,an years ago had a old native show me how they used a large hook[he called them sturgon hooks ] that was hung on a piece of bailing wire under the ice to catch beaver,,,according to him as soon as they got hooked they exhaled an drowned under the ice,,not sure how it happens but know it works,, not every hook we checked had a beaver but a fair number did like 1 in 5 an these are easier to carry and set than traps so giving the number you can carry for the same weight as a single trap you would be able to get a lot of meat over the cold part of the year as welll as some good furs to use ,,,oh an by the way beaver is good eating an has a lot of fat in it so it is good for surviving in the cold
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and used as booby traps
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several societies hook seabirds, any method to feed you is worthwhile to explore.
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and used as booby traps
Heheh - and damned good ones too.

Just hang them from trees or in the brush and it tends to slow people right down.
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not sure how many know this but you can use hooks to catch more than just fish,,,most birds can be caught by using hooks and a bait that the bird would usualy eat ,,,like turkeys an corn or a worm will catch alot of birds ,,,an years ago had a old native show me how they used a large hook[he called them sturgon hooks ] that was hung on a piece of bailing wire under the ice to catch beaver,,,according to him as soon as they got hooked they exhaled an drowned under the ice,,not sure how it happens but know it works,, not every hook we checked had a beaver but a fair number did like 1 in 5 an these are easier to carry and set than traps so giving the number you can carry for the same weight as a single trap you would be able to get a lot of meat over the cold part of the year as welll as some good furs to use ,,,oh an by the way beaver is good eating an has a lot of fat in it so it is good for surviving in the cold
Do you bait the hook for beaver with anything, or just place it where they will get snagged ?
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I have seen very large treble hooks hung from large branches about 5' off the ground and baited for coyotes. The jump up and bite and get hung, very gruesome. I would have really liked to caught up with that feller for sure! My lodge pole is a little thin on scalps!
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I have seen very large treble hooks hung from large branches about 5' off the ground and baited for coyotes. The jump up and bite and get hung, very gruesome. I would have really liked to caught up with that feller for sure! My lodge pole is a little thin on scalps!
They work just as good for people control. I think single barbed bait hooks are preferable to trebles though
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I bought a ammo can in a pawn shop...I just wanted the ammo can, but it was also full of small treble hooks and the moment I see them I thought about this very thing.
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I have used fishhooks as sewing needles since forever.
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Get a really big trebble hook, tie it up to a tree, add some bait, animal jumps up and gets stuck. Horrible, cruel method but it works.
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I have seen very large treble hooks hung from large branches about 5' off the ground and baited for coyotes. The jump up and bite and get hung, very gruesome. I would have really liked to caught up with that feller for sure! My lodge pole is a little thin on scalps!
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I have seen very large treble hooks hung from large branches about 5' off the ground and baited for coyotes. The jump up and bite and get hung, very gruesome. I would have really liked to caught up with that feller for sure! My lodge pole is a little thin on scalps!
I too have heard of this method, only for deer. An apple makes a decent bait I'm told. I guess if I was starved I might consider such a trap, but taking coyotes this way just because you can? It would sure **** me off if I found one set on my property. I have no need for the beasts, but 5 foot off the ground would be just about eye level for most men. I think I'd be in a scalping mood too.
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if you were to set a booby trap through a grove of trees on the edges of yoru property once the SHHTF I would use the invisible wire line and have the hooks hung at three levels -- waist high, shoulder height and the head high.............. just saying
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i wasnt saying they should be used for land animals,,,thats someone elses post,,,but if i was hungery an the times were tough im sure i an most everyone else here wouldnt even think twice about using hooks to hang up something [no matter how cruel it is],,as a booby trap they will work well but again not my idea ,, i knew about both of these ideas , but wasnt going there!!!!i have hunted an trapped for over 30 years an have always tried to be as humane as possable,,, i love aminals more than i care for most people!!!!!!the idea OF THIS POST WAS TO GIVE PEOPLE A IDEA THAT MAY VERY WELL SAVE THEM,,, as far as the beaver ,,,no you dont bait it but try an hang it in the water where they swim in an out of the lodge ,,so u snag them,,,just above the bottom of the pond in a [tunnel ]or run about 8 feet away from the lodge
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it's a good idea, but one that should only be used in extreme situations. Also, these traps aren't very selective and you might catch something not intended, like a pet or a person.

folks used these in KY for feral dogs and it was cruel site to see or hear.
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I have used fishhooks as sewing needles since forever.
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