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I put my first line out in VA for a couple of days over the weekend. Here's some pics.

2 dozen lil griz dog proof **** traps, cleaned up from last year and with a fresh coat of white paint (eye appeal and easier for me to spot). I only ran a little more than a dozen traps this weekend.



The bait goes down in the hole under the trigger, when the **** reaches down and pulls it out, he pulls the trigger and fires the trap. You can see the trigger highlighted in the darkness. I use jack mack for bait.



Here I'm pushing down on the jaw, which is powered by a coil spring....it's surprisingly strong. The dog is laying up against the jaw. Once the jaw is compressed into the trap, the dog will fit into the trigger holding the jaw in place.



This what it looks like after the trap is set.



This is a split ring attached to the swivel at the end of the chain. This what I use to attached the trap to the cable I anchor it with.


Here's a pic of the cable. I loop around a sapling, deadfall or root. I have not yet had a pullout with this simple setup.



This 17 lber, 3-4XL boar is as large as any **** I've caught in Va or NC. He also fought the trap hard, and was plain wore out when I walked up. The Lil Griz held him firm!



First check, 5 ****.



Second check, I had 2, including this beautiful sow.


Fleshed and boarded them last night.



This afternoon I put out my second line, in NC....a dozen lil griz. It's hard to switch back to these coastal flat coated **** after catching the nice well furred Blue Ridge ****!
 

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I bought mine a couple of years ago from F&T Trading Post....as far as I know, everyplace that carries them is back ordered....one guy makes them out of his shop. $220/12
 

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The one big one will bring a good price hopefully. Nobody around here traps much anymore the guy i used to help trap passed away year before last so mostly me now. I have a couple of beavers i am thinking about trapping this year but i usually trap dryland so the beaver thing will be a new experience.
 

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I sell the pelts and the meat (legal in NC). I get $5-10 bucks per **** for the meat. And $3-25 per stretched hide in a good year. With the economy this is not a good year, so who knows what I'll get. I enjoy doing it, the money just covers the expenses.
 

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I sell the pelts and the meat (legal in NC). I get $5-10 bucks per **** for the meat. And $3-25 per stretched hide in a good year. With the economy this is not a good year, so who knows what I'll get. I enjoy doing it, the money just covers the expenses.
Ill be PMing you in the new year about getting one of those pelts.

Its good to see this type of thread here,we need more like it.:thumb:
 

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Will these traps work on other animals? I'm in an area with coyotes, foxes, and there's a pond in a field behind my house where I am fairly certain there is a muskrat or mink living there. I've found evidence that some kind of animal has caught and eaten ducks from the pond, and whenever I walk near the pond I hear rustling in the cattails.
 

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They're dog proof traps, so you can only get critters with paws small enough to fit in the opening, but long enough and with the dexterity to pull the trigger. I have caught ****, possum and feral cats. Skunks are also fairly common. I've heard of fox but that is very rare.

Oh, I also caught a couple bait stealing mice by the body ;)
 
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