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Old 01-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #11
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I used to trap coyotes and raccoons. My friend did the water animals, beaver and muskrats. Usually it is a leg hold trap on land and a body trap like the conibear for water. Basics for both are to find where they are, where they travel, and set your traps without leaving much of your scent and sign.

Look up the regs for your location and contact a wildlife management officer for some ideas, they are usually eager to assist.
I used victor traps they were a tad stronger than say a coinbear of same size like a good ol #7
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I used victor traps they were a tad stronger than say a coinbear of same size like a good ol #7
I only messed with the conibears when I was with my friend. I always used #2 double spring leg hold traps. Staked them to steel posts driven into the ground. I used coyote urine to draw them to the traps. Sometimes it would bring a nosy raccoon too close and I would get them too.
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I only messed with the conibears when I was with my friend. I always used #2 double spring leg hold traps. Staked them to steel posts driven into the ground. I used coyote urine to draw them to the traps. Sometimes it would bring a nosy raccoon too close and I would get them too.
I would only use the victor leg holds, for fox an coyote I would dig down just enough to cover trap it was placed in a group of yuccas about the middle to prevent them from gettin the chicken I used behind the trap for bait. The worst was the damn skunks, or when u came up on a trap that had a huge circle dug around it an a pissed off badger dug into the yuccas. Oh the good ol days huh. But the conibear traps were good quality tho
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Conibears of 330 size here (IN) have to be under water.
Buddy had beavers ringing some $$$$ trees on his place, DNR came out, saw the damage and told us to have at 'em (nuisance- out of season).
We just shot them. Still a few around, but numbers way down, and they never built the dam back after the next door farmer blew it up.
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I thought leg hold traps were illegal. I guess not, huh?
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I thought leg hold traps were illegal. I guess not, huh?
No they arent. The ones with actual teeth are for most uses though

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Make a small break in their dam, set a trap there or stake it out. They'll here the water leaking out and will come to stop it within an hour
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