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Old 10-30-2012, 01:32 AM   #11
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A warm fire a place to keep the weather off an food is all a family needs. TRY IT IN A CITY when it happens all us country folks are just waiting for ya to act ignorant.

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I took her with a muzzle loader, does that count as bush craft?


I don't practice what many would call "bush craft" simply because I'm not going that primitive. I've killed deer with bows and arrows but not with a bow and arrow I made. I have a garden but I'm not hooking up a mule to plow it. I do have an appreciation for bush craft though.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:06 AM   #13
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Pigeons, squirrels, possum, and nutria. Help a brother out? I be's howngry.

And is there any way to keep skunks out of the snare? We have a lot of those, and I actually had a nightmare about one a few nights ago. They don't scare me, but good lord they stink...
Sorry brother no way of keeping skunks out but hopefully it will be dead when you check you're trap a lot of people do not put a heavy enough weight behind there snares I prefer a dead weight like a rock than a spring loaded snare and it's important to make you're weight hang high enough from the ground so when you trap it sprung the snare will lift the animal out of reach of scavengers your best resource is YouTube and trial and error. Learn to make triggers that holds you weight in the air and are easy to release when an animal it caught in the snare
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Looks dumb but this is a simple trigger for dead weight snare or spring snare the trick is to get it to hold your weight up but when an animal is in your snare it releases the weight and takes the animal up away from scavengers
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I've made quail traps out of chicken wire but never used brush to do it. Is there a way to do that/or have you ever made one?
Awesome show us some of your work if ya can. The only bird trap I really know is the 2 pics I put up.
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It's been years since I've made one and I don't have pics of any I made but you can google it, they're out there. What's nice about a cage trap like that is you can catch several as opposed to a snare that only catches one. The trick is to find a place where the quail covey up. I used to put mine under a hopper grain bin we had on our farm. There was always a bit of grain laying around on the ground and the quail would be there looking for a free meal. The ones I made looked similar to this one, but not exactly:

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They can get in, but can't figure out how to get back out.

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That's awesome I'll have to try it out ...thanks

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Check out the old Foxfire books. Ragnars Ten Best Traps is awesome as well.

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