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#1 E.D. Taxidermy

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

This is my first year snaring bear. 

 

Last few nights i've gotten raccoons on my camera sitting on the bait but when the bear is around they scoot off.

 

So yesterday morning i set up my bear snare, but forgot to switch my camera back on.

 

At some point between last night and this morning, the snare was sprung.  No bait was taken out of the bait bucket though.

 

I have bear tracks around the cubby as well as raccoon, but my moss cover over the trigger looked like it had been pressed by a small paw.

 

I use an aldrich snare btw.

 

So Im not sure if a raccoon tripped it or the bear did and got smacked by the thrower, scaring it off and making it not touch the bait.

 

Should I be concerned he wont come back to that set?

 

Id love for someone to post a picture of how the thrower is supposed to hold the snare, Im not 100% sure Im setting it on there right.


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You gonna eat that?  :blink:


#2 Clearcut

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

If you are on face book join maritime trapper. There are some pictures and post there.
If you put a little cross stick under the trigger it will prevent smaller animals from springing
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#3 rasorbackq

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

 The key is to get the bear in first  before the coon  or you mostly will not catch a bear.

 Look back though this site under trapping . Couple very good post with pics and such.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:33 AM

set up a couple coon boxes near by and hopefully they will hit up the box first


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

set up a couple coon boxes near by and hopefully they will hit up the box first

  Not a good idea since coon  season is CLOSED.


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#6 Hoyt93

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

oh haha, E D, dont put coon boxes out


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#7 E.D. Taxidermy

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:03 PM

lol No im not putting any coon traps out, but the last 2 days Ive had NO movement on the cameras.  Not a thing, no ringtails, no bear.  Not sure what thats all about....


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#8 rasorbackq

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:41 AM

 My bear sites have not seen a bear there for 9 days.  Did catch a coon around the waste . He wouldn't allow me to release him so he wont be bothering my site or your site again.


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#9 Clearcut

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:16 AM

Deer Hunter putting out apples will change there habitits .
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

  Was just watching my snare set videos  The coon was in the night before  and stole a bunch of chocolate from my pipe set.  He   would lay on top of the pipe  extend its paws and forearms down in to the pipe  on both sides of the trigger. On the second night he brought a friend  While the friend checked out the barrel  the other coon  was unable to reach the  bait  without getting its head in the pipe also.

 He happened to spin around so the thrower was  clear to release  and wham it was over for him. I have had no luck with a cubby set  over the years  so I pipe set is my set.

 Tried top post a video of the catch by Photo bucket doesn't allow videos any more.

 I didn't reset my snare as the bears are not around . Will reset after they return.


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#11 E.D. Taxidermy

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:42 AM

Hey, rasorbackq, would you be able to show a picture of your set?  Id be very interested to learn!  

 

A friend of mine used a bucket trap in a tree and caught a raccoon who tore the bucket to shreds, now he cant find a square bucket to replace the ruined one.  Thats why i went with the cubby.  It seems the raccoons are real bad this year though.


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You gonna eat that?  :blink:


#12 rasorbackq

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:59 AM

 Like always if I had my snare set last night at 1705 I would have a bear hanging in my cooler now.

  Since the bears have been away now for a long time I decided not to reset the snare  until they return.

 So some pics of my set

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Aprox 6" across
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 Notice the knock in the pipe.
 The allows the trigger to be set down inside pipe.
 First thing a bear does is  drive its nose down in the pipe.
 I ground level trigger will be a nose set off every time.
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 Snare should be loose on the pipe as checked my snare before and its tight on the pipe, thrower 3/4 set off Bait all gone.
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 If you have any coons around put a big tall rock on the pipe  Flat rocks ..... bear may catch the snare with its claws and pull off the snare. Last nights bear  removed the rock  placed both paws on the pipe and tried to pull it sideways out of the ground.

  Tried that twice and then  drove its head to eye level in the pipe . Then its left paw right down the pipe to the elbow. Shoulds have ,could have been mine.

 Next time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Spike down your cable so the thrower will tighten.
 
 
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 Good luck

 


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:45 AM

They both show a Lego block with a question mark on it for me. Pictures came up though.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

Won't play for me...says 'plug in not compatible....


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#15 rasorbackq

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:19 PM

Yes I see the same thing.I will just delete them .

 Thanks.


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#16 rasorbackq

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:27 PM

these work.

 Turn up your volume.

 

 

 

  Bear with paw in pipe set  when its not set.

 


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#17 rasorbackq

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

Turn up the audio when watching

 

Coon stealing bait

 

 

Coon getting caught

 


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:59 PM

Awesome videos, thanks for sharing. Hoping to snare my first bear this year.
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#19 E.D. Taxidermy

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

Aha!  Thats a great set up!  I had something similar, maybe I need to make my pipe deeper so the coon cant reach the trigger?

 

Thank you Razor, those are GREAT photos!

 

Where did you get the pipe?  All I have is 6 inch green drainage pipe.


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#20 rasorbackq

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:07 PM

 My coons are reaching well past my trigger.

 Left over from  a project.

  Drill well pipe casing work great also.

 Problem is getting it in the ground

  Next season before opener dig a shallow hole  pour in syrup Let the bears dig the hole . They can make a nice hole in one dig.

 Wood stove pipe works for about 1 minute


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