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#1 NorthWind

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 10:51 AM

Well yesterday I spent the day in the blind with my crossbow, late in the afternoon it started raining so I decided to leave a little early. I got back to the vehicle took out my hunting bolt and put in the discharge bolt and fired into a sandy bank. As soon as the bolt hit I knew it broke, proceeded to go over and pick up the pieces and was about to turn around when I felt something strike the heel of my boot. To my amazement when I looked down it was a leg hold coyote trap. Of all the ground around me I was able to find a 5 inch piece of ground that had a trap buried under it, I bought a lotto ticket last night but I didn't win. My apologizes to the owner of the trap, I placed it in the bushed next to the drag just in case prying eyes came across it.

 

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:29 AM

I used to have a concern about getting into a conibear trap, and watched some videos about how to open them up with a boot string or similar.  But I've never encountered one.  I think usually they are placed in something like a bucket on its side where no one would be walking.

I've noticed some spots marked off with a set of strings between trees and trail marking tape on each.  I've assumed there is likely a trap inside the zone.


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#3 Tyson10gauge

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:33 AM

At least you owned up to what took place and put it where it could be found by the trapper , I'm sure he be happy it was not stolen and if they see or hear of this thread knows it was a "accidental catch " lol .

I'll pass word around in the trapping groups

Take care out there and good luck
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:41 AM

I used to have a concern about getting into a conibear trap, and watched some videos about how to open them up with a boot string or similar.  But I've never encountered one.  I think usually they are placed in something like a bucket on its side where no one would be walking.

I've noticed some spots marked off with a set of strings between trees and trail marking tape on each.  I've assumed there is likely a trap inside the zone.

  All conibear traps set larger then 6" (160 model ).that you think might get caught in SHOULD be set inside a dog proof enclosure. or 60" above the ground. Smaller one 110-120 size not going to hurt a foot in a boot.

 Although they can break a few finger if your hand was to be inside of one.


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#5 MikeD.

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 11:49 AM

I just hope my beagle doesn't end up in one, that would suck.


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Posted 26 October 2020 - 05:02 PM

  Supposed to be dog proof .


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 Thanks to all on this site who assisted with my taxidermy season . I hope I am even busier next season and can continue to produce even better mounts.





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