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    Good Advice....nice eating size channel catfish!
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    Default Design issue with the Haverhart larger box trap

    It happens, we set a trap and come back the next day and the trap is on its side and the bait is gone, with no animal caught. I remembered that one could attach the trap to a larger board to keep it from tipping. Turns out Raccoons and other animals see the bait from the side and swat the trap over - keeping the trigger from popping. Attaching a board with bail wire allows you to use a pair of pliers to seperate the board witout releasing the animal. On the other hand the board keeps the vehical clean while transporting. This prevents the animal swatting the box over and gaining entry... I even add a few inches at the front and back to allow two people to pick up a loaded trap.

    Does anyone else use this idea?
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    Thats a good idea!
    I never had that sort of problem though. I made my box trap,and it's pretty heavy!
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    Setting traps to me is better than hunting

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    Very nice post and very informative.And on those coons putting the trigger side of the trap against something also helps keepthe little bears from tripping the live traps.
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    Just got my first set of traps last year, and four more traps this year. Still haven't used them yet as I'm trying to read as much as I can through this year before getting out there, but starting next year it's game on. It's funny, I've been hunting for over 25 years and in the woods a lot longer than that, but just now getting into trapping. I wonder what took so long...
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    I just use a rattrap. I have killed my first squirrel with it, and this year ill get my second.

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    Great thread , which will help me along with help of my father to set traps when first snow comes to catch a fox and make a mountain man style hat which I always dreamed about
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