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    This trap is of my own, very strong and is self standing. you can set it up on solid surfaces and is much easier to set. Enjoy

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    Looks very good. How about you fall on over to the introduction section? Let us know a little about yourself. Thanks. Its not difficult to get the top pieve to ballance on the single point?

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    I originaly desisigned this for problamatic bears around my house. later I down scaled it down for everything else.

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    Wait. What? You made a dead fall for bears?

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    Oh, yeah!!!!!! Mean devils!!!!
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    YES the first one I made was 8' tall and used a block and tackle to raise 4 20' 24"dia logs all tied together, the lower ends were about 3 feet off the ground at the back. my guess would be 1000' pounds or so. I made four more for other people easier than digging a pit!
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    I guess its easier, but its also a little more likely that you're gonna get crushed, that if you dig a pit. I gotta ask, does it kill a bear?

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    Digging a pit is hard work because of the permafrost and either way you have to cut wood, one to burn down in the permafrost or make a trap and then burn it in your cabin. Killing the bear depends on what you wants to do with it, just want it dead 20 1" 5' long rebars work well then you fill the hole in, if it factors into you personel economics you shot it!
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    And you don't have to the bear out of a hole!
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    That's a nice variation on the Paiute deadfall Rat eater. I don't think I would've thought about adding another upright for sturdiness. It does seem like it would be dangerous setting one used for bears..... I wouldn't want to be under it if it slipped.
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    you don't have to be under it to set it.
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    I think I still have some pics on 35mm somewhere, I'll see if I can get them on disc at walmart and post them. But I will not post the after effect because of fish and game laws!
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    But why even do it? That's the part I'm having trouble with.

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    Red Lake posted a great video a while back. In it, Angus built a bear dead fall trap (about the 22 minute mark of the film).
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    I lived 300 miles from Anchorage in the bush, sometimes you will get a problem bear starting to hang around. They would sometimes kill my sled dogs, they will also turn your outhouse over to get some grub. Being a trapper I wanted to see if it could be done with local materials. The biggest thing I got from it was a very reliable trap for smaller critters and they could be easly set on ice or rocky terrain and hard pack ground. Also it can be built anywhere with an axe and not have to lug a 30# trap.
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    I would love to see that video, how can I find it? Thanks
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    Got ya. I appreciate the explanation. Thanks.

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    Oooops. Forgot to post the link to the video. Here it is. http://www.nfb.ca/film/survival_in_the_bush/
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    Yep. Long drive.
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