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#2009901 - Sun Dec 05 2010 06:52 PM trapping coon in the snow?
Weston P Offline
journeyman

Registered: Thu Nov 06 2008
Posts: 60
Loc: Armstrong
I have been trapping a few years now and always pull my sets for rifle season. They have never found there way back out though after. how do you handle snow when trapping coons? how do you make your sets so the traps don't freeze? I really don't want to have to get into messing around with antifreezes if there is another option. any help is appreciated. thanks

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#2010071 - Sun Dec 05 2010 07:59 PM Re: trapping coon in the snow? [Re: Weston P]
kwak smaker Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 29 2009
Posts: 322
Loc: funky town
i get dry dirt before season like in the summer put it in clean buckets then its dry and ready to use or go to landscape companys they miight give you a bucket or to for free
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#2010157 - Sun Dec 05 2010 08:24 PM Re: trapping coon in the snow? [Re: kwak smaker]
smith101 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Posts: 596
Loc: District 8
Are you making dirt holes only for coon?

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#2010441 - Sun Dec 05 2010 10:20 PM Re: trapping coon in the snow? [Re: smith101]
Weston P Offline
journeyman

Registered: Thu Nov 06 2008
Posts: 60
Loc: Armstrong
i have a 5 gallon bucket full of dried dirt but won't the dirt just draw water from the snow and freeze the trap? I will make any kind of set recommended and yes for the most part I am targeting coon. i have tried trapping fox but it seems to take a ton of effort that i am losing allot of time making fox sets that i catch nothing in that i could have set many coon sets that would have caught something. trapping coon just seams to be easier

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#2010551 - Sun Dec 05 2010 10:48 PM Re: trapping coon in the snow? [Re: Weston P]
smith101 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Posts: 596
Loc: District 8
Trapping in the snow/cold weather, takes more effort regardless what animal you are targeting on dry ground. Five gallons of dry dirt will not go very far. You can get peat moss and mix it with your dirt 50/50 or just use straight peat, peat will to an extent repel water. I could go on and on about different conditions of winter trapping on the ground, but weather or not it applies to your intent. Trap coon by water you still have to work with skim or shelf ice, but you don't have to worry about your trap freezing to the stream or creek bottom. Make 160 bucket or cubby sets no worries here. Just make sure they are in a water way. ( Yeah I opened it up guys \:\) ) Hope I helped in some way. If you need more details don't hesitate to ask just be as specific as possible..

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#2011454 - Mon Dec 06 2010 01:28 PM Re: trapping coon in the snow? [Re: Weston P]
saxon Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 09 2010
Posts: 97
Loc: 1B
The coon do not run much if the snow is flying and its very cold. But they do run a little. More so if you get a night with no snow fall and temps climb up into the thirty's.
I use cubbies this time of year for coon. Ill be setting again this Sunday when the last deer rifle gets put up.
Wont kid you, I do not catch many at all unless we get a warm spell. pretty much look to rats and wait for beaver to open.
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#2013526 - Tue Dec 07 2010 02:00 PM Re: trapping coon in the snow? [Re: saxon]
jlh42581 Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 03 2008
Posts: 4217
Loc: Centre County, PA
buckwheat hulls under and above the trap, sift a little bit of snow over top to camo it in OR wax dirt... you can buy it or make it.your other option is to get a spray bottle of RV antifreeze, strait up dont mix it. spray under trap, cover dry dirt, spray again then cover. as a trap base you can also use crumpled up wax paper.
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