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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Northwest Clearfield Co.
Re: Winter Trapping
I have been trapping in snow for 35 yrs. and snow is the trappers paint brush. I don't start setting traps until it snows. I just pick my set site and rake it out, dig, scrap or use the heal of your boot for a trap bed and make my set as usuial. Make sure your trap is waxed proper, get it sitting in the trap bed and take your sifter and sift snow over the trap, just like an artist use the snow to make your set disappear. Footprints only matter near your set, just brush them out then when you get back from the set just walk by like you don't know it's there. Cold powder snow is great you only need to be concerned if it warms some then refreezes and gets a crust, then just lift the crust off and make it look pretty again. same thing with deep snow just sweep the area and do what you have to to make it pretty again. If you are trapping coyote they hunt a wide circle and may not be back to your set for a couple weeks, lure will last so just keep away unless you need to make repairs. When you get used to snow it only makes trapping simpler.
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