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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Muskrat trapping?

I will be putting out a couple of 110s for muskrats this week for the first time ever. My question to everyone is what type of sets do you use in and around water when everything is starting to freeze over? I also just aquired about a dozen #1 longsprings. They have been hanging in a garage for a fairly long time, so I'm not sure if i will be able to use them this year or not yet? Depends on how much time I find to prep them. Though they still have a good coat of wax on them.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 01:37 AM
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Re: Muskrat trapping?

Are you setting up a pond?
If so, set your 110s at the holes and runs that lead into their den. These you can keep set and maintain after an ice over. To recover your catch or set these, just break or chop a hole in the ice. As far as the #1, you can set these this season. Just set them, making sure they are in working condition. If you can find Muskrat sign on a creek, like slides or feed beds, you can set them at those locations. Even if skim ice is forming of the edges, just break it off up stream from your trap some push it away and bed your trap. Even if you can't find a slide but see sign nearby this can be done by making your own slide. If you have working traps, time and sign, set them, they wont catch anything in your shed..
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