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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2015, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ever Use a Rig like this??

I was on youtube looking for a way to trap muskrats in ponds since I just acquired 2 of them to trap. Did anybody here ever use these? It's made out of 3/8" fiberglass electric fence posts. I drilled a hole at the top then put the cable on. The trap is then wired to the cable. The trap is under the water an inch. When a muskrat gets on the trap it jumps off then into the water it goes. The wire things where the trap and the bait goes I ordered online.


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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2015, 07:47 PM
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Yes. They work fine. Fast and easy. Coni-clip works great too.
Make sure fence post is 3/8". Some fence posts are slightly under 3/8" and clip will slide/not hold.

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Re: Ever Use a Rig like this??

Wouldn't the apple be considered exposed bait if used like that?
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 12:11 AM
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Re: Ever Use a Rig like this??

no matter what the bait is it can't be visible from the air in PA. Make a cover. Just stick a piece or cardboard or plastic down the pole over top of the bait
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Never thought of that about the exposed bait I'll put something over it tomorrow morning

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I use the conibear holder with them,works great!

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I like the rig
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Re: Ever Use a Rig like this??

I once asked a WCO a few trapping related questions. One came up about exposed bait. He summed it up by saying, if a predatory or protected bird ever ended up in your trap and your bait was exposed to the air (he said sky level air or ground level air),, you would be facing a federal offense. Do you want that? Kind of put things into perspective. So even putting a "roof" over that Apple, i'd think the law would frown against it. Just my 2 cents.
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It would probably be the same as a cubbie over your bait, as long as it is covered, you should be good to go.
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Re: Ever Use a Rig like this??

It is my understanding that vegetable matter does not need to be covered. Only animal parts of facsimiles of animal parts.
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