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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-20-2018, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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puttering around the trap shed.....

all my k-9 traps where boiled and waxed last week, so I dug out a box of old traps and conibears to dip. found trap tags for 3 different addresses I had in pa, some traps had multiple tags from different states I used to live in! new York, Michigan and Nebraska where found! haven't ran across any Alaska yet, might have never used them there. might have to grab a weasel stretcher and nail them on.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-21-2018, 06:11 AM
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That's crazy. I know what you are talking about.
I've been puttering too, the past month. Which I thought I was finished boiling and waxing this spring/summer.
But found two dozen used traps I bought this summer. I had 'em turned and nameplates on but never boiled/waxed. So I had to do that.
Then the following week I found another used dozen, tuned & my nameplate, sitting right by the door, I walk in/out all the time. Can't believe I overlooked them. I boiled/waxed them.
I also found a dozen new Mink drags while puttering around. Found a pile of F-F-G, Trappers World & T & PC magazines that were 10 & 11 years old.

I had Cable Restrains piled on the fur tumbler. So I thought I'd clean that up. Turned out I had 8 dozen CR's & a dozen Cables extensions and a dozen slide wire/cables stored there. I rewrapped and stored in cabinet.
I do have 5 dozen Cable Restraints For Sale on the site on the For Sale page. 4' & 5' length.
check 'em out-> https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/29-...estraints.html

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I changed all my traps over to chain super stakes this year and just boiled and waxed yesterday.Need to sift some peat moss and start getting organized.Headed to Kansas in a couple weeks.Hope every one has a safe and great trapping season.
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Heading out to the shed here shortly going to tune up some traps I got recently, plus wax some, probably won’t set any until November when the farmer takes his cows in for the winter. I hate having cows ruin my sets, I learned the hard way when I was first learning the ropes.

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Just loaded up a bunch of my trapping gear for my line up in Maine.

Heading up in the weeee hours of tomorrow morning.
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Just loaded up a bunch of my trapping gear for my line up in Maine.

Heading up in the weeee hours of tomorrow morning.
Good luck, Casey. What part of Maine are you trapping? What are you setting for?

We used to see a bunch of pine martins at bear baits. Always heard a lot of coyotes at night. We also treed fisher twice while hound hunting bear.
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Going to be trapping early rats and beaver with a friend of mine up near the allagash wilderness area and the week after I'll be at my famlies camp for fisher,cats and marten plus deer season opens up next monday.
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If any of you guys have extra time for messing with traps, I have 2 large totes of traps of various sizes that all need something i.e., pan, chain, dog etc. Also several smashed #3 coils that need a metal worker. I never seem to have or want to take the time to dig into it very deep. We may be able to make a deal on them in a repair trade.

All that is needed done for this season is to boil rebar.

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just found 2 totes of 110's!

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Same here Kip, I have two buckets full of bent, run over traps I never seem to get at.

Today I was in the far corner of the shed, straighten up. The dark corner, I shoulda had a guide & gun.
I found 25 Mink drags with 3' chain I made up 20-25 years ago, 8 used #1 1/2 Victors with no chain, 20 used #2 Victors, used traps I bought and forgot about and a few dozen 110's.
Just ate some Ham & Bean soup and a BLT. Heading back out to finish 'the dark corner'...
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