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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-14-2020, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Gear list for first time trapper

Gents-

Hunted all my life, just never tried trapping. As I see the retirement light at the end of the tunnel, I’d like to start learning. I’ve read the “bible” and watched countless you tube videos. What I can’t seem to narrow down is a SPECIFIC list of items need for my fist set. I don’t want to buy one of everything and can’t seem to figure out what’s what.
I’m after Reds and Yotes.

Anyone willing to lend this Marine a hand-it would be greatly appreciated 👍

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-14-2020, 08:44 PM
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thanks for your service , I don`t trap but there is a lot of qualified trappers on here to help you out with their knowledge and expertise on what you want to know. don`t be afraid to ask more questions and listen to what they have to say. good luck.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-14-2020, 09:02 PM
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Read “foxes by the 100s” by Russ carman.

a trapping hammer, trowel and a sifter is the basics for making a set.
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Traps, anchors, anchor driver, extra swivels, hole punch or trowel, hammer/ with pick end , sifter, waxed dirt ( this time of year), trapper cap or pan covers, lure, bait, urine.

With above gear, you can make dirt hole and flat sets....there’s many variations of each.
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I should be more specific. Besides the trap and lure, what else will I need? I’m assuming the trap doesn’t come with a rod or stake that I would pound in. How am I securing the trap and with what implement?

I will definitely read that book-but I have read a bunch and have “holes” in the startup and system, hence my posting here.
Thanks again

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Traps, anchors, anchor driver, extra swivels, hole punch or trowel, hammer/ with pick end , sifter, waxed dirt ( this time of year), trapper cap or pan covers, lure, bait, urine.

With above gear, you can make dirt hole and flat sets....there’s many variations of each.
^^^Bingo! Thank you sir! That’s what I was after. 👍👍👍👍

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-15-2020, 08:08 AM
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First off, welcome aboard.

-There are various 'Trapper Training Schools' throughout the state during the summer/fall months. This school will give you a boost. Check patrappers web site for details, later in the year.

-I suggest buying 1 brand, 1 style/size of foot hold trap. This will give you a uniformity in tuning up trap, setting trap and bedding trap. Just a better overall feel in handling the same trap time after time.

-You may consider Cable Restraints (CR's) over foot holds.
As a CR instructor, I notice 'just retired' guys attending classes. They trapped years ago, but work & raising a family got in the way.
Now they retired, they still Archery or Rifle hunt Deer but now can set CR's after Deer season to scratch the trapping itch.
Using CR's is an inexpensive way to get back to trapping. It's very challenging and exciting to get a Coyote to walk thru your loop.
CRs, supports, anchors, hammer & instructions/certification is all that's needed. No bait or lure required.

-Seek out a local trapper(s) for a mentor.
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I started with something similar to this, it has everything you need to start making sets.

https://www.minntrapprod.com/mobile/...nfo/COY%2DKIT/
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you say your in 5c, that would be distric 12 of the pa trappers.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-16-2020, 09:09 AM
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Watch some youtube videos there is countless hours of footage for beginner trappers on what to get and do.
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