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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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New to trapping

Well lets see, I get laid off from my job every winter and this year I am deciding I would like to try out trapping, It seems like a blast and it would def keep me busy during the winter months. I would be trying to trap fox and live in South Eastern PA. Just wondering if you guys had any pointers or just general knowledge you could share with me as far as going about starting to trap.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 07:59 PM
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Re: New to trapping

I use to live in Sellersville, still some unlikely places that are even around your town that hold alot of fox. Get permission, and I will presume you are new at it, so dont stray far. It will only eat your gas tank. You can hit alot of the industrial park lands and go just about anywhere north and west of you. Unless you are a phenom, read every thing here, past and present and check out some other sites for the do's and dont's. GL. If you get good and like it run a NEExtension line, worked for me.
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Re: New to trapping

I'm excited for you! I still love the first day and hate the last! Get permission and ask them where they see fox. Location searching can be as fast as someone pointing to a high spot or low spot in a field. Leggetts Fox Trapping DVD will show you the basics you need. Don't think they are impossible to catch, you can do it! I sell my own Coyote DVD's with some good fox info, also, but the Leggetts are top notch fox trappers and a good starting place. Hope to finish my fox DVD this spring. Animal

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 07:42 AM
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Re: New to trapping

Keep it simple, set on sign if you can, and be as clean as possible with the traps. Fox have very good noses. Read as many books as you can, Russ Carmen has written many books, and they are very informative.
How many traps do you have? What size? How are they set up, swivels, etc....
What other equipment do you have? Sifter, trowel, lures?

Trap preparation can be the difference between success and failure.

Any specific questions just ask.
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Re: New to trapping

See thats just the thing, I dont have anything YET...still need to find out more before i just go out and buy everything ha.

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Re: New to trapping

District 12 of the PA Trappers Association has a meeting in Collegeville on Sunday. I don't know the location or time it starts, but that would be a good place to learn. Could someone post the location and time.
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Yea I looked that meeting up on the PA trappers website but it does not say where or when, saw it was in colegeville which is right up the street from me.

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