160 conibear - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
TrapperDan30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Schuylkill, PA
Posts: 640
Back To Top
160 conibear

Ok guys I got acouple good 160 conibears in a deal with a fellow trapper, but I have some questions before I set them to make sure I'm legal.

For setting them in a cubby set the opening has to be 7x7, can I have the bucket diameter larger but just make sure the opening is only 7x7.

What does everyone use for cubby sets. I've heard of square buckets and newspaper boxes and metal cages.

Any tips or advice would be apprectiated.

Dan
TrapperDan30 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 06:42 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: PA, Venango
Posts: 963
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

The pail can be larger with a cover with the 7x7 cut in. Also note the trap needs to be 7" back in the pail.
The container needs to be stablized so that it does not roll or pop open.

Home of the J Hook tool& Retrievable Cable Stake.
John 3:16, PTA Life 131N, NTA, OSTA, S.A. CSM
TrapperRon2 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
TrapperDan30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Schuylkill, PA
Posts: 640
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

thanks Ron that's what I was thinking just wanted to make sure. thanks again.

Dan
TrapperDan30 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hermitage PA 1A
Posts: 2,550
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

Do they HAVE to be used in a box? Or can they be set on a stand on a trail provided its in the waterway-watercourse...

..sitting in a tent over decoys ain't turkey hunting...
kiotee is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:59 PM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: South Central Pa,Franklin Co
Posts: 157
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

Even if you don't have to set them in a box please,please,please set them in the water.We don't need any more notoriety with someone catching non targets.One or two coons aren't worth the headaches that will bring.
Rups is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 161
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

The ultimate muskrat trap, why waste them on bucket sets?

I have caught a few coon in them, set in coon trails/runs going into culverts.
pawsonpan is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 03:12 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hermitage PA 1A
Posts: 2,550
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rups
Even if you don't have to set them in a box please,please,please set them in the water.We don't need any more notoriety with someone catching non targets.One or two coons aren't worth the headaches that will bring.
..not sure how you trap but we get more than one or two Was having a local discussion lately and this topic came up..is the restriction on the 160 or the box?

..sitting in a tent over decoys ain't turkey hunting...
kiotee is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 03:34 PM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: clearfield PA
Posts: 186
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

the reg book states "the entrance to the artificial cubby does not exceed 50 square inches"
i made plywood boxes the other day and got frustrated cus certain coni's are slightly different or tweeked alil bit i wound up cutting a slot in the top of the box for the coni trigger to work properly.

MY Boys are MY LIFE,,,
Showing them how to become MEN is MY MISSION
trapped71 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 06:22 PM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 161
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

The way that book reads, the regulation applies to baited sets, don't see anything about blind sets. I've asked the question before whether it applies to natural cubbys too, still not sure of the answer to that one.
pawsonpan is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 09:05 PM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: clearfield PA
Posts: 186
Back To Top
Re: 160 conibear

a blind set and a cubby are two different sets....we are not aloud to set coni's outside a water coarse period whether it be a natural or artificial cubby period.

MY Boys are MY LIFE,,,
Showing them how to become MEN is MY MISSION
trapped71 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome