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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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Rain and trapping

With the season opening Sunday and then rain in the forecast for early on the week. How will this effect your trapping such as freshening up scents and fixing trap beds? Its my second year to trapping and last year mostly trapped when the weather was colder and with snow not rain being called for. Also taking care of fur being wet with the rain being lucky enough to get something.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 05:58 AM
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Re: Rain and trapping

If you putting fur up on wire stretchers you shouldn't have too many problems if the fur is damp, if its soaking wet though I would try and dry it off some.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 08:55 AM
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Re: Rain and trapping

Location of the sets will have alot to do with your water issues.Just watch when make'n the sets in low areas.Flat and post sets shed water better.Dirt holes when made should have a bowl shape under the trap to bed the chain anyways.If it rains to hard,You will just have to fix sets.Early season I bed in Peatmoss.I try to save waxed dirt for the freeze.Waxed dirt is your best bet but can get costly...

Dirt hole have the best lure/bait protection for light rains,have also had the holes fill with water on down pours.With strait urine I like to refresh ever 2/3 days anyways.Urine and gland can get away with every 5 days IMO.Refresh after a rain...

Wet furs...ring out what water your can.Wrap fur up in paper to get most of the water off the skins.Hang and dry with a fan.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: Rain and trapping

I don't automatically relure after a rain.If it rains over about a half inch maybe.You have to take into account how well an animal can smell. Have you seen dirt holes dug out even after the season is done?You can use any number of lure holders to prolong your lure. You can use cotton balls,sheep wool,put it in plastic film canisters,fired shot shells,even lids from soda bottles.These all keep the rain from washing away the lure by protecting the lure from the water. Sometimes you do more harm peckering around your sets than if you stayed away from them..
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Re: Rain and trapping

i wouldn't worry about the lure to much.like was said to much fooling with a set can do more harm than good,and a animals smell is great.i caught a coyote at a set last year that i hadn't touched in a month.drove right by it everyday to go to others and one morning there was a catch.
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Re: Rain and trapping

When wet weather, find high and drive locations and use post, flat and hay sets. Peat moss is a great cover with a lot of rain, especially if it is cold.
I rarely relure. I do freshen sets up with my 1-shot, pro-mix or some type of urine mix if it's rained daily for a while, especially if they haven't found your set yet. If they know where it is, reluring or baiting isn't a priority. Just look at your set in January and how they did them up to understand. Your lure is there for a while.
Dry furs quickly. A wet fur will pull if it is damp for a length of time. Especially if it is warm. I like a wet fur to be dry within 24 hours with a lot of warm air blowing on it. Usually, I will dry the fur, fur side out, before putting on the stretcher. Then continue with a good air flow until dry. Animal

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Re: Rain and trapping

The only way it affects me is, it has caused delay in apple picking this year. Which trickles my way in the form of waiting 2 more weeks until the migrant workers vacate, and the orchard farmers can mow one last time down the rows. Bum deal!

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