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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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So do you guys set in the rain or wait for some drier weather? Last year I set in some wet weather didn't care to play in the mud much. LOL
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 01:32 PM
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Re: rain

If you want to make a large catch you take the weather by the horns and fight through it.

If you goal is to catch a few nice pelts, maybe thin something out a bit, you wait till the weather is more agreeable.

I trap mink because I don't know any better
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 02:10 PM
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Re: rain

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If you want to make a large catch you take the weather by the horns and fight through it.

If you goal is to catch a few nice pelts, maybe thin something out a bit, you wait till the weather is more agreeable.
Well put! I would also like to add that fighting through the elements will make you a better trapper and the catches are more rewarding when you beat Mother Nature at her game. Good luck and stick with it!
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Re: rain

No large catches for me.I just set a few to kill boredom and hope to pick up a few prime pelts maybe for a mount or two. I will have my Weasel boxes out tho.
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Re: rain

In Pennsylvania, rain is a given when you start trapping. If it's real sloppy, the best thing to do is keep a bucket of dry dirt handy. This will also turn to muck after making the set but just make sure the pan underneath is free and will fire. Rain makes animals move, make the weather your advantage.

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Re: rain

I don't mind playing in the mud.



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Re: rain

Light rain - trap through it with dry dirt, yanking gumbo-mud traps out and replacing with clean ones. I dont battle the three-days rains; time to sleep in, stretch/dry fur, regroup. Then run hard, when weather breaks.
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