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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cats in traps

Still trying to figure this trapping thing out. I've got an area with some fox and coon in it, but also some house cats. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to keep them out of the traps? Thanks for the help

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 11:32 PM
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Re: Cats in traps

The farther away from houses the better for starters. Then,avoid using meat or fish base baits. I use alot of peanut butter and sweet smelling lures for coon. As far as for fox you could stick with gland base lures and urine.

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3 lbs. of pan pressure will help some put you may not get some of the smaller coon.

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Re: Cats in traps

I haven't been trapping very long, but i know the above suggestions are good advice. The only thing i would add is to keep a notched board handy if you plan on a live release.

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Re: Cats in traps

If they're out wandering, they're feral cats. Remove these feral cats from the area and continue pursuing your target animals. If its out wandering around in the fields or woods, it is NOT a "house cat"..
Out here we get people dropping of kittens in the summer thinking they will be right at home. I hate to break it to these people but if you don't keep your cat in the house, then it will be treated the same as a possum on my line...

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Re: Cats in traps

Well if it's friendly or has a collar, it's possibly a neighbor's pet or just a tame barn cat. If it is scrawny and acts like a trapped bobcat, my guess is feral. I once let a feral out that lept into a pond and swam across it to get away from me. Yep, that was a feral cat alright!

If you get into some feral brown/grey/black tabby type maine coon cats, those pelts would make a nice hat! I have one that is NOT feral and boy does he have some fur on him.
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no collar then get rid of it.At least thats what I do with them.I don't trap where I have any chance at house cats.If i happen to catch a cat,its almost always a wild one and gone from the eco system

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no collar then get rid of it.At least thats what I do with them.I don't trap where I have any chance at house cats.If i happen to catch a cat,its almost always a wild one and gone from the eco system
Well stated, Jayden. Well stated.

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Guys please watch what we are posting on here,
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 02:19 PM
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i'm sure you are all talking about legally harvested BOBCATs right? you wouldn't want someone/anyone since its a public forum misreading what you are posting as how trappers in general deal with domestic or even feral cats. heck people from peta might just copy those MISREAD posts and use them against us.
Domestic/ feral cats are a problem and shouldn't be running around the woods/fields but when we occasionally catch one and it is released very seldom is there any lasting damage.

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