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secret to stopping trap thief

what ways do some of you experience trappers use to stop trap thiefs?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:34 PM
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I developed a very serious case of paranoia early on in my trapping career. I go to great lengths to not even be seen. When I am seen, I almost feel like, " Ok, you saw my face now I have to dispose of you" . I did have a coon trap stolen last weekend. That was literally the first trap in at least 15 years I've had stolen. I still don't know how they even knew it was there. As a kid, I had probably 3 dozen or so stolen. Looking back, most of them were the result of me doing something stupid, like being seen. I try to set in places that are hidden behind brush or a little hill, etc . I avoid high traffic areas like unposted farms with neighbors that walk dogs there. I will NEVER do a road line of trapping culverts. It's just not worth the agravation to me. I never have traps out in gun season. There are too many pumpkins walking around that can't keep their hands off other peoples stuff. Just try to be invisible and most of the problems will go away.

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Gypsy curses.
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The only way to 100% stop it is to not set them and keep them locked inthe shed
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I developed a very serious case of paranoia early on in my trapping career. I go to great lengths to not even be seen. When I am seen, I almost feel like, " Ok, you saw my face now I have to dispose of you" . I did have a coon trap stolen last weekend. That was literally the first trap in at least 15 years I've had stolen. I still don't know how they even knew it was there. As a kid, I had probably 3 dozen or so stolen. Looking back, most of them were the result of me doing something stupid, like being seen. I try to set in places that are hidden behind brush or a little hill, etc . I avoid high traffic areas like unposted farms with neighbors that walk dogs there. I will NEVER do a road line of trapping culverts. It's just not worth the agravation to me. I never have traps out in gun season. There are too many pumpkins walking around that can't keep their hands off other peoples stuff. Just try to be invisible and most of the problems will go away.
Thats a great tactic for sucess.
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bamboo pits and rattle snakes
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:47 PM
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chain stakes and weld your j-hooks shut (both good ideas anyway.).. I've had people try to steal em. Never lost one.. My traps aren't going anywhere without the lever or bolt cutters. Most people aren't gonna go through that....

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Boobie traps and tar

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