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Opinion on dying new traps

i picked up another dozen #2's yesterday.. degreased and run through the dishwasher 2 tims.. do you guys think i will be able to use them for bobcat on the opener if i use my kbl dye tonight on them?

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Fine for cats just the way they are if needed.

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Re: Opinion on dying new traps

So cats aren't real picky on them being shiny and new? Dukes that help them step right on the pan when I block it all off? That would prob keep k9s out kfc my cat sets then... thanks for the help

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Re: Opinion on dying new traps

Some guys don't even cover their traps when bobcat trapping. I guess from what I've read, cats don't fear metal or the smell of it.

I always boil my traps and treat them, you never know, maybe a coyote will come along and they do fear the smell.
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Re: Opinion on dying new traps

Ok thanks for the info.. I have a spot right now I have 6 dyed traps out for fox and yote. But wanted to assure myself a chance of a bobcat this year. So I got a dozen #2s and I'll intend on making exposed blocked down sets leading into cubbies or blown out dirt sets.

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Re: Opinion on dying new traps

I used the kbl on my brand new duke #3's and they have been drying for 2 weeks now. they still seem a little sticky. Does anyone else have this problem?
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IMO waxing is more important then dying
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Dude if I speed dip I usually do it in july or august to give the traps plenty of time to dry in the heat of summer. However I have done it when its colder and the traps do remain tacky for alot longer. Try moving them inside to dry (that is if they are not already) or using fan to blow air across them 24/7. I have even stood there with a hair dryer for a few minutes at a time trying to speed things up. Hope this helps ...good luck!
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Re: Opinion on dying new traps

so as long as i got all the junk off them with washing i can wax and set for bobcat? i have 12 #2's for cats (this season)and 12 that are KBL's and waxed for fox and yote... I plan on doing some exposed sets blocked down for cats

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Re: Opinion on dying new traps

That will be fine for cats, if your gonna speed dip and wax ,wait until summer.

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