Re: Still new to trapping
Id start with your plan of what your going to do with it before ya set any traps. If your going to skin and flesh etc there are great vids on youtube if you dont have anyone to show you first hand. You could also look up fur buyers in PA and see if they buy in the round or green pelts.
As far as catching them, I'm no pro this is my first year but I feel I'm doing fair so far for a small time trap line. I like DPs for coon. Really doesn't get any easier. Only hard part with a DP is location. Anchor and set tr DP. Throw a marshmallow or 2 inside ( i have been doing one under the trigger and one on the trigger) stab it in the ground then X the trap with fish oil for a scent trail.
If you have water set the edges, look for tracks or any eye candy or spots that just look interesting to an animal. Look for deer trails and any water crossings like logs or large trees on the edges of the water. I can take pics tomorrow morning and show you my sets if your interested to see what you should be looking for.