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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Middletown, Pa.
For those of you that use this set, your springs should be fixed up and "healed over." It will soon be that time of year. Cold weather is coming.
It's a bit late to be fixing up new springs now, but if you don't have to do much digging or re-arranging, you might get away with it. I have.
Also, you might be wanting to save your gutted out 'rat and mink carcasses for bait. Remember to toss a screwdriver in your coat pocket to tighten up those trap pans. I never found a loose, wobbly trap pan to be of much value in making water sets. I want the fox to really have to put some weight on that committal step. Makes for a good pad catch every time. If he feels "creep" many times the fox will be pulling his foot back while the trap is firing. This results in toe catches or misses.
Good luck and tight chains.
I trap mink because I don't know any better