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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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160 Coon Boxes

Wondering if any of you guys have any pics or diagrams of your coon boxes. I plan on using some this up coming fall and want to build them soon to sit out for a while. thanks

p.s. IF you do not agree with using the 160s for coons in boxes thats fine, but do not complain and scream at me for wanting to!!!!
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16-17 numbers
fox 0
coons 8
coyotes 1
mink 0
muskrat 0
beaver 0
opossum 1
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I know what you mean Kish!!!!
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You're either new to trapping or out of state,and I;ll give you the news and run out of the room before trouble comes that it is illegal to use these.No conibear traps on land.
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check the pgc site. they may have the legal measurements. i don't use them. johnson furs carries some.
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No I am not new to trapping and I am not from out of state. Maybe you are, because they are legal to use in a watercouse. As long as the opening is less then 50 sq. inches, and the trigger is 7" back from the opening. I am very aware of the laws. I was simply just looking for ideas to build some.

Thanks eagerbeaver. I will have to check them out.
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You're either new to trapping or out of state,and I;ll give you the news and run out of the room before trouble comes that it is illegal to use these.No conibear traps on land.
i think someone else might be "new". check the regs. buck master.
i think last years digest had a pretty good diagram of whats legal in it. i dont use them. (easier and much safer to use a dp) but each to their own.

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I decided to unlock this thread. It will stay unlocked so long as everything stays civil.

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Been reading other post on boxes. I am goin to try cat litter buckets with a 7 x 7 hole cut in it. Going to cut my slots with a hot pcs. Of rebar and melt them. Mine are always too big. Have remote area's away I want these for. I used boxes years ago with fair results. Always put screen in back of box. I wire in a cat food can to put my bait in. My wood boxes had a 6" front roof, no bottom, and legs to raise the front. Drill a hole in the top to drive a rebar stake in. As far as traps go, I used belisle 160 's they where deadly, most coon never moved a inch. Forgot to say, my 7 x 7 hole will be cut into the lid of the litter box, if that makes sense.
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I don't use them; but guys I know that do/did... was consistent with what oksus states. Stake it down so it doesn't move/roll; and raise the front. Oksus, I like your "hot rebar" idea. Another idea would be to use a hand-held gringer, or jig/saw-zaw, or if you know someone with a large bandsaw.

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