What you need is a box, a stick and a long cord. You know how it works. Set it up with any old left overs from the fridge as bait.
When the critter starts chowing down, whip out the old AR15 and BLAST it.
Poke it in the face with the stick a few times to make sure it ain't suff'rin then toss it in the box.
Tie up the box real good with the cord.
Toss the whole mess in a dumpster.
I had a rat in the hen house and tried to trap it with that type if trap. I put peanut butter on the trap but the dang rat ate it without tripping the trap. So... I put peanut butter back on the trap and wrapped it with packing tape loosely. The next morning I had my rat. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
I saw two big grey foxes while deer hunting here last week, but couldn't get a shot off in time. We have had a ton of Coyotes move in. The reason I want traps, is that they hunt when I cant. I want these predators gone. The deer population seems to be less, my chickens keep getting missing, and I have just generally grown to dislike the critters.
I'd really like to see our rabbit, deer, and wild turkey population have a little less pressure. As well as allowing the small livestock and poultry around here to be free range again.
Johnson LMG, your pic is of a double leaf spring #2. I am looking for coil spring traps. It also looks like yours has teeth. They are a no-no in NC. Heck, everywhere as far as I know.
You should have seen the bear trap my cousin inherited out of my great grandparents house. He was trapping so had legitimate claim to it. Like out of a bugs bunny cartoon. Darn evil looking gator toothed bear trap. Great wall hanger, if it was mine might have welded her open for display.
I thought about blacksmithing one. They are simple design and if you are not making it functional you could use mild steel instead of tool and spring steel. That would make fabricating it so much simpler
Fur prices....yikes... My son just ran a load of fox and coyotes to the fur guy and prices are in the toilet. Guess the Chinese have closed the fur traffic for a year as they finally found out no one was paying any taxes as its a cash business. Prices have dropped 75% for the year. That sucks. He traps and uses the money to get a few new rifles each year...this year I guess nothing.....bummer. Lots of articles on the internet but it looks like they drive the market and the US and Russia are the biggest suppliers. Regards, Bullet
Year before last we had forty mice in the attached garage and/or house during late fall, and early through late-winter. The next summer a fox set up in the woods fifty yards behind the house and we've had NO mice since then! I haven't seen the neighbor's outdoor cat recently either. "Ya can't fool Mother Nature."
What I really dislike is the huge possum(s) which go(es) to my neighbor's birdseed-feeder and then try(tries) to come(s) to my suet bird-feeder. We have four species of woodpeckers in our woods out back and have to take the suet in at night. I hope my new lifetime trapping permit and a Havahart trap is gonna work! I'm just not sure what I'm gonna do with them after! :wavey:
Possum will go after Anything ! I was grilling for my Lady and felt something at my left big toe ,well i thought it was one of her cats until i felt a bite ! I look down and here is her small yard Possum gnawing on my big toe fortunately the little sucker never punctured the skin enough to make me bleed !!! Needless to say even then i still went for the Hydrogen Peroxide toot sweet quick !!!
She thinks i had chicken juice on that toe ,i am not so sure i gave it a foot lift toss away not wanting to hurt it . My Lady would be very if i did , she does not feed it but it comes up on the deck to clean up any dry or wet cat food left by her cats and she has to keep dumping it out of her garbage can periodically ,it falls in and can`t get back out :rofl: .
Looking back on it ,it is :rofl::rofl::rofl: except for the fact that they carry Rabies but do not get it !!!
I have one semi feral cat that I keep around (feed) to control mice. That thing took down and ate a full grown rabbit on the front porch. Messy!
Used to have a family of ***** coming around nightly. Between coyotes and the highway, we have one left.
And a BIG opossum. Ballsy little critter.
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