I pulled my traps yesterday. Only caught 4 big boar raccoons and 2 skunks. I think they got distemper around here. I was using good stinky bait and no opossums , I will try it again March 1st.
We used to use the 120 size conibear style traps in boxes but never did as good as the dog proofs but Henry stacked them up like cordwood with the 120’s a few years ago when he first started trapping.What are these kill traps I thought conibears had to be in water?
Conibear or Killing-type traps must comply with the following:
- With a jaw spread greater than 5 inches, may be set underwater, but not in any dry land set
- With a jaw spread not greater than 8 inches, may be set 6 feet or more above ground level in buildings
Pinwheel I had 6 predator sets out also using apple road predator bait and bobcat urine, I only picked up one raccoon and both skunks in them sets. I agree with you that when the boars go to rutting they don’t care as much about good smelling mackerel as they do before and after.Hard time of year to catch c00ns in DPs as it's breeding season. Not near as interested in food as other times of the year.
Business should pick up around there soon. I didn’t want to kill them 4 I caught because the hides aren’t worth anything so I gifted them to you!!! LolI have a water tank and open auger wagon of ground corn barley supplement feeding calves out of . * haven’t touched it all winter 🤷♂️.
Thankful though .
Might be all the eagles keeping them thinned !