Want to trap again, where to buy traps

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  1. texasrimfirenut

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    As a kid I used to trap furs in the winter and worked in a fur processing house.

    I'd like to enjoy the thrill of trapping again, showing up early in the morning before daylight to see if and what you caught.

    Also on our property we are covered over with bobcats.

    So I don't have any of my traps any more.

    Where are some good places to order from? We don't have anything large. Coon, fox and bobcat are about as big as it would get. What size traps do I need as well?

    I think our season opens in December so need to get me an order going.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Look at mb550 traps. I have half a dozen of them and a few dukes. Like Cadillacs and pintos in comparison. I believe googling mb550 will bring up the manufacturer. I think its Minnesota brand. They stock everything. They make their own lure brand as well.

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    Ebay has some good deals if you shop around. You may also want to try some snares. The snare shop has some for raccoon fox and bobcat
     
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    I've gotten most of my trapping supplies from The Snare Shop. I'm still a greenhorn to trapping, but, that's where the guy I shadow gets his stuff from as well.
     
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    Have had good luck with Northern Sport Company very good to deal with.
     
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    Thanks everyone, I will go have a look now.
     
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    Dan, if you want to borrow a few traps just pm me. I've got several dozen steel traps both long eared and jump traps. They haven't been used in a long time and would need to be boiled and waxed but you're more than welcome to grab a few if you'd like to try some out. I still trap a little each year but now I primarily just use snares.



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    Also, Horaney's in Longview usually has a good supply of connibears and snares if you want to shop locally.


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    I was at Gander Mountain and saw traps there. Looked like they had a slew of different kinds and types.


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    I get my supplies from Blue ridge outdoor supply
     
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    Minnesota Trapline Products, F&T, Sterling Fur,Snare Shop are all great sources and there are many more that can supply you with everything you need.

    MB traps or Bridgers are both good for the money. If you are after coyote and cats I might go with something like the Bridger #3 dogless. That would be overkill for fox and coon but it would handle everything. Once you figure out what size you want a lot of the rest is personal preference more than anything.
     
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    I'm lucky and have a shop fairly close that sells trapping supplies and buys and sells pelts too.

    They put on trapping courses and it's something I want to do with my kids when they're a little older.

    Like a fool I sold of a dozen or more really well cared for traps in my early 20s when I was living am the city life and out of touch with my past and my passions. Sure wish I still had those traps.
     
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    I picked up a couple of Duke Dogproof traps off of ebay for less than my local Farmers COOP store sells them. These things are bad medicine for raccoons.
     
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    Check out RP Outdoors out of LA. They send fur buyers on routes here in Texas.
     
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    This is a very good option for you southern trappers. These guys have handled supply, and bought fur for years, and know the markets concerning southern fur. I'm sure they will have buyers working through Texas this year, but with the market in the shape it is don't expect much plus a very hard grade upon your furs. Only the good prime larger sizes are what is wanted at this time, and some of them have very limited demand. I would suggest having your lesser goods tanned, and either made into something, or try your hand at it yourself this year. Have fun with it, and make the best out of what comes your way.

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    F&t trading post. I use bridger and sleepycreek 1.75 for a good all purpose trap and a 1.5 for raccoon and cats. I would go 1.75 just in case you get a yote.
     
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    With fur prices as they are, keep an eye on Craigslist. Lots of deals to be found now.
     
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    Check your local pawn shops. I don't know what a trap is supposed to cost, I paid $9 for a leg hold trap to get the beaver out of my pond. He left on his own, before I set it.
     
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    I would watch the "for sale" sections on "Trapperman" and "Iowa trappers talk"
     
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    MB550's. Easy to set with the night latch. Hold any bobcat, coyote, fox or coon.
     

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