post a pic of your traps!

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  1. ny bushcrafter

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    post pics of your favorite trap! You dont have to kill anything with it but its a learning expeirence for all of us!!
     
  2. 72shane

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    This is my favorite...the simple snare. Will work very effective on anything from squirrels to bear or moose.
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    Its a bit boring though so my next favorite is a deadfall with trigger set-up. I learned this trigger from our MIA member rateater.
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    great job! 10-10
     
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    I've been busy, but I'll get in on this as soon as I can.
     
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    Fig 4 dead fall, simple and effective.
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    Great Post Ny I like the The Fig. 4 deadfall myself. Great Pics Guys
     
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    I dont have a pic but i love the paiute dead fall.
     
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    Fig. 4
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    Paiute deadfall
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    funny you put this up. I stick to minnow traps to monitor snakes and amphibians. Took this picture today

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    Oh my gosh Bowguy that picture was fantastic!!!

    Here is a no knife trap

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    haha...very slick!
     
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    JoeZ Very Nice My Friend!!! Got to try one of those!
     
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    Thanks! You can find variations of the above trap in Olsen's outdoor Survival Skill book, he has very detailed pictures on that style.
     
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    Here are a few of mine...
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    i found that it takes ALOT of weight to kill a squirell sized animal, but for chipmunks , rats, smaller groundhogs,red squirells...a single log should siffice.
    but i think i would place my money on snares for feeding the tribe.
    primitive traps are cool, but its about how much bang for your buck...calories spent vs calories gained.
    less knife work-less accidents to happen,plus you can carry 300 foot of wire as it weighs next to nuthin..and with the 100 snares you set...the greater your odds of getting some grub!
    dont be afraid in a survival situation to drop a snare wire wired up to a hook and bait dangled in the water connected to an overhanging branch or log crossing a river.
    the you may catch a fish...that MAY catch a coon or another critter wanting that fish!
     
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    Good Points.. BG, I've had quite a bit of success with deadfalls on squirrel size game..but most folks don;t realize squirrels are tough...a heavy weight and a sensitive trigger is needed. There are aslo several steps you can take to ensure you get the most out of your deadfall, and to ensure the animal commits his head to the trap.

    (here's a vid of some of the steps I made a while back if anyone is interested YouTube - FIne Tuning deadfalls)

    Dead falls I think work best for foraging type animals (animals that are activly scent hunitng food (squirrels rats, raccoons etc) while snares can work for them to snares wil also work by catching habitual pattern movers (rabbits game birds etc.) while wire doesn;t take up weight...if you do not have it with you fabricating eough cordage to make a run of snare can be tough.

    I aspire to the 5-1 philosophy ( no not the doors song) but I think you have to set 5 deadfalls or snares to stand even the slightes chance of getting one to work.
     
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    I agree with the premise that snares are the way to go for larger animals, racoon, etc. I've found that even though snare wire is not heavy, 50 or 75 lb braided fishing line, like spyderwire, is even lighter and works fine. Carrying around several hundred feet of braided line is easy, and it can be used for lashing up shelters, guying out tarps, etc. in addition to setting snares and traps. Much better than wire.
    Sorry, I don't have any photos of my traps and snares. Never really occurred to me to take photos of them.
     
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    ...very nice video bb!
    ive had to do the same to mine to ensure propper kills.
    ive had the pleasure to watch alot of the tree rats literally walk all over my figure 4 without setting it off!!!!
    how frustrating is that for ya!
    but it taught me many thing on how to "sharpen" up my build on them.
    yes without cordage or wire in a REAL situation makes for tough times for sure.
    it is deffinatly a good idea to learn MULTIPLE trapping techniques,as we surely can not pick and choose our situations as they come at us.
    good show my man....good show.
    ...or should i say video!
     
  20. Bushpuukko

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    My favorite trap would have to be the Paiute Deadfall. In particular, the one my son made a few weeks after I taught him how to make one. Didn't think he was really paying attention. I was wrong :D
     
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    Bringing this old thread back up. Recently made a few Paiute deadfalls, going to try a figure 4 next.

     
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    Crawfish trap WIP
     

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