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I want to start trapping for fox, bobcat, raccoon etc. What are some good traps to buy and some good techniques to use. Also i

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  • I want to start trapping for fox, bobcat, raccoon etc. What are some good traps to buy and some good techniques to use. Also i

    I want to start trapping for fox, bobcat, raccoon etc. What are some good traps to buy and some good techniques to use. Also is there any demand for pelts anymore?

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    I like using #2 longsprings and #2 double coil springs you can usually get a good price on ebay. I also use livetraps a lot and you can put a pheasant or duck carcass hanging in the back and catch bobcats along with coons. If you can find a buyer the market varies from year to year but coons have been running from $8-12 and fox are usually around $15-20 and cats are anywhere from $50-200 depending on marking, size etc. all of these are in Kansas and Nebraksa with the same buyer.

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    • #3
      thanks....thats puts things into perspective for me....how much do those #2 traps cost

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      • #4
        I paid $6 a piece for some new so I wouldn't pay any more than that but usually you can get 6 for around $30 on ebay.

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        • #5
          Thanks....i will check into that.....appreciate your help....have you trapped lately

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          • #6
            Yeah I haven't had any set in a couple weeks but its been warmer here so I haven't been real worried about it.

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            • #7
              well thanks for the info....hope you have a good one. i think i might get started soon

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              • #8
                Hmmmm

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                • #9
                  Contact your local outfitters because fly tiers like me love to get our hands on good tying materials, aka pelts.

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                  • #10
                    i trap nearly 275 coon a year just on snares. i used to use legtraps but they were expensive. simply just make the loop for raccoons about the size of ur open hand and about 3 inches off the ground on a well worn trail. trapping trails means no mess and bait to buy. stake it to the ground or if there isnt a tree near by close the loop and wrap it around a tree then bring it back through the stake loop and pull it tight around the tree. try to check them every day from a distance. ---- but this tactic is only for coons, grinners, and ground hogs. for coyotes and fox put the bottom of the loop 7 or 8 inches off the ground and abouut a 13-14 inch diameter hole. put this on a tire track trail (in the tire track) or on a hole in a fence. - go to "the Snare Shop" for cheap supplies and get the washer locks they are cheap and effective. all in all u can make 100 snares for only about 35 to 50 cents apiece. CHEAP and EFFECTIVE- i sell my raccoon pelts on the carcass and i get 8-10 dollars average. its not to good but not to bad. could be better

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                    • #11
                      Used #2 longsprings and #2 double coil springs!

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                      • #12
                        Used #2 longsprings and #2 double coil springs!

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