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#1197868 - 01/25/10 09:31 PM Claw Traps?
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Anyone use them? I work at Gander and had a gentleman come in their and buy some and had a really neat conversation with him. I have never used them but it sounds pretty fun and he had good results.

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#1197945 - 01/25/10 09:58 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: RMR]
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what do you mean by claw traps? if your refering to footholds(steeltraps) that have the teeth on them, they banned those many many years ago. they are no longer in production and are illegal to use.



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#1197955 - 01/25/10 10:01 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: jdw]
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Originally Posted By: jdw
what do you mean by claw traps? if your refering to footholds(steeltraps) that have the teeth on them, they banned those many many years ago. they are no longer in production and are illegal to use.


who the heck told u that????


steel traps are still available for purchase all over the place and are legal. now maybe there is a certain version that is not legal idk for sure, but i know that u can buy some that are able to trap any yote koon opossum what ever. i know lots of people that use em, and have several myself. and ryan, they work good. if ur just doin it for fun, then you really dont have to try all that hard ive never descented mine or whatever, i usually put it somewhere and bait around it. ive caught lots of yotes, and more koons and oppossums than i could imagine lol. but i quit with the yotes because i was scard id catch someones dog.

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#1197988 - 01/25/10 10:11 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: Brandon A]
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you didnt pay attention to what i said. i said the footholds that have teeth on them from back in old days. ive been trapping for 15 years and yes you can still buy them and use them including myself just not the one's with teeth on them


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#1197998 - 01/25/10 10:14 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: jdw]
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Originally Posted By: jdw
you didnt pay attention to what i said. i said the footholds that have teeth on them from back in old days. ive been trapping for 15 years and yes you can still buy them and use them including myself just not the one's with teeth on them

gotcha up

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#1198026 - 01/25/10 10:23 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: Brandon A]
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the one's with teeth on them are collector's items, which i have a couple myself. if you find some or have have some hang on to them they are worth alot money and will gain value years to come.
they are good conversation piece too.


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#1198785 - 01/26/10 11:09 AM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: jdw]
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I don't mean the ones with teeth. I don't know what they are exactly called, that is just what the guy asked for. Brandon, how would you secure the trap for yotes. The guy said that just staking them down aint enough...that you need to attach it to a log or logs so they will have to carry it and get tired. He said if it is just staked, coyotes can get out of em.

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#1198816 - 01/26/10 11:20 AM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: RMR]
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Ive staked mine down for coyotes forever using bridger #2's and have lost one that i can think of. If you have yor traps adjusted right and multiple swivels on the chain you will be good to go. A buddy of mine ties his off to a big ole log and it works too. Im a fan of the catch circles!

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#1198846 - 01/26/10 11:28 AM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: Txtrapper10]
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Don't u mean jaw traps

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#1198929 - 01/26/10 11:53 AM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: Txtrapper10]
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Originally Posted By: Txtrapper10
Ive staked mine down for coyotes forever using bridger #2's and have lost one that i can think of. If you have yor traps adjusted right and multiple swivels on the chain you will be good to go. A buddy of mine ties his off to a big ole log and it works too. Im a fan of the catch circles!

Yeah he was tellin me that is a good way to make a circle of logs

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#1199006 - 01/26/10 12:24 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: RMR]
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well ryan, ive staked a lot of mine down and ive chained a bunch of em to a tree. the first time i ever tried it, was in a creek and i was about 10 yrs old. i ran 2ft stakes into 2ft of sand. Baited it with perch i caught out of my tank. the next mornin i checked emm and 2 of the traps were gone and one was untouched. so i think u can stake em down, just make sure u arent stakin into something as soft as sand lol

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#1199113 - 01/26/10 12:52 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: Brandon A]
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i always use 1/4 rebar, 16 inches long and never had any coyotes pull it out and ive caught many 40 pounders over the years


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#1199140 - 01/26/10 01:01 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: jdw]
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I use 1/2 rebar 18 inches long. Had it pumped up a few times and pulled out once but that was because of my own stupidity and staked it in pretty much sand.

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#1199312 - 01/26/10 01:55 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: Brandon A]
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If the ground you're setting in is soft and will not hold a stake in place, then double stake it making an X pattern with your stakes. Or if you have sufficient brush, small saplings where you can use a 2-prong drag on your chain (at least 6-8' of chain with at least 3-4 swivels), having the species move away from the set sight and out of passerby's eyes sure does help plus it fun to always find what you may have trapped.

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#1199938 - 01/26/10 06:42 PM Re: Claw Traps? [Re: kyotee1]
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kyotee are u sayin chain the trap to something a yote could drag??? sounds interesting.

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