How about keeping a live trap going 24/7 in season?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jmc, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    true, keeping the bait supplied could be a pain, and you may catch unnecessary things.
    But if one could catch potential predators while they are still 'potential'......................?
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I keep live traps set 24/7 365 days. Bait eggs last forever....only catch racoons,possums,and skunks. No pets
     
  3. WillieBoy

    WillieBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my live traps working maybe 30-40 weeks a yr..Sometimes they don't catch for a good while..
    I like to work them not far from my coops, so i can be pretty sure, whatever i catch is sniffing around for my birds...
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I've caught possums just by setting the trap against a wall, and arranging some large flower pots to "funnel" them in.
    No bait required
     
  5. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    As far as I'm concerned, there is no "season" if they are attacking my livestock!
     
  6. wormy270

    wormy270 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know of a live trap I could catch snakes in?
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the larger glue traps work best
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:bait is pretty easy I fish a lot and eggs that do not hatch and when I process birds and so forth and so on.....
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I've been trapping almost every night since I had to move my roosters out to the sticks. I've caught 8 or more raccoons, 2 red foxes, 1 skunk, and several young possums
    Either nothing has come by in a day or two, or they didn't approve of the leftover Sonic tots that I threw in there the other night. My standard bait is the cheapest brand dry cat food.
     

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