Duke 550 Pro Series Trap Video

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The Duke 550 Pro Series is a Coil Spring Trap with a Cast Jaw that is Offset. Trap comes factory night latched so no modifications are necessary. Trap features heavy duty #2 machine link chain that has a D ring and center swivel. The 550 Trap has a 5 1/2 inch inside jaw spread is perfect for catching or trapping fox, coyote or bobcat.

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Fleming #1.5 Coil Spring Trap

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Order 6 or More Traps – FREE Bottle of Lure

https://www.flemingtraps.com/fleming-15-coil-spring-foot-trap.html

Earn Double Rewards on purchase of Fleming #1.5 Traps

The Fleming #1.5 Coil Spring Trap is designed to be ready to use when it arrives to you. Trap is completely galvanized so there is NO dying necessary to prevent rusting.

This trap is built to last for years with heavy duty features including:

– Heavy duty #2 machine link chain
– Crunch proof swivels
– Music Wire Springs
– Heavy Duty 3/16” Frame – 1/8” Crossframe – 1/8” Levers
– 4.75” Jaw Spread
– Weight: 1 lbs. 7.7 ounces 

Target Animals: Fisher, Fox, Marten, Mink, Muskrat, Nutria, Opossum, Raccoon, Skunk & Weasel.

Earn Double Rewards on purchase of Fleming #1.5 Traps

Coil Spring Trap Setters

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Are you tired of trying to set your coil spring traps with just your hands. Try the Coil Spring Trap Setter. Handles slip over trap’s levers to make setting strong traps easy. Fits all size coil spring foot traps through #4’s.

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Here is a video that shows you how to use the coil spring trap setters.

Snares and Snaring Book by Raymond Thompson

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Written, edited and published by Raymond Thompson, this book details his experience and knowledge of snaring. These seventy pages, with many illustrations, describe what equipment to use and how to use it. Also includes information regarding habits of animals, sets to use adn how to set snares. Read about the history of Thompson Snares and how steel wire came into use in the snaring industry. 70 Pages. Paperback.

This is the best book you will ever find on snaring. I highly recommend it.

Snare and Snaring Book $ 14.80

Dog Proof Raccoon Trapping – Ztrap Dog Proof Coon Trap

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The Dog Proof Raccoon Trap is one of the best selling raccoon traps on the market and we decided to test out the Ztraps version and make a video for our customers. In this video we used all three color variations of the Ztrap. They come in White, Brown and Camouflage. We used 9 total traps ( 3 of each color ) at 3 separate locations.

We baited the traps with a mixture of corn, high protein dog food, marshmallows and Coon Catcher Lure. Traps were staked down with Berkshire Disposable stakes and attached to the cable with a quick link.

The traps were left out for 5 days and we caught 2 opossums and 3 raccoons. The three coons were caught on a brown, white and camo trap. Take a look at the video below at the 5:00 mark for raccoons caught.

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Coon Catcher Lure – Click Here

Trappers Hide Tanning Instructions

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Trapper’s Hide Tanning Formula allows easy home tanning of all fur skins and deer hides. It produces a soft, supple Indian-style tan in 5-7 days, and is pre-mixed and ready to use.

Trapper’s Hide Tanning Formula comes in an 8 oz. bottle and tans all fur skins — raccoon, fox, coyote, muskrat, mink, beaver, squirrel, rabbit, etc; and tans deer either hair-on for a rug or mount or hair-off for bucksin leather. Also tans elk, moose, caribou, bear………and even snakeskin.

One bottle will tan two medium sized fur skins or one deer hide. Elk, moose, caribou and bear require 3 to 6 bottles.

Click Here To Order Trappers Hide Tanning Formula $10.00

Directions: Follow steps carefully for best results

1. For best results, start with fresh, green skin. Carefully scrape or cut off all meat and fat until skin is very clean. If applicable, skin out ears and paws, split tail. If skin has been dried, you should first soak in plain water, just long enough to soften. (For red or grey fox use salt water, ½ lb. salt/gal. at room temperature.)

2. To tan hair-on: Salt the flesh side with TABLE SALT. Work PLENTY OF SALT into entire hide including ears, paws, etc. Fold salted hide flesh on flesh, roll up and leave 24 hrs. Then scrape off old salt and repeat with clean salt for another 24 hrs. Then scrape off salt again and go to Step 4.

3. To tan hair-off: (e.g. buckskin) Immerse hide in plain water. NO SALT. Change water daily until hair loosens (usually 4-6 days of deer or elk). Pull or scrape off hair is removed. Rinse well in clean water and go to Step 4

4. Prepare a salt bath by mixing 1\2 lb. of table salt per gal. of hot water. (For hair-off tanning only, e.g. buckskin, add 1 capful of Clorox per 5 gall. of salt bath). Mix salt bath thoroughly and let cool. Then Immerse hide 6-8 hrs. (except red or grey fox just 15 min.). Remove, rinse in cool water and drain.

5. Using a sharp knife, thin skin as much as possible, removing any remaining membrane. A wire wheel can be used if skin is allowed to almost dry first.

6. After skin is thinned, wash in warm water with liquid dish soap (e.g. Dawn) to remove salt and grease. Very greasy skins such as raccoon, beaver and bear should be washed twice with dish soap to remove all grease. Then hang to drain

7. Warm Hide Tanning Formula (HTG) by sitting bottle in pot of hot tap water for 30 min. The skin should be at room temperature, semidry, but still moist and flexible. Shake warm HTF well and apply an even layer to the flesh side. Apply with paint brush, or by hand wearing rubber gloves. Massage firmly into all areas of the skin.

8. Fold the skin flesh side unto itself and leave overnight (12-16 hours). If it is a cased skin, just turn it fur out and hang at room temperature, away from direct heat. This will allow the fur to dry while the hide is tanning. After this 12-16 hr. tanning time, open the flesh side to the air (or if a cased pelt, turn the flesh side out again) and let dry slowly over 2-3 days. As it dries, periodically pull and stretch the skin until it is completely dry and soft. If the skin is still stiff in a few spots, dampen those areas with warm water, reapply warm HTF and repeat.

9. OPTIONAL: When the skin is fully tanned and dry it can be thinned further with a wire wheel or coarse sandpaper if a higher degree of suppleness is desired. Also, pulling the tanned hide back and forth over a tight rope works very well for softening.

Wild Fur Pelt Handling Guide by NAFA

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Here is a great Guide to Wild Fur Handling by North American Fur Auctions. Here is NAFA aution schedule from their website.

Last Receiving Dates

Last Receiving Dates
February Sale: LRD January 6, 2014
April/May Sale: LRD March 10, 2014
June/July Sale: LRD May 5, 2014

REVISED 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE
February 17 – 23, 2014 (On show Feb. 12 – 16)
April 28 – May 3, 2014 (On show April 23 – 27)
June 27 – July 2, 2014 (On show June 22-26)

Credit: NAFA – North American Fur Auctions. 2013. www.nafa.ca

Berkshire Disposable Stakes – How To Video

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Berkshire Disposable Stakes are excellent for all sizes and types of traps, including cage traps, snares, and is perfect for anchoring rodent bait boxes in place. Has no weld that can break, can be reused.

You can purchase just the stakes or you can purchase the stakes with a 15″ cable already attached. The standard stakes are great for normal soil conditions, the heavy duty are for hard ground or frozen ground and the softground stakes work best in real sandy or swampy conditions.

In the video demonstration below I use a Stake Driverto drive the stakes in the ground. This stake driver is highly recommended for the Berkshire Staking System.

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