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.

Wooden and Metal Trapping Sifters

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Trapping Sifters are a must on any trappers line. Both the wood and metal sifter work well for the task. The metal sifter has a sharper edge so if you need to dig some nearby dirt it works really well. The wooden sifter is a bit more economical and a little smaller.

Wooden Trapping Sifter: 7 x 9 wood frame dirt sifter has a 1 / 4 mesh screen and features sturdy construction for long life and efficiency. A must have for any trapper!

Metal Trapping Sifter: The Metal Sifter is excellent for land trappers in making land sets. This sifter is 8″ x 10″

Wooden Trapping Sifter $9.80

Metal Trapping Sifter $11.15

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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Groundhog Trapping Tool – How To Video

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Ground Hog 3-in-1 Trapping Tool is a trowel, hammer and hoe all in one tool. Approximately 20″ long, weighs 3 pounds. All metal construction. This is the most useful trapping tool you can own. I personally use it myself. Perfect for digging trap beds, dirt holes and pounding in trap stakes. Unique feature allows you to dig a perfect dirt hole while removing the dirt with one twist of the tool. Awesome tool for your trapline.

Groundhog Trapping Tool $21.19

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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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How To Trap A Fox – Chicken Coop

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Fox Trapping

Here is a short video showing some basic techniques that can be used to trap a fox. This fox had been visiting our chicken coop and snatching some baby chicks. We started out with 15 baby chicks and within a few days got down to 5. The chicken coop was secure for the adult birds but the baby chicks could come and go through the wire.

We put the remaining chicks in a secure pen and then set our trap. I used a Duke 1.5 Coil Spring Double Jaw foot trap, chicken eggs and shellfish oil lure. Actually within 5 minutes of getting the trap set we caught a crow (that is one reason you normally dont use eggs). After releasing the crow we remade the set. Didnt catch anything the 1st night so we put some Shellfish Oil on the eggs and the next day we had a fox.

We hope this video give you some basic tips on how to trap a fox and the tools needed to do so. If you have any questions about this video please give us a call and we will be happy to help you out. 1-800-624-4493

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In The Fur Shed DVD

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Here is an really good dvd by Kyle Kaatz & Brian Steines. This DVD is great for a beginner learning the proper techniques of fur handling.

In the Fur Shed: A Complete Video Guide to Fur Handling with Kyle Kaatz & Brian Steines Join Kyle Kaatz and Brian Steines to learn their methods of handling muskrats, mink, raccoon, otter, beaver, opossums, coyotes, and fox. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fur handler you’ll gain valuable insights! Properly handled fur is always in demand. Take advantage of additional markets and higher prices by learning to skin, flesh, and stretch your catch. With spring beaver trapping in full swing, gain the knowledge you need to maximize your fur check!

In The Fur Shed DVD $28.50

How To Wax Traps

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We get many calls about waxing traps and I have put together this article and video in hopes that it will answer any questions you might have. In this video we used two different methods of waxing traps. We used the Double Boiler Method System and the Traditional Method of using your existing logwood solution. Both methods work well it just depends and whichever you prefer. I personally prefer the double boiler method. I feel like it does a better job.

How To Wax Traps

Benefits of Waxing Traps: Waxing your traps will help keep the odor of the dye down to a minimal level so not to spook off any wary target animals, it will also help speed your trap up and it will operate much smoother. Waxing traps will help protect your traps when you are using any antifreeze or salt that would cause corrosion to the trap.

Choosing Trap Wax: When choosing a trap wax make sure that you get a trap wax that has no beeswax in it. The beeswax will cause the wax on your trap to harden and chip in cold conditions. I recommend the Petes Best Trap Wax that can be found in 1 lbs. and 5 lbs. bars. If you are using the Double Boiler Method then you will need 5-10 lbs. of wax. The traditional method you can use the 1 lbs. bar of wax.

Trap Dye: You will need to make sure you have dyed your traps. Instructions on Dyeing your traps can be found on our previous post with video. How To Dye Your Traps

1. Double Boiler Method: If you decide to use the double boiler method you will need a heat source ( I used a Fry Daddy Stand), 2 Pots ( 1 smaller than the other so it can fit inside with about 1-2 inch apart), small metal spacer (to put in the bottom of the 1st pot so the 2nd pot doesn’t sit directly on the bottom) and Wax.

The reason behind using two pots and boiling water is so that your wax does not heat up till the point of catching fire. Wax is very flammable and it has a low flash point. By heating the wax up with the boiling water you know that the wax will never reach its flash point and catch fire. Water Boils at 212 degrees. The flash point of wax can range from 250 to 400 degrees.

2. Before dipping traps in dye solution make sure you put a nail or stick in between the jaws to hold them open.

3. Once you have your wax at a liquid state then you can dip your trap in the wax. I would leave the trap in the wax for 2 minutes then take your trap out and hang it up to cool off.

1. Traditional Method Using Existing Logwood Solution You have your logwood solution already heated up so you can place a bar of wax in the solution and let it melt. At that point just dip your traps in the solution and pull your traps back through the wax that should be sitting on top of the water (wax floats on water even in liquid form)

2. Before dipping traps in dye solution make sure you put a nail or stick in between the jaws to hold them open.

3. Once you have your traps hung up and cooled off then you can place them in a container with leaves and your all done !

Logwood Trap Dye Powder

Logwood Trap Dye Liquid

Trap Wax

How To Dye Your Traps With Logwood Dye

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We get many questions about how to dye your traps and have put together this article and video in hopes that it will answer any questions you might have. In this video we used two different methods of dyeing traps. We used the Cold Dye method and the Traditional Dye method using boiling water. Both methods work well it just depends and whichever you prefer. Here are the steps you will need to take to dye your traps:

How To Dye Traps

1. You will need to wash your traps with a degreaser of some type or lye to remove all the oil and grease that is on the trap out of the box. If you are using rusty traps then take a steel wire brush to them very lightly.

2. Take your traps outside and leave them exposed for a week or two to get a light coat of rust on them. If they are not rusting fast enough you can spray them with vinegar to speed up the process.

3. Before dipping traps in dye solution make sure you put a nail or stick in between the jaws to hold them open.

4. Cold Dye Method: Take your trap dye and mix with water in a bucket or container of some type. Put your traps in the container and leave for a few days. Once the desired color is obtained remove your traps and hang to dry. The benefit of this method is that you do not have to build a fire and watch it for an hour.

4. Traditional Method: Add your dye ( 1 Pack per 6 gallons of water) to your container. Bring your water to a rolling boil. Make sure you have a heat brick/stone on the bottom of the container so that the traps do not rest on the bottom. Let water temperature come down to a simmer and then put your traps in. Make sure you have a wire attached to make it easier to remove.  Allow traps to seat for 30 mins to 1 hour. I would check them until you get the desired color.

5. Once desired color is obtained simply remove your traps and hang them up to dry.

Note: Dying traps helps seal the trap so you do not have to deal with rust in the future. As with any piece of equipment if you want to keep it for an extended period of time and have it work properly then you do not need it to be rusty. Rust will slow your traps down and they will not last as long.

Next Video: How to Wax Your Traps.

Logwood Trap Dye Powder

Logwood Trap Dye Liquid

Trap Wax