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Offline chez

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fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« on: Oct 16, 2013, 11:38:37 AM »
i NEVER TRAPPED BEFORE.i LIVE IN NE PA.iM INTERESTED IN TRAPPING.FOX and COONS.i KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF BOOKS OUT THERE BUT IM NOT SURE WHERE TO START.hOW MANY TRAPS,WHAT SIZE TRAPS AND SO ON.iS THERE ANY GOOD DVDS OUT THERE TO WATCH TO JUST GET THE BASICS.I OWN MY OWN LAND 54 ACERS.LOTS OF FOX AND COONS.A FEW COYOTES ALWAYS AND, I DID KILL A BOBCAT 5 YEARS AGO,.iM 50 YEARS OLD AND WANT TO GIVE IT A SHOT.i HAVE TWO CREEK THAT RUN THREW MY LAND..i NEED THE BASICS I GUESS.IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN GET ANY QUALITY INFO IT WOULD BE GREAT.YOU CAN PM ME.THANKS FOR AMY HELP.

Offline nyduckman

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Re: fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« Reply #1 on: Oct 16, 2013, 11:57:10 AM »
there are tons of good books out there to read..they all give the same basic ideas so to name just one isn't going to help you..buy 2-3 books read them and make up your own mind as to what ideas you think you like best and go from there...as far as what traps to use id use 1.5 or 1.75 coilsprings plenty big if you happen to get a yote...I buy most of my trapping supply's from PCSOUTDOORS.com they have great monthly deals and free shipping over 300 dollars...try going onto youtube and watch videos of other people trapping or skinning out fox/coon I learned how to skin/flesh a coon by watching videos... try pcsoutdoor though its a great company 
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Offline monk

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Re: fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« Reply #2 on: Oct 16, 2013, 01:46:57 PM »
Not PA but a lot of info... http://nytrappers.proboards.com/
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Offline nyduckman

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Re: fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« Reply #3 on: Oct 16, 2013, 01:53:54 PM »
monk you on there too?? im under huntbeagles86 cuz I couldn't remember my old password again

Offline mschott

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Re: fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« Reply #4 on: Oct 16, 2013, 02:42:41 PM »
Like nyduckman said there are alot of books and videos out there , there is alot of videos on  you tube  too watch a couple and see what best fits your interests and get out there and start laying steel . There will be alot of trial and error so don't get discouraged! You could watch the paper shop in the hunting and fishing section for used equipment .you could also look into the pa trappers association http://www.patrappers.com/  not sure which county you are in but alot of times the different districts will have swap meets . good luck
« Last Edit: Oct 16, 2013, 02:43:51 PM by mschott »
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Offline hickgtx600f4

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Re: fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« Reply #5 on: Oct 16, 2013, 03:14:15 PM »
Here is a simple set that is good for fox, coyote, and bobcat. just use the appropriate size set for the target animal.

http://www.trapperman.com/trapperman/dirthole_set.html

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lots of Great info on this site.

http://youtu.be/Ljs7JQgHNtE
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basic tools needed.

http://youtu.be/BbdEq1WSyJY
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how to make the dirthole set.

there are lots of great sets on you tube.

i have the rebar for steaks but i prefer the cable style tiedown's. simple and strong.

Offline monk

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Re: fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« Reply #6 on: Oct 16, 2013, 03:36:06 PM »
monk you on there too?? im under huntbeagles86 cuz I couldn't remember my old password again






I'm under rendezvous,  I haven't been on in a while...
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Re: fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« Reply #7 on: Oct 17, 2013, 07:30:45 AM »
THANK YOU GUYS.GOOD LUCK TRAPPING AND HUNTING.IM SURE ILL BE BACK WITH MORE QUESTIONS.

Offline slt

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Re: fIRST TIME TRAPPER
« Reply #8 on: Nov 17, 2013, 10:53:35 AM »
Catching anything CHEZ? I too got started a little later in life with this trapping thing. The best advise I can give you is that there are no hard and fast rules. Try things, modify, experiment and most important DON'T GET DISCOURAGED. I'm still not much of a trapper but do enjoy it. My first year I caught a possum and a skunk. Each year I learn a bit more and have more success. Good luck to you sir!
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