I was going to buy one just to hold the traps open while i file off sharp edges, even 1-1/2's can be hard on little grey fox. I'm thinking of going to the 450's see if they are easier on them. I hate to see a cut foot on an animal a customer might also see that, makes us look bad.
I thought I was doing good yesterday when I filled up the diesel for 4.35 per gal. Then I thought "wait a minute - what was I paying for diesel in 2020 ------ 2.something" I guess I need to increase my hourly rates to make up for this ( already have but not nearly enough). Sooo glad bidenomics and build back better is working to someones benefit.
Roy Dalhgren asked me to send him a long spring trap of dad's and one of mine to have knives from the springs for the NTA convention in Escanaba. He gave me this set, and I'm offering them up for this auction. Dad's name and my name are embossed on the blades of the knives. I will pay shipping to anywhere in the US.
I am sure this topic has been covered thoroughly in the past but out of curiosity I will put it out there again. When targeting beaver with a piece or two of popple and trying for a front foot what is your preferred pan tension? I've used little or no tension my whole life for front foot beaver trapping. This would be open water trapping with trap set shallow on a drowner. Just curious what majority does compared to what I've done for decades.