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BOBCATS - ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! #468190
12/17/07 10:56 PM
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i was wondering what advice and views some people have about the sets


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Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: predatortrapper] #468211
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I ain't no good cat trapper by any means...seriously, but guide as close to the pan as possible without anything inside the jaws, and if you don't think you have a big, wide pan, use the shingle trick. Also don't leave places around the trap to step that can be used to get to the destination, put lumpy rocks, etc.

Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: predatortrapper] #468220
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stablize your trap well and block/guide enough to invite the animals foot to step upon the pan area with a natural gait or stepping movement.If too much or to little is used it may cause them to jump over or side step. Dont give them anything that would allow stepping upon objects or rest upon objects on the sides of the walk thru exposed trap area.

Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: Bob Jameson] #468265
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Plenty of tension when using shingle pan covers and 4 coils for cat trapping. In extreme freeze/thaw , suggest longsprings. Even though the frame and bottom of springs are frozen , they still fire , unlike the slower than molasses closing with coils(if at all) in them conditions.


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Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: JimVerdier] #468302
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now how do i put shingles on but being able to easily get them off


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Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: predatortrapper] #468376
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The link I provided you in the pm is a good one.

Cut out 2 pieces of shingle to the desired size, staple them together on all sides but one, and slip over the pan kind of like a sock.

Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: ] #469125
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Thanks for the post, have you any pics of your set? [/quote]

here is one, this is how I catch all of my animals.



Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: cat trapper] #469138
12/18/07 03:02 PM
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how long does it take you to find a hundred of those sticks bent in the exact shape of the trap? hehe

great setup, just goes to show that cat trapping isn't rocket science.......

learn the behavior and set on location and sign.


take me to where the blacktop ends.. then go further with me
Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: k. miller] #469141
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k.miller, start looking in the area you are in and I bet you would be amazed at how many are bent that way.

Bruce, I am not pulling your leg, This is how we set fast sets, if you want to set 50-60 sets in a day you dont have time to cover every one of them. and remakes are lots easier as well.


Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: cat trapper] #469161
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i was kidding.....two shorts bent at 22 degrees works too


take me to where the blacktop ends.. then go further with me
Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: k. miller] #469771
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why the asfault roof material, whats the attraction? sorry if its a stupid question but very curious

Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: saddlehorse_98] #470196
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it isnt an attraction but it looks like a rock for them to step on, not just the pan.


Re: ADVICE FOR EXPOSED CAT SETS! [Re: cat trapper] #470293
12/19/07 12:08 AM
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from what i understand cats take short strides..and for it to continue on without jumping, it sees the shingle and it looks like a gravel path and it steps there.


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