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Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5317685
12/16/15 01:45 AM
12/16/15 01:45 AM
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Thank you all for sharing

Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5321382
12/18/15 10:42 AM
12/18/15 10:42 AM
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NW Pa Backwoods USA
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NW Pa Backwoods USA
Nice pics guys. Our cat season opens tomorrow. I will take some pics of sets and post them sometime this weekend. I like to use Halloween tinsel, black with either silver skulls, purple bats, orange pumpkins mixed in, all of which are shiny. Black stands out in the snow.


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Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5321883
12/18/15 06:31 PM
12/18/15 06:31 PM
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North Central Idaho
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I'm not a big fan of cubbies, but they do have their place. Especially in our snowfreezingrainslushbombcrud. After a lot of refusals and/or fly-bys at "igloo" type cubbies, I started making them like more of a covered walk thru and catches went up. A lot of work to build though. Took three cats on these two sets last year:




Last edited by Jumperzee; 12/18/15 06:56 PM.
Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5321899
12/18/15 06:40 PM
12/18/15 06:40 PM
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North Central Idaho
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My preference is walk thru sets that I can keep working. Here's an example of a sheltered spot on a sharp ridge that I have a walk thru.

Trail runs right thru the hole in the center of the pic:



Same location with walk thru (fenced a little more than it shows). Also have some lure in the tree roots.


Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5321918
12/18/15 06:55 PM
12/18/15 06:55 PM
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North Central Idaho
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Number 1 go-to set and most productive (as far as baited sets) is a simple tree root set along a trail. The equivalent of a dirt-hole in the forest I guess. The tree provides some shelter as well as blocking. Pretty simple set up that can be put in quick and wherever you find sign. There's usually a tree that "jumps out" as far as location.


Trail leads right past cedar in center:


Chunk of beaver in crotch and some sheeps wool. Blocked DLS guarding hole:


Same set last year

Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5324365
12/20/15 06:11 AM
12/20/15 06:11 AM
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Montana
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Montana
This set has connected 3 times in 3 years for me

remake

careful about the size of sticks used for guiding, a big stick might look like a better spot to step than the pan

Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5324845
12/20/15 06:18 PM
12/20/15 06:18 PM
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Posts: 61
Texas, US
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Texas, US
Think this might work?



15-16
Raccoon- 13/25
Coyote- 4/2
Red fox- 0/2
Bobcat- 1/2
Skunk- 1/0
Possum- 15+
Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5329003
12/23/15 01:35 AM
12/23/15 01:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 51
Northern New Mexico
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Northern New Mexico
I try to only set where I have a good chance of making the set weather proof. The clear majority of my catches are usually right before or after a storm so I want to be confident the set won't be froze in. I caught this one two days ago.


This is another set I've had good luck at.

Today I caught this one in a location I have been eyeing for the last couple years but didn't have the time to make any sets there.



Then to cap off the day I went over to the location where I caught one two days ago and finally got my first two cat day.



Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5329065
12/23/15 02:00 AM
12/23/15 02:00 AM
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Montana
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This set produced last year and also this year. It is one of the few I don't use any guiding and set it up like a coyote set. It is a double mouse hole with Range Boss and Supercat down the holes with rock backing. It is under a big rock overhang and is totally weather proof. Only thing I did different this year was hang a goose feather over the rock backing in addition to the CD handing outside the rocks, you can see it hanging in the last pic.




Trap hard today like there is no tomorrow.
Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5329076
12/23/15 02:04 AM
12/23/15 02:04 AM
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Montana
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Montana
Here was one more view from a distance of last years cat so you can see the rocks.


Trap hard today like there is no tomorrow.
Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5329091
12/23/15 02:10 AM
12/23/15 02:10 AM
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Montana
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This simple set also produced a good Tom last year and a decent female this year. Not much for stepping guides here either. It is a downed tree that I saw a cat investigate last year while scouting. Beaver meat and Supercat inside.




Trap hard today like there is no tomorrow.
Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5329806
12/23/15 03:32 PM
12/23/15 03:32 PM
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Dunlap Tennessee
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Try putting some poly on top of your feathers. You can see it probably 4 times the distance of feathers only. The one in the picture is actually two feathers and they have a violet and the other side a blue strip down the middle and the violet really shows up a long way. Blue to violet is the supposed to be the colors cats see best from the little bit I have been able to find out about it. Also red, blue and yellow lights in one study. I have picked up 4 cats in that area by creek but usually after it has been out a month. A good pinch point but seems to just be a travel area. I have used it in other areas and caught cats on th

e same feather rig. You can get every color in the world at Wal-Mart for 50 cents a bottle in the craft area.

Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5335012
12/27/15 02:50 AM
12/27/15 02:50 AM
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Southern NV
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Southern NV
Here is a cat I caught today next to the remake. Is set up on a small loop off of a main trail on some rim rock. The little loop leads to a cave that goes about thirty feet back. No cat sign in the cave when I set, but I just could imagine a cat to go there during a storm or to hole up during the day. I blocked it with rocks on the side and jagged sticks for guides in front and behind the trap. Then attached a tin foil square to a piece of wire to hang two feet or so over the trap in an attempt to pull a cat off the main trail via curiosity if they weren't going to the cave. (The tin foil got lost when the cat got caught so I replaced it with gift paper from Christmas) I like using that paper and tin foil because it not only grabs the eye, but also makes noise against the wire. From the lack of tracks in the fresh snow I can tell she was caught before the snow started sticking. Does that mean she was heading to the cave to hide during the storm like my original plan? Or did the tinfoil get her attention? Or maybe she smelt the skunk or cat gland lure I used or even the urine and castor I refreshed it with? I have no clue, that's why I use every thing I can to appeal to any of the cat's senses.


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Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5335682
12/27/15 05:49 PM
12/27/15 05:49 PM
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Louisiana
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Louisiana
Congratulations on your catch,you can add a larger Christmas silver "jingle" bell to the bottom of your attractor,to create a bit of sound,also,they will be on sale,at the hobby/craft stores' after Christmas sales. The multi-colored Hartz Mountain "Midnight Crazies" bell in a ball,cat play toys,at the local Walmart or pet store,will work,in much the same manner,also. Good Luck!

Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5359655
01/10/16 07:05 PM
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Southern NV
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This female was caught on the first check after making this set. Location is a defined trail on a little saddle/ rise off the desert floor. Which is directly below a large saddle on a long running ridge making it what we called "the lower saddle". The main saddle was also set, and also connected on the first check.

What can't be seen in the picture is a thick stick running parallel to the trap two-three feet directly above the trap with tin foil on it. For the visual, and to keep deer, burros, livestock, and coyotes out.


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Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5359743
01/10/16 08:33 PM
01/10/16 08:33 PM
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Louisiana
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Louisiana
Congratulations! The breeding season has begun and the toms are traveling more,looking for the females and they will be paired up and traveling together. January is my favorite month for bobcat trapping,a wise trapper,who can keep his traps functioning,through the extreme weather conditions,will be rewarded for his persistent efforts and hard work. Good Luck!

Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5361004
01/11/16 05:52 PM
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Southern Nevada
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Southern Nevada
Find a toilet


Set the toilet


Catch a cat


Remake the set


If traps work like the Antis say......I would have no fingers.
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Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5369528
01/17/16 05:09 AM
01/17/16 05:09 AM
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There is a lot of info in every pic on here thank you all for sharing

Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5378188
01/22/16 12:46 AM
01/22/16 12:46 AM
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Jackson, Missouri
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Jackson, Missouri
So for you guys who make exposed-pan sets or just walk-throughs in general (even if you bury your trap)... if it snows on your set, do you go brush it all off so the cats can see your stepping sticks/guiding?

Re: CAT SET PHOTOS [Re: Lazarus] #5378235
01/22/16 01:14 AM
01/22/16 01:14 AM
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Idaho
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Idaho
Yes if the snow is deep enough that you can no longer see that there are even objects that the cat needs to step over. But if there's just a little so the cat will still step over the sticks then no, I leave 'em be. The exception is when we're having warm days so the snow melts and then freezes at night -which is how it has been here the last week. In this case, I try and remove even the little amounts of snow to help keep my traps from freezing down.
Far from an expert but that's what I do.


Where we're going, we don't need roads.
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