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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5746884
12/24/16 09:10 PM
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Lay a stick that he can't move under the snare to make him raise his head up some. It can be done. Got one one time under water in a 330 under a dive pole set for beavers. Also got a swamp rabbit that way one time. Ever threw one on a frozen pond? Make you laugh your butt off, bet that joker would go a mile on ice if it had the room.

Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5798943
02/03/17 08:05 PM
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Louisiana
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I haven't given up, in case you were wondering. I've just been busy with other things.


I stopped trying on the trail that this thread was started over, because (once I put a trail cam) all that was passing were grinners. I got lots of videos of grinners. Today, I was going through those videos, and I realized I have another visitor that was using that trail, and I would think it's still using this trail. I'm going to have to hang a snare or two and wait, just in case.


I shot at a bobcat that was sitting on its duff right outside my barn a few weeks ago. It was a Friday morning about 7:30. I saw it and even showed my wife before grabbing a shotgun. It was at the extreme limits of shotgun range, and I should have grabbed something else. I justs didn't know how much time I had and a shotgun was close. It may or may not have been hit. I thought surely I hit it, but it ran like lightning, and I never recovered it, so it may still be waiting to pounce on my chickens. This trail is only a few yards from my barn.



^^^ my nightly trail runner







I sure hope it's dead, but if it isn't, I may end up catching it in a snare.


Whether you think you can or canít, youíre usually right. - Ford

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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5809991
02/11/17 09:11 PM
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Setting up a Coon line I came across two burrows that appear to be active. When I started this thread, it turned out I was setting on a trail that grinners were traveling and knocking over my snares. I'm finally getting around to setting snares just for dillers. Game on!


Whether you think you can or canít, youíre usually right. - Ford

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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5810086
02/11/17 10:29 PM
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Good luck can't wait to see how this turns out


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5816622
02/17/17 12:40 AM
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I'm glad to catch skunks, especially those that haven't sprayed, but itd be nice to get dillers when that's what I'm after...




No activity at the other burrow. Looks like I'll be setting snares on more burrows tomorrow and Sunday


Whether you think you can or canít, youíre usually right. - Ford

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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5817076
02/17/17 12:53 PM
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I found some great trails to set next week. Looks like mostly armadillos traveling them


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5820572
02/20/17 05:12 PM
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Set 4 on decent trail today. As well as a Grinner snare in hopes of cutting them off.


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5820584
02/20/17 05:23 PM
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I set up two on a good trail yesterday as well. One of them was knocked down this morning.


Good idea to cut the grinners off!


Whether you think you can or canít, youíre usually right. - Ford

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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5820585
02/20/17 05:23 PM
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WE WILL HAVE SOME DILLERS NECK SNARED BEFORE THE FAT LADIES SING!


We will have some dillers snared some-kinda-way before the fat ladies sing!

Last edited by Aix sponsa; 03/02/17 04:33 PM. Reason: Well...

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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5820653
02/20/17 06:37 PM
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Still looking to buy any armadillo skulls any of you guys get, good luck


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Greg Novak
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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5820663
02/20/17 06:51 PM
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Here's one of the sets, lock on bottom





If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5831984
03/02/17 04:21 AM
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Ok, enough is enough. I'm going to snare a dang armadillo. Up until this point, I have been trying to neck snare one. Now I'm just going to snare one however I can. I am setting 2 1/2 - 3 1/2" neck snares, 6-8" inverted body snares, and I'm setting 6-8" standard snares with the body in mind. I'm using 1x19 and 7x7.


I am going to gang set multiple trails starting tonight, and I am going to continue setting several snares on different trails each day for the next week or two if needed. I'm catching one! If this means thinning out grinners first, then so be it. I have to do the same in every other way that I trap. Why shouldn't they ruin good diller sets too ....If I don't catch one, then I'm going to stop jackin around with the idea, at least for now.


One way or another, I'm doing it. Boom or bust!



Tonight I added 3 body snares to trail #2--2 inverted and 1 standard. Also have two neck snares on trail #2.








Will set additional snares tomorrow on trail #1 and #4. Will also update every few days unless I make a catch.


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5832102
03/02/17 12:05 PM
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Aix, If nothing else, you aren't a quitter! Lol.

Good luck with you diller quest

Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5832105
03/02/17 12:17 PM
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Aix, this has been a fun thread to follow, thanks for taking us along.
Jim


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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: jabNE] #5832279
03/02/17 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: jabNE
Aix, this has been a fun thread to follow, thanks for taking us along.
Jim
Agreed, thank you!!

At this point though, I would wonder if you actually have armadillos in your area.


The beatings will continue until morale improves.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5832312
03/02/17 04:30 PM
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Welp, picked up my first snare clogger on trail #2 this morning. Surprisingly, it wasn't a grinner. It was a coon.


Trail #1 is the original trail that I setup. The one that I thought I was just missing the diller, because the neck snares (all 4) were knocked down every.single.morning. Once I put up a trail camera, I realized that grinners were knocking down the snares, so I pulled. I will be setting #1 again, because dillers, grinners, bobcats, coons, and who knows what else is continually using that trail. Dillers are the target, but the rest of those critters listed are problems for my birds, so I'll remove them too.

I am going to set body snares that are inverted, as well as right side up. If you're wondering why would I set the body snares upside down, here's my thinking::: Armadillos have a hard shell that wraps around 3 sides of their body. The only side that isn't covered is the underside. My hunch is that with the lock on top, I may encounter issues with lockup. Maybe, maybe not. If I have my lock on the bottom, I feel as though I have a better chance of the lock not having problems locking up--once I get em to fire it.

I am also considering switching from short extensions to long extensions. Currently, my snare + extension is less than 4 feet. If I increase that to 8-10 feet then MAYBE I could really get a good lockup when they hit the end of the cable.

We'll see. Since there's nothing that I've seen written on the subject, kinda having to figure things out as it happens. I know that everytime I empty a diller out of a 160 or 220 on my trap lines, I think "Dang, this could have been snared".






Airport Trapper, what are your updates? Are they knocking down your snare loops? Are you getting dillers on trail camera?



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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5832352
03/02/17 05:14 PM
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I cheated, started back setting boxes. Grinners and armadillos on camera but the grinners always get there 1st.


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Softshell Turtle] #5974400
08/13/17 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: Softshell Turtle
I am a seafood and exotic meat wholesaler in California. Does anyone trap enough armadillos to be able to sell to me?




Airport Trapper,


Looks like you're about to be able to retire.


Whether you think you can or canít, youíre usually right. - Ford

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Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Aix sponsa] #5974447
08/13/17 05:45 PM
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It would depend on price and legality


If it makes a track on this earth , I can catch it.
Re: ------Snaring Armadillos [Re: Softshell Turtle] #5974709
08/13/17 10:56 PM
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Well, here is a story, as best I can remember it, which may not be too good. A number of years ago I met a trapper that went by the name of Jack Pine Savage on here. Seems like one of his partners in crime had gone on a southern sabbatical and came across a dillo which he transported back to northern Minnesota and placed in one of Jack Pine's coyote snares, mid January or so.
The names Arnie and Swedberg seem to stick in my mind.
lol, Zim

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