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Pan covers #6726675
01/12/20 08:47 PM
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So, we dye and wax the traps. What about the trap pan covers? Iím asking because I think Iím getting a few dig ups from the trap pan covers. Thanks!

Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6726678
01/12/20 08:51 PM
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I wash mine and hang the bundles in the trees before the season opens try some new gloves maybe.


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Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6726708
01/12/20 09:13 PM
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I like using polyfill instead of a pan cover. I believe most dig ups are due to coons, etc and not Odor problems unless lure/bait has been dropped on top. Many times I have coons drag the whole trap out of the bed without setting it off.

Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6726862
01/12/20 11:23 PM
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Use galvanized window screen

Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6726895
01/12/20 11:59 PM
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My friend showed. Me his pref....wax paper


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Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6726905
01/13/20 12:12 AM
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Cut up a roll 6 inches wide and staple them together in 6 layers and cut out a cardboard template then sit watching TV and cut out a few hundred, wash and air dry.

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Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6726925
01/13/20 12:51 AM
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I buy either stiff aluminum or galvanized steel screen. Take them out of bags they come in. Cut to fit styles of traps I use. Put back in bags. Set over pan but under jaws. Then use grass to cover at sets. Most of my sets are pipe dream sets. A few get pawed off but very few.

Iím convinced we give too much credit to animal intelligence. You donít have to dye and hot wax traps. I spray paint and dip in full metal jacket. You also donít have to wrap yourself in Kevlar to keep your scent away from trap sites.

Take a deep breath. Be reasonably clean with what you do. And donít over analyze !!!


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Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6727124
01/13/20 08:25 AM
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Thanks everyone! Much appreciated. But what do I use to wash the trap pan covers to leave no scent?

Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6727194
01/13/20 09:18 AM
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Hot water would be my choice.


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Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6727227
01/13/20 09:40 AM
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Loose dirt or covering is most often the cause of a dig up.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6727583
01/13/20 02:23 PM
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Skunks n coon like loose dirt too I think

Re: Pan covers [Re: Wedelnew] #6727692
01/13/20 04:15 PM
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i use a trappers cap.


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