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Newbie conibear user, Jammed in cubby #6887207
06/01/20 12:26 AM
06/01/20 12:26 AM
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Squirrels in attic, they got in from soffit. Tried
havahart trap (single door squirrel sized), the
squirrel went nuts inside and sqeezed
out before I could get to it. Likely small juvenile.

Anywho, borrowed a 110 conibear. Built a cubby.
The conibear tripped, but jammed inside cubby
and did not fully squeeze. Bait (marshmallow)
was not removed, perhaps squirrels now afraid
of the cubby?

Any tips to keep conibear from getting Cockeyed
inside the cubby when tripped?


Before tripping
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After tripping .
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Last edited by WalkGood; 06/01/20 03:14 PM. Reason: typo
Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6887223
06/01/20 03:48 AM
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I can see 2 possible problems (1) the opening is to big should be as close as the size of the a set 110 and (2) the slot your spring slides I'd is to big should only be about a half inch , probably (2) more than anything, jmo

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Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6887295
06/01/20 08:06 AM
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Try placing a small piece of wood across the bottom of the cubbie that fits snug between the jaws.
Kinda like this except on the bottom of the box.
[Linked Image]
Or try something else to stabilize the lower jaws, killer clip or a piece of tin, hose...
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You are probably not going to have a high success rate with a 110...

Red squirrel? I would shoot every one of them outside, seal their entry and line with tin. And maybe use rat poison with a few peanuts mixed in for good measure. Red squirrels can be very destructive, I would hit them with everything and git-r-done!

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Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: rendezvous] #6887347
06/01/20 09:33 AM
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Gray squirrels. Cannot shoot in residential neighborhood of NY , neighbor is 35 ft away.



Last edited by WalkGood; 06/01/20 09:37 AM. Reason: typo
Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: Huntall76] #6887351
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I can add strips of wood to the slot to make it narrower.

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6887383
06/01/20 10:07 AM
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Use a 120 and make your slots narrow-1/4 inch.That will hold your trap rock solid,even upside down. [Linked Image]

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6887528
06/01/20 02:23 PM
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Borrow a 160 size BG (6 X 6) and make a small cylinder wire basket out of 1/4" mesh about as big around as a 0.25 piece and 2" high. Pre-bait if you want but try corn or sunflower seeds in your bait basket. Fasten basket to trigger wires centered on trap jaws AND since you are inside you can eliminate the cubby as the trap is large enough make a catch from any direction. Any type of BG holder/stabilizer fixed to a 2 X 4 will suffice in your attic. Squirrels are pretty good with their hands and will try like heck to get at that bait. The 160 size fits about any size squirrel for me.

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6887540
06/01/20 02:41 PM
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1st,don't put bait on the trigger!You have the trigger,closest to the animal and when he grabs and pulls,he is or may be out of the trap when it goes off.That is why the trap is pulled toward the entrance.Put all bait in the back of the box,behind the trap.Open the trigger a bit.

I have boxes like that but I have 2 small blocks attached to the side,opposite the slot.The hinged jaws go on each side of those blocks and keep that end from moving.If I think the spring may move,wedge a stick in there but not overly tight.Still,I will not put bait on the trigger.A small amount can be scattered outside as an enticement.

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: Taximan] #6887559
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The cubby I made is open at both ends. I read somewhere that the open ends make the squirrel think it has a 2nd exit.

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6887578
06/01/20 03:37 PM
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Open ended is good if you make it a little longer and use 2 traps.That box,I would have 1/4" mesh in the back.

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6887644
06/01/20 05:07 PM
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Go to a 120. Cut the second slot in that cubby you made . Position the springs up forcing the jaws to the bottom of the cubby. Good luck!

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6888336
06/02/20 01:43 PM
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New to trapping last year, but found this on YouTube. Tried it and it worked pretty well for my mink boxes.

https://youtu.be/HjOIXI3hxPs

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Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6888403
06/02/20 03:19 PM
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Try a trigger pan instead of wires hanging down, something they staple on as they go in, angle the pan up slightly.


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Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6888445
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Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6889254
06/03/20 02:35 PM
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I gave up on single spring conibears. Get the tube trap for squirrels. Deadliest squirrel device on the market.


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Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6889334
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Sneaky surgical bait theft .

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6889398
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If you don't want squirrels in your attic... stop feeding them!

Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6889760
06/04/20 06:29 AM
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I like peanuts, individual corn seeds and peanut butter for bait. Put 1/2-fingernail sized or dollops of bait in front of the cage trap and just inside, leading to more bait behind the pan. This is a Ron Jones idea. I canít take credit for it. Anyway, my only squirrel sized cage trap is a small dbl doored Havahart. I only have one door open when set.


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Re: Newbie conibear user, kammed in cubby [Re: WalkGood] #6889895
06/04/20 10:16 AM
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I like a Victor rat trap with a half of a pecan wired to the trigger, then you can surgically remove it and reset until they are gone and fix where they are getting in.


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