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Need some help.. #7230866
03/30/21 03:06 PM
03/30/21 03:06 PM
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SecretSquirrel Offline OP
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Hey guys, high school student here, I need a little help on a project. I am part of my school's FFA chapter, and I am very involved with it, on the officer team, multiple contests, etc. But I need some guidance, one of our contests which is a called an LDE contest (Leadership Development Event), requires me to make an demonstration of something to present to three judges, which I am them scored and then placed up against other demos in my area of my demo. For the past three years I have been in the Natural Resource demonstration, and could do better. What I am asking for is some good ideas of a trapping demonstration, has to be under 10 minutes, and able to be moved. Its more of a demonstration of how to do something, rather than a presentation of what something is. So if anyone had some good ideas that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Need some help.. [Re: SecretSquirrel] #7230876
03/30/21 03:23 PM
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you could do a simple dirt hole set.


use a shallow rubber maid tub with peat moss to keep it lighter

short stakes just 3 inches long or so that you tap in

dig your hole, bed your trap , a tuff of poly fill under the pan be explaining the why as you go

do it with gloves on and when you explain how the k9 working the set is kept at the set by the lure it can't get to down the hole , as it dances around and digs it steps in the pan and set the trap off on your hand , you can use a duke 1.5 or something fairly small , but if you can without skipping a beat explain that the trap holds without any major foot damage so that non targets can be released.

you make believers when they see that trap on your hand and all your fingers still there , no gushing blood , they realize they were lied to by someone and it wasn't likely to be the guy with his hand in the trap.

and practice getting yourself out stepping on the levers


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Re: Need some help.. [Re: SecretSquirrel] #7230879
03/30/21 03:24 PM
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can it be normal setting demos?
like hanging a snare, blended in, etc, then setting a body grip maybe on a leaning pole, then make a flat set with a foothold, just bring a cow pie for backer., or the flat rock/triple pebble set?
A flat set would eliminate digging a dirt hole and speed ya up some.


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Re: Need some help.. [Re: SecretSquirrel] #7230882
03/30/21 03:26 PM
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...and at the end, with your gloved hand, stick into the foothold to show them it does NOT break bones, like some ANTI propaganda misleads the public with.
I have a #2 with WEAK springs I use for this trick


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Re: Need some help.. [Re: SecretSquirrel] #7230912
03/30/21 03:59 PM
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My daughter did one of those demos in FFA, Her and a teammate gelded horses . They didn't place for some reason LOL

Re: Need some help.. [Re: SecretSquirrel] #7231107
03/30/21 07:34 PM
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That tub dirt hole set seems like a pretty slick idea.

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