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Re: Pan covers or underpans, whos using what? [Re: BraskaYoter] #7434997
12/18/21 02:42 PM
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I liked underall sponges until the first time it rained then froze and I could practically stand on the pan without firing. I dislike the idea of polyfill since itís impossible to gather up at the end and will never degrade. Latex is awesome but pricey. Just using screens and peat moss these days.

Re: Pan covers or underpans, whos using what? [Re: BraskaYoter] #7434999
12/18/21 02:44 PM
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I used poly for years until I saw like USMC47 noticed when it gets really cold. Now I'm filed my dogs on 550's down to 1/32 so they fire with very little down ward motion. We designed the Alpha like a trigger on a fine rifle, no creep. I remember one of my mentors years ago told me "the pan is the pan cover, adjust your traps right and none is needed" Even with waxed sand polly accumulates moisture over time. I waited for a problem coyote last year for a month , it was 10 that night. Stepped right on it, trap didn't fire. The polly was an ice cube. Lesson learned the hard way!


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Re: Pan covers or underpans, whos using what? [Re: trappergbus] #7436249
12/19/21 09:49 PM
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Gray Maine
ive had good luck using 550s with wax sand an wax paper . i pre cut the wax paper pre season an put them in a sandwich bag with some spruce an balsam fir tips mixed in . i crumple the wax paper up into a ball befor i put it into the bag . with that combination ive never had an isue withe freezing or not firing

Re: Pan covers or underpans, whos using what? [Re: BraskaYoter] #7437956
12/21/21 08:46 PM
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I only use my underpants once I'm out of coffee filters...
Cleaner side up of course.

Re: Pan covers or underpans, whos using what? [Re: BraskaYoter] #7438543
12/22/21 01:14 PM
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poly fill for me since i bought mark junes dvd. have used wax paper and plastic screen as well as weed cloth and i like the polyfil the best.

Re: Pan covers or underpans, whos using what? [Re: BraskaYoter] #7438686
12/22/21 04:34 PM
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I too have tried everything and caught coyotes on all of them, from wad of dry grass to screen. I had problem with screen in Texas where the sand was so fine it sifted down through the screen under the pan. I have settled on coffee filters which i have used a lot of over the years and probably won't change again.

Re: Pan covers or underpans, whos using what? [Re: BraskaYoter] #7438688
12/22/21 04:37 PM
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I use toilet paper folded a few times under the pan has worked good for me

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