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Question for wolverine trappers? #7437895
12/21/21 07:51 PM
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Those of you trapping wolverines with 330ís, in boxes, buckets, or cubbyís do you get many rejections where a wolverine comes up to the 330 but wonít go into it? I have been running about 50% refusals, just curious, thx

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7437966
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Try this screen pen set, watch a video from trapping Inc. on you tube I tried it and he went straight in

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438056
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close the top or they climb over

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438079
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Originally Posted by Ramhunter
Those of you trapping wolverines with 330ís, in boxes, buckets, or cubbyís do you get many rejections where a wolverine comes up to the 330 but wonít go into it? I have been running about 50% refusals, just curious, thx



I had that same problem for at least ten years. Finally cleaned out all the old guys with foothold traps. After that, 330's started connecting. Still prefer the footholds


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438104
12/21/21 10:48 PM
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I also have far better luck with footholds. My very first was taken with a 330. Took 2 seasons of the trap getting pulled out, the gulo making his own entrance through the cubbie, or just walking by.
I finally got him, but he was the last in a 330.
I would rather catch them that way for several reasons, but my highest success rate is footholds.


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Northof50] #7438138
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Originally Posted by Northof50
close the top or they climb over

Apparently they sometimes climb in but always go out through the trap.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: scootermac] #7438150
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Originally Posted by scootermac
Originally Posted by Northof50
close the top or they climb over

Apparently they sometimes climb in but always go out through the trap.



That would make me consider setting it up so it is easy for them to climb in but not out. Might be a higher percentage set that way


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438186
12/22/21 12:04 AM
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I never had an luck with using buckets or milk crates. Trying some wooden boxes this winter.
Only luck I've had with 330's and wolverines so far was using a natural cubby.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438189
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Yep. My one and only 330 gulo was a natural cubbie, as well.


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438203
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I had a many, many refusals with 330's in milk crates and never did catch one. I also tried large wooden boxes with the same results. I finally caught one in a cubby set and on a big pole set with beaver bait. I find it interesting that some people seem to do fine with milk crates while others do not. I guess that's why it's called trapping and not catching smile

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438245
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A good wolverine trapper I know sets his boxes and piles brush on top.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438560
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The 2 best ways I have found is make the perfect wolf set and they will come. Or we use old metal 5 gal bucket that we found on trail seems to work pretty good . Never had much luck with plywood boxes.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438564
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Thanks for the replyís, Iíve thought about trying the wire fence pen sets, I know some Canadian trappers do very well with them! Yeah, I know leg holds work better, l just like the clean fast kill of the Belisle 330ís. Will most likely make some leg hold sets.

New for this year I have some pans on some of the Belisleís instead in wire triggers, also I drilled out with a long 1/8íí drill bit and slid small twigs over the steel wire triggers, an old time Wolverine trapper told me that once, said the Wolverines donít like that steel/cold steel on their face? Also made some longer boxes with a 330 on each end, making it look more open.

No Wolverine have been around yet this year, but Iíve caught two foxes in the 330ís, one with a pan and one with the sticks over the wire trigger, last year I only caught one fox in a 330-box set all year.
Seems like the foxes are not as spooky of the boxes with pans and sticks over the trigger! Guess I wait and see if I get less wolverine refusals.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438848
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These cage sets are the most productive sets that Iíve used. Still end up with refusals though. I had 3 Wolverine pass by sets on my last check.
I use 3-4 snares around the cage also and seem to pick them up in the snares while circling the cage. Usually still end up in the 330 while fighting the snare.
Also have had them jump over the cage. I donít cover the top. Couple get caught backing out of the cage with the bait. Figure if they make it that deep in the set they will make a mistake.

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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7438853
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More than likely the wolverines refusing to go for the bait are trap educated. You will need to employ more tactics and different sets in order to get the weary ones. When I have refusals at body grip sets, I set up snares and foot holds. I will usually get them within a couple of weeks. If you must, set up some dead falls for them if they continue to refuse your sets.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Bloodtrails] #7438868
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Originally Posted by Bloodtrails
These cage sets are the most productive sets that Iíve used. Still end up with refusals though. I had 3 Wolverine pass by sets on my last check.
I use 3-4 snares around the cage also and seem to pick them up in the snares while circling the cage. Usually still end up in the 330 while fighting the snare.
Also have had them jump over the cage. I donít cover the top. Couple get caught backing out of the cage with the bait. Figure if they make it that deep in the set they will make a mistake.


Thx for the Info!

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Originally Posted by That Fool
More than likely the wolverines refusing to go for the bait are trap educated. You will need to employ more tactics and different sets in order to get the weary ones. When I have refusals at body grip sets, I set up snares and foot holds. I will usually get them within a couple of weeks. If you must, set up some dead falls for them if they continue to refuse your sets.


Thx, snares are are next, have a couple Ram snares too!

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7439440
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Be super careful setting those rams !!


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7439544
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I catch everything in 330 with milk crates. Even got 2 wolves in milk crates last year. Milk crates are tough to come by up here though. Buti suppose wolverine have a lot more options to eat where you southern young fellers trap.
I got 2 Lynx in fence sets last year but did not get a wolverine. Im running amounts in line this year so I'll try one the community government had some old fence they said could take.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: white17] #7439553
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Originally Posted by white17
Be super careful setting those rams !!


Thx! I will be super careful, I know those rams can be wicked!

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