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Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7723395
11/21/22 01:10 PM
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FYI you guys. A bucket set in a road ditch would only invite theft.
We are limited to 220s in road ditches several feet from a fence.
Also a couple of hundred feet from a building occupied by humans.
just

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7723399
11/21/22 01:19 PM
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How did your buddy s brother know whose trap it was?


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7723427
11/21/22 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by AKAjust
Just wanting information on bait.
I've been trapping for 40+ years. You figure it out.
just



I would suggest Tuna fish or sardines then.


I have nothing clever to put here.





Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: Boco] #7723907
11/21/22 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
How did your buddy s brother know whose trap it was?

Dunno for sure but
If someone set a trap across from your house wouldn't you go look at whose name was on the trap tag?
just

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7723917
11/21/22 11:43 PM
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I think its illegal to interfere with a legally set trap,No?


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7723969
11/22/22 05:30 AM
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This post surely has me confused because A) I didn't set any 220s in the Iowa ROW and B) I didn't set any traps near anyone's house. I did have several traps stole, but again, none of them were 220s.


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Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7724269
11/22/22 01:42 PM
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Ya OK right.
We were talking about you but
Must have been some other woman with Illinois plates wearing carharts that would just stop ,drop in a conibear and off she goes.
just.

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7724476
11/22/22 07:41 PM
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You're nuts and I'm done here. I ran 4 dozen footholds, mostly #11s and about 3 dozen DPs, dukes and Z traps.

Here's my pics of traps I posted on Facebook back then. You can look at the rest of my pics from that line as well and see if you see any 220s.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10200839302893950&set=a.3194964602093
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=3749668989356&set=a.3194964602093

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Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: Providence Farm] #7724481
11/22/22 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Providence Farm
I don't know anything about bait but I read you need blue buckets

whistle


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Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7724555
11/22/22 09:05 PM
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I have trapped for years with 220's in cubbies. Never had one in a bucket though. I have never caught a cat in one. I have had them circle the cubby but never had one stick its head in. Mine were set for coon or fisher. I have guys in this area build boxes and have had luck catching cats. Most of them were using beaver meat as bait.

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: Boco] #7724570
11/22/22 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
I think its illegal to interfere with a legally set trap,No?


Looking at a trap tag is interfering?

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: thgreenwing] #7724579
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Originally Posted by thgreenwing
Originally Posted by Boco
I think its illegal to interfere with a legally set trap,No?


Looking at a trap tag is interfering?

I would say yes but depending on who sees you. The only reason I look is if the trap is set where it is not suppose to be.

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7724594
11/22/22 09:52 PM
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Yes looking at a trap tag is interference. Unless you are a CO/ law enforcement/ or landowner.

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7724597
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It falls under trap tampering. Harassment. Misdemeanor charge.

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7724599
11/22/22 09:59 PM
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Beaver and some skunky lure.

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: backroadsarcher] #7724603
11/22/22 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
I have trapped for years with 220's in cubbies. Never had one in a bucket though. I have never caught a cat in one. I have had them circle the cubby but never had one stick its head in. Mine were set for coon or fisher. I have guys in this area build boxes and have had luck catching cats. Most of them were using beaver meat as bait.

And I think the people catching cats in boxes are doing so in a slightly elevated set.

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Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: thgreenwing] #7724648
11/22/22 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by thgreenwing
Originally Posted by Boco
I think its illegal to interfere with a legally set trap,No?


Looking at a trap tag is interfering?


When I'm trapping coyote or coon in footholds on land, my trap tag is buried in the trap bed. No way to check that without interfering.


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Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7724715
11/23/22 12:56 AM
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I didnt use buckets, but I am bound and determined to get a cat in a 220 RGB down here.

Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: MattLA] #7725592
11/23/22 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by MattLA
I didnt use buckets, but I am bound and determined to get a cat in a 220 RGB down here.

I've thought about trying a 160 RBG

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Re: Bobcats in 220 buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7725997
11/24/22 12:39 PM
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Bob,

You might want to contact our old friend Dale Billingsley. He may have some ideas and a good bait/lure for your buckets all while keeping the raccoons and skunks away.

I like the idea of using beaver as mentioned, but with 20-40 degree temps using any whole bait hung in the back of the bucket such as beaver, muskrat, mink or deer will draw in racoons and skunks that aren't holed up yet. If it were Late Dec or Jan I would say hang some beaver or other water mammal and go for it.

BTW in case you didn't know Dale has a FB page and can be reached here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/952420165314993. That might be a good place to post your question also as he has quite a following of local Iowa Trappers with good knowledge.

By all means keep me posted on your efforts.


Larry

Last edited by Larry Sills; 11/24/22 12:49 PM.

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