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Your thoughts on the Death Ray #7853717
04/26/23 01:22 PM
04/26/23 01:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,605
Maine
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shorthair Offline OP
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shorthair  Offline OP
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Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,605
Maine
Please pm me


"My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my traps for what I said I paid for them."
Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7853946
04/26/23 08:47 PM
04/26/23 08:47 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,232
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Boone Liane Offline
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Boone Liane  Offline
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Posts: 3,232
SD
Pretty slick.

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: Boone Liane] #7853957
04/26/23 09:01 PM
04/26/23 09:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 479
SD
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Turd Furgeson Offline
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Posts: 479
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Originally Posted by Boone Liane
Pretty slick.


Take this review with a grain of salt, questionable character. Probably only caught a handful of coyotes to use it on.

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7853989
04/26/23 09:43 PM
04/26/23 09:43 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,631
The great cage state Colorado
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Monster Toms Offline
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The great cage state Colorado
I heard he was up to two handfulls!






Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7854062
04/26/23 11:35 PM
04/26/23 11:35 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 55
ND
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Kyle Krebs Offline
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Kyle Krebs  Offline
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Joined: May 2013
Posts: 55
ND
I have one. They work. Definitely not a 22 revolver. I guess it depends how far from truck you get and how many coon skunk badger ECT you catch as well. For general fur trapping in unpopulated areas I wouldn't bother.

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7854066
04/26/23 11:46 PM
04/26/23 11:46 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 55
ND
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Kyle Krebs Offline
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Kyle Krebs  Offline
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Posts: 55
ND
Wouldn't bother with listening to them other characters either... All work for government.... They got all day to kill a coyote. Lol

Last edited by Kyle Krebs; 04/26/23 11:46 PM.
Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7854092
04/27/23 01:00 AM
04/27/23 01:00 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 9,740
WI - Wisconsin
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AJE Offline
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AJE  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 9,740
WI - Wisconsin
I prefer the Fischer version

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7854135
04/27/23 06:31 AM
04/27/23 06:31 AM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,977
Firth, Nebraska
jabNE Offline
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jabNE  Offline
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Posts: 7,977
Firth, Nebraska
If you run a lot of traps, you need several of them.
Jim


Money cannot buy you happiness, but it can buy you a trapping license and that's pretty close.
Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7854284
04/27/23 10:31 AM
04/27/23 10:31 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,003
Idaho
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bearcat2 Offline
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Idaho
I've never used a death ray, but everybody claims it is quality built. I have used other poles to dispatch before, but I prefer to skin my critters fresh, as soon after dispatch as possible. I found on a fresh critter I get as much (or usually more) blood from a noose dispatched critter as a shot one. Blood in the fur is nothing to me to deal with anyways, I would actually prefer blood in the fur to blood running over the head while I am trying to skin it, which is my main complaint with noose dispatched critters.

Would work well in areas where you need to dispatch quietly. For myself, I prefer a pistol.

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7854384
04/27/23 01:05 PM
04/27/23 01:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,909
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Flint Hill fur Offline
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Flint Hill fur  Offline
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For myself it's a very valuable tool. I don't have running water in my fur shed an blood is a pita to deal with. It only takes one shot critter when stacking fur to completely soak everything touching the truck bed in blood. Drives me crazy. Then the battle to get the frozen critters out of the bed while blood side is icy. A death ray minimizers all that big-time an allows for easier fur handling. Only blood I gripe about now is if a caught critter works their foot over b4 I get dispatched. I have used ray to release a few doz cats over the years as well. Worth every penny

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: Monster Toms] #7854740
04/27/23 09:32 PM
04/27/23 09:32 PM
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Posts: 3,232
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Boone Liane Offline
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Boone Liane  Offline
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Originally Posted by Monster Toms
I heard he was up to two handfulls!


Two and a half handfuls thank you very much.

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7855373
04/28/23 06:24 PM
04/28/23 06:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,328
Frazee, MN
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backroadsarcher Offline
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Posts: 4,328
Frazee, MN
Coyote are hard to skin and not have blood. I use a .177 pellet gun, doesn't cause a lot of damage but works good.

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7855482
04/28/23 09:06 PM
04/28/23 09:06 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 362
WYOMING
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John Graham Offline
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WYOMING
Iíve got 4

I like the fact that I can remake the set fast and be down the road faster

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: John Graham] #7855595
04/29/23 01:05 AM
04/29/23 01:05 AM
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Posts: 150
New Mexico
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ChadDaniel Offline
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New Mexico
Originally Posted by John Graham
Iíve got 4

I like the fact that I can remake the set fast and be down the road faster


Why 4 of them?


May God bless you and yours
Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7855643
04/29/23 07:22 AM
04/29/23 07:22 AM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 2,425
NW Illinois
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Kevin Stake Offline
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Kevin Stake  Offline
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Posts: 2,425
NW Illinois
Iíve had one for 5 years. I would never go back to a gun. Get instructions on how it works and you will understand how it works. Some of these comments donít make sense.


It is more blessed to give than to receive
Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7855658
04/29/23 07:46 AM
04/29/23 07:46 AM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 5,945
Kansas
Pawnee Offline
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Pawnee  Offline
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Kansas
I have 2 and love them. I really need a couple more


Everything the left touches it destroys
Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7855669
04/29/23 08:16 AM
04/29/23 08:16 AM
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Posts: 362
WYOMING
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John Graham Offline
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WYOMING
I have 4 because I operate out of both a pickup and a side by side, and donít like to have to remember to transfer stuff over from one to the other

I also have multiple bags with setting gear and lures/bait, screens, etc

I like to have gear on both sides of the pickup bed, in case I take someone with me that wants to set traps, or do remakes on their side of the pickup

So, when Lee Steinmeyer came to Coyote Days, I started buying a Death Ray or two every year !

Great tools, speeds up dispatch

Only thing quicker is a .22, which I used yesterday, because those coyotes were staying there.

Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7856586
04/30/23 02:37 PM
04/30/23 02:37 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 6,982
MO
cfowler Offline
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cfowler  Offline
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MO
Great tool. No complaints. Have 2 Iíve used for several years and theyíve been used hundreds of times.


I trap for fun. I skin 'em for the money!
Grinners For Life-Lifetime Member, MO Chapter, Den #1
~You Grin, You're In~
Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7856591
04/30/23 02:40 PM
04/30/23 02:40 PM
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Posts: 7,684
Montana
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beartooth trapr Offline
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Montana
I sure like mine.


Let me sugar coat this
Re: Your thoughts on the Death Ray [Re: shorthair] #7858143
05/02/23 06:12 PM
05/02/23 06:12 PM
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Posts: 81
Central Texas
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Centex Trapper Offline
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Central Texas
I bought one at a convention last year. I really like it. I used to shoot everything with a .22. But that was bloody.

And sometimes there are ammo shortages. I do predator control in Texas, so I catch a lot of animals. My landowners want everything dead. Coyotes, bobcats, foxes, coons, grinders, pigs, etc. I was shooting 1,500 to 2,000 rounds of .22 ammo a year just to dispatch. Now I shoot under 500 rounds.

Death Ray is fast and deadly. I like it.

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