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Buckets sets #8089822
03/01/24 11:12 AM
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OK have watched to many to count videos about bucket sets using conibears and am thinking of adding some to my arsenal however, either Bridger 330's and 280's magnums are larger than other brands or the 5 gal buckets are smaller because there is no way they even come close to being able to fit inside even with notching the sides of the bucket. The trap itself is larger than the opening of the bucket. Contemplating using the 12 gal nursery pots.
Curious what others use
Thanks In Advance for your responses and advice

Last edited by Jingles; 03/01/24 11:13 AM.

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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8089880
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Check your state's regulations on body grip traps, in some
states the 330s have to be submerged in water. Not sure
about the 280s.

Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8089893
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Every state is different. In PA our coni-box traps have to be 6.5 x 6.5 or smaller. Any body trap bigger than that must be confined to a watercourse


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8089978
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I thought most folks used 220s or 160s in buckets but I donít use a lot of conibears


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8090156
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If you know anyone that shows cattle, the Purina 30lb supplement buckets fit a 280 perfectly.

Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8090163
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Originally Posted by Jingles
OK have watched to many to count videos about bucket sets using conibears and am thinking of adding some to my arsenal however, either Bridger 330's and 280's magnums are larger than other brands or the 5 gal buckets are smaller because there is no way they even come close to being able to fit inside even with notching the sides of the bucket. The trap itself is larger than the opening of the bucket. Contemplating using the 12 gal nursery pots.
Curious what others use
Thanks In Advance for your responses and advice

What animals are you targeting?


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8090180
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If it comes to it, a cheap plastic waste basket may work if right size.
Or scrap wood/lumber can be found or bought cheap to make a box


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8090232
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Have also seen a trapper use some plastic culvert pipe as coni-container


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Muskratwalt] #8090323
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Originally Posted by Muskratwalt
Originally Posted by Jingles
OK have watched to many to count videos about bucket sets using conibears and am thinking of adding some to my arsenal however, either Bridger 330's and 280's magnums are larger than other brands or the 5 gal buckets are smaller because there is no way they even come close to being able to fit inside even with notching the sides of the bucket. The trap itself is larger than the opening of the bucket. Contemplating using the 12 gal nursery pots.
Curious what others use
Thanks In Advance for your responses and advice

What animals are you targeting?


Open Water (lake) otters


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8090523
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220s are a better trap for my money. Caught more otters in them than 330s or 280s. They will fit in a 5 gal buckets.


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8090655
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I thought Washington was cage trapping only.


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #8092107
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Originally Posted by SundanceMtnMan
I thought Washington was cage trapping only.


For "recreational" trapping it is however in doing WCO work special permits are an available tool.

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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8096696
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Square buckets,,,,, i think they are a waste of time for otter


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Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8097308
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This was brought up a while ago on here. 220 in a bucket attached to a dock leg on the bottom of the lake is what they were saying for a set for otter.

Re: Buckets sets [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #8100330
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Originally Posted by turkn8rtrapper
I thought most folks used 220s or 160s in buckets but I donít use a lot of conibears


Yup. I use 160s. In most videos I have seen the people use 220s though. 160s work fine though for me. Even for raccoons.

Re: Buckets sets [Re: Jingles] #8100342
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12" C900 pipe & 220s, hang decoy Fish (large rubber fishing lure) in center


Re: Buckets sets [Re: Hern] #8100501
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Originally Posted by Hern
12" C900 pipe & 220s, hang decoy Fish (large rubber fishing lure) in center



I'm curious if the fish decoy is what's attracting them or just the thought of swimming thru this random pipe is what's attracting them. I know otters like to play, and maybe that's what's draws them. You should try setting some with no decoy just to see if they still work. Either way, that's an awesome way to catch them. I trappered otters while going to school in Idaho and wish we had some down here to catch.


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