Post by goodeyesniper375 on Nov 26, 2014 8:05:14 GMT -5
Ok so this is my second year last year I had some luck with keeping traps from freezing with wax dirt and peat moss....this year it's been a fail so now being into freezing season what can I do to keep my traps going in the cold? Buckwheat hulls? I'm stuck
Post by countryboynwco on Nov 26, 2014 8:25:39 GMT -5
I use calcium chloride works great ! A little under the trap before beddind and a little right before I finish covering ! Also there is propylene glycol buts its expensive calcium give u more bang for buck !
I'm not citing this as the cure-all, but check out zagman's "pipe dream set." It's got built-in freeze-down prevention design features, in a manner of speaking. I'd recommend it. And, I haven't used anything but chopped up grasses etc. for awhile now and rarely have problems with freezing. I think it was Jonny Thorpe who said, "Traps don't freeze down. The problem is the stuff you put ON them freezes." Or something to that effect...
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Post by kirkwooder on Nov 26, 2014 17:37:25 GMT -5
Make sure you have your traps waxed good. It seems to help keep them from freezing down to the ground. I also bed with dry peat moss. If you can keep them dry they'll continue to work, so anything that you do to facilitate that will also help. If you can find a protected place to make your set that helps as well! A piece of waxed paper put under the trap is another trick I often use!
Post by countryboynwco on Dec 1, 2014 7:38:41 GMT -5
Did you get to use calcium before snow fell ? If so try snapping one your sets I'm sure you will be more than happy ! If you did not pull back the snow remake them with calcium the fresh dirt will be eye appeal in all that snow. Also you could switch a few sets to hay sets !
Post by countryboynwco on Dec 2, 2014 13:44:06 GMT -5
A set can be perfect but if its not on location it won't matter ! I learned with the recent snow being 2-300 ft is as bad as being off by a mile ! I had a spot where I knew there was heavy canine traffic but could not get permission so I thought with some hurried bait and good call lures I could pull them, I was wrong !
Post by Lonny Mattison on Dec 5, 2014 5:31:53 GMT -5
I dig a hole just slightly bigger than my trap. Put a little peat in the bottom then bed the trap. I use brown coffee filters over the pan and put grass clippings over the trap. Maybe a little and I say very little peat on top. These sets are still very functional with a foot or better snow on them. All this learned from paying attention to Mark and trial and error.
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