I thought I'd share this with everyone. When I dye traps I use buds from Sumac bushes. I usually go out and clip a couple shopping bags full. I found that it doesn't matter if they are alive or dead and dried up. I put them all in a pot and bring it to a boil. It will boil down a bit, just add a little more water. You'll find that the water is a little thicker than normal water, and a deep black almost purple. Place your traps in the water, boil them as you normally would. When you're finished you can filter the waste out by wadding up some aluminum screen and stuffing it into a large funnel. I typically store the leftover dye in 1 gallon plastic jugs. The following year when I'm ready to dye traps again, I reuse the dye from the jugs, and sometimes I have to make a little more with some additional sumac buds. But overall, it can be reused from year to year. I just dyed a bunch of traps I bought with dye that was 4 years old. I hope this tip helps out and saves you some money. On a side note, I'm a woodworker. I specialize in making sawdust, but occasionally, a piece of furniture will emerge from my shop. I've found this dye to be an excellent stain for pine or other light colored soft woods.
Nous sommes chanceux ici, que nos fonctionnaires ont une bonne compréhension des outils que nous utilisons, et la nécessité de les utiliser. J'espère qu'il n'en viendra jamais à une interdiction des pièges à mâchoires ici. Il serait catastrophique pour notre environnement et notre mode de vie.
barney: I was probably 8 years old when the first convention took place at the airport then just a dirt strip. Piseco or bust painted on the clunker cars that arrived I remember a couple missing fenders LOL!
Apr 15, 2018 18:52:58 GMT -5
biggamhunter: Anybody know who where I can sell fur near Saranac Lake NY
Oct 18, 2018 6:59:54 GMT -5
ameliam88: Hey guys, i am searching for dressed raccoon skins- anyone knows a dealer/seller. thanks
Nov 3, 2018 0:00:23 GMT -5
Hayzer912: Anybody selling any skulls? Looking for Red/Gray Fox, Coon, Coyote Thanks!
Feb 3, 2019 8:23:42 GMT -5
cheitzman: I have a blog called howtotrapraccoon.wordpress.com If you have time check it out and if you like it please follow me on my blog. Thanks.
Feb 25, 2019 11:55:08 GMT -5
trapperjack: Anybody having problems logging into NYS Trappers website? All I get is tech difficulties displayed for last 2 weeks.
Aug 13, 2019 20:33:27 GMT -5
greenedream222: Had an awesome (first) time at the NYS Trappers Convention. So much to see, *touch* and take in. Met a lot of cool people - big THANK YOU to everyone who makes it as awesome as it is!! Very cool. Wish I could go back over tomorrow! Excited for next year!!!
Aug 30, 2019 21:37:21 GMT -5
fastmari: DOES IT HAV TO HAV BOTTOM JAW ATTACHED? I hav a local Grey skull; young, possibly female. Totally clean,& a lot of th Skeleton/legs, et But I always extract teeth4 myself. OK, so can u tell me what you require in Fox skull when you ask4 "skull" thnx
Nov 3, 2019 3:19:14 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Hi there, does anybody know where to upload from such printable template to stretch and dry a beaver fur ?
Nov 20, 2019 18:42:01 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Still looking for somebody ( mentor ?) residing and trapping 2 -2.5 hours driving distance from Brooklyn for acquaintance and a master class on a field. Brand new trapper and the pattern of success is completely unpredictable. 16 traps set and no one beave
Jan 14, 2020 18:45:57 GMT -5
kizi100: Anybody like listening to the Goose Couple?
Apr 13, 2020 2:56:32 GMT -5
herm: As long as Cuomo keeps getting on tv every day at noon and the tv stations are willing to broadcast his daily briefinthis state will never get unlocked
Apr 20, 2020 19:56:28 GMT -5
piterparker: Hello world. How are you ?
May 21, 2020 13:47:05 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Paw holding beaver trap modification. Have to talk and listen those experienced trappers if I did it right. My last season experience pushed me to make such modification.
Jun 8, 2020 11:24:53 GMT -5
Olde Trapper: no response available...
Aug 21, 2020 9:58:25 GMT -5
erict: Nothing surprises me during an election year!
Sept 10, 2020 7:03:21 GMT -5