Creek runway sets:
If you find after you have placed a conibear trap in the main channel or runway that offer water access in-between ponds or bodies of water, that each time you come to check it that it has been sprung and nothing is there...try this.
Place that trap, usually a 220 back in the original set then place another 220 about 9inches in front or back of that trap. The usual problem is that an otter is causing you grief. By using this set, you will end up catching the otter in one of the two sets. Make sure they are not so close that they will effect their spring action.
On another section of water had run into the same issue. After setting the 2 220's, ended up catching a 13 inch sucker.
Under the Ice Trapping.
Lighter Pack Basket
Learn to skin your animals on the spot to reduce the amount of weight in your pack basket. We carry zip lock bags and when a catch is made, we skin the animal completely, roll up into a ball with fur side out. We do this for two reasons, one being the reduced weight and the other is the ability to place the fur in the freezer once we get home if we know we won't be able to get to stretching and fletching the animal for a few days. We usually take care of the fur one day a week and have a special freezer just for fur.
Before you toss any fur in the freezer make sure you have permission from your parents or spouse. If not, it may lead to trouble if they happen to reach in and grab it by mistake.
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