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Live traps
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hay    Posted 10-29-2003 at 03:42:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
does anyone here have exp. building homemade live traps? i am wanting to build one for the large coon/small dog size. i figure it would be about 14 or 16" square by about 36-38" long. not real sure about what material would be best for the frame. maybe 1/2" angle or 5/16" rod? i have some 1/2" mesh hardware wire for the cage. any ideas to help out would be greatly appreciated.


Andrew    Posted 11-16-2003 at 08:13:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi i made one last year and it works great. I am told it is big enough to catch a fox and it is a double door it works good and is cheap to build. I will makes some plans out email if you are still interested


Brando    Posted 12-07-2005 at 12:00:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Email me the plans for that trap..thnx


Jordan Ellis    Posted 11-28-2003 at 12:49:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I wan't too knowhow too build a live trap...so i can trap coon and other rodent like stuff!email me if u get this


Lazy Al    Posted 10-29-2003 at 13:27:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have never made one but was thinking why couldn't you take some 1/2 mesh to a place they bend duct and have them bend it the size you want and make a door for you then put a triger on like pigster says . I Been gona do that but havn't got to it yet . Maybe this winter .
Al


Pigster    Posted 10-29-2003 at 11:54:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Easy to make and use trigger systym is to mount a rat trap on the outside top of the cage toward the back(away from the door). Drill a hole under the bait pan of the rat trap and use a string tied to the bait pan to suspend your bait inside the cage. Another string that is just long enuf to reach the door when the rat trap is set is tied to a nail or such holding your door up. Critter goes into cage and pulls on suspended bait setting off rat trap which promptly pulls out the door holder and lets weight and gravity close the cage door.


Annie in Ky    Posted 10-29-2003 at 06:21:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry, I don't know how to build one. I just purchased one for $50 at the co-op last week. I wanted to make sure it would work:):) I've been trying to catch a ferrel cat. Worked great! I caught two cats; unfortunately, they were both my cats! Hazard of baiting it with smelly cat food.


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