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Offline Duneman101

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Squirrel traps?
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:06:48 PM »
My in-laws have a cabin up above the brighton ski lodge, nothing to fancy, but the weather was perfect for kickin it up there instead of the valley, so after i got home from the duck hunt we went up. So this kind of boredom got me kicked out of camp bartlett and Aspen ridge when i was a boy scout, both years for killing a squirel, but the shenanigans must continue, so i was teaching my son the art of squirel trapping, i guess you could say it was for survival reasons that i devised these, but we all know it's just funny to see a snared squirel jump around till it can't move anymore. i wish i had success pics to show, but the light was way to dim by the time i was successful to aquire one. next time i guess.



This was the first attempt, basically you can't see it but to the right of the trap is a sapling that is bent over and pulling on some fishing line that was probably pulling at around 8-12 lbs give or take. The first attempt was made with just some peanut butter and white bread on the bait stick, the squirrel seems to be keen to my plan and licked the bait stick clean with out dislodging the notch, so i thought a hardier bait would do the trick, i covered a Peachy-O in peanut butter and pushed it all the way up the bait stick then cemented with more PB. the little Bas***d got this off too.



so next try i employed the help of a lever plank, it appeared as though the squirrel was smart enough to remove the PB and Peachy-O but attempted from the side because the trap sprung but nothing snared. last attempt i used some pine cones to create a funnel that put the squirrel head righ in the snare, the sun was nearly gone by the time i completed this, a couple hours later my brother inlaw joined us and he said there was a squirl snagged on fishing lineoutside i ran out to see the little monster with his head captured in the snare, SUCCESS.



Thought i would share a small plan on how to make the trap, they are awesome easy and fun, and you can do a lot to make them better, this was just for fun! 




I have a couple different traps that work well, one involves a hollow log and decapitation!
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 07:51:27 AM »
Have you seen the one with wire loop snares suspended over a squirrel limb run?
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 10:04:40 AM »
Have you seen the one with wire loop snares suspended over a squirrel limb run?

Yeah, i've done that!  i always find the wire snare loop a bit extreme for squirrels.  Fishing line 10lb test has always worked pretty good. 
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 11:31:36 AM »
Yeah, i've done that!  i always find the wire snare loop a bit extreme for squirrels.  Fishing line 10lb test has always worked pretty good. 
never snared a squirrel, never needed to do it, but i have trapped them accidentally with live traps and the like.. and if you are gonna snare, then i would not think anything is too extreme
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 04:31:56 PM »
never snared a squirrel, never needed to do it, but i have trapped them accidentally with live traps and the like.. and if you are gonna snare, then i would not think anything is too extreme

Well said sir, guess i just always use what i have with me, and i always have fishing line. 
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 06:32:25 AM »
Well said sir, guess i just always use what i have with me, and i always have fishing line. 
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 05:55:12 PM »
That's pretty cool!  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

I've never thought about snaring a squirrel either. I'm not even sure it's legal here.
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 01:44:52 PM »
i dont think it is here either, but its one of those "good to know" things just in case its needed
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2010, 01:33:04 PM »
Kinda like the video where some guys had made a squirrel sling shot out of a collender (sp?) and some surgical tubing.  O0  I'll have to see if I can find it.  ;D
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Re: Squirrel traps?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2010, 01:35:43 PM »
Found it.  O0


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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
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