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Old 11-03-2020, 04:36 PM
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Another questions for you guys how deep do u guys like to make your slots for your traps to sit
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Old 11-03-2020, 05:12 PM
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Depends how long your box is and how deep your bait is. 3-4” slots is lots.
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Old 11-03-2020, 05:17 PM
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The one box I made was 14inch kinda a tapered design I made the slots two inches an just didn’t seem deep enough
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Old 11-03-2020, 05:23 PM
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That should be fine put the trigger to the inside.
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Old 11-03-2020, 06:15 PM
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Another questions for you guys how deep do u guys like to make your slots for your traps to sit
. I cut spring slots to 9” depth within 5” of back of box so that trap can be set within four inches of the bait at back of box. While working the bait in a 14” plus long box with long spring slots the animal will be correctly oriented to the trap, stable, not moving through the trap and most likely mink and marten will be standing with front feet on a pan trigger or moving its head within the trigger wires while working the bait. The fisher will usually trigger either a pan or wire trigger 120 trap with its head movements while working the bait.
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Old 11-03-2020, 06:50 PM
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Ok thanks for the info Tom cat this all learning curve lol me an buddy trying out another question seen a million diff ways to install box’s to trees wats some preferred methods
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Old 11-03-2020, 11:46 PM
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I install my boxes on leaning trees.
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Old 11-04-2020, 12:09 AM
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I install my boxes on leaning trees.
This is pretty much identical to my sets
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Old 11-04-2020, 07:07 AM
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Sorry I meant how do u fasten it to tree or learning pole do you put a screw at the front of box in threw box to tree
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:41 AM
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I nail to the tree. The bottom of my boxs extend beyond the front and back to facilitate easy nailing. Click on pic to enlarge.
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:58 AM
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Thanks Tom cat that was kinda way I was thinking also would be easiest an more convient
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:57 AM
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Jeff, make sure you nail both back and front solid either on leaning pole or vertical to spruce/pine tree. If your box is wobbly marten may not enter box.
Advantage of vertical mount under spruce branches box will not be buried in snow.
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Old 11-05-2020, 04:26 PM
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Good to know thanks for the info wolf on next days off will finish constructing boxes an start getting done hung up
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