Trapping Tips by John S. Chagnon of Lenon Lures RSS

Muskrat Lure, Muskrat Trapping, Under Ice Muskrat Trapping, Winter Muskrat Trapping -

By January usually most of Michigan’s lakes, swamps and ponds are frozen over.   The muskrat are still active under the ice all winter long.  Also mink are active under the ice as well as on land apparent by the tracks they leave in the snow.  Both mink and muskrat furs are very prime at this time of the year so you will be harvesting the furbearers at prime time.  The equipment and traps you will need to trap muskrat under the ice include: boards  6’ to 8’ long approx. 4” X 1” wide, number 1 long spring traps or number...

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Beaver Castor, Beaver Lure, Beaver Stew, Beaver Trapping -

I still remember seeing that old beaver cutting in Hogan's Marsh down the road from the American Legion Hall when I was a school boy.  It would be more than a decade until I actually harvested a beaver in the wilds of the Upper Peninsula.  Today I look forward every winter to a good pot of Beaver Stew  and gathering beaver castor for my animal lure making activities.  It is just a bonus for me if the price is up on the beaver pelt.  Hopefully this article will help you a little if you are a beaver trapper or perhaps...

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Beaver Lure, Beaver Trapping, Mink Lure, Mink Trapping, Muskrat Lure, Muskrat Trapping, Otter Lure, Otter Trapping -

Sometimes in Michigan the only time we can trap muskrat, mink, raccoon, otter and beaver in open water that is not frozen is during the Month of November.  Please check the Michigan Hunting and Trapping rule book to see when your water trapping season opens in your zone, I believe all zones are open to water trapping by the end of November.  One can catch water animals after the lakes and rivers freeze however I’ve always enjoyed running a canoe or boat line prior to the deep winter freezes.  Of course in the last decade we have seen many a...

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Dog Proof Raccoon Trap, raccoon bait, raccoon lure -

In the last decade these amazing new Style Dog Proof Raccoon Traps have revolutionized the raccoon and opossum trapping market.  They are a species specific style of trap designed to catch animals such as raccoon and opossum that have great dexterity with their front feet and fingers, while having an opening to narrow for a dog’s foot to enter.  In addition, true Dog Proof “DP” traps are pull only tripper mechanisms which are nearly impossible to catch a dog.  However Mr. Raccoon and Mr. Opossum reach right in and easily pull the trigger.   I find they totally commit on pull...

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trapping supplies -

Tips On How to Choose Supplies for Your Trapline by John S. Chagnon So, you have found the areas you going to trap and it is either public land,  or private land and you have gained permission to trap there.  After you have scouted and determined which furbearing animal you are going to trap, you need to decide which traps and other supplies that you are going to need.  For existing trappers it is easy; however, new trappers can be overwhelmed by all the choices of traps and gear available to us today.  Hopefully this article helps you in choosing...

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