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3 years 4 months ago #128 by WWH Admin
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Welcome to the site Skeeter. Are you trapping for it? Have you ever targeted canines during trapping?

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3 years 4 months ago #129 by Skeeter
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Yes.. I will be trapping it.. I have been trapping canines for close to 20 years but have not ever held a wolf in a trap . I have had a couple of destroyed #2' that I suspect had a wolf in them for a bit. .. I have a couple of spots scouted out that I plan on putting some baited dirthole sets (minus traps) in the next couple of days, with trail cameras mounted by them.

When season opens I plan on using fully modified (four coiled ,base-plated, laminated )MB650's with 24" of chain, shock spring and some heavy duty cable anchors.

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3 years 4 months ago #130 by WWH Admin
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I wont be of much help then. Even though I come from a family of trappers I've never run a trap line of my own. I've always hunted by calling, specifically coyotes.
Check out this article which might give you some ideas;
www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f114/wol...hat-equipment-91979/

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3 years 1 month ago #181 by aellingson
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I see folks don't seem to be posting to the forums. Maybe everyone got their wolf, gave up, or just resorts to Facebook. I'm still hard at it with my MB-650's.
I had another close call this week. I set a trap Wednesday based on fresh tracks seen at the back edge of a field. I set up along the wood line at the edge of the field w/ a dirt hole set. I checked it the next 2 days w/ binocs. When I walked up towards it the other day, I could tell something looked a little different. I saw a few brown spots (dirt). Then I noticed my trap was sprung. No hair in it. No tracks around it, but it had snowed since I set it. Interestingly, the rock I had covering 1/2 my dirt hole was pushed 8 to 12" directly back. My guess is a wolf pushed the rock away to gain full access to the dirt hole, and then it set the trap off. Unfortunately (and I don't know why), I didn't get it. The animal was obviously spooked at that point as it never even touched inside the dirt hole, so I suspect it set off the trap about the same time it moved the rock. I don't think it was a digger. I reset in that location, but probably won't have any luck w/ that spot or that trap. I think I had it bed properly, and trap was properly waxed. Even w/ wax dirt, maybe it got slightly frozen in and was slow to function, who knows. Nobody said this is easy :cheer:

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3 years 1 month ago #182 by WWH Admin
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I dont think a whole lot of people know about the forums yet due to Facebook being the "go to" for a lot of them. There's plenty of room for discussion here where Facebook is based on short comments, which I would think would attract folks.

It's interesting to look at your set and play out the scenario as you put together the clues. Wolves, as with most canines, are incredibly witty thats for sure. keep us posted.

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3 years 1 month ago #184 by aellingson
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Thanks. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the set. Maybe a wolf will still hit, who knows. I have a couple other traps at the edge of nearby fields near other tracks that were fresh last Wednesday when I put some traps out. Gun deer season seems to have screwed up the wolves pattern. I wonder if others have made that observation. I always try to put center of pan 13 inches from the near edge oft he dirt hole, w/ the trap offset to the right about 2-3" assuming a NW wind, w/ the dog at about 1:30. I'm trying to learn (I've learned a lot, but haven't connected yet). Unfortunately from this situation I don't know what I could have done different.
I've debated putting a trail cam at some sets, but I'm afraid they'll smell it.
To me, this webpage is way better than Facebook.

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