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Jul 13

Trapper Radio Show # 31, Snaring wild hogs and trapping wild pigs with foot snares. Today we will talk to Newt Sterling from Snareone.com. Snaring wild hogs and trapping wild pigs with foot snares.

How to snare and catch wild hogs in trails. Trapping wild hogs or wild pigs with foot snares is also an effective way to reduce the hog population. Let’s not forget that once you snare your hogs they taste great. Enjoy the hunt, then the feast!

Trapping radio show # 31

This week on Trapping Across America we will interview the one and only Newt Sterling from snareone.com about snaring wild hogs. He will also talk about a few of the foot snares to use to catch wild pigs.

Also this week Clint Locklear will anser some questions that he received from e-mail:

1. Scotty L. asks about using the expanded or large pans while trapping in the snow in Alaska.

2. Steve G. asks about boiling his traps.

3. Steve T. asks about replacing the trap dogs on his #4 Sleepy Creek Long Spring and what Speed clip I used in an article from Long Liner Times issue 3. Also Steve wants to know about the flat bar lamination I talked about in Long Liner Times issue 11 when modifying the #4 Sleepy Creek long spring and what is a good total width of lamination to have on a trap.

4.Tood C. wants to know about a low blood dispatch for coyotes and how I dispatch bobcats, fox, raccoon, beaver and otter.

5. Jess, needs to know where to order the Carbon Rods drowning rods and t-bars I use and show in my Predator Control Group dvd’s.

6. Sean M. Brings up a great topic and question for coyote, bobcat and fox trapping in a suburbia and urban setting. How can we as trappers deal with people and domestic dogs.

Predator Control Group product review of the week. This week we will look at a amazing bobcat lure. Cat Collector is a thick, funky smelling bobcat lure that does not have to be re-lured but every month or so and water does not wash it away. Cat Collector lure is not your normal castor or catnip oil based bobcat scent. It has a musky odor that hangs in the air and temps the bobcats to spending a lot of time at the trap sets. Not only is it a great Bobcat lure (Have caught 300 bobcats on this lure in the last few years). It is also a killer coyote lure, a lot of guys are just using it on their coyote lines. I have talked to some guys in the North East and Canada that now use Cat Collector for fisher and this is all they are using now. Plus anyone that uses this lure bobcat trapping will tell you how attractive it is on Raccoons.

Don’t forget that the National Trappers Association national convention that is coming up in MN. We hope to see you there.

When you snare hogs, do you do something different? Let us know below, we want to know.

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  1. Jared

    Clint, im 14 and my dad is just getting me into trapping and I’ve been listening to a lot of your shows. I dont live with my dad right now but I’d like to start trapping on my own. How would I go about this and get a good start? Thank you very much for your time!

    1. admin

      The best thing to do is spend as much time as you can in the woods and on the creeks. Study the tracks and follow them. Make a game out of it and see if you can guess where the tracks are going. Where they enter the water, what holes the tracks check out and when they head to the high banks. Also track coyotes after a rain and see where they go. Don’t be in a hurry and spend your time figuring out where they are going and how they move though the area. Once you understand when the animals are at, setting traps is the easy part. Good luck and good tracking.

  2. Sean M

    Did I not hit reply on my last my post or did it get erased?

    1. admin

      You reply was good. They will not show up till I can approve them. Anti’s and spam would clog up the site, if I did not approve them and let them show up by themself. Thanks for your thoughts, and you are right.

  3. Sean Madigan

    Clint,

    Thanks for talking a bit about suburban trapping for me. It is a real important topic as I think the majority of trappers find themselves in these types of situations. Where I live in New Hampshire, there are large tracts of wilderness, but there are a lot of people living on the edges of that wilderness. I would be willing to bet that very few places most people trap today could be considered non-suburbian. To make matters more complicated, up here we have no real trespassing laws and a lot of people that love the outdoors. So, you get a lot of people walking dogs on logging roads and such. Even worse, most people ignore the leash law completely. I did some trapping in Buffalo NY before moving here and believe it or not it I never caught a domestic dog! Trapping small farms in the immediate city suburbs is usually a lot easier as people in general obey trespassing and leash laws. But here, dogs are everywhere.
    I have asked a bunch of top trappers at this point about this topic. In general, I have gotten the same responses as you gave. Here are the main responses I have gotten:

    - There are a certain number of sets that people tend to suggest that will not interest dogs as much. I have collected info on 5 such sets so far.
    - Don’t use loud lure. Stick to gland and urine. (or no lure at all)
    - Set secondary routes of canine travel
    - Use good traps, swivels, shock springs, etc.
    - Use small traps
    - Use cast jaw traps or rubber jaw
    - NO 4-coiling!
    - Run a 12 hour check
    - And the one that I think is the most important: Don’t run too many traps (as you said, if you can check all your canine sets before 11am you should be ok in terms of damage)

    Give the prevalence of coyote populations in suburban settings, there is a huge opportunity out there right now. Hopefully someone will chime in and talk about their experience trapping coyotes (and fox) in suburbia. The real fact is that as man encroaches on nature more and more, we as trappers will have to deal with this sooner or later. Catching peoples dogs is going to happen – and in the future these incidences will become more and more public. I feel that the responsibility that a suburbian trapper has to make sure those dogs are released unharmed is a great one (even if the law is on the trappers side).

    Sean M

  4. Steve

    Clint, OK it’s Sat. 7/14, still would not play past suburbia section, so went and opened in a new window, with windows media player, and it works that way.

    Steve

    1. admin

      I’m not sure what happend to you. I just ran through the show and it seemed to work fine,

  5. Steve

    Radio show keeps shutting down at the section where you are answering Sean M. question on suburbia and urban trapping.

    Also Clint thanks for covering my questions on your show.

    Steve

    1. admin

      hope it helped you out

  6. admin

    The Carbon Rod guy is Tim Kresel and his number is 763-438-5609.

    Thanks to a listener of the show.

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