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Question for the trappers

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Tubbsy2, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Tubbsy2

    Tubbsy2 New Member

    I have done a very little bit of trapping but was really interested in looking through the trap line pics. I have caught a few coons and some mink in some foot hold traps and had to wack them with a bar. Not he most enjoyable thing to do on my end.

    Is there a better way of finished off the trapped anyimal than wacking it on the head. Is it ok to shoot it with a .22 or some other trick other than hitting them on the head?

    If that is the most common method, maybe trapping won't be for me.

  2. There was a thread up not too long ago about dispatch. It got a little heated, but you might try searching for that. I don't know if it is still around or not. To answer your question though, Yes, you can dispatch with a .22.

  3. http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,233922.0.html

    Found it for you. That will either answer all your questions or leave you with even more, lol.
  4. jbconnected

    jbconnected Member

    I shoot everything with a .22 LR except bobcats & skunks. For bobcats I use a catch pole & skunks I inject them with Nite-nite juice so they don't spray because I collect the essence.
  5. jimhow

    jimhow Member

    jb, Any tips on collecting the essence? I tried the syringe and had some leakage...the wife was NOT happy! lol
  6. jbconnected

    jbconnected Member

    I used to have the same problem until I saw how Bob Wendt does it. It is really easy, I remove the glands with a scalpel or razor blade then use a syringe. That way you know if you got it all. Bob shows it on his fox video, which has a lot of good info in it.
  7. jimhow

    jimhow Member

    Thanks. I'll have to look for the vid.
  8. jbconnected

    jbconnected Member

    Bob is on this site frequently. You can get the video direct from him.
  9. Gomer746

    Gomer746 Member

    Water animals I use body grips or drowning rods. Land trapping is a .22

  10. Nite-nite juice? Ok you Got my interst on what it is and how do you keep the from spraying when you are injecting them?
  11. outlaw13

    outlaw13 New Member

    If your destined to shoot them i would not suggest using a .22 lr bullets. I would use the .22 cb shorts or similar ammo. It will do the job fine and make less of a mess of things.
  12. danielemt

    danielemt New Member

    X2 on the .22 shorts!!! few steps back for the animal rib shot on coyotes and fox and most of the time it does not exit!!! you can also do head shots too! less mess i think in the ribs, just behind the shoulder. skunks, really far and up wind!!! ;D
  13. jbconnected

    jbconnected Member

    It's just a .22.

    Michael B; I do it very quietly & very carefully. LOL
  14. Boomer Sooner

    Boomer Sooner New Member

    22 short on most everything however if you want to keep or sell the skull i would use a choke/catch pole.
  15. JustinNH

    JustinNH New Member

    I catch a lot of skunks and someone on trapperman said you can superglue a 'certain spot' shut so that nothing can leak out. Works like a charm. Kinda strange when you think about it, but it works.
  16. jbconnected

    jbconnected Member

    How do you get them to sit still for that??? LOL
  17. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    How about a tutorial (w/pics) on that?
  18. JustinNH

    JustinNH New Member


    This is of course after they are dispatched, so that nothing leaks out when skinning them... Guess I should have specified that first.... good for a laugh though
  19. Bottom line, there is know easy way to kill an animal and watch it die. I love to trap and hunt but the older I get the harder it is to take a life. I still do it but sometimes it hurts me.
  20. I'm glad you clarified the super glue method. I was going to ask for a tutorial as well. :)