Rabbit trapping question

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by Gooch, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. Gooch

    Gooch 10 pointer

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    Rabbit trapping question , I’m wanting to try catch a couple rabbits to eat in live traps, does anyone ever try this? I’ve tried years past using apple’s as bait with very little luck. Anyone know of a good bait I should try? Thanks
     
  2. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    Warner brothers taught me wabbits love carrots
     
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  3. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    The live traps don't do as good as the old wooden box traps,. If you just want to eat them the little 110 conibear traps do the job sit in trails way to small dogs to get in
     
  4. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Wooden box traps with apples. I can’t count the number I’ve caught over the years. Now that I’ve said that, is it legal?
     
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  5. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    Rabbits and squirrel is legal to trap it's in the hunting guide
     
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  6. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Thanks! I’ve set box traps my whole life (up until 10-15 years ago) but honestly didn’t know if it was legal. Just one of those things I always did !!
     
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  7. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    Me to my grandpa showed me how to make the figure 4 trigger, man I miss them days
     
  8. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Ever eat any young tame rabbits? Purty good stuff
     
  9. Drahts

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    I've found in the wire live catch traps you need to put the trap up into some brush and camo it if possible. Even leaves work. Take an apple, run it on the front end of the trap bottom and sides like you were grating cheese, and put the leftover apple behind the pan but not close enough to sides a coon can reach thru side and pull it. You can even wire it to the center if you need to. You could have rabbits, coons or ya never know when a country cat may be in there. :)
     
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  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I trapped a lot in my youth with a box trap. Apples always worked.... That being said, I need to get that box trap from Daddy's basement and start doing that again... I used to set it, and 4-5 snares in a little thicket in Glasgow. Maybe half mile walk from the house. Gosh I miss those days. Had I grown up on a farm, instead of the middle of town, I'd never played any sports.
     
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  11. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    We used to set simple box traps with a hinged door when I was a kid right over top of there holes. Staple a piece of chicken wire to the back end so they could still see the daylight. No bait needed and caught quite a few. Like someone said up to though, I’d say some 110’s or snares in some runs or over top of holes would be a better option, especially if you are eating them.
     

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