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#22567 - 06/11/15 08:54 AM Re: bear [Re: redsnow]
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2036
Loc: Qc.
Originally Posted By: redsnow
Nice bright V. Is that the trap that you couldn't find? Just thinking about it now, it wouldn't be a bad idea to tie a piece of surveyors tape to the trap. Sure would make the trap easier to find.

Nope. It is another. I have orange duct tape on the trap. Flagging doesn't last with a bear.

#22569 - 06/11/15 02:20 PM Re: bear [Re: musher]
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2163
Loc: WV
I don't have a lot of experience with these cable traps, but as far as I could tell, I never did see a trap that was chewed. Most of the damage to the trap was just from jerking it out of the ground, getting tangled in the snare cable, or wrapped around a tree. As mentioned above, the trap was just kicked/flipped out of the trap circle, or buried inside the trap circle. Not sure if a bear would mess with a piece of flagging or not?

Even if you only had a half-inch sticking up out of the dirt, it'd be easier to find. I've got a spool of orange chalk line, if you'd keep it short, that would hang tight. Probably, just laying on the ground, in plain sight.

But I wanted to say this, it's been around 25 years ago, but I've watched bears in a cable snare, 10 feet away, you could toss them a chocolate bar, and they'd peel it and eat it. Very nimble little toes, and paws! As a rule, most were shy and timid. But, it's still a bear, and deserves common sense.

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