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#5884 - 12/09/05 09:23 PM Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
Larry Carter Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 10
Loc: Va.
Whats the best ways of dirt hole trapping in freezing weather?I know about anti freeze and so on,any tricks out there you know?

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#5885 - 12/10/05 08:21 AM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Clear away the snow, make your dirthole, and use appropriate freeze proofing methods for the trap bed.

smile -- Hal
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#5886 - 12/10/05 09:23 AM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
pctrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Pendleton County Kentucky
I read some where to put your trap in a ziplock bag and seal it. I have never tried this method.

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#5887 - 12/10/05 08:02 PM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
BillWI Offline
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Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 339
Loc: Bonduel,WI,US
Won't even try to make a dirt hole once the frost sets in. What I do is to make a shallow depression and cover with a rock or frozen dirt lump. Just have a part of the hole showing to the trap side. Make dure that the bait is back under the top part. Also build up the back side a little extra to avoid the set being worked from the back side.
Bill

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#5888 - 12/10/05 09:46 PM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
Larry Carter Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 10
Loc: Va.
I dont understand what do you put over the trap? I herd you can use peat moss,if so how?

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#5889 - 12/11/05 09:40 AM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Now Larry, in your first post you said:

"I know about anti freeze and so on…"

Have you changed your mind?

confused -- Hal
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#5890 - 12/11/05 09:29 PM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
Larry Carter Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 10
Loc: Va.
No I dont under stand BillWI set up.

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#5891 - 12/12/05 07:20 AM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10003
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Imagine a cereal bowl. Now take an appropriate size flat rock, and cover the cereal bowl with it, all except one edge. The bait goes down inside the cereal bowl. The “cereal bowl” is the shallow depression Bill has made in the ground. And covered up with the rock, it takes the place of a dirthole. He hasn’t discussed anything about placing or bedding a trap in front of it.

smile -- Hal
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#5892 - 12/17/05 01:26 PM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground
deerehunter03 Offline
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Registered: 11/02/05
Posts: 80
Loc: NE Ohio
4 coiling traps help break a thin layer of frost I have had duke 1.75 non 4 coils freez in when I push the pan to set it off bud my bridger 1.65 sitting next to it will ire off no problems. Try putting cover hulls in the middle of the trap and put a thin layer of dirt, leaves, grass or what ever you can use to camoflage the trap The covor hulls will almost never freez

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#21764 - 12/13/14 11:41 AM Re: Dirt Hole Trapping in Frozen Ground [Re: Larry Carter]
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