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Made a couple cat sets at a log crossing on the river. Cat came through and checked out both sets....but traps didnt fire...frozen again. Plus we have several inches of snow too. And the temp is 10 degree, and wont reach above freezing for days...and the season closes on the 20th for cats.

Can I put a trap in a ziplock and cover it with snow and put on top of other trap?? any ideas??
Id like to get another cat and this is my last chance.
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I don't know what your state will allow but I do get a few cats a year in the bucket sets. I had one last year that i set up on tracks and caught him the very next day :grin: .
 

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cant use anything bigger than a #110 on land.
cant use snares out of water either....the snare on the log would be the key but it aint legal.
i have to make a land set...maybe a blind set on the log with a #3???
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Tim:
If you have snow, that is the way to go. There is no sense in attempting to keep dirt sets going and the have them fail anyway. Wrap your traps loosely in crushed waxed paper and cover them with snow. Sift the snow over the set from up high in the air so the snow can collect air on its way down. This keeps the snow from freezing hard over the trap. If you use a zip-loc bag, try it out first as some may not break open easily. When this happens one may find a snapped trap with a ball of snow between the jaws or the trap speed was hampered and the jaws closed too slowly, causing a complete miss. When using bags it is best to take a knife and perforate the bag along the open jaw line. Once you have made the set, back away carefully brushing out tracks back a reasonable distance. This is more important with canines than with cats but one should pay attention to detail regardless of the animal persued. It is always the best policy. Good luck! Ace
 

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Coverhulls and urea works all the time

Can't remember what issue of fur fish and game but, a guy suggested using coverhull's and urea. I have been using all season and works like a charm. Doesn't seem to matter to any of the canines around here in eastern NY. Every couple off day's sprinkle alittle more on as needed. Happy Trapping
 
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