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Trapping can be effective with very simple equipment and a properly designed and constructed trap should either kill the animal outright (preferable) or not be easy to escape from. Also bear in mind that in many cases improvised traps may be illegal (in a non-emergency situation) so it may not be possible to test them in real world conditions. Trapping ...


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Had a neighbor who used this technique to get worms all the time. It was amazing how well this system really works. He used a system where he had several car batteries rigged onto a dolly and thus was able to get his worms away from any buildings. He always caught his worms at night with a flashlight in hand. After putting the two metal rods into the ...


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There's absolutely no reason why a guitar string can't be used for rabbit snares. In fact, I've seen rabbit snares which match the same thickness and quality as the guitar strings (these were illegal poacher traps that we dismantled). All you need to catch a rabbit is a snare that the rabbit can get into but can't get out of. The bass strings would be much ...


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Food is not a priority in the short term (1 week). The body is quite capable of functioning properly without food for a week. So for the majority of the survival scenarios there is no need to forage for food. Now for the long term (months) food is the main priority. But a few squirrels or rabbits won't be a relevant sustenance. Still good traps to consider ...


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If you are satisfied with trapping raccoons one at a time, I recommend the cat-sized Havahart Trap. These traps come in many sizes, from mouse to coyote and maybe larger. I have no affiliation with Havahart. As far as I know, I do not own stock in their parent company, but I can't swear to that. I've used the trap to trap cats for neutering and then ...


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How to trap and relocate raccoons? Raccoons are extremely clever and will quite easily try to outsmart you if they can. Some years ago I had a huge problem with raccoons at our henhouse. One day, while talking to a state trapper, he suggested that I build my own human trap based on the Havahat Trap system, except much bigger. The trap I designed was 2’ (...


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Why Not Trap? Raccoons are smart. They know that one of them got caught in the trap and they know that by going in, they risk the same. If you're patient, it's likely you'll catch more within a few weeks or months. But you should really reconsider whether relocation is the humane option you assume. If you release wildlife into a new area, it's often ...


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You might try different bait, something that's more smelly like wet cat food or supposed to work better like marshmallows. If you can at the same time limit the other things they might want to eat, the better off you are. Try not to touch the trap with your bare hands, usually, when trapping you don't want your scent on the traps. You will also want to ...


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