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How effective is survival trapping?

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 ...
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Worm catching with electricity?

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 ...
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Could Les Stroud have used guitar strings for rabbit snares?

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 ...
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How effective is survival trapping?

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 ...
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How to trap and relocate raccoons?

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 ...
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How to trap and relocate raccoons?

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, ...
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How to trap and relocate raccoons?

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 ...
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How to trap and relocate raccoons?

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, ...
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