I'm new to trapping in Alaska, so I'd just like to hear what y'all have to say about the types of traps you like to use. Do you prefer to use mostly snares, because they're lighter and cheaper than other types, or do you use foot-hold traps and conibears for effectiveness? I'm mostly interested in trapping fox and lynx right now, but I'd like to get into all of the furbearer species eventually, so all ideas are welcome. Thanks!
PS - Here are a few other questions I have:
- How often do you check your trap lines?
- On average, how many sets do you usually have in a line?
- Do you mark your traps in any way? If so, how? Flagging tape, signs, GPS?
- Do you post signs to warn others about your trap lines? I don't think the regs require this, but the idea makes sense to me.