I'm new to the area and was thinking of running a trap line next winter once I get back from Iraq. The question that I have is I was going to order some traps to run a little 50 miles or so trap line on snowmachine. I need advice on how many traps I should get. I have done a lot of trapping for beaver and muskrat in Minneosta where I'm orginally from but, not a lot of the other critters. Ok now to my trap selection. Any info on the sizes would be great. If you think that the trap is to small or to big let me know
18 or so 120 conibears Martin, muskrat
Maybe some 1 1/2 long spring also
6 or so 330 conibears Beaver, maybe lynx dp you think 330 are to big for lynx? I have read a lot that they use 220 or lynx.
12 or so #2 double coil spring fox, coyote ect
8 or so #3 double coil springs for lnyx, beaver.
I'm new and any info would be great. I'm not looking for someones old trap line I would rather find my own. Also has anyone used a 5 gallon bucket for a cubby set? Do you think that bucket would be to small to intise a lynx. What size would a preson use to wolf. I was thinking of a #5 double coil spring or so. I have about $500 or so for traps. I would also be very interested in getting any used traps that people would like to sell. I don't plan on selling my furs they would be to make mittens and hats out of ect. Are there are tanneries in Fairbanks or in the area? This is going to be a starter line for winter injoyment and to get me out of the house. Are there any local sent makers in the Fairbanks area? Thanks again