When I was younger I had a neighbor who was into trapping and kinda got me into it. But he usually would boil my traps for me. So I dont really have any clue how to go about boiling them. I know you use a type of wax and want to add a few things in like alder chips (My neighbor use to cut up small alder branches into 1 inch lengths and put them in his wax) or something to make them smell more like wood or other natural things. I plan on mostly using snares and I have an older wire box live trap for small game. I Was thinking about going into that trapping store off of the Parks Hwy just between mile 49 parks and Wasilla (by Tews) and looking at some traps but like I said its been a while and I am very rusty lol.
What Im looking at mostly are Fox, Coyote, and rabbit mostly. I have a few creeks near by So I was also thinking about maby going for some Ermine.
What traps would you guys recomend and what type of set ups. And How would I go about boiling the traps. Do you boil strait wax or do you have to mix in water with it?
Any advise would be appreciated.