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    Default How long before I move my traps?

    This is my first time trapping. I put out a series of snares last week in an area where there was a lot of rabbit and canine tracks. Have not had any luck, nor does it look like anything has been near them. How long before I should pull them and move to a new spot?

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    Good question!! I had been thinking the same thing. A guy told me if you aren't haaving any luck in an area and the sign isn't there then move them around and set where the critters are. makes sense. but I am also new to trapping. kinda like fishing I suppose.

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    have you noticed paths around your snares>? maybe they are to high/low/wide/thick? if nothing has moved and no additional tracks, move snares after two weeks, that's what I would do. less time if I'm impatient and have nothing better to do. I set bunny snares though..lol

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    It is tough to answer your question without stepping foot on the line or knowing the movements of the K9's. Personally, I would leave the snares in place. The K9's were there and, most likely, they will be back. Let them soak.

    I set a wolf snare on top of tracks opening morning and caught him four months later in that very same snare. It was only a matter of time before he came back.

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    I've always said never move a set...as soon as you do a critter will come back to that exact spot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntress View Post
    I've always said never move a set...as soon as you do a critter will come back to that exact spot!
    LOL. I like this advice.

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    i feel the same way huntress does...dont move the set...just make more sets

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