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Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by River_monster91, Mar 12, 2008.
anyone got some used 330's or even used 330's they wanna get rid of. if so hollar back at me thanks.
I seen some on ebay a while back.
Duke 330s are on sale at Minnesota Trapline Products for $154 a dozen. That's a pretty darn good price!
I know a lot of folks bash Dukes...but the 4 dozen 330s I own kill beaver dead every time.
how do ya'll set those heavy springs???
set em with my hands
I set them all with setting tongs before I even leave the house. You can also set one with a rope, or by putting the bottom spring eye on a beaver stump and pushing the top down.
I experimented, and decided it was just easiest to carry tongs because every other method was a real pain when removing dead beavers.
Just grab the spring on one side close it and flip the keeper on and do the same with the other side . Not as hard as it sounds.
I used to trap years ago and we came up with an easier method. Take a piece of metal round stock 1/4 inch and 2 to 2 1/2 foot long. Bend a small hook in the end just big enough to fit around metal of spring. Bend a triangular shaped handle in the other end. Step on the trap and run the hook thru the top eye of the spring and grab the bottom eye and pull up. Can be done with one hand easily and leaves the other hand free to set the lock. Also, when you have a beaver in the trap you can step on the beaver and do the same thing with the hook. It's a heck of a lot easer than tongs, rope, or your hands. One more thing if your wading and accidently step in a 330 the hook will help get your foot out easier than the other methods also.
thats a good idea. i wont be running but a few 330's if i can get ahold of some.
have fun fish and fish som emore
what? lol i dont understand this lingo lol
sorry i dont have any used 330s for sale, but i do have some used 330s for sale! haha
do what now? that dont make any since
I seen some used 330's in the trapper and preditor caller magezine last month...The trapping around here was like the fishing this spring all the river's are way up...
i love beaver trappin
I run a water line myself.10 mile stretch of river....