How to kill

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by Hawk52, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Hawk52

    Hawk52 New Member

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    Hey everyone im new to trapping and am getting ready for the season to start here in Ohio. I was just wondering what the most effective way to kill a traped animal is. I was thinking it would be to shoot it, but then that would damage the fur, right? Any tips would be geatly appreciated.
     
  2. samh

    samh New Member

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    When I trapped I carried a .22 pistol. One round to the back of the head was quick and humane and I never had any complaints from the fur buyers.
     

  3. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    A good .22lr or .22 Magnum to the head will do it every time. Quick and painless. Get a revolver or semi-auto pistol so it's easy to pack around with your gear. You can get some single action revolvers with interchangable cylinders for both catridges.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Andrew Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois. I agree with the above two post on the 22. Good trapping.:0a25::0a25:
     
  5. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    I prefer .22 shorts or CB caps for coon and yotes other methods for other animals. This is usually a topic that isn't widely discussed in open forum because it can become fodder for antis if the wrong thing is said .. so it is best that any detailed discussion be carried on through PMs .... Garry-
     
  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Glad to have ya with us on BOC.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Most will say a 22 to the head,I much prefer head shots on any reversed case skinned critters. Coon ETC. For Coyote ,Fox I prefer to shoot in the lung area with a 22 short or cb cap
    When you skin one shot in the head you'll know why.
     
  8. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    a .22 mag is way to big a round to be useing for trapping. .22 shorts is all u need but there are many other ways to dispacth a trapped animal with out the mess i wont post them but if you wish to know pm me and we can talk about it
     
  9. catman79

    catman79 New Member

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    i always put a .22 round in the ear would go in one and out the other no damage to the fur
     
  10. BowieKnife357

    BowieKnife357 New Member

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    Gonna go with the majority on this one. I got a little .22 revolver that rides with me on the trapline. Never done me wrong.
     
  11. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Andrew. When I was growing up we did some trapping. We always used a 22 to the head. It kills them relatively quick. And it only leaves a small hole. Good luck and let us know how you do.
     
  12. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Andrew. 22 short here also.
     
  13. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    When I trapped I mostly just hit em over the head with a club.
     
  14. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Make sure they are at the end of the stake chain then thump them.
     
  15. NJ CLAD

    NJ CLAD New Member

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    I would have to agree. A shot to the head leaves a lot of mess (blood) to clean up. One in the heart area, and a minute or two of patience, will make cleaning the pelt MUCH easier! It is still humane.
     
  16. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    pole syringe or a club is what we used. we trapped along canals that were in peoples' backyards so a pistol would not have been practical. aside from that, we'd use drowning sets whenever possible. use hydrogen pyroxide with the pole syringe and it works pretty fast. no blood anywhere, and it's also a good way to dispatch live trapped animals. just hit them right behind the shoulder.
     
  17. backwoodsman68geric

    backwoodsman68geric New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC and the sport of trapping. 22 rimfire is fine for most critters, I'd be leery of trying them on coyotes though, I quit using medium-low powered .22's and now use CCI or .22magnum or anything I happen to be carrying as our yote pelts are worthless. We used the syringe method on skunks years ago to save the essence. PM me and I can give you some other methods Ive used. If its a water critter then drowning sets are best. Theres alot of different drowning setups too. Check your local laws too as some states have age limits/restrictions for weapon types ie: long guns and handguns. Old standby for a long time has been a single shot .22 rifle.
     
  18. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    A catchpole does the job here most of the time for cats and yotes with no mess,a good whuppin stick usually fixes the coons and fox get the knee drop/compression method,I use a .22 pistol sometimes but try not to advertise my locations so quiet is usually better. I'd much rather have a nice blood free holeless critter to skin anytime,it saves alot of work trying to wash the pelt. Us drowning rig where ever you can.
     
  19. trollrap

    trollrap New Member

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    Drowning sets and a .22 Step on the chest for awhile after you knock them down( suffication). Had some "experiences" with racoon in the past. Man, hard to kill. :eek:oooh:
     
  20. trollrap

    trollrap New Member

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