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Discussion in 'Michigan Trapping and Varmint Hunting' started by GVDocHoliday, Jan 3, 2018.
I believe on the dam they have to be submerged. Jim
I believe you are correct
I've got another question for you beaver trappers. How long will you stay set up on a particular pond? I have access to a private pond that had lot's of activity. One big castor mound, and about a dozen smaller mounds. The house looks inactive, but I know there are 2 bank dens also. A small break in the dam hasn't been repaired in several days.
Couple weeks minimum, especially if it's on my route. 2-3 day checks.
I got a little educated yesterday while setting a 330. One of the safeties fell off of a spring while I was putting it in place. Must have bumped the trigger, because it closed on my wrist. I'm really glad it wasn't both springs. Lesson for the day, don't do that again.
Every use one of these? Less weight than my setting tongs, fits in your pocket. Can do a 1 handed release if your caught in a 330..... Bought this after I caught hand in one and could not use tongs to free myself. Worth the 28 bucks if you do sets alone a ways from your truck.
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I've never seen one of those before. What's it called so that I can look it up?
I was lucky enough to have a good size log nearby, and used my knee to compress the spring against it.
Piece of rope works fine for me. Nice looking device but a little costly IMO.
Tried one of those earlier in the season. It ended up being more of a pain than my usual rope.
I alwys carried a piece of rope in each pocket so I could get at it. Luckily I never needed it.
A lot of times I would put a piece of wire around the jaws to keep them from closing while I was setting. You just have to remember to cut the wire. Do not ask me how I know!!!!!!!!
This makes so much sense to me. Carrying a piece of rope in each pocket.
Otherwise, if the trap is on your right hand and your rope is in your right pocket, you won't look like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon trying to pull his arm out of socket to get out of a straight jacket.
Correct me if I am wrong but I thought 330's cannot be on dry land or set on ice. They must be in water, or at least 4 ft off the dry ground or ice.
I saw a video of the rope used to undo a 330 on a hand but my fear was with one hand in the trap and the other cold & wet not being able to pull the rope hard enough for the springs without hand slippage. I like the t handle on this setter for grip. Also lightens my pack from my oversize steel tongs which I leave at the truck. Pricey yes, pricey enough not to forget to put back in my pocket when Im done with it. Hope every one has a good finish to there season...
If you can't grip the rope to pull it, stand on it.
Both of my ropes had a big loop in one end to put around a boot to hold that end.
Luckily the only time I used the ropes was to take a beaver out of a 330 and reset it, not with a hand in one. When I left the truck with a basket full of 330's the springs were set with the safety's on so I did not have to set the safety's in the field.