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i got 2 cyotoe traps for x-mas and i am wondering if i have to do ne thing to them b4 i put them out?
 

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Depending on what kind/make they are you'll have to adjust the pan travel,poundage and add chain swivel.At the very least,your going to have to boil them to remove oil/grease and then wax them.
 

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Absolutely maybe. :D I've heard of guys simply taking new traps to a car wash and giving them a high pressure rinse to remove the factory oil and then set them. I'm old school and totally believe in the wisdom of treating traps(dye and wax) to delay rust , remove odors, and speed them up. That includes adjustment to get the trap to lay flat when set with very little drop before they snap. My suggestion is that you do some research on trap adjustment and treatment before you head out. To do otherwise is to invite failure. All of the dumb coyotes have already been skinned. :lol: The information you need is readily available on this site in the archives and stickys. Merry Christmas and good luck.
 

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What kind?
 

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http://www.traps4kids.com/Trapprep.html

http://www.traps4kids.com/modifications.html

These links give some pretty easy to follow instructions and include pictures. Also use the search feature on this site as well as the archives for more great information. I find more good reading every day and have learned alot as I am trying to learn to trap by going over old, old, old posts. Good luck on the yotes!

~Dan~
 

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Find a friendly trapper and help him on 'trap cooking day' and sneak yours in the batch.

To degrease just run in the dishwasher-probably seperately.
 
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