My First Time Trapping (Caught the Wrong Animal)

14 Pri 2020
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This is my first time trapping using paw traps. I am trying to catch a bobcat that has been lurking around my chicken coop and has already taken one chicken. I'm hoping setting these paw traps will help me catch the bobcat when I'm not looking.
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  • So basically what your gonna wanna do is take notes of the paths the cat takes ( which you've done ) , on that path where your gonna be setting that Trap you want to grab some sticks & on both sides stick them in the ground standing straight up making kinda like a wall on both sides of the path & the trap ( making a Funnel that cat HAS to walk through & not around ) in a couple areas near a tree , thick brush ect ect . (Think of it this way its like that Hog trap you got there you drop the food in the back using the cage to funnel the animal to the back in order to step on a plate same concept) , Dig a round hole the size of the trap just a couple inches ( not much ) just enough so its almost flush with the ground, a little above . Cover the traps exactly the way you did in the video . Then go online & get your self a Bobcat scent lure . Pretty much like a Deer lure , then spray it in & around the area . Or buy a Raw chicken to use as bait since its after chicken , it knows the smell & taste since its ready gotten one or 2 already . Then just sit & wait my friend & you'll have your self one hell of beautiful cat to send to your Taxidermist to have mounted or skin it out Tan the hide with some Borax rub it in all nice & good wait for it to dry ... Best of Luck LakeforkGuy . Even if you've gotten your cay by this point . These tips will definitely help out if you ever wanna trap again . Now Snares are bit bit tricky, but you wanna build a stick wall like with the Paw Traps but leave an opening the size of the snare & large enough for the animal to easily walk through without wanting to try to find another path around. Snares are a bit Hit or miss but are definitely effective if there's established paths the Cat or Animal is "Consistently" taking

    skatterbrainskatterbrain2 muaj më parë
  • Does it quack loud like a duck call? If it does its a female.

    Mr. Outdoor GuyMr. Outdoor Guy3 muaj më parë
  • The weirdest animal that I ever caught was an 0wl

    John RuddJohn Rudd3 muaj më parë
  • Call flair

    Elijah NashElijah Nash4 muaj më parë
  • Need to dig a small hole in front of your paw trap and get some drum sticks cut them up and some feathers put in that hole and you can possibly Get the bobcat it has worked for me many of times you are doing good

    Brayden OutdoorsBrayden Outdoors4 muaj më parë
  • Hang some feathers over the traps.

    king foxking fox5 muaj më parë
  • Flare help him

    ONE WAY KayyONE WAY Kayy5 muaj më parë
  • An infrared yard sensor would alert you any time of the day or night if an animal is moving in your yard.

    T LeBT LeB6 muaj më parë
    • They can also trigger yard sprinklers or a noise maker to scare them away.

      T LeBT LeB6 muaj më parë
  • If you catch the kitty cat. Form the way I learn to trap. It would be dumb luck. But realize the bad issue with leg are foot traps is they catch unwanted pest. If any way possible. I would suggest live traps. Skunks spray!

    Raymond RobinsonRaymond Robinson6 muaj më parë
  • Super happy to see you’re really on those predators! I commented on the family channel IG encouraging you to go get em, lol. Great to know you’re on it man. Let us know when the deed is done👍🏼.

    DV OmniDV Omni6 muaj më parë
  • Sup

    Caleb RenyerCaleb Renyer6 muaj më parë
  • flair traps alot he could help

    Brittney PentonBrittney Penton6 muaj më parë
  • Dirt hole set! Go to the base of a tree near the trail the cat takes! Dig a hole at about 45 degrees towards the base of the tree and make it about 3-4 inches deep so the cat can’t come on the backside of the trap. Use just ground beef and eggs mixed and shove into the bottom of the hole. Put your trap about 4-5 inches in front of the hole and cover it! That’s how I catch my coyotes here in Ohio and I’ve caught many bobcats that way in those same sets! Also dig a bed for your trap so it is flat with the ground!

    River SearsRiver Sears6 muaj më parë
  • Where can I get the red checkered coat he has

    Josh FoulksJosh Foulks6 muaj më parë
  • You are the best ALworld person ever.?

    Mike TrotterMike Trotter7 muaj më parë
  • And the possum will eat your eggs

    Bass BustersBass Busters7 muaj më parë
  • Looks like Flair daddy needs to visit the tree house for some critter control

    BenTRodz TVBenTRodz TV7 muaj më parë
  • One thing about the trap.... dont put leaves on top of it... they dont wanna step on leaves or sticks... they like stepping on a plain surface... try burying it and putting it up against some backing and put a bait hole there... call flair... he can explain in detail or watch his foothold setups from last trapping season

    Gooseman OutdoorsGooseman Outdoors7 muaj më parë
  • Give Flair a call, pretty sure he got a bobcat once and has been pretty successful in trapping this year

    Chase RichardsonChase Richardson7 muaj më parë
  • Put some chicken near the traps

    Lazarus MontgomeryLazarus Montgomery7 muaj më parë
  • You need a guinea fowl bro. Those things raise a fucking ruckus like wutang clan when there's predators around.

    Scott LScott L7 muaj më parë
  • Very cool vidéo, Ty

    Simone & CoSimone & Co7 muaj më parë
  • You have your own NatGeo show going on in your backyard. While on the property I would have to have a sidearm maybe a M&P .22 can Get 10+1 which is enough to take down that cat or others. Put a suppressor on it and no one will hear it

    BLACKHEAT1028BLACKHEAT10287 muaj më parë
  • Bury your traps and hang some feathers about 2 feet above it, works like a charm

    Robert MillerRobert Miller7 muaj më parë
  • Borrow that PVS14 from @lunkerstv & Clean House! He’s not using it! (opossum will eat just as many of those wings or more than a bobcat)

    Matt FullerMatt Fuller7 muaj më parë
  • Lock up your chickens at night, open the gate into your pen, and throw some type of meat so it have some type of oder. Then, lay your traps in your pen the bobcat will likely enter into your pen. Probably the most likely and fastest way to trap the bobcat.

    Chue KongChue Kong7 muaj më parë
  • Hey advices from flair

    Honda KingHonda King7 muaj më parë
  • You relise that flair does alot of trapping and showing you everything video chat or call him or watch some videos for help do it do it

    Brodie BarberBrodie Barber7 muaj më parë
  • You need some cat piss to put on there

    Will RidesWill Rides7 muaj më parë
  • Call in trap god Flair!!!!!!!!

    Robert DeisherRobert Deisher7 muaj më parë
  • Trapper j know what’s up

    BRR OutdoorsBRR Outdoors7 muaj më parë
  • Back when i grew up with chickens we had an old radio playing talk shows 24/7. Kept predators away b/c they thought people were hanging out with the chickens.

    sasgetasasgeta7 muaj më parë
  • Bad mistake releasing a possum, they'll eat a chicken as fast as a bobcat and can bypass your cage reinforcements much easier than a bobcat.

    just Goldjust Gold7 muaj më parë
  • Ask flair or trapper J

    Quinn Evans-GauthierQuinn Evans-Gauthier7 muaj më parë
  • you need to bed your trap. if the cat steps on the jaws it will feel it and dig it up. i recommend look up coyote trapping school on youtube. how to make a dirt hole set

    Joel KatzbergJoel Katzberg7 muaj më parë
  • put some carcuses they will come and the trp trap will work

    nathan Bryantnathan Bryant7 muaj më parë
  • Catch em and get him mounted up on the wall LETS GOOOO

    kylekyle7 muaj më parë
  • Watch some of fishing with flairs video. He is a good trapper and you might learn a lot from his videos

    isaiah rebeloisaiah rebelo7 muaj më parë
  • Tip number 1 Don't get advice from flair 😂 Ps love flair

    lucas odlelucas odle7 muaj më parë
  • it took flair like 2 months to get one ask him for advise

    william sinclairwilliam sinclair7 muaj më parë
  • The possums eat chicken eggs

    Christian GonzalezChristian Gonzalez7 muaj më parë
  • just call flare

    Jack KrumJack Krum7 muaj më parë
  • Bro your friends with flair just invite him over for a trappin session and while your at it do a collab video my two faborite googans in one

    Eleazar ContrerasEleazar Contreras7 muaj më parë
  • Whatever you do don't ask flair how to trap!!!😂

    tmears42286tmears422867 muaj më parë
  • Surprised you don’t have wireless video security cameras out there. That way you don’t have to sit outside and wait, you can just from a screen. Some have motion alerts.

    James WrightJames Wright7 muaj më parë
  • I'd talk to Kendell trey if you know who h is if not then flair. But Kendell is a pro trapper

    Gage ArpGage Arp7 muaj më parë
  • You need to try and get your sent and the trap sent off of the trap.

    Wooden it be Cajun outdoors & indoors With Ricky BWooden it be Cajun outdoors & indoors With Ricky B7 muaj më parë
  • Where to even start with this video...... I you happen to get lucky enough to catch a bobcat with those tactics,it will be purely by dumb luck 😂. I highly recommend you go on ALworld and extensively watch trapping videos. Everything you're doing is all wrong.

    Charlie NuttCharlie Nutt7 muaj më parë
  • Hang a few feathers over a paw trap or watch a few of flairs or trapper j outdoors vids on bobcats

    ELI outdoorsELI outdoors7 muaj më parë
  • The feather or a wing "dangling" over the trap or causing the critter to cross the trap to investigate as mentioned below is a great technique. And another dangling opportunity. The painting initially got my attention but as mentioned by others after some time the smell will fade. A semi urban cat like that one is probably use to human smells on stuff and not as put off or alerted to it as a truly wilderness bound cat. But the more you can keep your human stink off, the better. You may also want to look into what's called a dirt hole set. You Dig a hole oh about 2-3 inches in diameter down and back. Ends up looking like a golfer hole or the like. You use something to press or smear some stinky stuff/attractant in the back and on the roof of your hole so it takes some real investigating by the critter. Place your trap in front below the surface. In a created depression the size or slightly larger than the set trap. Place the trap in the space. Lay a cloth or something that that will drape the pan (Trigger, paw placement deal) of the trap. This way nothing works its way under while sifting a little dirt over it. Taking care not to place that drape in a way that will interfere with the jaws or the pan. Sift dirt over it. Then carefully and gently make a low spot about the size of a paw, in the dirt on the pan, with a stick or something, of course not pushing hard enough to set the trap off. Critters as mentioned in a previous comment tend to step-in a low spot or perceived established previous path of paw placement. Looks tested. This is a highly affective approach for fox and coyote and other incidental catches. I use to mist with Coyote or fox urine (To also mask any scent I may have left.) and then stream spay a spot that looks like a natural target. All creating a scene like a previous critter may have buried something and then scent marked it. Its a whole lot of stimulus going on to distract from the potential trap discovery and avoidance. Critters are smart as you know. Its also always good to place them in a tight spot or pinch point I guess you could call it, so there approach is dictated for them. Sticks and stones deterring stepping and encouraging stepping in other spots is good to. Just subtle little sticks and small unstable or noise making things. They'd prefer to sneak on quiet ground verses step on a jolly rancher wrapper for example. I will expect to see follow up success's. Snares also affective but not allowed is some areas. Make sure you find out. Especially before posting a video. One of the reasons being roaming pets. You can't undo it. A leg hold gives you an option to free and reset. Snare. Not so much.

    Eric in AlaskaEric in Alaska7 muaj më parë
  • Opposum will also bite a birds neck and drink the blood. I never lost a chicken but several dozen pigeons. Cats and turkeys are smarter than us. You are basically going to need to just stay up until you get a shot. Kinda like Ghost and the Darkness.....but not....

    Thomas PalmerThomas Palmer7 muaj më parë
  • Would be a sick mount, hang up something that shines over a trap, curiosity killed the cat.

    Garren HolcombGarren Holcomb7 muaj më parë
  • You need to talk to Kendall gray

    Ashton RobinsonAshton Robinson7 muaj më parë
  • Get you some chicken feathers or duck feathers. Really any feathers from a bird will work. Sprinkle them on top of the trap and around it. Leaves a good smelling scent for him to come check it out.

    Garrett McgrewGarrett Mcgrew7 muaj më parë
  • I would get a distress call and sit out on the top deck and BANG problem solved.

    Jose PiñaJose Piña7 muaj më parë
  • Call fair

    dylon223dylon2237 muaj më parë
  • I feel ur pain.. down here in south Texas I got the bobcats,ringtails tearing up my chickens and the mountain lions eating my goats.. maybe try using a live trap with some raw chicken it’s worked for me.. hope u get that situation taken care of..

    FISHAMAN 78FISHAMAN 787 muaj më parë
  • Where you messed up was getting the camera instead of a bow. Anyone with half a brain knew what your next video was gonna be.... "RIP chicken...bobcat snatches hen"

    Casey CharterCasey Charter7 muaj më parë
  • Carroll baskins is loosing her shit 😂

    Dylan BoydDylan Boyd7 muaj më parë
  • I wanna see you do a collaborative with deer meat for dinner

    Gary LawlerGary Lawler7 muaj më parë
  • Possums are also predators, in my expierence they have teared chicken heads. They also eat eggs and that is also a loss.

    Emmanuel MartinezEmmanuel Martinez7 muaj më parë
  • Possums eat chickens bro!!!

    Clayton 137Clayton 1377 muaj më parë
  • Just sped a night in the coop with the air rifle. Once you year or see it , just finish the business.

    Hunter NaberHunter Naber7 muaj më parë
  • Hey man, possums have killed my ducks in the past. Best dispatch them when you get the opportunity.

    Will 2-BWill 2-B7 muaj më parë
  • Put some chicken necks, livers, and gizzards in a trap!the cat is already going after your chicken..... use why it wants and bait!

    Vince PadillaVince Padilla7 muaj më parë
  • Call flair!

    James HumphriesJames Humphries7 muaj më parë
  • Get some tips from Flair, obviously

    Karl LarsenKarl Larsen7 muaj më parë
  • Tie a live chicken that you go out and buy in your trap that must work as a trap to lure him in or put it in a small cage inside that cat trap to lure him into it! Then illuminated that sucker if y’all know what I mean!

    David BakerDavid Baker7 muaj më parë
  • Do a dirt hole set that’s what I catch them on

    Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor7 muaj më parë
  • Hit up your boy FLAIR

    TK OutdoorsTK Outdoors7 muaj më parë
  • you need to put a hole in the ground and put lure in it then get sticks to make backing and if you can get some feathers so the cat can see it if you do this you should catch it with a front paw.

    jakyri matuejakyri matue7 muaj më parë
  • The duck is a male. I have a male and female.

    Kevin SilversKevin Silvers7 muaj më parë
  • Mate, you didn't get the bobcat but I've seen possums kill chickens too... Just saying.

    Duane GaskinsDuane Gaskins7 muaj më parë
  • Yes that is a male The males have more colors just like he does, Females are all brown

    Jayson PotterJayson Potter7 muaj më parë
  • Call Flair

    Charlotte DavisCharlotte Davis7 muaj më parë
  • You need to have (SNARE DADDY) Flair come trap for you..LMAO

    Preston FradyPreston Frady7 muaj më parë
  • What sun glasses you use?

    GetoutsideGetoutside7 muaj më parë
  • You need to watch trapper j outdoors he catchs alot of bobcat

    Dillen DeatonDillen Deaton7 muaj më parë
  • Its like flair but different

    Donnie SizemoreDonnie Sizemore7 muaj më parë
  • You should call flair for trapping advice

    Kenn OutdoorsKenn Outdoors7 muaj më parë
  • My tip is to go to Kendall Grays channel or even Flairs and watch their trapping video

    Alexis VilledaAlexis Villeda7 muaj më parë
  • Sorry on that one. you have a tall kitty. my dad caught a lot of skunks. but no tall kitties. good luck on protection on the chickens my friend. :-)

    Brian G. EllmanBrian G. Ellman7 muaj më parë
  • As a licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator (in Southeast Oklahoma), and fur trapper, I'll say the following. Folks have already given you some decent advice. I would just come show you...but in consideration of our current environment, I don't suppose that would be a viable option. Here are my four top suggestions for cats: 1. Bed the trap. Make sure the trap doesn't move when you touch the jaws and/or levers, after set. 2. Scent control. Boil the traps, then don't handle them without clean...ish gloves. 3. Fencing/Blocking. You can use sticks and rocks to make the cat put its paw on the pan. Cats can be fenced, guided and blocked pretty hard. 4. Feather. Hang a light colored feather high above the trap. Cats hunt more on sight than smell. P.S. Don't put scents on the trap itself. You want the animal focused on something else, or nothing at all. I would love to come help you out sometime in the future. The family and I watch your channels all the time.

    RichardRichard7 muaj më parë
  • Iv trapped a few lynx (yes they are different from a bobcat but same principals should apply) for them I use 1/16 snairs that are 5’ long with 1 swivel at the end where I anchor off at. I set them with a 10 inch loop 10 inches off the ground (from the bottom of the loop)with a chin lifter ( small twig about the size of a pencil led and about 9 inches long placed at an angle under the snair). Leg holds I like to find a thick bunch of brush and make a few trails leading up to it and place the legholde along the trails I made ( also works with snairs) or what might be easer for your back yard is doing dirt hole sets. Note: New traps should be degreased and dyed. And spray paint will leave sent on your traps That will make the animals wary. For my new traps I soak them in a 2:1 saltwater to vinegar mix for 24 hrs and then boil them for 5 min. Then let them air dry outside.

    Glock21Glock217 muaj më parë
  • Recommend using green spot lights, wildlife animals are not bothered by them, compared to white or red spot lights. We use them on our deer feeding trough. Just to watch the deer at night.

    Gregory PattersonGregory Patterson7 muaj më parë
  • You should buy a ceramic heat bulb that doesn’t emit light so it won’t attract animals.

    Mike DawsonMike Dawson7 muaj më parë
  • Go online and get a tomahawk bobcat live cage trap they are easy to set just lookup bobcat cage trapping and they’ll tell you what to do also don’t use a stinkin airgun for a bobcat way too light I have dispatched bobcats in traps with a 22 rifle bit I’d recommend like a 17HMR

    Max LeonardMax Leonard7 muaj më parë
  • You should have popped the possum with your pellet gun. They too love chickens and eggs and are known to be carriers of diseases, one of which is rabies.

    rick eggersrick eggers7 muaj më parë
  • Ask flair to help you with the kitty problem

    Kingsley GreyKingsley Grey7 muaj më parë
  • Ask Rob he probably has night vision.

    RhinotecRhinotec7 muaj më parë
  • Pull a all nighter and talk to flair

    Auston RhoadesAuston Rhoades7 muaj më parë
  • I think it’s a female duck male ducks have curled feathers on their tali and females straight.

    John HokeJohn Hoke7 muaj më parë
  • look up a dirt hole set or get an e-caller and call it in then shoot it with at least a 22 please

    Libby MoncadaLibby Moncada7 muaj më parë
  • the unexperienced trapper😂😂

    Libby MoncadaLibby Moncada7 muaj më parë
  • Do a video with Alvin Dedeaux !

    Robert NormanRobert Norman7 muaj më parë
  • Carol F. Baskin

    Bradley ChoateBradley Choate7 muaj më parë
  • Like most people have said in the comments use some kind of feathers hanging over the trap another really good attractant u can use is a bait by Jeff Dunlap called hellfire put it on the feathers. And dig a bait hole about 8 inches deep and put another bait by Jeff Dunlap called soultaker. And u should catch em good luck

    Jordan CantrellJordan Cantrell7 muaj më parë
  • You can talk to flair about trapping because he has caught 2 bobcats in past and has learn a lot about trapping at the end of last year

    Ian MurphyIan Murphy7 muaj më parë
  • I am sure someone has told you already but don't paint the trap, let them rust a little then dip them in trap wax, they need to be odorless, dig a bed for the traps and cover with loose dirt

    Alvin ChildsAlvin Childs7 muaj më parë
  • You need a security live cam that sends alerts to your phone whenever it sees something

    AJAJ7 muaj më parë