So I am looking into getting a trapping license this year and I was wondering if I use a 24 inch long rebar stake will it hold a coyote? and if you guys spray paint your traps? I’ve heard it extends the trap life and prevents rust so I thought you guys might want to try it. Below is a picture of what it looks like on traps (the best is the high heat tolerant paint). And I just wanted to ask also, how hard is the test to get a trapping license?
Most states have different requirements for getting a trapping license. I don’t know what state you are in but am confident you will pass the test if you study!
I prefer dipping my traps in wax. Wax is a great lubricant and allows traps to snap rapidly.
Most trappers, including myself, prefer to cross stake or use two stakes to secure traps. Coyotes tend to jump when in a trap and can pump a single stake out of the ground.
I welcome another trapper among our fold!!
March 2, 2016