Andersch bros. hunters and trappers guide illustrating the fur bearing animals of North America the skins of which have a market value (1906) (18009395939)
Title: Andersch bros. hunters and trappers guide illustrating the fur bearing animals of North America the skins of which have a market value
Identifier: anderschbroshunt00ande (find matches)
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Andersch bros. , Minneapolis, Minn. (from old catalog); Andersch, Louis. (from old catalog)
Subjects: Hunting; Trapping. (from old catalog); Game laws
Publisher: (Minneapolis, Minn. , Press of Kimball-Storer co. )
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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336 Andersch Bros.' Hunters and Trappers Guide. under water three or four inches from the edge and secure it by a stake driven through the ring in the chain or drive the wedge into something the coon cannot drag. I bait by. dropping a few grains of white corn in and around the trap, or by placing a small piece of white china on the trigger plate. This latter seems to have a fatal fascination for Mr. Zip, as it seems he will investigate every one he sees. If there are logs in the swamp, I look for logs they travel on, which is indicated by their excre- ment, being voided on certain logs in crossing. If I set on a log above water, I chip out a place large enough to hold the set trap. I put in the bottom of this under the trap a piece of chicken or bread soaked in syrup or fish, if I can get it. I sometimes use the sexual member of the female, also asafoetida. All these are good baits, and by using different baits on different traps, 6av\ Y\^6ViXe.o\
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HOLLOW LOG DEADFALL. The captured raccoon in above illustration tells the story. The bait is placed within the log. It is best to leave both ends open, permitting the animal to see through. This arrangement is also suitable for mink, marten, fox and fisher. you can learn a great deal of Ringtail's habits. The best place I ever set a trap is on a log, some part of which goes down into the water. When he comes to the water he is sure to feel for the depth; there put your trap, log chipped as above, and you will get the coon. The coon is a Benjamite, that is, he is left-handed. Seventy-five per cent of all I or my companions ever caught were caught by the left forefoot. "Another good way to catch Zip is with the 'deadfall.' Find, as before, the logs they cross the water on, and lay a pole four or six inches in diameter across a log, fastened at the other end between two stakes withed or nailed together at the proper height.
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