Apr 21 2010

Den trap

Published by at 6:03 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

Today I have spent quite a bit of time finding a good location for a den trap and hollowing out a log for a tunnel. An old, rotten one will serve fine I hope. For information on making a more advaned one I recommend “Survival Poaching” by Ragnar Benson.

The reason why I choose such a trap in the valley is that it is not lethal to the hunting dogs used in the valley. The location is a fair distance from where people frequently go, so not to scare the fox from using it. Maybe a bit far from human habitation for badger, but it’s proximity to the river might attract mink. I have also seen marten tracks there on a previous occation.

The pics are of the rotten log and the site. Virtually no need for digging, but a slight risk of flooding.

Regards
Torjus

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  1. pitbullon 22 Apr 2010 at 4:04 am

    Good to see you back posting.. I bought the book, Survival poaching, on Torjus’ recommendation, and couldn’t be more pleased with it.

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