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Old 06-04-2009, 07:39 AM
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Got 'em yesterday. Popped 'em in for a wash...even added some vinegar for good measure. Man those things smell like the Chrysler plant on a hot summer evening! (*~*) BLECH!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:41 AM
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Monie,
Way back when I was young and not sceered of much(read that as a teenager) I got involved with a couple of old time trappers. They had some of the rankest smelling concoctions to cover scents that I've ever run across. Right before trapping season started, they'd boil their traps. Black walnut hulls were the main ingredient for this along with some other fragrant stuff. Trust me when I say ya didn't want to be down wind of this!
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:45 AM
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Once you get them degreased, set them outside to get a coat of rust on them, that way when you dye them the dye will adhere to the traps better. You could also use Speed Dip (a dye you mix with gas or lantern fuel) just make sure do this well in advance so it has time to air out.

DO NOT WAX YOUR CONIBEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:24 AM
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I've seen several posts on using black walnut, but it was used as a dye not a cover scent.

Yeah...I didn't think it would be a good idea to wax the conibears. I like my fingers!
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:07 PM
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Yeah, the walnut hulls are used as a dye but there is still an odor to them (and any of the other dyeing products). Dye your traps a month before the season and hang them somewhere to air out. Since you're primarily going to make water sets it won't matter as much, but it doesn't hurt either.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:58 PM
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I have to admit, you have me thinking about coil springs. If I do go with them, should I stick with 1 1/2's? I think I mentioned it....there aren't a lot of coyotes that I've seen or heard around here, so I really won't be going after them.
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