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Muskrat Slide Set: Best Tips and Techniques to Muskrat Trapping

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What is a Muskrat Slide Set? Muskrats are rather bold creatures, and they have little problem travelling quite far from their dens for food should the need arise. And since they are semi-aquatic, they are as comfortable in the water as they are on land. The point where these topological preferences meet is also a perfect spot to place a …

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Tips, Tricks and Techniques on Trapping Muskrats

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Trapping muskrats is quite possibly the best way for one to induct oneself into the arcane world of trapping. There are just so many things the muskrat has going for it. Its soft fur, its meat (if prepared properly, of course), its complete lack of trap-shyness, its amphibious lifestyle (allowing for water and land trapping depending upon your preference) and …

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Tips and Techniques To a Muskrat Runway Set

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What is a Muskrat Runway Set? Muskrats love the water, especially the shallow parts that allow them to occasionally peek up out of the surface. As a result, they dig out furrows into the earth at the bottom of the underwater trail and these furrows are referred to as muskrat “runways”. And as you might imagine, these runways make for …

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How to Setup a Muskrat Board Set

How to Setup a Muskrat Board Set

What is a Muskrat Board Set? The Muskrat is nothing if not adaptable. They tend to stay active throughout the year, even during the harsh winter months when the surface of the water bodies that their dens are located in freeze over. While this makes trapping them a touch more complicated, it is not completely out of the question. The …

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How to Setup a Muskrat Den Set

How to Setup a Muskrat Den Set

What is a Muskrat Den Set? While most of the traps and sets that you read about regarding muskrat involve the various features of their very obvious trails in some way or the other, this particular set eschews the trail completely. Muskrats either live in lodges made of reeds or underwater burrows dug into the banks of streams; these dwellings …

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How to Setup a Spring Run Muskrat Set

How to Set a Spring Run Muskrat Set

What is a Spring Run Muskrat Set? Muskrats are rather bold creatures and are quite comfortable moving very far from their dens in search of food. This quality, coupled with their amphibious nature, allows for rather long trails that pass over both land and water. The point in the trail where a smaller stream joins a larger body of water …

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How to Setup a Muskrat Float Set

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What is a Muskrat Float Set? When water conditions are turbulent or water levels fluctuate markedly, the muskrat is not above using floating logs or other detritus as a serene island of calm in the storm. Food and rest are a premium for the muskrat during times like these and an enterprising (not to mention innovative) trapper can take advantage …

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Top Muskrat Traps That Actually Work: Don’t waste your time

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If you’re reading this article then it’s fairly evident that you’re at least considering turning to the adaptable Muskrat for your trapping needs. This semi-aquatic burrowing rodent does offer an interesting new experience for trappers that have only restricted themselves to more traditional burrowers such as rabbits or weasels; primarily because of their amphibious nature. The fact that you can …

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Trapping Muskrat Under the Ice

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One of the more interesting things about the Muskrat is that it is active pretty much all year round, all over the USA. What this means is that, theoretically anyway, you could trap them any time you felt like it. Of course you should still consult hunting and trapping laws in your State first. Trapping muskrat on land is a …

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