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Pan covers #14567559 02/12/20
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What are you guys running for pan covers? I’ve been using window screen and garden weed barrier. What do you guys prefer?

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Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14567903 02/12/20
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I quit using pan covers and went to a trap cap when bedding. Works great., one of the best and cheapest trapping investments I've made. Got mine from Minnesota Trapline Products.

Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14567933 02/12/20
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I saw a video of using a piece of asphalt roofing and window screen to make pan covers. Never done it but it looked like it would work great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSzObxpoBUk

I'll let the video creator take credit if he wants to.

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Re: Pan covers [Re: cwh2] #14568022 02/12/20
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Originally Posted by cwh2
I saw a video of using a piece of asphalt roofing and window screen to make pan covers. Never done it but it looked like it would work great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSzObxpoBUk

I'll let the video creator take credit if he wants to.


That’s pretty slick. I like the bigger pan idea. I’ve never left a set uncovered, though.

Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14568550 02/13/20
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I don't use pan covers! No issues either!


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Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14569008 02/13/20
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I used Leaves from the Linden tree(Basswood). I'd pick them up off the ground on a damp morning in the fall and put them flat in baggies(sandwich size) and put them in the freezer. A bag full stuck in my pocket was enough for a day of setting. They are the perfect size, round, soft and FREE.


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Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14569570 02/13/20
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I quit using pan covers along time ago. I figured if a fox was working a set and just did miss the pan his claws might have the chance of hooking the screen and making a mess. I did try fiberfill this year with no problems but might not do it any more. May be a scent contamination thing there. I sift all my dirt and bed right to the edge of the pan. IF the pan moves at all it fires. I still have the pan adjusted for some weight be required to fire it but if it moves any... ANY... it fires. I usually don't redo the set after a rain unless it rains hard or for a long time. Ray

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Has anyone come up with a way to keep sand and silt from covering your beaver traps and stopping the pan from dropping ?

Re: Pan covers [Re: Ray63] #14570992 02/13/20
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Originally Posted by Ray63
Has anyone come up with a way to keep sand and silt from covering your beaver traps and stopping the pan from dropping ?


Are conibears an option for you there?

Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14571801 02/14/20
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Iowa can use conibears. The 330 size needs to be clear under water. I trap 2 rivers that have a lot of beaver and a lot of sand bars and silt. Trying to figure a way to set the sand bars with foot holds. Was thinking about trying to put them in 1 gallon zip lock bags.

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Re: Pan covers [Re: Ray63] #14572000 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by Ray63
Iowa can use conibears. The 330 size needs to be clear under water. I trap 2 rivers that have a lot of beaver and a lot of sand bars and silt. Trying to figure a way to set the sand bars with foot holds. Was thinking about trying to put them in 1 gallon zip lock bags.


Foam rubber under the pan.


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Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14572852 02/14/20
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I thought of that and would like to find the "RIGHT" foam. Most is too dense and the silt will cover the trap and pack so hard you can stand on the pan and it still won't fire. I am going to try the zip locks and go on the down stream side of the sand bar where there is less/no current and try to rake out a little eddy and see if it will help the problem. Ray

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Wax paper.

Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14581624 02/17/20
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Saw a guy using coffee filters. Thought that was interesting.

Re: Pan covers [Re: Oklahomahunter] #14582854 Yesterday at 09:06 AM
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YA, about all that stuff is for dry ground. I am looking for an answer to beaver trapping.

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I use a sheet of CHEAP TP....nice to have on hand if the urge strikes while out and about too.

Re: Pan covers [Re: Ray63] #14586457 10 hours ago
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Originally Posted by Ray63
YA, about all that stuff is for dry ground. I am looking for an answer to beaver trapping.


Could you cut the top off of a cup about the same size (a little bigger) as the pan and put the cylinder under it? The only gap would be the distance between the top of the cylinder and the bottom of the pan.


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