MUSKRAT TRAPPING IN DEEP WATER
MUSKRAT TRAPPING IN DEEP WATER—Can you tell me how to catch muskrats where the holes in the banks and paths leading to them are deep under water? I do considerable trapping for musk rats, but most of them have their dens deep under water.
Of course, they don’t stay in the holes all of the time and must have trails up the bank where they land. I would drive a couple of small stakes into the bank, horizontally, about three inches under water, at the foot of these paths, and settle trap on the stakes. Failing to find paths or other signs good enough to set at, I would set the trap in the same way and plate a bait about ten inches above it. You could also drive a stake out in the water, driving it to about four inches beneath the surface, then fix a piece of sod on top of the stake, to make a landing plate for the rats, and set a trap on the sod. These are only a few of many good ways, but I could not say which would work best there, unless I were to see the place.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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