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Shed antler trap?

Old 01-05-2002, 04:00 PM
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i used to frequent another deer hunting msg board and i remeber somebody telling me that you could take some wrie and wrap several strand around a few trees or posts or wahtever and put your feed in it and when the bucks are ready to shed theier antlers when the try to get at the feed it will knock em off i plan on settin up couple tomorrow and will update yall if anything happens but has anybody else heard or tried this?
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Old 01-05-2002, 04:35 PM
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Hmm... nope, I have never heard of this
Maybe someone else has...
but, please make sure that they can't get caught or strangled in any way...
What happens if they arent ready to shed and their antlers become tangled? Just some things to think about!
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Old 01-05-2002, 04:48 PM
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dotn worry ive got it to where no danger will come to the deer also if the anlters arent ready to shed they can just pull em out its lookks basically like a fence and i never seen deer with thier anlter caught in a fence
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Old 01-05-2002, 05:18 PM
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on two occasions I have found deer with there horns hung in a fence.
one we cut the wire and let him go,the other was already dead.
so please be careful how you set this up.


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Old 01-05-2002, 06:04 PM
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In my state that would be considered a snare trap for deer. Absolutely AGAINST THE LAW.
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:37 PM
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Hey guys we put out a barrel with a small slot in the bottom to let the corn flow out by itself and then we put 4 or 5 electric fence rods out around the pile so when the bucks bend down to eat the corn they will knock off their antlers hopefully. Rebar would work also. We just put them out so no results yet but will let you know when we have some antlers.
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:56 PM
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well i reckon i aint gonna set one up now lol i didnt think of them ideas thanks for the warnings
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Old 01-06-2002, 01:47 PM
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Paterick, What size slot did you put in barrel to free flow corn??
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Old 01-06-2002, 01:54 PM
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I've never heard of any antler trap? <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-06-2002, 02:11 PM
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Maybe you could build a trap out of rebar but wire doesn't sound to safe to me .
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