Keeping busy during the off-season.

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Skins

As the wife of a trapper, you just never know what's being put up during the off-season.

I wandered into the trapping shed the other morning to find these rattlesnake skins. 

 There's definitely a story behind this image 

-- and as a Trapper's wife 

-- ignorance is indeed bliss in this particular situation.

I don't wanna know.

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How are you keeping yourself busy these days?

New! Magnum Power Clip 110 Body Grip Trap Placement Conversion Kit



New Product from Papio Creek:   
Magnum Power Clip 110 Body Grip Trap Placement Conversion Kit

Easily convert single spring 110 body grip traps (with 1/2" rivet length) to fit on any pole 7/16" or less in diameter.
Instructions:
  1. Remove trap rivet.
  2. Insert bolt throught center clip hole.
  3. Continue to feed bolt through trap rivet hole.
  4. Place washer over bolt end.
  5. Tighten nut until bolt end is flush with nut.
  6. Feed pole through clip holes.
  7. You're done!
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  • Lightweight and portable.
  • For above water, under water, ice, land, pocket, trail sets.
  • Great for muskrat, mink, skunk, opossum, rabbit, squirrel.
  • Fits any pole 7/16" or less in diameter;
  • 360 degree directional trap placement.
  • Fits 110 Body Grip Traps with 1/2" rivet length.
When using short pole for placement, chain is attached to secure achor point, stake, drag, etc...
Traps sold separately.

Price: $10.75 plus $6.35 Priority Mail Shipping

Kentucky Critters Go Down with Papio Creek Baits and Lures


Congratulations to Cody Beckham of Kentucky 
who had great success with Papio Creek Fur Git'r Lure, Coon Git'r 1 and Coon Git'r 2 Baits, 

All animals trapped in Kentucky. 

Thanks Cody for sharing your photo with us 
and good luck in the coming trapping season. 

(Video) Winter Coyote Sets Parts 1 and 2

Ride along with Shane and Sioux as they check his winter coyote trapline... 



Part 1


Part 2


Trapper News from North Pole, Alaska


Shane and I recently received an email from Dan Eddy -- an Alaska trapper -- who had some success with our Predator Git'r Special and Mink Git'r baits.

Thank you Dan, for sharing your story and photographs... 



Hello Nancy and Shane,

Well we had a tuff season here in the interior of Alaska, our fur numbers are still down and we’re hoping that they will continue to come back next season. None the less, we still had a fairly good season and we believe a lot of that is because of your baits and lures.


We used Predator Gitr Special in our wolf and wolverine gang sets and we were surprised at the volume and diversity of fur that came to the sets.  Even though we had very slim numbers of critters compared to normal numbers in the past, Predator Gitr Special brought them in!

  
Not only did we hook up wolf and wolverine, we also caught lynx and marten using Predator Gitr Special. We also had success using Mink Gitr 1&2 picking up the few mink we had along the rivers. 


We believe that your products helped us during a very dismal season and we’re looking forward to using your lures when the numbers are back up. (If there is such a thing)



I’ve included a couple of pictures of our catches, thanks for helping us through a trying season! We’re really looking forward to using your lure during bear season! 

Dan Eddy
North Pole, Alaska

Enter Papio Creek's Monthly Photo Contest





WIN a 3-N-One Magnum Power Clip Trap Placement System Kit
or any one large Papio Creek bait, lure or urine of your choosing



It’s simple! Here’s how:

Entry Rules:

Your photo must include the Papio Creek product or products you used
to trap your catch;

Include your (1) first name, (2) state where caught, (3) Papio Creek product(s) you used and 
(4) an email address where you can be contacted if you win;

Submit photos to n.claeys@aol.com

One winner drawn every month!

 

Early Season Blue Coons: $15 vs. $40


As a new trapping season is set to begin, a gentle reminder to all of us itching to put some new fur in our trapping sheds: 

Be mindful not to harvest your coons too early -- exercising patience 
will result in better fur, prime fur --

and a higher price down the line from your fur buyer.

Flooding the fur market with sub-prime coon fur hurts all of us.

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We at Papio Creek would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have contributed in making the past year a very successful one.  

The response to our products has been overwhelming and we look forward to another banner trapping season serving you -- our valued customer. 

-- Shane and Nancy Claeys

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