Hunting/rabbit boxes


bgmt wrote at 2006-09-26 20:14:16
I have burned the inside with a sheet of newspaper but not enough to catch the wood on fire and it works well, also you can pour apple juice in and on box ,it worsk well also.

Duane Mcalister wrote at 2007-07-17 08:12:39
we use cedar break a branch and rub it where you may have touched also just limit handeling

Derek wrote at 2007-07-20 12:06:15
I have used rabbit boxes to catch rabbits.  The best thing to get rid of the human scent is to let nature take its course.  Set the rabbit box as you would for catching rabbits.  You might not catch anything right away, but by it just being out side for a couple of days will get enough human scent off of it to catch a rabbit.  Most of the time though the human scent really never affected my success with catching rabbits as long as you kept the box out of smelly garages or workshops where gas cans etc. were present and you did not wear cologne or after shave.  Make sure you can see into the box without having to lift the door.  Sometimes you might catch something you don't want.  Like a snake or skunk.  In that case you want to rig it so you can open it from a distance out of harms way.  Hope this helps.

furface wrote at 2007-10-03 02:43:55
just let them set out about a week before you set them in an area. Then bait as you normally would.

BobieO wrote at 2008-01-21 20:07:43
Burn it out. Put a small fire in the bottom and allow the inside to get SLIGHTLY (you don't want to set the whole box on fire) charred. The rabbits won't mind the smoke scent.

You don't really need to worry about doing this unless you've had a possum get into the box though, or you made your box from brand new wood. From my experience rabbit boxes work best when made from scrap wood. It looks and smells more natural.

barefoot wrote at 2008-01-30 23:35:41

A friend of mine told me he smokes his boxes over a wood fire. Hope that helps.

anonymous wrote at 2012-11-20 00:59:30
let the trap air out for a few days before setting it.

burning small amounts of newspaper inside the trap helps too.


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