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  1. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Its under there some where
    We use to hunt from a hand dug 32x 46 4 foot deep pit, eventually it got up to 34x 78 the past three years we used a mini-x and put in a 40x 92 and put it slightly deeper than 54 inches
    It isnt on my property, so Im limited to what I can do.


    Before the lids are hidden

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    its there somewhere
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    A few years ago, soound asleep before I got in the pit
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    View from a small pit 3 years ago
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  2. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I was in charge of pit maintenance. You'd be surprised how word gets out. One day I'm sitting at a fire on the land some nuns own when the locals figured out "hey you're that guy from illinoiz...".
    I'd just scared the pants off them shooting a 357.
    They had 22s.

    One says "I heard u clean pits". Uh oh.
    They had a problem. Theirs was unfit for human use..deal was made. I charged $300.
    Should have charged $500.
    I show up generator and pump...cans of paint and their pit was completely filled with mud , crap, dead animals, snakes. Live cottonmouths. Twas ugly and stinky.
    When I was done it was black again.
     
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  3. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Decoy and dog are sitting on the dog box/step edge of one:
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  4. 2WIDGN

    2WIDGN Senior Refuge Member

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    Moving a pit in the spring before the crops went in. Final brushing in the fall. Screenshot_20210215-091555.png Screenshot_20210215-091643.png Screenshot_20210215-091533.png
     
  5. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    when I lived in northern Utah there was a defunct city club that had small pits on state land. There was one family that used the pits but never cleaned them.
    The pits thye used would have inches of shotgun hulls in the bottom. One of the pits had a litter of skunks in it. I grabbed waders, and long trapping gloves, and shoveled it all out,.. put a layer of corn fodder in the bottom and changed it with straw each hunt.

    The worst I saw was a pit of mine along the Bear river,.. Full of snakes and stinky snake pee and every spider and bug seemed to find that pit.
     
  6. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah you learn very fast to assume that there's something alive in them that needs Killin.
    Pretty common for ppl to leave trash and bits of food that attract small game into the trap.
    Then it rains and ...there's a wild cat in there or worse.
     
  7. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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  8. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Or much more commonly here:
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  9. bustsducks

    bustsducks Elite Refuge Member

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    Here's a couple different boxes we've put in years back on the Great Salt Lake. IMAG0095.jpg IMG_3948.jpg
     
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  10. Geez n Quackers

    Geez n Quackers Senior Refuge Member

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    Nothing like a pit for hunting out of. Get out of the wind and we can wait them out all day!. Now if I can just find it under all of this snow.
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