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Wondering if there is a published traphouse safety poster or flyer for trap houses with Pat Traps? We have some very old ones from the days of handset Western traps. Just looking to upgrade.

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From someone who cut his teeth around the traphouses.......

1. NEVER come out of the house unless you make the trap safe and put up and wave a red (safety) flag.

2. Once you arm the trap stay BEHIND the arc of the throwing arm.

3. Have plenty of bird boxes open so you don't miss placing a bird on the arm while you're opening more boxes!

4. See rule #1


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At the club I shoot at there is an ON/OFF and release switch just inside the right side of the trap, these are reachable before you get in front of the house. the right side as viewed from the line.

So how about, in two inch bold lettering!

Turn off and then release the arm before getting in or out of the house and when done for the day!

3 years ago we had a nice lady sporting one heck of goose egg on her forehead, she opened the house, took a couple steps back, then the kid getting in the house to turn on the hydrulic pump brushed the release switch releasing the unreleased arm, the bird that was thrown took the gal about an inch above her safety glasses!

so also add

never ever stand in the line of fire! those little clay discs do more then sting!

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There are two obvious things, that have been mentioned above (release the arm/use a flag or other device sticking above the house).

A third safety procedure that is a little more difficult to work out happens frequently at some shoots. A loader raises a flag, gets into the house and then in a minute or so, lowers the flag. I am not sure if the loader is going to remain in the house while we shoot a round or if he/she just accidentally knocked the flag down.

We always ask the scorer if the loader is going to stay in the house and we hope the scorer knows what the other person has planned.

Pat Ireland
 
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