Inactivating a trap while away

#1

Is there any other option than ‘retiring’ the trap then creating a ‘new’ trap when I get back?

#2

Can you just spring it to make it safe while you are away?
Then set it again when you get back.
I don’t think there needs to be anything done on trap.nz while you are away.
I put fresh bait in mine while I am away as well - I reckon anything that takes the bait while the trap isn’t set will learn that trap boxes are a happy place containing food and will return again when it is set or find another trap elsewhere.

#3

Thanks David. Springing the trap was already the plan, it was more keeping TrapNZ records accurate. I’ll likely retire it then start it as a new trap again.