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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-09-2015, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Dig outs

Ok so this is the first year I've really went all in k9 trapping. I'm running around 3 dozen sets and man am I getting g frustrated. I've picked off a few fox and a yotr buy I am getting 2 or 3 dig outs everyday. Some in new sets others in remakes. I feel like I am bedding them solid and everything was boiled and I wear leather gloves. Most of the time they dig between the outer jaw and pan til the edge of the pan is exposed. Any ideas. Contemplating at this point pulling and reboiling everything.

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Re: Dig outs

My guess would be you aren't packing the dirt down enough around the outside of the jaws. They are feeling it is a little bit loose and then digging it up.
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Re: Dig outs

you aren't packing the dirt down enough around the outside of the jaws

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Re: Dig outs

Ok. I'm using around a half inch of peatmoss to cover everything. Should I be packing that down.

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Re: Dig outs

Yes
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yep but its hard to bed a trap in peat

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Re: Dig outs

Your not kidding. Most of the ground in trapping is clay and rock so its hard to get a good trap bed. Do you pack the peatmoss inside the jawd as well or just use stepping guides there

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get some dry dirt or ant hill dirt bed the traps in the dirt the put your peat on

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Ok

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Re: Dig outs

If you need help ratherbhuntin, I'm not too far from you (about 35 miles). I can have you come over and give some pointers, or I may be able to come to you. I'm not an expert by any means. Only been at this 3 years myself, but I've connected on at least one Fox, coyote and Bobcat every year since I started, and I don't run a large line. All thanks to an older gentleman that taught my son and I. I would gladly pass what little information I have learned on to you. Shoot me a PM.
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