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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Refreshing trap

How often do you guys freshen your traps,,,especially after a snow. This is my first year and am learning by trial and error. Thanks
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Re: Refreshing trap

I don't think people give lures enough credit.
They last a lot longer than you would think.
If I have a dirt hole, I bait and/or lure it.
That should be good for a while unless you get a lot of rain. This is definitly the case with urine. After a good rain, I might add urine.
During the winter, I use a louder lure and bait and don't rebait or lure very often.
I talked with a guy who had traps out at the beginning of the season, pulled them after a few weeks, and this weekend found several spots that were dug up and worked hard. That's about a month and a half and we had some days of heavy rain.
Animals have great noses.
Make your set solid, in a good location, and your lure and bait should be good for a while.
I have rebaited and lured after a week or so, but I don't think its really necessary.
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Re: Refreshing trap

Thanks Beer. It just getting frustrating. I ran into tons of coyote tracks on my property, and I know theres fox there. Actually heard one barking last night real close to one of my traps while putting up christmas lights. I have deer carcasses from rifle season after we butchered them, so i just cut off a couple slabs and used that in the hole. It was kind of frozen. does that make a difference?
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Re: Refreshing trap

Frozen meat doesnt have as much odor. I have some out as well, but with lure and/or other bait as well.
A paste bait that you can buy from any dealer would be best.
They don't freeze and have a bunch of different ingredients that trigger different aspects of the animals.
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Re: Refreshing trap

I also have a lure, thats pretty thick, not pasty though. Its called Pred-a-Getter. I ordered it from Murray's Lures online. Its for fox, bobcat and coyote. I put about 10-15 drops of this on top of my hay.
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