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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2010, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Scent control with coyotes

How far to does everyone go with scent control when trapping coyotes. Changing gloves for applying scent? rubber gloves? rubber boots? rubber mat to kneel on. Any info would be appriciated. Im trying to pinpoint where I might be falling short on my coyote trapping.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2010, 08:22 AM
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Re: Scent control with coyotes

I'll wear hip boots while setting,rubber gloves for traps and bare hands when luring
If your having trouble its more likely your sets and luring.Try low key well blended sets;lose the curiousity factor with the big holes.Luring;a little dab will do ya, and know your wind direction.I bring a compass and ALWAYS have my sets on the north or west side of the travelway.
Lose the fox trapping mentality when going after yotes.make your sets within 2-3' of where they will travel.Don't try and call yotes to your sets.I also like my sets in the open.I never set against heavy cover;seems to freak out the yotes.Example;where a woods road enters a field,set one dead center of the road and another 6-8' to the north or west of center.DON'T pick a corner against heavy cover.If you make well blended sets, the hunters will walk right past them
This is what works for me;good luck

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Re: Scent control with coyotes

Why bare hands when luring? Doesn't our scent get on the lure material (ex: I apply my lure to wool). Just a question. I have been having problems as well lately.
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Re: Scent control with coyotes

Great advice JayDen....What works for me,Is I drive up to all my sets if I can't hit them with my door they are not worth the sets.As for sets I set on location be it woods or fields.Also my traps are set right up close to the hole I also target fox at these sets...gloves are the brown jersey gloves when setting traps and nothing when luring or baiting...Foot ware is what I wear to work that day it might be work boots one day and sneakers the next...what do I kneal on? The ground my knees are shot so I just kneal on the ground no pats or any thing....One thing to remember is that they know you were there so keep it simple so get in and get out don't dilly-dally at the set...The way I make my sets are what works for me for the last 35 years so when you find a way that works for you stick with it
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