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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Blood near a set

I caught a nice Grey Fox yesterday in one of my bobcat sets. I dispatched it with a 22 short in the ear, before I could get the trap off and the animal outside of the set area it bleed a few drops near my dirt hole. I dug up and removed the blood from the set area and replaced the trap with a fresh one. As I remade the set I noticed small drops of blood on the far reaches of the catch circle (from the fox's leg).

This got me thinking about how far or little some of you may go to remove any k-9 blood from your k-9 sets?

If it is super important I may have to change my dispatching technique.

Any input will be appreciated.
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Re: Blood near a set

Personally, I don't shoot fox, I tap-and-stomp. I try to clean up gross blood, but I don't worry too much about it. Blood is just one more scent in the catch circle.

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Re: Blood near a set

i caught three reds in the last week at the same set,all shot with a .22.i don't worry about blood at all
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Re: Blood near a set

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Re: Blood near a set

Its a good practice and I usually move the trap but this past week i killed a yote in a trap quite a bit of blood and didnt move it just re-set and the next morning I had a rice red in it, so maybe its not as important as one thinks


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Re: Blood near a set

I don't shoot my fox either, a good tap on the noise or head, fox drops, grab by back legs and hit in throat, no blood. I don't remove the trap and if there is blood I don't remove it either. I do try and remove the blood from the trap as much as possible. I have caught multiple catches in sets without replacing trap. Remember they are canines and they have glands in there paws and when they scratch they leave that behind and it will attract different animals. That paw that is in the trap, will leave a sent
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Re: Blood near a set

i always thought the smell of the last catch with a small amount of blood in catch circle made it even better for your catch that day or rest of the week. i guess others beg to differ?....i never worry i actually look at it as a plus.
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i always thought the smell of the last catch with a small amount of blood in catch circle made it even better for your catch that day or rest of the week. i guess others beg to differ?....i never worry i actually look at it as a plus.
The four other posts; I don't think they are " differ ".
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I usually clean up as much blood up as I can with a shovel and throw it as far as I can to get it away from set. I have left it at a set a few times and havenít noticed any difference. I think itís just a personnel preference.
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Re: Blood near a set

Yeah don't get me wrong the best thing one can do for a set is to catch a fox that only improves it. Several years ago I took 7 reds out on the same set in a two week span and I'm sure there are others on here who have done better then that. Yes for fox a good tap is all you need. No blood this way


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