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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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8" of snow in NEPA...clean the sets or?

I have a few k9 sets out that are now covered with 8" of fresh snow today. Should I leave them be or clean them off. The temps are to rebound to the low to mid 40s Saturday and Sunday, Ty

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 09:45 AM
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Opinions will vary on this question, but Id take a whisk broom, clean off the set down to dirt, and blend it all together around the set. The melting snow is gonna crust over and ice over the bedded trap. Even if it warms into the 40s in the day, night temps will still cause a glaze over the trap. Waxed dirt wont fix this, as the problem is over the trap, not in the ground.

Depending on the size of your trap, and the condition and number of springs, its starting to get difficult to get a good hold on a foot with the snow on top of the trap.
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I have a few hay sets out on a few ponds for yotes and I'm letting them be.

Cables are the only other sets I have out and I check them with binoculars.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 08:22 PM
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This winter is already getting old....!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 10:48 PM
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If it will be cold with out melting I leave the set covered.
Got this one today out of a set that has been under snow for a week and a half with no new lure or urine.

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Heres a fox from last week and a coyote from today.
Snow trapping can be very productive , But is a bit more work. I'm only running 6 sets now but they are very good sets,



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