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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Problem Solving, lets talk...

Since I'm laid up for awhile...and can finally sit at computer...
Let's hear some problems you are having this season or in the pass. Maybe we can help one another work through some situations that arise on the trap line (land or water).
Any one can chime in...
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I haven’t started yet, waiting until rifle season is over. My only problem so far is my best farm for foxes is gone, it will be a housing development now. Aside from that I’m excited to get started. I am going to try to target grey fox this season in some new spots. Any tips or tricks, or things that should be done differently opposed to field sets, where I catch reds and coyotes but not many greys?
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Not a problem but a question. I have some wolf fang anchors. Will the cable used for cable restraints be strong enough to use to hold a coyote or bobcat attached to a trap?
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I haven’t started yet, waiting until rifle season is over. My only problem so far is my best farm for foxes is gone, it will be a housing development now. Aside from that I’m excited to get started. I am going to try to target grey fox this season in some new spots. Any tips or tricks, or things that should be done differently opposed to field sets, where I catch reds and coyotes but not many greys?
I feel for you man!!! Watched a bunch of housing developments over the years destroy my trapping grounds!
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I haven’t started yet, waiting until rifle season is over. My only problem so far is my best farm for foxes is gone, it will be a housing development now. Aside from that I’m excited to get started. I am going to try to target grey fox this season in some new spots. Any tips or tricks, or things that should be done differently opposed to field sets, where I catch reds and coyotes but not many greys?
I caught a grey this morning. I noticed this one ran on logs to get around as grey foxes do. I cut a trap bed in the log with my hatchet and put down one of my 1 1/2 mink traps on a drag and covered with a little moss. I put a stick with mink gland under a leaf above the trap. You can see the leaf in the remake that hides the stick. It was still there after the catch. I probably didn't need it but I figured it would hold him there longer. I always miss grey foxes in my coyote sets so my advice is us backing, blocking, and guiding. Don't overlook log crossings. Use small traps for grey fox also.
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welcome back Hern , glad to see you`re boing better and stating to get around
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Like someone said I’m not starting to trap until next week after deer season. Can’t wait to get out there, hope you’re getting better Hern! I might even trap for coon, haven’t done that in a while
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Not a problem but a question. I have some wolf fang anchors. Will the cable used for cable restraints be strong enough to use to hold a coyote or bobcat attached to a trap?
Yes.
This late summer, I made 400 cable anchors for a guy. I used 7x7 cable, which most Pa. CR's are made of.
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I haven’t started yet, waiting until rifle season is over. My only problem so far is my best farm for foxes is gone, it will be a housing development now. Aside from that I’m excited to get started. I am going to try to target grey fox this season in some new spots. Any tips or tricks, or things that should be done differently opposed to field sets, where I catch reds and coyotes but not many greys?
I caught a grey this morning. I noticed this one ran on logs to get around as grey foxes do. I cut a trap bed in the log with my hatchet and put down one of my 1 1/2 mink traps on a drag and covered with a little moss. I put a stick with mink gland under a leaf above the trap. You can see the leaf in the remake that hides the stick. It was still there after the catch. I probably didn't need it but I figured it would hold him there longer. I always miss grey foxes in my coyote sets so my advice is us backing, blocking, and guiding. Don't overlook log crossings. Use small traps for grey fox also.
I love blinds sets on log crossings or any type of animal bridge. Heres a coon I caught last week in a blind set on a log crossing.
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I am going to try to target grey fox this season in some new spots. Any tips or tricks, or things that should be done differently opposed to field sets, where I catch reds and coyotes but not many greys?
Good answer TrapDoc
TrapDoc answered- my advice is use backing, blocking, and guiding. Don't overlook log crossings. Use small traps for grey fox also.

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