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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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natural scent post

anyone have luck with setting a natural scent post???


remember the scent post i made and posted pics of last week??

i had a yote come within feet of it last nite and never change his gate...but, 15ft away, there was a big tuft of grass sticking out of the snow...he walked off the tractor path to mark it...then walked down the tractor path 10yds or so and went into the field that wasnt farmed last year to hunt i reckon...

i hung a cable restraint on his trail where he crossed the tree line and since my scent post didnt even catch his attention, and the trap needed reset from the other day yet, i pulled it and moved it to his tuft of grass...

man does yote urine SMELL! i was gagging while putting in my trap...i put it directly in one of his tracks..actually may been a her..i did the best i could to make the snow look natural again, but, tomorrow it aughta melt off anyways...

i put some lenons fox #3 on some sheeps wool and plugged it into the tuft of grass and gave it a squirt of red fox urine...probably not needed since the yote already marked it..but, figured it might get the yote to spend another second or 2 there...if it makes it past my CR...which, im sure it'll never use that crossing again...







anyone able to tell by the tracks if its a male or female?? not that it matters...the way the tracks went made me feel like it was a female..

i put my trap in the track on the front center of the clump in the 2nd pic...when i took the 2nd pic i was standing on the tractor path..thats why i chose to put the trap on that side...


only activity ive seen...not sure where the canines are hiding..started rebedding my sets...they need it...got good dry peat moss and found dry dirt in my buddies barn..mixed the dry dirt and peat and it bedded really well..probably 1/3 dirt and 2/3 peat..got a lot of sets left to work on..also put in a hay set where i caught the 2 yotes in the hay set last season..

i think with the new peat i shouldnt have issues with freezing anymore...some of my sets were ok..low lying sets were blocks of ice..
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Re: natural scent post

no way to tell sex by a track.
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Re: natural scent post

its a male...

It is time to manage avian predators!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Re: natural scent post

Thought maybe they marked it differently....don't know if wild female canines lift their leg like a male or not...id imagine not? Seems like mostly only unfixed males lift their leg..

I got high hopes it comes back....if he misses the cable I got a trap on his post and a nice dirthole on the bottom side of the next field down...might throw another dirthole where my post was...I've seen numerous fox there through the years...red and gray...had cables and a hayset in the area last year and never got action....odd...if I wanna hunt rabbits or pheasant, I hit that briar patch and stand of pines!
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