I'm pretty new to trapping... and had a question for you more experienced fellows on red fox, or any predator for that matter.
I've had a red coming through behind my house between 8-11am the past week (trail camera/track proof). So.. I set a couple traps yesterday in hopes of catching him. As I was just out checking my traps I heard rustling behind me and turn to see the red trotting in to me. He went behind a rock wall then stopped and bolted away. I don't think he winded me because I was downwind... so he must have spotted me. My question is.. do you think me spooking him will cause him to avoid that specific area I was in? I'm back there frequently so the place is loaded with my scent (and its fairly close to the house).
He/she should be back since it has a habit and no doubt knows your scent, but didn't care before. It's like the deer where I am, sometimes they ignore me, other times they spook, but they always come back.
same here i trap close to old roads and stuff people walk on all hunting season. had coyotes and greys walk right down the paths in my tracks if there use to it already it will b back for sure. i had a coyote check out a glove my son dropped in the snow he circled it twice about 2 ft away b4 going on his way. now the same coyote walked past 2 sets and didnt even break stride. go fig there strange critters.