Re: Free Coyote Instructional
I made a couple flat sets like his "grass flat set" a couple days ago, but I didn't use any peat moss at all. I had 4 sets, 4 sneaky sets dug up by coyotes in the first two days. I know it was coyotes because there was fresh snow everyday. Traps are clean as always, so I'm convinced they smelled the peat as something out of place. Different dirt DOES have different odors. I'm not saying they knew it was dangerous, but I'm convinced they smelled it and needed to investigate the trap bed before they dug at the hole.
I made 3 flat sets by digging a small depression in the ground, lining the trap bed with nothing but grass from around the set, staked with my nail method, bedded in grass, and covered in grass. For the final covering I had a pair of shears along and clipped the grass about 1" long so I could put alot over the trap without worrying about clogging up the jaws. They trap bed absolutely disappears and there are no foreign odors at all. No peat, no imported dry dirt, no nothing except for what came from the immediate area. I never imagined being able to bed a trap rock solid in fluffy grass, but it worked like a charm.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
ProSqueezing Pro Staff