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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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? about set placement and dead mice

While on my walk to check my traps today under a small oak tree, I noticed three dead mice. They were kinda stuffed into a little hole, in some mossy grass. what kind of animal would kill mice, then same em for later in a hole????

I am new to trapping and dont know if I did the correct thing or not, but I set a duke #1 1/2 about a foot away, and put just a tiny bit of fox urine on a tuft of grass that was close to the mice.

hopefully it was one of the many foxes in the area that I have seen? Hoping you fellas that have way more experience than i do could give me some input on this????

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 11:28 PM
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Re: ? about set placement and dead mice

sounds like a good plan to me;good luck

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Re: ? about set placement and dead mice

I would of set a trap just like you did. Sounds like a fox put them there. I had squirrels that were chewing on my vehicles wire harness and causing $$ to repair. Thank god that I work on cars for a living and fixed them myself. I shot 8 squirrel in one day and put them out in the woods with a trail cam on them. A fox came in and buried 7 of them.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 10:39 AM
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Re: ? about set placement and dead mice

A mink will cache food too??? You by any water?

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Re: ? about set placement and dead mice

no there is no water near by. I check this morning and nothing in that spot, other than a possum about 50 yards away. I am not doing something right, because in another spot I had 4 digouts!!!! I am new to trapping, but my traps are clean, waxed and dyed.

Red fox track all around the area of the digouts. I just reset them for one more night. I have a fried who knows more about trapping than me, that is supposed to come with me tomorrow and help me out. Dont think im bedding the traps well enough??
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 01:09 AM
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Re: ? about set placement and dead mice

Sounds like a bedding problem.Open your hands and touch your 2 thumbs and pointer fingers together.The hole in your hands is where the pan will be when your packing down your dirt.DON'T LEAVE LOOSE DIRT AROUND THE TRAP.They will dig you out every time

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