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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Trapping a Pheasant stocked SGL

Hey everyone, somewhat new to trapping my dad has been showing me what to do and what to study as of lately and my cousin has been showing me some of his fox and coyote sets as well.



This picture shows where i plan on running 2 traps just to get started at edges of fields where they meet the woods, just before the decent size lake/swamp that is there.

I'll be making the basic dirt hole set with 1.5 dukes. my main target is fox and raccoon. I hunt there for fox and have been very successful but have not seen or heard a coyote or i would of been better off with a bigger trap.

Apart from doing all the scent control on the traps and wearing the proper scent control clothes and gloves and such, what would you reccomend using as the bait/lure..

im planning on setting them tonight and i have started out with some red fox urine at the edge of the hole, and minced mice down in the bottom of the hole.

Ive seen reds running the field/woodline where i have my trap 1 and trap 2 suggested placements so is there a reason why i wouldnt or shouldnt place them there?

also and most importantly, i have both my traps tagged with my information. i know there are some guys who hunt there for pheasant so ill be marking the brush above my trap with an orange marking tape, as i'd hate to get a dog stuck in one.

Suggestions or comments or ideas for me?
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Re: Trapping a Pheasant stocked SGL

Unfotunately dogs won't know what that orange tape means. If you know people hunt with dogs there why not wait till pheasant season is over before you set the area.




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Re: Trapping a Pheasant stocked SGL

it's really the only place near my house that i have availability to go for fox on a regular basis. if i wait until christmas ive wasted my money on my furbearer license and my trapping supplies

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Re: Trapping a Pheasant stocked SGL

The upper area by church near swamp might be ok but the other areas are hunted hard with dogs it's a tuff place to trap. Might want to call at night and shoot and try to find another place to trap.

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Please do the trapping community a huge favor and don't set traps where the probability of catching a dog is about 100%.....
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Re: Trapping a Pheasant stocked SGL

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Please do the trapping community a huge favor and don't set traps where the probability of catching a dog is about 100%.....
That's what I asked for. Thanks for giving me helpful advice like 25 did

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Please do the trapping community a huge favor and don't set traps where the probability of catching a dog is about 100%.....
Good advice.

I'll add find another place to trap and you will save yourself some grief. Plus, you will know that your doing the right thing and deep down you know that.

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The upper area by church near swamp might be ok but the other areas are hunted hard with dogs it's a tuff place to trap. Might want to call at night and shoot and try to find another place to trap.
+1

The critters are there to eat the birds. Hunting fox can be very productive, and a heck of a lot of fun.
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Re: Trapping a Pheasant stocked SGL

thats where i've been doing. Didnt realize there is as much pressure as it sounds like. I'm not into injuring dogs i have a young lab pup of my own..

just moved to the montgomery area i guess its time to start going door knockin

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during deer season you might be able to get in there.i trap one sgl up my way and this is what i do.after the first day of deer the human population drops off till saturday,i pull out friday night.

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