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Setting Tractor Roads

How do you guys set up tractor roads? Do you put the trap in the tire marks or do you put them in the middle?

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I put them right in the center
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Center em up... never know when someone might drive along and ruin a trap
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Re: Setting Tractor Roads

Id go in the rut with a piece of branch about 10 feet from trap that covers hump and other rut, this will forse them into your rut.
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Re: Setting Tractor Roads

Setting in the rut with snow/rain/freeze/thaw can get you in trouble. Not to mention you stand a much greater chance of having your traps run over.
I just lost two at the very end of a deadend farm road, one of my best red fox locations. Two traps destroyed in one pass.


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Re: Setting Tractor Roads

Got 2 or 3 reds hear for the last 4 years.

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Where's Lugnut......King of the Tractor Path Trappers.
He scatter bombs good locations!


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Re: Setting Tractor Roads

i tend to set just outside each wheel path...just what usually works for me....
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Re: Setting Tractor Roads

setting the center sometimes still gets tractored. still a few narrow front tractors around me.

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Re: Setting Tractor Roads

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Where's Lugnut......King of the Tractor Path Trappers.
He scatter bombs good locations!
LOL...the scatterbomb set haha!

Many of my sets look very similar to Furdog's pic.

Here's one from this morning. These sets are on the center hump but I also set the outside edges depending on conditions at the location.



I guess I better trot these pics out again as a warning. This is what you'll get, at least what I get when I crowd the rut. If I set right in the rut, I wouldn't have many traps left at season's end.





I've had 12-14 smashed this season.

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