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Sand as an attractor?

Recently on our job site we have been back filling a birm with a sand chimney. The site im on has been loaded with fox tracks. Have actually seen quite a few fox during the job since I have been there in february. Since putting down sand every morning I come in I notice a ridiculous amount of fox tracks in the sand. More than in the dirt around the job site. my question I guess would be has anyone ever used sand or heard of people using sand as an attractor or even used sand in their sets? Its just something I noticed for the past couple of weeks.

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Re: Sand as an attractor?

the only problem I see with it sand freezes harder than concrete in the winter.
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Re: Sand as an attractor?

Yea...Im aware of that, plus the amount of sand we are using on our job site is WAY more than anyone would carry into the woods, unless they like checking their line with a triaxle. But even maybe just setting a 5 gallon bucket of sand next to the set just enough to catch somethings eye and curiosity.

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Re: Sand as an attractor?

In areas of the Country that have sand blows have always reported good canine catches around these mini dunes.

I am in particular referring to the lakes in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Legendary trapper E. J. Dailey reported good catches from these spots.

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Re: Sand as an attractor?

set the bunkers on golf courses, a magnet for fox.
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Re: Sand as an attractor?

Fox love sand. They love to feel it between their toes and they love to dig in sand.
Often wish I would have dumped a pickup load here and there on my line years ago.

Around 40 years ago I found a large sand spot on Railroad property. This spot look like sand was dumped here long before, maybe extra from a job, but dumped out of the way. Over time, it leveled off.
When I first discovered the sand, I could not throw my hat onto the sand without touching a Fox track! Hokey Smokes a honey hole. And a honey hole magnet until Railroad change hands, and after 9-11 security tighten and I was ask to stay off property.
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Re: Sand as an attractor?

Yeah, go check out the golf course bunkers after they quit grooming them for the season.
Cats, fox, and coyotes all love to poop there. It's probably a chain reaction starting with the cats, but none the less they are attracted to it.


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