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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Middletown, Pa.
Re: Blind Setting Questions???
The best set for fox/coyote is the scent post. When looking down a farmland field road or known game trail, squint your eyes and look for the most singular prominent object that stands out in your blurred vision. It might be a tuft of grass, an old log or limb, a hunk of bark from a nearby tree, even some horsey road apples. If any foxes are present, this will be one of their markers. Tip: add no lure or urine and use clean traps. Do not introduce any foreign scent or odor that will cause the approaching canine to be on his guard. Why do I say that? Watch your dog as he goes into to scent one of his favorite markers. How does he approach? He prances right in, head up and in those few unguarded seconds he's a complete sucker for a blind set. I have found it often pays to use two traps, one on each side, at this type set. You can't always be sure which side the critter will approach from, plus a female will come straddling to make her deposit. You can nail her in both traps.
Truth: I caught my first fox with this type set.
I trap mink because I don't know any better