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# of traps in set

What is the most amount of traps you have had in one set?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: # of traps in set

I put out a couple opossum carcasses and a skunk gland and covered them with straw. I put a trail camera out to see what if anything showed up. Checked the camera yesterday and found a opossum and a grey fox had visited. Last evening, I set 6 traps around the pile and added more straw to the area.

Can you put too many traps in one set?
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Re: # of traps in set

Speaking of myself, 2 traps is the most I ever use at a single set.

I know of trappers using up to 4 at bulk bait sets and chaff beds.

I don't think anybody uses the old bulk bait set anymore.

Back in the days when Pennsylvania trappers had no trapping seasons to worry about, some trappers made these bulk bait sets prior to fox trapping operations to rid the area of skunks and opposums. Don't laugh. The system worked.

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Re: # of traps in set

some guys will put 4 at a hay set if they are having problems with a sly k-9 not getting caught.

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Re: # of traps in set

i've piled a couple around a hay set before. and while i'll typically only double up on a 'set' if i think its a good area, i'll load it up with sets. for example, right now i have 3 double sets in about a 5 yard circle.

i dont have a ton of time after work to check long lines, so i have 3 short lines right now i can check quickly, but since they're short lines, i load up on sets so if/when something comes thru, they have a better chance of getting interested in one of the sets. if i cant cover a lot of area based on available time, i want to carpet bomb a small area to help make up for it.
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Re: # of traps in set

I have to admit, I've never used more than 2 traps at a set. But I don't see anything wrong with more. The more traps, the better your chances.
I did use 2 traps at a dirt hole set for the first time this year. I set one close to the dirt hole. (my intended target was fox, coyote you'd set back a little further)



And I set another trap on a trail leading to the dirt hole.



I guess the traps were a bit too close because the result was a 2 trap catch with a fox......



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