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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Middletown, Pa.
Re: Anybody catching fox in haysets?
If you are having trouble with deer eating your hay at haysets, try using manure from the barn. Set your traps as normal, usually 2, but you can use 3 or 4 if you wish. Sprinkle a bushel measure full of the smelly stuff over and around your traps. It matters not if bits and pieces of the trap show through. The fox or coyote don't know what a trap is anyway. Manure is a natural odor and certainly more powerful than just hay. When using manure, add no urine or lure. There's enough urine in the straw to make the set attractive. Also, when using manure you do not need to use a 'clean' trap, that is dyed and/or waxed. What ever you find laying about home will work.
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I trap mink because I don't know any better