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How do you catch Canines is picked Corn fields?

Here I noticed the stalks were flat from truck hauling corn as it was picked.
An easy to travel highway for Canines..

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If you can scout the longest crop changes in your territory, you may fine a heavy Canine travel way.

Here's a crop change that's over half a mile long that produces each season.
I set in the bottom of swale, far left not pictured.
Plus I can't pass up setting near this lone fence post 100 yds. from my bottom sets.

Let's take a closer look...
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At this location, at bottom of lane, a deep, brushy hollow jets into cropped fields.
A perfect location to set Canine traps.
I set on bottom left of lane.

When I scouted and prepped location, I noticed a spot of dead grass on the lane. It caught my eye.
I never set this lane but thought I would set the dead grass.
I transplanted a tuff of grass in the center and added Red Fox gland lure.

Bare spots or where farm equipment scuffed up the ground may attract Canines.

I caught two Reds in the dead grass spot on lane and several more in my bottom sets...
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Blind sets, no lure/no bait

Here's an overgrown logging road in a woodlot.
Blend trap to match ground cover.

Trap near small piece of burnt wood...
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NorthernPotterCo, Not trying to show my 'set making' in this thread. Just trying to show 'locations' where & why to make sets.

I know locations vary throughout the state, but all good locations have a common denominator.
....where and why do you like certain locations?
 

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Blind sets, no lure/no bait

Here's an overgrown logging road in a woodlot.
Blend trap to match ground cover.

Trap near small piece of burnt wood...
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Blind sets are one of my favorite and most over looked sets!! You need to have them in ground for enough days to have a chance to work and need to be "exactly" on location! But there's no other set an animal will be more committed.
 

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PA Hunter/Trapper agree with you about Blind sets.

-Hilltop Locations can not be recognized easily.
Try to reason the easiest way to cross over from side hill to side hill. Read the land and use it's features and terrain.
As with all locations, use your knowledge of animal travel and use your woodsmenship.

-Picture below is a high, isolated hilltop, narrow but long field. The steep side hills have hardwoods and brush.
Canines cross over this open hilltop from woodlot to woodlot.

I placed sets at the top of a slight swale that also had a crop change.
This high hill top been a good producer of Reds, Greys & Coyotes each season.

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Hern, I really enjoy you posts and I am not a trapper.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge about the subject your are passioniate about.

You are a true credit to the outdoor sporting community.

Keep up the good work and leave a few for seed.

Dean Conklin
 

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Informative post keep it coming, are snares allowed in Pa.
 

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Dean, thanks for the kind words.

Coyotejohn, snares for Beaver only. Cable Restraints for Canines. I really enjoy using Cable Restraints (aka CR or CR's).
 

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Hern , like coyotejohn said your post are informative as is some other posters on here ,especially about trapping. since I don`t trap , I enjoy reading them
 

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Cooncrazy, I don't have pics of my spring hole sets.

Find a spring that doesn't freeze in the winter. You may need to dam up to create shallow pool or dig wider.
Make a low place for animals to come to water's edge. Placing a large stone works well for animals to approach. They will walk on this stone to reach water.
Place trap (attached to drag or slide wire) in water, very near edge of approach. Place moss or sod on trap pan, above water level. This will act as a stepping stone to lure/bait.
Place a clump of grass in this shallow pool, then place lure or bait into grass clump.
Three things here- flat stone at lowest approach, Trap set just under water with moss on top, grass clump for bait/lure all three sorta close together.
The way it works- Predator smells lure/bait, approaches to water, realizes odor coming from grass clump, just outa reach, has to step on moss (pan) to get a good whiff.

My friend Curt made a video of the Spring Hole Set
 
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