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I've had sets out for about three weeks and have caught 5 coons and 1 opossum. I'm not saying that I'm dissapointed in what I've caught but I'd like to catch a fox or coyote. I have hey sets, and scent posts. Had a coyote work one of my sets but didn't get the pan. I was thinking of making a few dirt holes with the carcasses of a coon I skinned out and the opossum. What do you guys think. I have sets in cut corn fields and in some pines that are in the middle of some pasture fields.
Here are some pics with some of my trap placements


 

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wardog said:
The use of the carcasses will help improve a location if there are critters to be caught. Place carcasses on the upwind side of a set. I try to place the carcasses so the expected approach provides high elevation and preferably scattered cover. Place traps near the cover.... Remove coyote from trap in the morning.

Bring the coyote carcass back to the set area and place close by. Bring a removed foot from the coyote and throw it down the hole. Bring the vent and place at a flat set or scent post. "Coyotes always visit their dead".

Repeat process until you have killed all of the visiting coyotes and there is no more sign.

Is there a reason you're not setting the left side of the property in the top pic?
I'm not setting the left side due to time constraints. I can only walk to my sets and I usually have to check them after work so around 5-530 I'm out checking. I may put a set or two over there tomorrow.


Thanks for the info guys.
 
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