There is quite a wide range of sets for different species. You'd have to be a bit more specific. What species are you targeting? You normally don't set up on a feedbed for Coyotes, and leaning pole sets don't work well for Muskrats.
Post by lakeeffect on Dec 16, 2015 20:31:58 GMT -5
What types of objects are you folks using for flat sets? I have only set a few but have not connected on a dedicated flat set yet. Only a dirthole and my new favorite "projection set". Something flashy and bright such as a new shiny bone or old? Or something that basically stands out in a field such as a log at the edge or a big clump of grass? Where are you putting the lure? Under it to keep out of the weather or elsewhere? Just trying to pick some of your educated brains here.
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Post by MuskratKid_Ny on Dec 17, 2015 7:20:57 GMT -5
I always find Nice size basketball sized rock or two if there small and then sometimes put a dirt hole under it or just lure the rock and just under edge of it ... I do a variation set I use my earth anchors driver and make a hole straight down and make it about a half dollar wide pour a little lure around the edge and then bed the trap offset about 6-7 inches off of it and blend it in ..... or I'll get a log about the size of your hamstring and find a decent spot it clears out in woods and lay it into the opening and then lure the end of the log and offset it about 8 inches back and offset ...
Muskrats 85 and red fox 9 coyote 3 coon 14 mink 5 grinners too many ...2014/2015 catch numbers
Post by peltseeker on Dec 17, 2015 10:14:53 GMT -5
It was a joke ... Slyfox appears to be quite knowledgeable and educated in this game of trapping. I do not know him personally but our conversations here have been rather interesting and informative... I myself am new to this game and like you try to glean all i can from the site... But i also read everything I can on each animal i pursue.. From hawbaker to conner to noonan and every article in FFG...good luck in your pursuit and dont be afraid to mix it up and try different sets to suit your location ... Its been said you can catch a coyote with PBJ if its in the right location and i believe that fully...
Thanks, I'm blushing. When you're trapping Canines, there are two importants elements that are a MUST. You MUST have your sets in the right location and they MUST be bedded solidly. Not sort of steady but ground down solid. After that the set you use is generally personal preference. I personally know my strengths and weaknesses, and I play to my strengths. My weakness is and always has been blending a set to look natural. I can never get it just right. So I counter that and make a total mess on purpose. I use peat moss as bedding or a blend of peat moss and the natural dirt from the location. I usually spread the peat moss in a big area around the set, extending out 2 - 3 feet from the trap/bait/lure location. My theory is the animal will be used to walking in it by the time it commits to working the set. Additionally, The whole disaster I believe, adds eye appeal and draws them in with simple visual curiosity. The scent holds them and makes them work the set. The exception is blind sets, which I tend to spend way too much time blending. I guess if I had to use one set and stick with it, I'd say it was a flat set. I make it much like the Muskrat kid described, but not blended in at all. But I also use the dirthole quite a bit. My dirtholes look like a woodchuck dug them though and I always claw the ground up with my hatchet or trowel. Keep in mind I'm no Zagman or Von. I'm a 50 dog a year guy. My trapline is very diverse with concentrations on specific species in certain locations. I'll set muskrat and mink sets or Beaver sets on my way to Coyote and Fox sets. So I really don't catch huge numbers of any one animal.
Post by peltseeker on Dec 18, 2015 17:50:45 GMT -5
If you make the set on sign and bed the trap solid the critters will investigate it eventually..the second cat i got this year was a set that sat completley empty for weeks but i knew that the sign was there both dog and cat and it was just a matter of time before something checked it out .. Its just a matter of figuring out what works for the location your in .... I try to set a dirt hole flat set dirt hole in unison using a different bait lure combination at each set....
I've been getting a good catch with just dirtholes but I was looking to find something different. Something unique to change it up. Is there anything different between field sets and woods sets? other than location?
Post by peltseeker on Dec 18, 2015 20:34:01 GMT -5
Seems to me field sets should have more eye candy and woods sets more nose candy ..i have tried messy sets and very neat blended sets and have some success with both...but the biggest thing i have found is patience is the best at any set.... Dont be to quick to pull move tweak rebait or relure a set.when you make it leave it .check it every day from as far away as visually possible.let your scent dissapate and nature cover what you have left behind .your bait and lure will change to a more mild scent and become more curiosity to the animal rather than a in your face smell...
Post by peltseeker on Dec 18, 2015 20:43:52 GMT -5
I tried a rock pile set last year and this year with no success so far ... One big rock as the backing bunch of small flat rocks in front with a whole smelly roadkill under the pile two traps placed to each side of the pile ...some lure smeared between the rocks ... When you look in the rocks you can just see the fur of the critter between the stones... Hasnt connected yet but the set looks and smells awesome to me and if i were a k9 i would definitely be trying to paw that pile apart to get the goodies inside...mabey it will work mabey not but ya just never know so i will keep trying it where ever i find a location with the right rocks ....
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