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Bobcat - Hollow Log Set (with pictures) #418060
11/17/07 11:57 PM
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OK I have said I would put this on here for awhile now, well yesterday I set more cat sets and took a picture of what I call the hollow log set. I use this just for cats here, I think it would be good for fox too but I have never tried it on them, don't seem to catch coyotes either, not sure why yet but I will keep playing with it and see what I can do.

Here is one of the places I put this kind of set, this is a cedar draw and it narrows down right here, there is lots of cat sign right here to.



I put this right in the middle of the drainage so its visible from the bottom and the sides, then I dig my trap bed and place my trap, you can dig the bed and place the trap before you set the log cause you can put the log where ever you need it for the right distance from your trap.





Then you can finish off the trap bed and place your log where you want it, after you get it placed you can bait the hollow log, I place the bait in the hollow cavity and then place sheep wool on top of the bait, the hollow log allows the air to blow though and gets the scent into the air good too, I will give the side of the log a little cat urine too, here is the finished set.



I will usually put a flag some where close to it also, here is a picture of the finished set with a flag up wind of it.




I hope this helps out, if you have any questions please ask away.


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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: Cattrax] #418141
11/18/07 01:15 AM
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great post..i have a log like that on my line already in the trail when i get a chance im gonna set it .thanks.




Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: fishdaddy] #419306
11/18/07 10:34 PM
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awesome post nice pics

Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: CodyCoyote12] #419429
11/18/07 11:11 PM
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Seems like it would work for fox and coyote too. The log may appear somewhat unnatural at first but I think they would accept it after seeing it for a while. One might want to place those logs in strategic locations before season without lure or bait and let the animals accept them. Just a thought, maybe I'm all wrong hre as I never tried it. Ace

Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: Asa Lenon] #420458
11/19/07 07:38 PM
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I have used the hollow log set but I always blended my trap covering with chopped grass or other natural ground duff....and I always used a backing, such as up against long grass. Other than that , same set. It does work well in the right circumstance.

Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: LT GREY] #421458
11/20/07 09:43 AM
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Looks like it should work good. Don't forget to post the catch picture with this set. I use a similar set up here and have good results every year. Thanks for posting the how to with pictures. Tom

Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: tmrschessie] #421591
11/20/07 11:31 AM
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Cattrax, What is the material under the trap pan?

Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: LT GREY] #421694
11/20/07 12:56 PM
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My sets looks so "gaudy" compared to your natural looking sets. \:\)
The part about having "lots of cat sign" ,, should have you exited to get back and check it! Bet you get one,, or more.

Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: ] #499807
01/04/08 07:10 PM
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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: Mic NC] #500189
01/04/08 09:55 PM
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Do you think a freshly cut log will work, say cut about a week ago?


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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: trapfurfun] #501375
01/05/08 04:05 PM
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LT that is insulation under the trap pan.

I don't think the time frame would matter to a cat when you cut it.


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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: Cattrax] #503005
01/06/08 12:11 PM
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cattrax is the log hollow clear thru? if so do you plug the opposite end?


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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: mudtracker] #512953
01/11/08 05:17 AM
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Mudtracker some of them are open from one end to the other, the ones that are open all the way through I will put the open end I dont use up against something like a tree or a rock to block that end and make them come to the end of the log where I have the trap.


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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: Cattrax] #513217
01/11/08 12:16 PM
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what if you set on both ends? would that be too much?

Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: josha] #514000
01/11/08 07:48 PM
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wat kinda bait do you use??


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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: war_man_2009] #514813
01/12/08 03:18 AM
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I'm sure you could do both ends, but if you did I would want them on a drag so it got away from the log, that way it wouldn't mess up the other set.

I use about any good bait in the sheep wool stuffed up in the log, and then good lure on the outside of the log.


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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: Cattrax] #518541
01/14/08 10:41 AM
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nice post



Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: Gotcha!] #521771
01/16/08 12:10 PM
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do you really need sheep wool if you have one whole foot of snow?? and should this catch yotes on the side of a road where they have been traveling? oh and can you catch two yotes in the same trap, if there is yotes around, within a week or do they get scared of by the first one caught??

thanks


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Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: war_man_2009] #529069
01/20/08 10:30 AM
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Awesome looking set. That looks like a real producer!!!


Trapping total this year starting Dec.15 10
Grey Fox - 3
Possum - 1
Tripped trap empty cat sets-2
Re: Hollow Log Set (with pictures) [Re: bhlbama] #531482
01/21/08 11:28 AM
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Great post Cattrax!!! Be sure you put that post on here... The Trapping Archives Forum!

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