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#5784102 - 01/23/17 11:44 AM On the line with Okie
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
This is a follow up to my post about having to do more flat sets due to the rain on my one week trapping vacation. I will be making several post to describe some things along with pictures.

I used some pipe dream sets that caught at least three coyote and one bobcat. However, I found in most of the wooded area that I trap that logs and rocks on site are more convenient in most of the rocky ground that I have. I also have some pre-placed hollow logs and rock cubbies that get used each year. I experimented with wheat straw with the pipes and as stand alone type U shaped sets. The straw worked good to protect bait and lure but I had a few cases of traps being clogged when animals dug at the straw before getting caught. I also had this to happen with too much pine needles. I found that cedar duff works good as a topping over peat moss to blend, but I still like using a thin coating of dirt when rain is not in the forecast.

I didn't take as many pictures of actual sets as I meant to but I did take the following general landscape picture on a main road and a couple pictures of a set. This set ended up catching one coyote and then a coon. These main roads are fill in sets for coyote between the grown up highline and gas line right of ways that are best for cats and fox. This is a walk-thru type set with outside trash pile guiding and a couple pine cones on site as guiding. I don't get very flashy on these main roads due to the gas line guys driving on these main roads.




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#5784105 - 01/23/17 11:47 AM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
Cat #1 in a walk-thru set against a log that had a natural hollow spot in it. Notice he is caught by the back foot. Two of my four cats this year were back foot. This is higher than normal but hey I will take them however I can.



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#5784110 - 01/23/17 11:52 AM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
Cat #2 in a set with a piece of wood cut from a hollow tree. I have six or seven of these placed out and use them each year if they are on the route that I take that year. They are usually on an slight incline where the back is buried in the ground. This one is place where the gas line road comes right up close to the tree line in a curve. This way I'm getting the road traffic and traffic that may be going along the edge of the clearing next to the tree line. She was hiding to start with then came out in the open before I got the catch pole on her.




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#5784115 - 01/23/17 11:55 AM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
Cat #3 was in a pipe dream set in the middle of a highline right away next to the road. A deer hunter had brush hogged some strips and I picked a point of one of these strips next to the road.




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#5784120 - 01/23/17 12:01 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
Cat #4 was in a walk-thru set on highline right of way next to a big pile of dirt and brush that got pushed up by the electric company next to the road. Again another back foot catch and he was able to get the drag out of the briars and was in the briars across the road about 20 yards from the set. They can do a lot more pulling when caught by the back foot. You can't really tell in these pictures but this was the poorest color cat that I have caught in a while. Very yellow/red back with very little spotting on sides or back. The belly wasn't too bad but the red does bleed in across the flank area.



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#5784123 - 01/23/17 12:04 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Snocat Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 68
Loc: Central, MN
Nice job. Sounds like it was a fun vacation!

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#5784125 - 01/23/17 12:06 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
I caught three grey fox this week. I really like grey fox remake set as I usually end up catching bobcat and/or coyote afterwards.




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#5784127 - 01/23/17 12:08 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
I caught sixteen coyote including two doubles. It is a little hard to see the one in the background of the second picture (it is under the oak tree on the left side of the road).





Edited by Okiecntry (01/23/17 12:09 PM)

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#5784131 - 01/23/17 12:10 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
The always favorite possum double! Especially rare with two color phases. LOL


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#5784132 - 01/23/17 12:11 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
Mr. Ugly! He was caught in a pipe dream set remake after a possum.




Edited by Okiecntry (01/23/17 12:12 PM)

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#5784134 - 01/23/17 12:13 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
This one seemed to have crazy eyes.


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#5784135 - 01/23/17 12:14 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
This big boy was really mean until I got close then he tucked his tail. If I remember correct this is the only back foot coyote I caught.




Edited by Okiecntry (01/23/17 12:14 PM)

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#5784148 - 01/23/17 12:24 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
I ended up with sixteen coyote and here are a few other odd pictures.




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#5784150 - 01/23/17 12:25 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Okiecntry Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 1435
Loc: East OK & West AR
The hunting club was happy that I also took out 26 coon, 26 possum, and 1 skunk.

Hope you guys enjoy!

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#5784178 - 01/23/17 12:56 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Aix sponsa Offline
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Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 5839
Loc: Louisiana
Outstanding!
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#5784184 - 01/23/17 01:02 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
bob1454 Offline
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Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 2011
Loc: ID
Nice going Jody!!
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#5784286 - 01/23/17 02:16 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
the Blak Spot Offline
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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 1171
Loc: central arkansas
Too cool!
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#5784378 - 01/23/17 03:27 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
Matt28 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 1087
Loc: Oklahoma
Real nice! That pretty good catch i think.

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#5784675 - 01/23/17 07:12 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
JDYoungblood Offline
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Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 1331
Loc: Southwest Arkansas
Great job Okie. Awesome pics too.
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#5784690 - 01/23/17 07:23 PM Re: On the line with Okie [Re: Okiecntry]
chelifisch Offline
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Registered: 02/07/16
Posts: 3
Loc: NW Ohio
Now that's how to spend a vacation!

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