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.