Here's a way to make a meat based k9/cat bait. The ingredients I added are only my choice you can add as many or few additives as you would like. Also the meat may be mice, beaver, cat, groundhog, muskrat, rabbit, ect... You're only limited by your imagination but this will give you an idea what is involved and give you a look at bait making step by step.
1. This is one gallon of meat base diced into 1" pieces. I removed all the guts, fur, and head then diced the rest bones and all. (There are no bones over 1" long)...
2. I then put the lid on this bucket and set this bucket inside a 5 gal. bucket with a lid on it. I made 4 pinholes in the lid of the 5 gal. bucket to allow gases to escape but to keep flies out. (it is very important to never let flies get into the bait) I set the bucket outside in the sun for a few days to reach a medium level of taint. At that point it looked like this...
3. *I poured the meat into the 5 gal. bucket for easier mixing. I then mixed one pint sodium benzoate (preservative) with warm water til it was dissolved and added it along with a pint propylene glycol or glyceryn (anti-freeze), some beaver castor and some muskrat glands and a few other "secret" things like that to the meat base and stirred it well.
*instead of step #3 above you could just order a pint of Dobbins Bait Solution, add it to the gallon of meat and go on to step #4.
4. I replaced the lid on the bucket and moved it to a cool place. I will stir it once or twice weekly for two weeks or so to allow complete permeation and intermingling of the ingredients.
Here it is after two weeks...
5. You can then jar it up and it's good to store any place out of direct sunlight.
I hope this gives you some ideas to try your own concoction. If you do let me know how it works.
A video on the bait grinder I now use. It's a #32 grinder, 3/4hp motor, and 3/4" holes in the grinder plate...
Loc: West Michigan
Paul or ADC, I have a bait I'm working on for K9s. It has beaver,muskrat,moose,deer,chicken.(most of the meat was treated with Dobbins sol.) I have also put in glands from beaver, muskrats,mink,fox,coyote and some strait castor and oil sac. It has a sweet meaty perfume smell to it, and my dog starts drooling every time he smells it. What do I add to keep it right where it's at.(a fixative??????) Should I stick with a food bait or should I spike it with some passion stuff and go as a all call lure/bait?
Add sodium benzoate (S.B.) at the rate of one cup / gallon of meat. If you have added Paul's solution per the directions it should be preserved as is though. I'd only add the extra S.B. if you have more meat base than one gallon per pint of Paul's solution.
lol, I spent 5 hours running stuff through the grinder Sunday afternoon, over 50 gallons of various critters but no humans. My wife actually ran the grinder most of the time while I prepped the critters to grind. She did real well until the mink butts.
Ha ha ha here we go again , I love it ! Francis would you please define cooked. I'm sure you know something that you want us to figure out . I'm just not positive wheather you want us to do a test with cooked ( baked, fried, boiled, broiled ) meat or sun rendered ( tainted ) meat. I hope this translates well and you don't think I'm being a smart arse ! I do think it's funny how things don't always translate well but in this case I have wondered for years if frying, baking, broiling, or boiling the meat would help or hinder the bait making prosses. We all know what frying or broiling a fresh steak does for us ! Would frying a tainted steak be the answer for coyote or fox ???
Lots of old recipes said to brown or blacken meat to make bait out of it in a frypan with lard. I think he wants you to compare a browned or blackened piece of meat to your bait in 2 different test holes.