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#6151583 - 02/08/18 09:10 AM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
TEJAS Offline
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Registered: 07/07/17
Posts: 486
Loc: South Texas Brush Country
Nice Grey Mr. Ron!

Here are a couple of remake post sets using a cow rib bone.

As far as post sets go, you will be hard-pressed to find a more stark contrast than this.



You can see a little lure on the leading edge of the rib where the bone has been worn down, and the porous cartilage has been exposed.

This area holds lure extremely well.

At every remake there is usually a remnant of a raised tuft of grass left inside the catch circle.

I will place scat there every time regardless of where it is in relation to the post, lure, & trap.

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#6151588 - 02/08/18 09:17 AM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3478
Loc: SW Pa
It may be in some cases the sets were not found until later. I cant speak for your other products however recommended use for Sierra Mist is a small smear on the rub object is plenty. I spread out the lure at the desired level off the ground on the object around 20 inches or so.

The amount I use is a smear roughly a nickel to about a quarter size. I don't measure but that is about average I would say.

You may use much less if you know you are on top of close encounters as it doesn't take much lure of most types to invoke an interest from animals in general if they are being receptive. Cats can just be uninterested at times depending upon what's on their mind.

If you are generally upwind of a direct line of travel you will get visitations over time. I always put several rub sets in an area of anticipated activity. I smear a bit of paste bait at times near ground level below the rub lure position on a few sets and found I connect on as many of those sets as I do the rub lure alone.

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#6151789 - 02/08/18 02:43 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
Ken Smith Offline
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Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 972
Loc: Oklahoma,USA
Thank you Sir,
Now how many of you think it is wise to have exposed traps at a post set?

I've seen it on her often and usually used in some kind of walk through, but is it practical to have the trap exposed at a rub set?

I made one two days back and connected this morning it was NOT an exposed trap, and all of the exposed traps I had set ended up with a possum in them.
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#6152255 - 02/08/18 09:29 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
yotecope Offline
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Registered: 12/27/15
Posts: 252
Loc: ohio USA
Good Stuff fellas keep it coming
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#6152536 - 02/09/18 08:46 AM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
TEJAS Offline
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Registered: 07/07/17
Posts: 486
Loc: South Texas Brush Country

This is not a traditional post set per se, but it elicits the same response.

On the left is fairly fresh pig skull with a lot of good smell left on it.



A little shot of urine on the skull, along with a natural walk-through is just what the doctor ordered.

Most coyotes would have a hard time passing this up.

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#6152602 - 02/09/18 10:05 AM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3478
Loc: SW Pa
I make a lot of sets like that James when I find the ground conditions that are similar to those shown. I get lots of coyotes and cats on those sets.

Very good photo to show these fellas what it looks like.

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#6152725 - 02/09/18 01:09 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
wstrnPAtrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/22/18
Posts: 78
Loc: Westmoreland Co. PA


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Started my first year LOVING the premise of a dirt hole set and only connected on coyotes in my flat/post sets. go figure.
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#6152796 - 02/09/18 02:51 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
Ken Smith Offline
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Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 972
Loc: Oklahoma,USA
Well I spoke yesterday about the cat I trapped in a post set.
today I Found this at the remake... missed it by less than 1". That critter was on the dog and partly on the pan.



I made a set about 6 yards away with some Sierra Mist applied to the post the way Bob said he does it, hopefully I will catch this cat tonight.
For whatever reason that critter walked right through the set and never stuck around.



Edited by Ken Smith (02/09/18 02:52 PM)
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#6152864 - 02/09/18 04:49 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3478
Loc: SW Pa
Don't forget you can block and guide cats easy to minimize those foot misses. Lots of area to step there.

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#6153089 - 02/09/18 08:23 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
Ken Smith Offline
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Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 972
Loc: Oklahoma,USA
I need work on that for sure.
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#6153137 - 02/09/18 09:09 PM Re: The Post set [Re: Ken Smith]
trapperbill Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 850
Loc: Kansas
What Bob said. On that set I would just make the bed deeper. This way when you bed the trap and cover it with dirt it will have a circle depression with a lip all the way around the trap and the cat witll step right in it. Only time I wonít make em like that is if I expect rain.

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#6153259 - 02/10/18 04:02 AM Re: The Post set [Re: Bucksnorts]
USMC47 Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 9527
Loc: CA & Montana
Originally Posted By: Bucksnorts
Originally Posted By: USMC47
There was an abandoned set of roads on a base where I was trapping. The firehydrants were still there. I smeared a little castor on the hydrant and caught a yote. Buddy doubted me.


I wish I had trapped when I was in. I spent 4 years at the Stumps and looking back I realize I could've had some fun trapping out there.
Was that your only duty station? Sure is a ton of yotes out there. You coulda gotten spoiled!
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#6153261 - 02/10/18 04:10 AM Re: The Post set [Re: Ken Smith]
USMC47 Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 9527
Loc: CA & Montana
Originally Posted By: Ken Smith
Thank you Sir,
Now how many of you think it is wise to have exposed traps at a post set?

I've seen it on her often and usually used in some kind of walk through, but is it practical to have the trap exposed at a rub set?

I made one two days back and connected this morning it was NOT an exposed trap, and all of the exposed traps I had set ended up with a possum in them.
Ken, there's surely no hard rule against an exposed trap at a post set but you generally want to cover and blend. You don't want attention on the trap. If your target is only cats then it matters less. Coyotes, reds, and even some grays will avoid that strange looking exposed trap very often.
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#6155999 - 02/12/18 06:42 PM Re: The Post set [Re: TEJAS]
steeltraps Offline
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Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 156
Loc: alabama
Thats a sweet looking set! I use the same set up with deer skulls and grass clumps all the time in South Alabama

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#6156876 - 02/13/18 05:31 PM Re: The Post set [Re: TEJAS]
trappergbus Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 3543
Loc: Southern Michigan
Originally Posted By: TEJAS
Nice Grey Mr. Ron!

Here are a couple of remake post sets using a cow rib bone.

As far as post sets go, you will be hard-pressed to find a more stark contrast than this.



You can see a little lure on the leading edge of the rib where the bone has been worn down, and the porous cartilage has been exposed.

This area holds lure extremely well.

At every remake there is usually a remnant of a raised tuft of grass left inside the catch circle.

I will place scat there every time regardless of where it is in relation to the post, lure, & trap.


Nicely done..


Edited by trappergbus (02/13/18 05:33 PM)
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#6156880 - 02/13/18 05:40 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
TEJAS Offline
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Registered: 07/07/17
Posts: 486
Loc: South Texas Brush Country
Here's a little spin on the post set I've used here and there.

It incorporates the use of a lower leg from a whitetail deer.



The leg is sawed off just below the joint so the diaphysis is exposed.

*Drill a hole straight down with a 1 Ĺ ď auger, then shove the leg in hoof first.
*Give the leg a few taps with your hammer to seat the leg in the hole well.
*Lastly, fill in and compress the dirt around the bone with your hammer to help hold it in place.

I like to leave about 3-4 inches of the leg bone exposed.


This is a great visual attractant that comes pre-filled with bone marrow goodness. grin

This set resulted in the first night catch above.


To take it one step further, I like to add a lure stick pressed down in the hollow where the marrow is.


Set placement for above set.


Once the marrow is gone, you can refill the diaphysis with bacon grease.


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#6157054 - 02/13/18 08:33 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
Ken Smith Offline
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Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 972
Loc: Oklahoma,USA
That's awesome. I wonder if bobcat legs will do for this.
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#6157372 - 02/14/18 06:39 AM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
yotecope Offline
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Registered: 12/27/15
Posts: 252
Loc: ohio USA
I really like that set Tejas.. but here in ohio all baits have to be covered... but an awesome set anyways
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#6157411 - 02/14/18 07:17 AM Re: The Post set [Re: Ken Smith]
USMC47 Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 9527
Loc: CA & Montana
Originally Posted By: Ken Smith
That's awesome. I wonder if bobcat legs will do for this.
Bobcat feet serve as excellent attractor for both cats and canines.

Want to drive a coyote wild? Earth anchor that foot down deep so he can never get the foot out of the hole. It is deep and long enough that it stays vertical in the hole. It will wiggle, jiggle, and move and that absolutely drives a coyote crazy.

Kind of like the fence post you need to pull out and it feels so loose that it MUST come out but you need to dig more.
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#6158348 - 02/14/18 10:23 PM Re: The Post set [Re: yotecope]
Ken Smith Offline
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Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 972
Loc: Oklahoma,USA
John I'm gonna try that I'll post the results?
James do you use urine at the deer leg post set?
Would deer urine attract yotes?


Edited by Ken Smith (02/14/18 10:24 PM)
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