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Polyfil #6639210
10/14/19 03:25 AM
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Anybody else notice that they get more dig ups with polyfil? Or maybe it's mice? Maybe it's just me but used it for first time last season and had bad luck with it in that regard

Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6639212
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Pack rats like it to , i use to use alot of it along rimrock ledges. Could never figure out were it was going, and a light snow showed his tracks right to his den. I'm betting he had a pretty good bed going on lol


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6639829
10/14/19 08:56 PM
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How much are you using per set? I donít use it but I was shown to use about 25% of what you think. Iíll give it a try this winter on a few dozen sets and see how it works.

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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6639998
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I personally love it. Little under the pan, fill the jaws with peat, and sift a little native dirt over it. Main thing would be to store it in scent free place, donít get any lure on it, and use just enough to get to the pan edges.

Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640027
10/15/19 04:26 AM
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I used it for several years. Packrats will pull it out. I don't know how they know its there but they do. I went back to wax paper. Takes a few more seconds to make a set but no rat trouble. Polyester fiber fill doesn't seem to bother coyotes cats or coons much. Have caught a lot of them using it.


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640116
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Ran it for a season. Won't go back.

Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640123
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Slim uses it regularly. I've had problems with getting scratched out, probably stinky poly fill is my guess. Hobby stores all stink like something.

Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640135
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I like polyfil. Use it every season. I had more issues with pan covers than I ever did with polyfil. The key is storage so it doesnt absorb foreign smells. I put mine in a big tub with a layer of dry dirt or peat on the bottom of the tub. I never had issues with mice or dig ups but like any foreign thing you put in the ground, its possible.


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640146
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I've used it for 5 or 6 years now. Once I got serious about solidly bedded traps I've had no issues with digging that im aware of.

Re: Polyfil [Re: wr otis] #6640188
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Originally Posted by wr otis
. Hobby stores all stink like something.


of course, that's why we must string/stretch it out and hang it in a hayloft or another natural smelling place....(no livestock in my barn)

sposd to hang it next to the Peat Moss drying/airing out in burlap sacks!


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640336
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Allow it to air out and you should be good.


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640531
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Tried it . Hate it . Wax paper or trapper cap for me.

Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640538
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I don't think contamination has anything at all to do with pack rats pulling it out from under the pan


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640558
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I just think they like digging In fresh dirt.


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640573
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Use it just as SemperFi and works great. Is pulled out sometimes but not a major problem. Like others say, bedding is #1 issue to pay attention to.

Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640575
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Poly fill works as good as anything. Most digging is poor bedding. Don't matter what you use if not needed well you will get dug. I don't see how anyone is having mouse or rat problems unless you are not covering the trap.


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640626
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strike2x the trap is not being dug out. just the poly fill. has nothing to do with the trap moving because of poor bedding. the poly fill gets pulled out and drug off. it happens. like ripley said believe it or not


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Re: Polyfil [Re: danny clifton] #6640678
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
strike2x the trap is not being dug out. just the poly fill. has nothing to do with the trap moving because of poor bedding. the poly fill gets pulled out and drug off. it happens. like ripley said believe it or not

I use polyfill and like you said Danny it's just pulled out from under the pan, not the trap dug up. The Beav is probably right and the pack rats are digging in the fresh dirt and end up finding some nice bed making material.


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Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640711
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I'll never use poly fill again. Some sort of pan cover is the way to go in my opinion. Call it contamination or whatever, when you can see the way it gets pulled out from under the pan almost as if someone pinched and pulled, then something wanted it and was small enough to get it. Kind of like the acrobatic mice robbing dogproofs. Also I've had to poly fill pulled and the edges of the trap never tampered with, think if it would have been a coon or k9 they would have maybe exposed a jaw as well while investigating the fresh dug dirt.

Re: Polyfil [Re: plainstrapping25] #6640723
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Iíve never used it like I said above, but does it have to do with the amount used?? A couple of the top coyote trappers I know use it. They use a very small amount. When I saw the amount they used I was astonishing. Does the amount used have something to do with it? Thanks


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