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Diameter of scent post stick? #6677767
11/28/19 06:48 AM
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Read in one of the threads below of using one a couple inches in diameter. The few scent post sets I made I used were finger width. What size you using or does it even matter? Talking red fox. Thanks! Oh and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Miley] #6677808
11/28/19 07:29 AM
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Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Miley] #6678940
11/29/19 01:38 PM
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I prefer an odd colored tuft of grass, rock, cow dung patties, hay clump, wild onion or other such grass clump native growing on location or one I have transplanted to my selected position. Make it appear as a subtle but an inviting outstanding object.

Once I have established this location and the object I block off access to the back side of the scented object if necessary with some subtle debris lying around the immediate set area that is native to that location in general. This will discourage approach from the rear if done properly. In some more open area this is needed as time will show you.

I like softer lower profile objects since females can have a slightly different method of body positioning when urinating at times from that of the males. Don't over think it just use some common sense.

Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Miley] #6679434
11/30/19 05:50 AM
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A clump of re-located switch grass really stands out on old logging roads. I cut the clump without the roots and bind the bottom with an electrical zip tie which is planted in my location of choice.

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Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Miley] #6679448
11/30/19 06:33 AM
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I'm using peeled beaver sticks about 1 to 2 inches thick and cut to 18 inches in length. They get stuck in ground so that only a foot or so is above ground. I drill a hole or two about 3 inches from top and shove some grass wad in that hole as my lure and pee holder. These really stick out on a flat picked bean field or low grazed pasture or hay field.
In corn stubble I just bend over a stalk and use that.
Jim


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Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: jabNE] #6679529
11/30/19 08:51 AM
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Thanks for sharing guys.
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Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Miley] #6679725
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Thanks to all!

Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Miley] #6680346
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Look at the size of the scent posts Tim Caven uses, much bigger than mentioned by the guys above.

A tree by itself in a field makes a good scent post.

Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Miley] #6680578
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Use a 3/4-inch plastic pipe like with the pipe dream set. Fox will try to pull out because they can get their teeth on it. If it’s in the ground 5-6 inches, with 2-inches sticking out, they’ll work it and you’ll get them when they walk around, trying to pull that pipe out of the ground.


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Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Miley] #6680688
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I've used everything from a corn stalk to a log or rock with equal success.


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Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: shorthair] #6683904
12/05/19 09:34 AM
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I have used everything from a small broom stick sized sapling to a corner post that had a quarter mile of wire stretching off of it but admittedly I am usually targeting cats and coyotes


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Re: Diameter of scent post stick? [Re: Teacher] #6735337
01/19/20 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Teacher
Use a 3/4-inch plastic pipe like with the pipe dream set. Fox will try to pull out because they can get their teeth on it. If it’s in the ground 5-6 inches, with 2-inches sticking out, they’ll work it and you’ll get them when they walk around, trying to pull that pipe out of the ground.

Do yotes & cats try to pull it out too?


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