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Proven locations #6703143
12/22/19 09:28 PM
12/22/19 09:28 PM
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SW Georgia
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Wanna Be Offline OP
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Iím still fairly new to this, but it seems if I make a catch or catches in a location one year, that I can reset and make a catch the following year. I donít have the terrain to find tracks over 75% of the property, mainly just look for scat. I set these areas when I started out just based on observing prey.
It now makes it easier when resetting the following year just putting traps back where I caught the year before. One spot along a bend in the road has produced 2 coyotes, a fox, 2 coons, and a possum...all within a 5ft radius of the actual previous set location.
Guess my question is, can I count on this being the norm provided the terrain doesnít change?

Re: Proven locations [Re: Wanna Be] #6703170
12/22/19 09:43 PM
12/22/19 09:43 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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I always set the places I caught last year. In fact, if I can see why it was a good place I might put in a couple sets and scope up the partner.

Like you, I don't trap places where you see a lot of tracks. I try to read the land and figure out corridores or focal points and set them up. If I do a good job there is fur and if I was off I check empty traps.


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Re: Proven locations [Re: Wanna Be] #6703237
12/22/19 10:28 PM
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Nebraska
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I've had a lot of success on locations over multiple years. Most likely because the location produced because it was on a travel route. Every once in a while a location that was hot will go completely dead for whatever reason. I would say the "norm" is for a location that has produced before to produce again. At least here.


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Re: Proven locations [Re: WadeRyan] #6703543
12/23/19 10:45 AM
12/23/19 10:45 AM
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100 Mile House, BC Can
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Originally Posted by WadeRyan
I've had a lot of success on locations over multiple years. Most likely because the location produced because it was on a travel route. Every once in a while a location that was hot will go completely dead for whatever reason. I would say the "norm" is for a location that has produced before to produce again. At least here.
Same here too. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


The only constant in trapping is change so keep learning.






Re: Proven locations [Re: bctomcat] #6703969
12/23/19 08:58 PM
12/23/19 08:58 PM
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IL - Shawnee Ntl Forest
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Originally Posted by bctomcat
Originally Posted by WadeRyan
I've had a lot of success on locations over multiple years. Most likely because the location produced because it was on a travel route. Every once in a while a location that was hot will go completely dead for whatever reason. I would say the "norm" is for a location that has produced before to produce again. At least here.
Same here too. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Agree... I caught 3 coyotes at the same spot last year and have 4 at the same location this year.
I keep setting the same trap / bed and using the same earth anchor. If it's working don't change anything!!


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Re: Proven locations [Re: Wanna Be] #6704031
12/23/19 09:41 PM
12/23/19 09:41 PM
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Kansas
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I hit the hot spots in my notes every season. This is a location I trap every year. I keep moving northwest after every catch. There is a fence behind me that Iíve snared 2 in this year, and caught 2 in a dirt hole set. This guy is number 4 in the two track.

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