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How to bed a trap on rocks #7182779
02/15/21 12:13 AM
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How can i bed a trap on rocks for fox without many misses

Or could i bed my traps in dead trees and make grey fox cubbys on it and just bed my trap on dead trees i want to catch greys

Last edited by Ethan1234; 02/15/21 12:15 AM. Reason: New info

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Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Ethan1234] #7182783
02/15/21 12:17 AM
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Dig the bed twice as big as you usually would, twice as deep too, then sift dirt back into the bed. Once you have a nice thick layer of sifted dirt in the bed, a good inch or more, you should be able to bed the trap in it no problem.


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Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Bob] #7182794
02/15/21 12:24 AM
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Ok i will try it this fall and thanks for the help


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Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Ethan1234] #7182804
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In an area of my line the area is composed of granite decomposed granite and sand. My go to set is exposed with either branches or rocks blocking the trap. I use a tie of cable.

Cubbies work great for me. I make mine big and flashy they attract cats and grays occasionally a yote. Cubbies really shine in or just after a snow. The downside is it's time consuming to make/ remake.

Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Ethan1234] #7182807
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Tahts okay as long as i get some of those darn greys


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Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Ethan1234] #7182876
02/15/21 06:02 AM
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i use a long spring trap. scoop up duff from under a juniper tree. put a twig under the loose jaw. i really prefer the pan to be the low spot at a set but mick jagger was right. you cant always get what you want.


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Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Ethan1234] #7182910
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If you can dig a bed twice as big/deep as you need rocks aint your problem......

Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Ethan1234] #7187277
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Speaking of trap bedding, how do you folks plan on digging the bed next week in our frozen conditions for Wi's wolf season?

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Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Ethan1234] #7187349
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I use an axe in froze ground. Dirt for bedding can be hard to find. You go through a lot of it.


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Re: How to bed a trap on rocks [Re: Ethan1234] #7187386
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You donít.
You use exposed pan sets or you could import local rotten log wood.


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