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Re: Grey fox in cubby set [Re: Ethan1234] #7182829
02/15/21 01:23 AM
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No you donít need big traps with expanded pans. You just have to find the pinch points in the trails and then use guiding to crowd their foot onto the trap. Greys donít mind being guided and crowded, they arenít like coyotes. Basically just make it so the only nice spot to step is on your pan.


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Re: Grey fox in cubby set [Re: Ethan1234] #7182838
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Originally Posted by Ethan1234
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Greys are not real smart, if you make exposed trap blind sets on the trails they use like you would for bobcat youíll catch em


Ok so i cannuse exposed traps cause i thought greys were smart but i guess not i just have to get big traps with expandapans

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Yes. You don't need big traps I have caught plenty in 1 3/4's and 1 1/2's.

You might be able to get a dirt hole set (or similar) in that location depending on how deep the leaves and soil is before you hit big rocks.

Based off your picture this is how I would set it. I'm no pro and far from it so take it how you see fit lol.

The dead log would get an exposed trap at the top and bottom and more than likely on opposite sides (depending on terrain). I would tie an extension cable to the log for each trap. I would add small twigs to block the trap and cover the pan with a leaf or 2. The reason I would set there and like that is it looks like a perfect travel way going down to the boulder and up to the boulder ledge.
I would double check that boulder ledge on top and possibly make another exposed set there.

If I was to make a cubby there I would either make one between the rock and the big tree on the left or at the tree with "X" branches. I would pick those 2 spots because if the cat or gray is going up they would be flashy enough to investigate.

Re: Grey fox in cubby set [Re: Ethan1234] #7182843
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Ok thanks for the tips and i appreciate the help i wa shonna use these duke 1.5 traps that are base plated and have #2 pans on them for fox is that a good setup for fox [Linked Image]
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Last edited by Ethan1234; 02/15/21 01:48 AM. Reason: New info

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Re: Grey fox in cubby set [Re: Ethan1234] #7182850
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Those will work just fine. Guiding is the key, make the fox step where you want it to


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Re: Grey fox in cubby set [Re: Ethan1234] #7182864
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Ok thanks for the help i needed it appreciate yall


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Re: Grey fox in cubby set [Re: Ethan1234] #7182950
02/15/21 08:23 AM
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You donít want a bigger trap for greys. An MB450 would be the perfect grey trap that holds coyotes as well. They are tiny little fox compared to a red, at least down here they are. Iíve never targeted them specifically, they just clog up my coyote sets.

Re: Grey fox in cubby set [Re: Ethan1234] #7182968
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Ok so there small i dont know how small they are cause i never trapped one but i should beab,e to get one next fall


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Re: Grey fox in cubby set [Re: Ethan1234] #7183038
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X2 Bob. Guiding goes a long way with fox yotes and cats

Gray fox averages 8-10 lbs if I remember correctly.

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