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How much is too much? #7201172
03/01/21 07:26 PM
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making a canine bait with muskrat. What would be too much castor to put in say a gallon of meat? Same question for sac oil.


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Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7201454
03/01/21 11:03 PM
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It's all trial and error as what works for me in my area may not work for you. Make a small test batch and try it with a game camera. The animals will tell you what you want to know.


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Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7202101
03/02/21 03:59 PM
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it also depends how much ya tainted the base


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Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7216652
03/15/21 03:57 PM
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I have a tendency to go light on the castor as in a thumb nail full in 4 oz of bait. Maybe itís just my nose but any more than that and a month later thatís all I can smell is castor. My reasoning is that a coyote can smell it even if I canít. If Iím putting out a meat based bait Iím appealing to a coyotes stomach. If you add muskrat gland to this meat you are still appealing to his stomach. If Iím using castor ( Backbreaker ) Iím using it as a curiosity Lure or bait. I personally would use one or the other .

Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7217309
03/16/21 06:05 AM
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have you considered joining the Lure/Baitmakers Free Book Club?


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Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7217499
03/16/21 10:46 AM
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Good idea traprjohn. Actually I did't know about it. As a novice I can use all the help I can get and definately will be joining.


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Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7217503
03/16/21 10:49 AM
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Good idea traprjohn. Actually I did't know about it. As a novice I can use all the help I can get and definately will be joining. Thanks for the info and advice. The actual reason for the question is I don't have trapable numbers of muskrats where I live. But reading and following folks like Robert Wadell have perked my interest in muskrat meat and I know a lot of folks seem to use some castor or Backbreaker at their canine sets.


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Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7217595
03/16/21 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by turkn8rtrapper
and definately will be joining.


here's how ya join
take a few of the catalogs that should be on your desk and circle a few bait/lure making books in each
give catalogs to different loved ones that typically buy your Easter, birthday, Christmas, Labor day gifts each year and explain to them "it is my hearts desire for your money to be well spent, on things I need and want and will use. This way I don't get sweaters, etc that I may only wear once/year."

Works great in this family.

I may be the only guy you know who got bobcat urine and muskrat glands for Christmas last year!


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Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7217619
03/16/21 01:09 PM
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Go make 4 -5 holes with a piece of rebar. Needs to be where coyotes will find them. Camera is your friend. Put some castor in. Not something you bought "ground and properly preserved" but straight castor. Find out what happens when you add some to your attractant.

Books are fine but nobody selling scents is going to help you compete with them in a significant way.


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Re: How much is too much? [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7217650
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Great advice.


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