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Observation, Question, Thoughts #7459282
01/13/22 09:51 AM
01/13/22 09:51 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
HobbieTrapper Offline OP
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I captured 11 Reds at this location with Dirt Holes. Then nothing, I mean not a track, a scratch or any digging of any kind. Couple days ago a made up a handful of snares and hung them out.

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Is this a “smart” one? How smart is it to avoid the dirt holes but walk through an untreated snare that has my scent all over it from putting it together?


-Goofy-
Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459286
01/13/22 09:53 AM
01/13/22 09:53 AM
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New one to the area? Old and crafty but has never seen a snare?

Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459293
01/13/22 09:59 AM
01/13/22 09:59 AM
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williamsburg ks
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Always a few that dont respond like the majority. Nothing is 100%. With coyotes at least, a truly trap shy coyote, wont come within 50 yards of a trap after its discovered. IMO (coyotes) that are called trap shy, really are not a lot of the time. Just respond differently. If you read the sign and turn your thinker on a you can still get them. Like you did hanging those snares.


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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459298
01/13/22 10:02 AM
01/13/22 10:02 AM
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Good Job on that 1


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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459303
01/13/22 10:06 AM
01/13/22 10:06 AM
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Was it an older fox or a YOY?

Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459318
01/13/22 10:29 AM
01/13/22 10:29 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
HobbieTrapper Offline OP
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My thoughts are much like Danny’s in that some critters just respond differently. I have seen traps with toe nails in them and the same trap with a fox missing a toe nail the very next night.

Perhaps a fox that does not respond to a dirt hole was the low dog in the pecking order when mom was teaching that lesson and found the dirt holes fruitless so why bother?


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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459472
01/13/22 01:13 PM
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Male?

Maybe looking for love. Could be what you guys think too, dunno.

Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459500
01/13/22 01:28 PM
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That fox was the last one. Now you've made room for those coyotes...lol


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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459521
01/13/22 01:39 PM
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Animals rarely get shy of snares.Misses with snares tend not to educate animals like misses with traps.
I have caught animals in snares-especially wolves which are most suspicious,that have walked around a bunch of snares only to be caught in one they did not .


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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: hippie] #7459523
01/13/22 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by hippie
Male?

Maybe looking for love. Could be what you guys think too, dunno.


Female. Can’t say for sure her age but her teeth aren’t “new”.


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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7459916
01/13/22 08:59 PM
01/13/22 08:59 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Another reason that I always set some cable on trails whenever I set a foothold or two at the location. As long as the area calls for it.

Power lines are still king!


And keep them coyotes down on your side of the island.


You don't rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your training.

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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: DelawareRob] #7459922
01/13/22 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DelawareRob
Another reason that I always set some cable on trails whenever I set a foothold or two at the location. As long as the area calls for it.

Power lines are still king!


And keep them coyotes down on your side of the island.


Are you referring to the two-track maintenance roads running parallel to the transmission lines? That makes sense.


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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: Gary Benson] #7459934
01/13/22 09:08 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Originally Posted by DelawareRob
Another reason that I always set some cable on trails whenever I set a foothold or two at the location. As long as the area calls for it.

Power lines are still king!


And keep them coyotes down on your side of the island.


Are you referring to the two-track maintenance roads running parallel to the transmission lines? That makes sense.


Yes sir!!

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You don't rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your training.

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Re: Observation, Question, Thoughts [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7460467
01/14/22 09:42 AM
01/14/22 09:42 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
HobbieTrapper Offline OP
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Another “cold” location that a snare produced.

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I had a trail cam on this however by the time the camera activated he was already in the snare.


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