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Fox sets #7480155
01/31/22 05:44 PM
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Kevin Berry Offline OP
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I'm new to trapping this year and cut my teeth on some beaver, now I'm trying my hand at some land sets. I've got a fox that has wiped out a chicken coop and haven't had any luck trapping him. I baited the chicken coop and set some footholds at the entrance. Ended up with possums 2 nights in a row. Have had fresh fox tracks all around for weeks now but not going near the coop anymore. I made a dirt hole set just off a nearby trail with no luck. I baited it with some red fox lure, and put some urine on a charred log I was using as a backer.

Tracks everywhere, nothing in my trap.

Next I made a hay set nearby. Baited with beaver tail oil, urine in hay between traps. Tracks everywhere, traps still empty. Should I move my traps around, or leave them be? Should I continue to freshen up urine and bait or leave the sets undisturbed? It has been 2 weeks now with traps set, and still no fox despite fresh tracks almost nightly. Any advice would be great.

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Re: Fox sets [Re: Kevin Berry] #7480161
01/31/22 05:50 PM
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Bed them solid and check from a distance tracks dont fill traps


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Re: Fox sets [Re: Snowpa] #7480228
01/31/22 06:48 PM
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Kevin Berry Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Snowpa
Bed them solid and check from a distance tracks dont fill traps


I understand keeping away from the sets, but does human odor really play a big role in this scenario? This fox has been entering the chicken coop wandering around the house, and under the deck. It doesn't seem like human odor is bothering it. Also, it has been working the sets, with footprints all around in it, but never stepping on the traps. They seem to be bedded properly and well covered to me. Not trying to argue, just trying to understand.

Re: Fox sets [Re: Kevin Berry] #7480298
01/31/22 07:38 PM
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If your allowed to snare in your state,set some snares.Much easier to snare in the snow.

Re: Fox sets [Re: forestman3] #7480306
01/31/22 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by forestman3
If your allowed to snare in your state,set some snares.Much easier to snare in the snow.

This^^^


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