Set half a dozen pig snares today, went out and dumped some leftover watermelon. It’s 8:15pm about to be dark in 30 minutes or so. Scared a cat that’s been on the property. Than noticed a coon coming up the fence line. He stopped right where the snare is under the fence. Smelled it full circle and walked away. The snares have sat in the woods unset for a couple weeks. Just had a nice rain, was curious of anyone response with animals noticing snares.
Do you realy think that coon knew what that the snare was ?
Probably not but it was something different, so was worth investigating
Everything gives off a smell, doesnít matter what kind of treatment you give it, the trick is to not trigger the fight or flight instinct, by human smell or blood or other orders that trigger fear, or the o good food response by contamination by bait, blood, lure ect or smells that trigger other unwanted responses
What you want is a neutral smell that they will mostly ignore, because it has no real associations with fear, food or other response triggers
You say thatís why I wax it seals in the trap smell, sorry to tell you wax has its own smell, heck even my old nose can detect it when held close, but in most cases itís a neutral smell for which animals have no response to unless they have encountered it in a negative way before
Same goes for trap dyes and dips, just because you canít smell it doesnít mean an animal canít, but to most of them itís a neutral smell so they ignore it, itís when they become contaminated with other smells that problems come along