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 Trap baits
JWLuther
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 06:24 AM


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What do you all use for bait when trapping coyotes in a steel trap? I have caught several red foxes using boiled eggs at my house around the chicken coop. Just wander if these would work for yotes as well they seem to be a little harder to catch. What bait do yall recommend?
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wvmountainhick
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 08:46 AM


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Find yourself a roadkill deer or a good rabbit. If you can catch a live rabbit and leave it in a box trap, put your sets all around the trap. That'll bring them in. Not legal in most parts though. Also, if you have a rooster and a hollow log, cut some of the top out of the log. Cover the ends and the top that you removed with some good chicken wire. When that things starts crowing on a regular basis, it's like a dinner bell. Don't ask how I know this, it won't be a good story. Just make sure you have enough room in the log for food and water. Bantam roosters seem to work best because they crow all the time.
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JWLuther
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 08:55 AM


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QUOTE (wvmountainhick @ Feb 4 2012, 08:46 AM)
Find yourself a roadkill deer or a good rabbit. If you can catch a live rabbit and leave it in a box trap, put your sets all around the trap. That'll bring them in. Not legal in most parts though. Also, if you have a rooster and a hollow log, cut some of the top out of the log. Cover the ends and the top that you removed with some good chicken wire. When that things starts crowing on a regular basis, it's like a dinner bell. Don't ask how I know this, it won't be a good story. Just make sure you have enough room in the log for food and water. Bantam roosters seem to work best because they crow all the time.

I aint gonna ask bout the rooster in the log but you sure do have me curious. Thanks for the tips I may have to try this
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VADAN
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 01:16 PM


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MICE! I have dead mice in my freezer all the time. Through-out the year I trap mice and put them in snack size ziplok bags. After I get 40 or 50 of them I run them still frozen through a meat grinder. (you can pick up a cheep grinder at a flee market or yard sale). Ounce I have a pile of mouse burgers I will put them back in the small baggy's. Just enough in each bag for one trap set.
Now you have many choices. Keep them fresh, tanted (slighty spoiled) or mixed with another bait or atrator. If I want a stinky mousey smell I'll let them spoil for a while. A rotten mouse gives off a strong smell. What I try to do is let them spoil just enough to get the desired smell and jet not let the mouse burger become a bag of rotten crap.
I mark all bags with a magic marker so I can pick the type of bait that I'll use while trapping.
This makes a super natural bait that I have cought many fox with. IT WORKS
I have only cought one Yote with it. But I have only cought one yote in my life.
I think it will work good for you. Give it a try and see.
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VADAN
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 10:13 PM


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Mouse nest set.
This is easy, either trap a few live mice or buy a few from a pet shop. Keep them in an old fish tank with a excape proof wire top. Put an excess amount of beading in the tank. Feed and water the mice but DON'T change the beading. If the mice breed and have baby's you now have your own mouse bate. After a couple of weeks you will have some real smelly mouse beading.
Now, remove some or all of the beading and put it in zip lock bags. Freez it also.
Now when your ready to make a mouse nest set just break out your frozen mice and beading. I like to find some long dry grass and roll it up to about the size of a soft ball. With your finger punch a hole to the center of the fake nest ond hollow out the midle. Fill the fake nest with your mouse beading and add a dead mouse.
I will put thes nest in a small shrub or rose bush with enough backing that the Fox of Yote can only aproach from one direction. You can also put the nest in or under a rotten log.

Hope this will help.
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VADAN
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 10:18 PM


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Where leagle a road kill cat will make a good Yote bait.
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