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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2012, 21:08 
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I have been collecting some dry dirt from under one of our unfinished sheds. It is a really light colored brown but all the dirt out in my trapping area is dark brown. Could the differently colored dirt deter canines from my dirt hole sets?

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:45 
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Are you seeing signs of avoidance? Tracks going AROUND a set?

It couldn't hurt, at some sets, to cut/chop local grass/weeds and blend in or at least break up the odd colored dirt, just a lil bit.

If catch picks up AT THOSE SETS, then I'd do it to more sets.

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:48 
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Alright, thanks Jase! I was thinking that it hasn't affected them much because I've still had plenty of activity around my sets. Just wanted to hear some input on it.

7oaks, I haven't since any avoidance really. I've still been seeing tracks on the dirt pattern and the dirt holes dug out. It's just that none of them have stepped on the pan yet.

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2012, 23:04 
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I've been in the time and place that I'd of begged for dry dirt of any color. :roll: I like your thinking but every once in awhile we over think. :wink:


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PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 02:25 
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The way I see it, if your traps are frozen or gummed up with mud you won't catch anything. I use peat moss and it is very different in color then the dirt we have around here. I do try and sift some local dirt over the peat moss to blend it in. I hope this helps! Good Luck!!!

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PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 09:18 
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trappintime wrote:
I've been in the time and place that I'd of begged for dry dirt of any color. :roll: I like your thinking but every once in awhile we over think. :wink:

:shock: Here is a good opportunity to over think and not just read the words! :lol: :wink:

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Mohawk wrote:
trappintime wrote:
I've been in the time and place that I'd of begged for dry dirt of any color. :roll: I like your thinking but every once in awhile we over think. :wink:

:shock: Here is a good opportunity to over think and not just read the words! :lol: :wink:



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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012, 23:16 
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If you feather the out colored dirt out away from your trap pattern and have some on the lip of the hole like it was dug out it will work fine.The only real deterrent would be the smells in the dirt,gas,oil,pesticides etc.I have used dry dirt from dirt floor buildings/sheds before when I've run out.I smell it before I load the dry dirt buckets.I have run in to some that smelled like diesel fuel and I didn't want it on my trap patterns.Bill


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