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 Post subject: fox bait
PostPosted: 15 Oct 2013, 12:36 
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im thinking about useing squirrel in a dirt hole set for fox anyone ever try that?


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 Post subject: Re: fox bait
PostPosted: 15 Oct 2013, 12:49 
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It can work. It is just another meat. Type of meat you use is of little importance. I will say you might look at adding some flavorings or scents to your meat. Just plain meat down a hole doesn't give off a whole lot of smell.

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 Post subject: Re: fox bait
PostPosted: 15 Oct 2013, 17:51 
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CMJ is right...it's more about the spices and the preparation (and presentation for those of you with refined qualities ) than the meat. Problem with squirrel is, you are gonna need a whole lot of em if you plan on putting in any number of sets. You'd do better to catch a couple beaver and use their meat. IMO. I like the Dobbins bait solution, personally. And the canines around here seem to as well. It's easy to add to chunk or ground bait. If you do use a squirrel as bait, I would leave the fur on and give it a squirt of some kind of lure. Something furry at the bottom of the hole is attractive to critters. Beaver tail essence is a good lure choice but anything would give it some odor. Make your dirthole deep or pin the squirrel down cuz if something can snag it outta there, youre mostly out of business until you replace the bait. Make sure it is legal to use game/non-game animals as bait in the manner you are considering.

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 Post subject: Re: fox bait
PostPosted: 15 Oct 2013, 19:39 
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ok thanks for the info i,ll try it on one see how it works first and get some lure to.


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 Post subject: Re: fox bait
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Just remember, when using fresh meat early in the season when trapping fox, you will attract other critters to your set. Not only fox are attracted to fresh meat but bobcat, fisher weasel, skunk, possum, coyote and coon. You might want to add a gland lure or fox urine to the set Like TrapperAL said.

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 Post subject: Re: fox bait
PostPosted: 18 Oct 2013, 16:10 
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ok thanks trapperrick.


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 Post subject: Re: fox bait
PostPosted: 12 Nov 2013, 00:58 
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Itd work, better to use the offal n hide n eat the squirrels. Make some tar bait for next year out of it.

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