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 Post subject: fox trapping
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2015, 11:35 
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Will a duke 1.5 be able to hold a fox?

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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yup

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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Ok thanks. Second question: is it even worth it to make some fox sets if the temperature is going to be in the negatives for the next week or more? A big red is frequenting a little frozen waterhole but the ground is rock hard and probably won't thaw for some time.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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hay sets will work.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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Right. I didn't even think about that but that would work in cold weather. Thanks for the help

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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If you can find dry dirt, drop a 2x2 piece of plywood on location and dump about five gallons of dry dirt on top of it. Make your set in the dirt. If you can't get an anchor in the ground, put a drag under the plywood. Makes a good set with lots of eye appeal. Old abandon barns and sheds are a good spot for dry dirt this time of year.


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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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If its legal, snare him. You can snare him in blind set on trails, or make a baited snare pen, both are effective for fox. Then you have no need for remaking because of freezing problems..... unless of course you get freezing rain. Fox are relatively easy to snare in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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What brand of snares would you recommend? l followed his tracks a little ways this morning and he was going through some thick stuff that I thought would be perfect for a snare but I've never used snares and don't have any handy.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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Any trapping supplier can help you out with half a dozen or a dozen snares. The important thing to do is read your regs and make sure that what you purchase is legal in your state and in the area you plan to set. As stated, they are easy all around. Snaring reds my first year is what got me hooked on trapping.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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If you find its legal..... I prefer 1/16" with the cam loc. They are very easy to make, but like Al stated, for your first ones just buy some that are set up for fox. Several sizes can be used as far as cable size but 1/16 or 5/64 is best for fox. I prefer the cam loc...or in a bind the sure loc is a good one.

Here is one I would choose. Says for bobcat but will be great for fox. I take many coyotes cleanly with similar so it will do just fine on fox.http://www.fntpost.com/Products/Dakota+ ... bcat+Snare

You will also need a roll of #11 trappers wire for a support. Very very simple to do and cannot get any easier so dont fret it we can walk you through what you need to do.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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I've never caught a fox, but I can tell you a good place to start would be 1/16" Hi grade cable with cam locks. There is a difference! It sounds like where you have him going through the thick stuff would be a great place for a snare.

Crap, Amak beat me to it and I hit submit instead of cancel. :lol: :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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You can also use peat moss and salt. Put some moss in the bottom of the bed then cover the trap with it. Not really the best option as I have seen Yotes avoid it. But at least you can keep the traps working.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2015, 19:38 
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All good advice so far. Im no help what so ever with snaring but we've got several K9 sets we make when winter is hammering us. I have no clue about your geography or area but oink trees and stands are good set locations in winter. Besides being able to set up under the boughs a lot of te prey K9s chase move into or already in the pines. Standar dirthole or cubby is what we mainly use but almost any K9 set can be made in them. One of our best winter time locations is a line pine thats jumbled in among a creek bottom stand that runs down into a big creek. We use heavy bulky drags and always squeaze 3 sets in right under it. Once the ice and snow hits i do like the 1.75 or no.2 DLS better as the odds of a coon etc getting into them drops dramatically. Good luck. Sorry about the typos.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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Backwoodsmansback wrote:
oink trees



:lol: :lol: :lol: sorry back,,,,,but this one killed me! :lol: :lol: :lol: I don't know, just funny to me! lol! Carry on.

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 Post subject: Re: fox trapping
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Lol .. Yeah auto correct on phones is.. Different. But does start some odd conversations. Partially my fault too. I wa sitting in the truck trying to warm up. Not the best time to type lol.

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