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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2006, 17:28 
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my 10 yr. old son came home one day and said he wanted to go trapping, having never gone before I been doing a heck of alot reading on the matter, and have had wonderful time so far with my boys in the woods, we have caught some oppossums so far but the elusive fox has been just that, we have a nice field and a ridge line behind work that we use, how long would you let a fox trap sit before trying a different location in the same field/area or if you leave it when do you rebait typically


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2006, 18:39 
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First things first, is there any sign on the ridge you plan on setting? The best set and lure/bait will not produce anything if there is nothing there to produce. As for how long to leave the set, some of mine have been in the same spot since Oct. , only 1 has not produced and I still won't move it because it was set on sign and I know eventually, the k9 will come back thru. This leads me to your other question concerning reluring/rebaiting. I only relure if the weather gets down right cold, below zero cold. Then I will double the amount of lure I use at the set. After that, I will not relure at all.

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yes we have seen a huge fox run thru the field several times but not for the past 3 weeks though now


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sorry to double post here but we must have done something right here guys, I present to you our first red!!!!!



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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2006, 23:38 
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Way to go!! Persistence and patience are the best teachers on the trap line.

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 Post subject: First red fox
PostPosted: 08 Dec 2006, 08:52 
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That's awesome! Congratulations!

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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2006, 10:38 
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thanks guys it really feels good to get that monkey off your back if you what I mean, when I first set traps on first day I had no clue, but I did alot of research and several local trappers helped us out to achieve this, now the kid wants to go after a coon he saw lol


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Great job :D Donnie

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