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#1111349 - 01/09/09 09:14 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: lennitrapper]
High Noon Offline
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Registered: 08/04/07
Loc: East TN.
Originally Posted By: lennitrapper
Originally Posted By: Nightwish
At least 50% of the time they stuck their whole head in the hole when investigating.
How big yall makin your holes? mine are only the diam. of a quarter or half dollar


You must have bee watching to many Tom Miranda videos! LOL
Dirt holes can be any size, but I like mine big enough to look like a critter bigger than a mouse lives in it. I'd say that as many traps as phil runs he doesn't have time to make big holes. That fox is gonna put his nose in the hole no matter how big it is. A smaller hole just means more diggin for the fox! LOL


Edited by High Noon (01/09/09 09:38 PM)

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#1111364 - 01/09/09 09:24 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: High Noon]
lennitrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/07
Loc: south east pa
i have never seen a Mirranda movie. Thats just how i make my sets. i used to dig holes when i ran 12 traps in 4 hours but this season i ran an ave of 25 in 2-3 hours so it was Pop&Go i dont really see how the huge hole will affect the outcome that much/ seems like a waste of a minute or 2 multiplied 30 times your lookin at an hour saved


Edited by lennitrapper (01/09/09 09:24 PM)
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#1111402 - 01/09/09 09:36 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Fairchild #17]
trapper30 Offline


Registered: 01/27/07
Loc: kanawha wv 35years
good replys lots of info
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#1111408 - 01/09/09 09:37 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: lennitrapper]
High Noon Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/04/07
Loc: East TN.
I have used both big and little holes and both work well. I used to dig big holes in the summer time so I'd be ready to trap in the fall. I didn't even know you could use little holes. LMAO

I stiil make some bigger holes just to pass the time I guess. Most of the time I do it in a bank or something as the bigger hole can bee seen better than a small hole. Kinda like putting something white in a cage trap or hanging something like a wing over a set, EYE CANDY!

When I trapped hard I didn't use many big holes most were small. But then I didn't use many holes when I trapped hard. Most of the time I used post and blind sets as they were pretty fast also.

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#1111466 - 01/09/09 09:56 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: High Noon]
Dave Plueger Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/10/07
Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
One thing that I havent noticed being mentioned in this thread is animal pop. density. The size of the population in the area also has some influence on what combinations if any work consistantly. In lower populations food availability is normally higher. In those cases I have found curiosity type ayttractors to be more effective. In high pop. areas food type baits work better. Climate also will dictate to some degree what is effective. here in the north I do better with a bait/lure combo. When I trapped the south however i did much better with just lure and no bait. There is an infinate number of variables that will dictate what works better and when with canines. Just my two cents and thats probanbly all its worth.

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#1111582 - 01/09/09 10:49 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Dave Plueger]
High Noon Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/04/07
Loc: East TN.
Your Right Dave, I just ran out of running my big mouth, and pooped out on typing anything more. I trapped in the north and played in the snow and cold for near 30 years. Good populations of all types of critters. Now been trapping in the south and it's very different. Not as many critters in the area I trap and the RAIN RAIN RAIN is much different than what I was used to up there. Never used peat moss up north, once it got cold it stayed that way most of the time and I'd just grind up that hard dirt and use some salt at times. Now I've had to learn to play with red clay cement! And I use alot of peat now. LOL

Thanks for your input Dave, that is very important info you just gave.



Edited by High Noon (01/09/09 10:50 PM)
Edit Reason: can't spell

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#1111654 - 01/09/09 11:39 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: High Noon]
Striker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/08
Loc: Southern Utah
Asa, So if by adding a bait solution to your meat creates a lure instead of a bait. (wow that was a mouth full!) Then how many people out there are using a true bait? If this is the case I would completely agree that both are not needed. If using the "bait" which actually has lure traits or additives, then all of your bases are covered with one product be that whatever flavor it is. Now if you are talking about using a lure only, then you can taylor it to whatever your desired outcome may be. You can with a lure play an animals instincts without using hunger as a compelling aspect of attraction. However with a food based Lure ie. "Bait" you will always be appealing to the target animals stomach because of its food based nature? So why would one not always use "bait" and get the best of both? Maybe I overcomplicated this whole discussion. Just curious. As for me, I have caught all of my animals save one this season on Kippersnacks down the hole and a shot of Red Fox urine on the backing. The one exception I caught on a blind set where I had previously caught another and didn't have time to remake the entire set. So I through out a trap and let the odors generated from the first act as the attractant. Wow it was rank. Thanks.

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#1111729 - 01/10/09 02:42 AM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Striker]
PSB1011
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Here is a tidbit of a "STUDY" I done.Pulled up to a spot JWC,and I was trapping,and there was JWC at my set pointing at a big dirt clod in the jaws of my trap stating he did not do it.Well ,I remade the set,and gave it a good shot of "bladderpee",all the while JWC was doing a "STUDY" of me.

Well,you guessed it,next morning a fox in my set..
Next day JWC was at Rodgers Hides singing the praises of bladder pee.I think that study made it into his latest tape..

Phil Brown.....sighning out.....traps to study.....then furauction.....Reading PA.....

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#1111730 - 01/10/09 02:52 AM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: ]
huntinglonewolf Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: Wyoming
I make my own bait with my own soulution mixed in it and it works really great. With the soulution you have alot of different smells comming out of the bait. Most of the time the bait is all I use but sometimes will add a castor based lure also.
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#1111896 - 01/10/09 07:35 AM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: huntinglonewolf]
cndgmn Offline
"Alphabet"

Registered: 01/19/07
Loc: PA
Phil,I hope you charged for lessons.You're gonna have to get a trademark to keep from getting ripped off.

I didn't want to say anything but I saw some wierd stuff when I was out your way on business a few weeks back.In the back of a field I saw a blue minivan,as I recall it had a bumper sticker that said Amish Rule!! Anyhow,it looked like some guy was staking out a goat on a lead and setting up trail cameras.I won't go into what all happened with the goat,this being a family site and all.I just found it repulsive and very,very odd.My best guess is that they were some dimwit trying to film a chucabra.I guess goats attract them better if they're all sweaty and worn out.....hmmm,go figure.


Edited by cndgmn (01/10/09 07:43 AM)

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#1111935 - 01/10/09 08:03 AM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Striker]
Asa Lenon Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Gulliver, Michigan
Originally Posted By: Striker
Asa, So if by adding a bait solution to your meat creates a lure instead of a bait. (wow that was a mouth full!) Then how many people out there are using a true bait? If this is the case I would completely agree that both are not needed. If using the "bait" which actually has lure traits or additives, then all of your bases are covered with one product be that whatever flavor it is. Now if you are talking about using a lure only, then you can taylor it to whatever your desired outcome may be. You can with a lure play an animals instincts without using hunger as a compelling aspect of attraction. However with a food based Lure ie. "Bait" you will always be appealing to the target animals stomach because of its food based nature? So why would one not always use "bait" and get the best of both? Maybe I overcomplicated this whole discussion. Just curious. As for me, I have caught all of my animals save one this season on Kippersnacks down the hole and a shot of Red Fox urine on the backing. The one exception I caught on a blind set where I had previously caught another and didn't have time to remake the entire set. So I through out a trap and let the odors generated from the first act as the attractant. Wow it was rank. Thanks.


Think of this way. Let us say that a lure formula calls for 4 ozs of castor, 6 ozs of muskrat musk, 6 ozs of coyote glands, 1 oz asafoedita, 1 oz tonquin, 1 oz civet musk and 8 ozs coyote urine. One uses this at a hole set along with a 1" cube of bobcat meat down the hole. Why would it be any different if one included the bobcat meat, say 8 ozs of ground meat into the lure formula to begin with and ended up with a nice neat thick pasty lure to carry around in small bottles. Why would one want to apply lure and also carry with them big jugs of juicy stinky bait chunks dripping and slopping down the side of the jar contaminating one's traps, sets and equipment. That is why my Dad originally developed lures that were complete in themselves with a food/hunger element added along with territorial ingredients so there would be no need of extra bottles of urine to carry either, just one small bottle of lure to quickly, conveniently and cleanly apply to a set. My Dad named these lures "ALL CALL" because they were formulated to appeal to ALL KNOWN CALLS of the animal they were formulated for; hunger, curiosity, passion, nature, territorial, etc. Asa
PS- The above formula off the top of my mind would be a good one I'm sure BUT it is not the formula for any Lenon lure.

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#1111979 - 01/10/09 08:27 AM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Asa Lenon]
Striker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/08
Loc: Southern Utah
Thanks Asa. I agree with you completely. One bottle. I have even had problems with urines in a small spray bottle contaminating the outside and therefore your hands/gloves. Your dad was onto something with the thickness also. Keep it clean and simple. I like the thought of all in one.

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#1112409 - 01/10/09 11:53 AM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Striker]
Mike367 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: NY
Why do all good post on here turn into Phil vs Nightwish ? They are both good trappers with tons of time and tons of fox to trap. Bottom line on the lure and bait issue is whatever makes ya feel good. Mr. Lenon's advice should be followed as his father was a Master. Sure a fox can smell a skunk a mile away but when he smells a BLEND of gland/food/curiosity his nose needs to touch the source of the odor to properly decode it. So when making trench sets with a standard trowel the hole is large enough for the fox to poke his nose in, he will have to step down to get in it. When using small dirt holes the fox needs first dig out the hole in order to get his nose on it. Thats why using the trench set with one lure as far back in the hole as possible is so deadly. In areas were Phil and Nightwish trap there are so many foxes that the curiosity aspects of a lure is lost and its all about getting the food first so in those areas you could probably catch foxes on pop tarts. Mike

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#1112562 - 01/10/09 12:40 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Mike367]
Striker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/08
Loc: Southern Utah
Poptarts huh? Hmmmm I think you're onto something there. I can feed myself and the foxes at the same time. LMAO

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#1112659 - 01/10/09 01:25 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Mike367]
Asa Lenon Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Gulliver, Michigan
Good post Mike! I never make dirtholes more than 3" or so in diameter and at least 10" deep so a fox or coyote will have to make at least a few digs to get the scent stick up and out of the hole. Asa

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#1112742 - 01/10/09 01:59 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Asa Lenon]
Nightwish Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/30/07
Loc: PA
God posts here guys...I have to skin so i'll be back on this one.

As for Phil and his idea that i "studied" his sets...of course, I did...I study all trappers sets and techniques. I knew about bladder pee LONG ago...and used it long ago...only now I use it more. Not from copying Phil...but from learing from others.

Thanks guys for this good info...good posts!!
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#1112832 - 01/10/09 02:31 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Nightwish]
Bob Evans,-CWCP Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Syracuse,Utica-Rome,Madison,On...
Very informative posts all!
this needs to be in the archives when it's run it's course.
keep it up!
thank you all.
bob
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#1112857 - 01/10/09 02:41 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Bob Evans,-CWCP]
trapper30 Offline


Registered: 01/27/07
Loc: kanawha wv 35years
hey i had a gray fox come under my tree stand and put his nose in a pop tart wrapper, last year, i normally carry pop tarts while deer hunting for snacks
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#1112861 - 01/10/09 02:41 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: Bob Evans,-CWCP]
trapper30 Offline


Registered: 01/27/07
Loc: kanawha wv 35years
hey i had a gray fox come under my tree stand and put his nose in a pop tart wrapper, last year i normally carry pop tarts while deer hunting for snacks
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#1112868 - 01/10/09 02:43 PM Re: Lure makers and K9 experts.....Lure and/or bai [Re: trapper30]
Bob Evans,-CWCP Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Syracuse,Utica-Rome,Madison,On...
What flavor?
need to carry a few?
bob
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