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#1676913 - 12/22/09 04:11 PM Water Set For Fox. Pic
Deer Lane Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 922
Loc: W, Pa, 57 yrs
Well, I don't know if I made it right but we'll give it a try. This is my spring, for my home. It's a good spot the fox. They go under the cattle fence below the spring, you may see in pic. In the pic you see the overflow into the tub for cattle we had years ago. The water never freeze up that close to the tub. I made the water hole two months ago so fox would get use to it. It about 36" to 40" round, 3" deep. Stone with moss on in middle with lure. The grass sod is on the trap pan with a 5' chain and two point drag. May be overkill but the trap is a Sleepy Creek #4 O/S set with 2 lbs.
Let me know your opinion what I could have done different or better, other than waste my time. LOL
The set was out of Stanely Hawbakers, Trapping North American Furbearers.







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#1676918 - 12/22/09 04:13 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Deer Lane]
bic Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 6518
Loc: Central Pa. 54
That setup should work as long as the fox are interested.
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#1676921 - 12/22/09 04:14 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Deer Lane]
Riverman- Offline
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Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 657
Loc: MN, & nc
wow i seen the same set in a book i got that is very old. If it was successful then, it should work now. smile good luck
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#1676928 - 12/22/09 04:17 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Riverman-]
MattB Offline
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Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 311
Loc: central Texas
i would think a #4 is a little big for fox but idk about them yankee foxes
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#1676933 - 12/22/09 04:18 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Riverman-]
trappercobb Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 49
Loc: ohio
looks good but if you are using a #4 for a fox I wouldn't want to mess with it . That fox must be a Godzilla Fox. You must grow em big at your place.

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#1676936 - 12/22/09 04:20 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: trappercobb]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 15795
Loc: Northern Maine
Nice looking set.I used to catch fisher with that set years ago.
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#1676946 - 12/22/09 04:22 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: trappercobb]
Deer Lane Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 922
Loc: W, Pa, 57 yrs
I know a 4 is on the big size but the sod is about 1" high over the pan, so I went with a 4 to try to get the foot.
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#1677003 - 12/22/09 04:44 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Deer Lane]
davec Offline
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Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 423
Loc: Red Deer, AB. Canada
good work, best of luck
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#1677060 - 12/22/09 05:01 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: davec]
aprophet Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 3376
Loc: Portsmouth Va.
I have knocked almost all the dirt off the sod /grass and tore the grass down to make it shorter it might be because I mostly have grey fox but I run the stepping sod /trap pretty close to the shore 3-4 " good luck
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#1677081 - 12/22/09 05:09 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: aprophet]
bic Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 6518
Loc: Central Pa. 54
You probably didn't need to use that big of a trap. From my experience, If you connect it will be a high catch regardless. They can't "tender foot" at that set. Once they commit to making that step, ALL of their weight is coming down on that pan. They can't even back off of they felt pan creep.
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#1677111 - 12/22/09 05:21 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: bic]
Deer Lane Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 922
Loc: W, Pa, 57 yrs
Maybe the next set should be a #3 ?
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#1677129 - 12/22/09 05:28 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: bic]
Brunner Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 360
Loc: East Branch, NY
I've used these sets a lot. That one looks good. Hard to tell from the pics, but if I were to change anything, I might have the whole setup closer to shore. Especially the trap, so it's an easy step for a fox. Johnny Thorpe talks about making his so that from the shore to your bait rock is the width of your hand. And if you use a chunk of meat for bait, cover it with some wet leaves.

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#1677181 - 12/22/09 05:46 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Brunner]
Deer Lane Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Posts: 922
Loc: W, Pa, 57 yrs
Brunner, thanks for the info. I did cover with some moss.
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#1677205 - 12/22/09 05:53 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Deer Lane]
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Registered: 12/26/06
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If I was a fox I would just walk around the puddle....

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#1677253 - 12/22/09 06:08 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: ]
reggiejr Offline
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Registered: 03/11/08
Posts: 327
Loc: Maine
cool looking set.what is the draw to get the fox on the pan.is there some kind of bait or lure your using. or are you trying to catch them when they come for a drink.

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#1677548 - 12/22/09 07:22 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: reggiejr]
Deer Lane Offline
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Loc: W, Pa, 57 yrs
The Stone with moss on in the middle of the puddle has lure/bait on. For the fox to get a good noise full of it or taste, it hopefully will step on the sod to reach it.
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#1677758 - 12/22/09 08:16 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Deer Lane]
wingnut Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 831
Loc: Washington state
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#1677762 - 12/22/09 08:17 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Deer Lane]
larrylunker Offline
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Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 194
Loc: new york , adirondacks
yeah thats what we call a spring hole set

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#1704968 - 01/03/10 06:12 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: Deer Lane]
ottertrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 596
Loc: Michigan, United States
Originally Posted By: Deer Lane
Maybe the next set should be a #3 ?


I used it successfully this fall and I used a 1 1/2 coil only and had a nice pad catch.

Good luck I am sure it will work for you. Looks great. OT

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#1705026 - 01/03/10 06:30 PM Re: Water Set For Fox. Pic [Re: ottertrapper]
Muskrat Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1292
Loc: Southwestern Wisconsin
Hmmmmm . . . looks like an excellent location for a blue bucket set for mink!!!
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