This is the way I've learned how to make a dirt hole set! For you beginners that would like to get into trapping, or you water trappers that would like to try some land trapping!
Dig a hole roughly 10"-in, in the ground, (HINT) dig it right in front of something or move and/or plant something in the back of it so the critter wont want to come to the back!
Dig your trap bed deep enough down so that your trap will set even with the ground! (HINT) I like to dig the edge of the bed about five inch's away from my hole!
Place your trap into the it's bed were the dog is pointing at the hole!
Cover your trap with just enough dirt so that none of you trap shows, and get it as flat as possible! (HINT) I like to make a fake little foot print right were my trap pan is, just to make it look more realistic!
Then I like to put the extra dirt around the trap and places you think necessary so the critter want to come into your set from the easiest angle! Then add the lure of your choice & some urine and you've got my version of a dirt hole set!!!
This set is mostly used to take coyote, fox, badger & bobcat. Hope you enjoy