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| While there are more variations
to the flat set than there are to the dirt hole, I'll try to come up with
general flat set that is generic in nature. Again, location is the most important aspect of any set. If the
animals do not travel close enough to notice the set, it won't matter how well the set is constructed.
A flat set is nothing more than a set using an object above ground rather than a hole to apply scent
and attract the animal. The object can be a rock, piece of sod, piece of wood, a bone, piece of
charred wood etc. If one of these objects don't already exist at the good location, you can easily put
one right where you'd like to construct the set.
Here a set is placed at the end of a piece of wood. The length
of the wood keeps the animal from approaching from the rear. The
trap is not covered here to show its position in relation to the end of
the piece of wood.
It's good to position the
set where the object will stand out in contrast to the immediate area.
Charred piece of wood used for Flat Set. Note the backing is
a tuft of grass to keep the animal from approaching from the rear.
The pan is not covered here to show where the trap is located in relation
to the charred post. The trap will receive a 1/4 - 1/2 inch of dirt over
it before the set is complete.
You should bed your trap
solidly just like the dirt hole set. Usually a good gland lure or
This is just a basic description
of a Flat/Urine post set. There are many different variations of
Animals used for:
Fox - Both red and grey fox are taken regularly in this set. Use gland or urine for to lure the set.
Coyotes - This set works on coyotes too. Lure the same as for fox.
Bobcats - This set
will take bobcats too, but its a good idea to hang a bird wing where
legal or even