Hay-Sets For Winter Fox & Coyote Trapping in Snow
By: Tyson Andrews, Wauseon, OH
Hay-Set Instruction for Late-Season Fox and Coyote
The Hay Set is what I consider a very effective late season fox and coyote
set. Whether your just starting out or you are an experienced k9 trapper,
this set is fast, easy to make, and very visible. When making this set,
there are some steps that go against everything we as trappers know about
bedding a trap. I was skeptical at first, but only until I woke up the
next morning to a couple of full traps in areas where I had all but given
Step 3: Line your trap bed with straw. This will prevent your trap from
freezing. Add enough straw under your trap to bring your trap flush with
Step 4: This is where I became skeptical. Simply place your trap in the
straw lined bed. No packing, No sifting, no nothing. Your trap sits freely
and loosely in the “bed”. The dog of your trap is at 12 o’clock.
The pictures I have included are pictures of the finished set, along
with a few other variations with objects in them to use for scale.
I’ve had great luck with Fox gland lure, and mouse based chunk bait.
I hope this set works as good for you as it has for me!
Tyson Andrews, Wauseon, OH
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