Fox Trapping advice please (Tips and Hints)

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    Trying my hand at Fox trapping, just for a bit of fun and to have a "silent Partner" help me reduce the numbers on a farmers property and save a few lambs hopefully.

    I only plan on doing a single 4-spring soft jaw trap for now and that is on the way in the post. (great advice from Professional Trapping Supplies)

    The advice I'm looking for is anything you are willing to share publically on any of the following:
    - Condsiderations for location
    - Setting proceedure (what do you do to mimimise leaving human scent)
    - Human Scent masking/lure spray (what do you use? Do you have a home receipe?)
    - Your Preferred Bait

    Thanks All

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    My only idea of traps is you would have to look after what ever you trap till you put it down, even provide food and water and lack of suffering.

    I'm still thinking about that poisonous plant called Yesterday Today and Tomorrow, that apparently attracts dogs (maybe foxes too) and when they eat the berries off them, they die! Plant one somewhere and see if it kills any dogs, if not dig it out. Not a totally up and up approach but interesting anyway!

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    • #3
      My ol mate Maxy knows a thing or 2 about trapping and whistling foxes - you should be able to pick up a few tips in his Youtube vids.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ubg4USLUfU

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7DM1D-6HXk

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ3mx0Qcik4

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvIGjrgl6Bs

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DztiMXejRPQ

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lds82YHrePs

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcA7EyMn4u8

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPBUlAF5Who
      Whacking Varmints is my passion!

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        Cheers for that, I'm a big fan of Max's work and watch his vids with a keen eye! I've taken a lot of his tips into the field with great success.

        But wow, didn't realise he had done so many trapping Vids...nice.

        I'll check them out tonight! Thanks again.

    • #4
      I used to do a bit with steel jaw rabbit traps when I was a kid. Can't speak for baits and scent, but my big bit of advise is use multiple traps. Single traps, they'll chew a foot off, but if they have a foot stuck in two traps, they're going nowhere

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        You'de be fun at parties!

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        Bit of a cowboy method, unsettling more ground around your trap site will give you more curry than you want or need when your trying to trap a fox

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      Originally posted by SilverBack" post=25211


      The advice I'm looking for is anything you are willing to share publically on any of the following:
      - Condsiderations for location- where there is/has been any fox activity, wind direction is important as well!
      - Setting proceedure (what do you do to mimimise leaving human scent) Gloves, one pair for trap handling and another pair for lures!
      - Human Scent masking/lure spray (what do you use? Do you have a home receipe?) yep, I make my own! Human Scent masking??
      - Your Preferred Bait I like to use fish/seafood based baits.

      Thanks All

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        1st dirthole set, 1st fox.

        2nd night on the re-set I had 4 deep fox prints about 2 inches from the pan.....trap set too far back, lesson learnt.

        The boys really enjoyed coming out with me and freeked them out seeing their first live fox.

        So Sardines and Liver treats got two visits in two nights to the set.

        Safe to say I'm hooked on trap setting.....should be good fun to throw some traps in on the next big shooting trip as well.

        I've already got two large properties for trapping, and a few semi-urban properties. Trapping open doors that are normally shut tight.

        Cheers all



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