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#26284 - 09/30/18 04:06 PM Predator bait
ron finewood Online   content
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Registered: 03/31/10
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Loc: palmyra, new york
Has anyone ever used, and had success with, solidified bacon grease at a coyote/fox dirt hole set? This would used in Northern NY, where I have little to no problem with 'possums, skunks or even many 'coons.

Ron

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#26285 - 09/30/18 07:58 PM Re: Predator bait [Re: ron finewood]
Dfabs Offline
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Registered: 09/18/16
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Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
The guy that taught me to trap was the government trapper in our area, and one of the best trappers that there ever was in our area. He didnít use commercial bait, the only thing he ever used was either bacon grease or a piece of bacon. He caught fox and coyote all the time on it. We have a lot of coon though so we catch the heck out of them on it too. I am in WV so Iím not too far from NY.

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#26286 - 09/30/18 08:19 PM Re: Predator bait [Re: ron finewood]
Muddober Offline
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Registered: 09/11/18
Posts: 11
Loc: Ky
A LOT of the older folks around here used bacon greese. They caught fox not yotes back then. Lots of possums though. Dad used bacon Greece and muskrat with honey to catch fox.
Colt

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#26287 - 09/30/18 09:35 PM Re: Predator bait [Re: ron finewood]
Seldom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
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Loc: Midland, MI
Absolutely! Iím in Central MI and have used Tracy Trumanís bacon bait recipe for the past 4 years. I keep pretty tight records which give me a ratio of canine catch success per number of sets where a particular bait or lure was used. That bacon bait out performed 2 other milder/less tainted commercial baits for the first 2 years I used it. Needless to say, those 2 commercial baits are no longer used on my canine lines.


Edited by Seldom (10/01/18 10:49 AM)

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#26290 - 10/01/18 10:48 AM Re: Predator bait [Re: Seldom]
Seldom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
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Loc: Midland, MI
A tip I forgot to mention- Scorch the bacon when you fry it, that seems to give the bait a little extra "lift".


Edited by Seldom (10/01/18 10:48 AM)

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#26293 - 10/01/18 07:53 PM Re: Predator bait [Re: ron finewood]
michaelp7318 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/14
Posts: 70
Loc: TN
I am waiting for the beaver castor to make Tracy Truman's recipe. I was given about 4oz of it last year, caught a bunch of coons in a hurry.


Edited by michaelp7318 (10/01/18 08:16 PM)

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#26299 - 10/02/18 10:43 AM Re: Predator bait [Re: ron finewood]
Muddober Offline
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Registered: 09/11/18
Posts: 11
Loc: Ky
Why don't you share the recipe with the rest of the class. Ha
Colt

(Edit: Only if it is in the public domain. -- Hal)


Edited by Hal (10/02/18 12:00 PM)

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#26302 - 10/02/18 07:51 PM Re: Predator bait [Re: ron finewood]
michaelp7318 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/14
Posts: 70
Loc: TN
The recipe is on the forum page 1 ( Does anyone have bait recipes to share)

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#26448 - 01/04/19 03:33 AM Re: Predator bait [Re: ron finewood]
archeryguy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 6
Loc: New York
I've seen the bacon recipes on a number of sites. Guys talk about the fox they caught but nothing really definitive about whether it's an effective bait for coyotes. My experience has always been that I catch more coyotes on natural meat baits than commercial baits with deer meat and deer liver being my best producers.

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#26450 - 01/05/19 02:59 PM Re: Predator bait [Re: archeryguy]
Seldom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 74
Loc: Midland, MI
Rereading my previous reply I can see where I wasnít definitive enough by only using the term ďcanineĒ. All I trap are coyotes, so my reply as to the results of using my bacon bait formula pertains to coyote and fox as incidentals.

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