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#26904 - 11/30/19 05:23 PM peat moss problems
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 494
Loc: palmyra, new york
My area is now in the freeze/thaw time of year, along with some intermittent snow and rain. It appears that coyotes are scarce here now as I am only seeing and catching fox sign and Red Fox. I am having tons of dig outs. Daily!! The peat moss is carefully dug away from the trap, exposing the entire top of the trap---still set and in its bed. Sometimes, the trap is flipped up, but still set. I am careful with solid bedding and I don't think I have an odor contamination issue. Is this common with peat moss? Have other trappers had digging issues with peat? I don't know how to correct the problem.

Ron

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#26906 - 12/01/19 01:08 PM Re: peat moss problems [Re: ron finewood]
musher Offline


Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2061
Loc: Qc.
Is your peat just covering the trap or is it covering a wide area also?

With peat and diggers it sometimes helps to cover a wide area, like 3 feet, in front of the trap. That way the animal has already checked out the peat smell and felt the peat underfoot prior to the set.

A second trap will often solve your problem, too.

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#26907 - 12/01/19 04:01 PM Re: peat moss problems [Re: ron finewood]
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 494
Loc: palmyra, new york
Great advice!! Thank you!

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