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K9 season so far


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walleyehunter80

How has everyones K9 season gone so far?

This is my first season trapping, bought 1 dozen MB 550's and started setting traps on opening morning and have had iron in the ground for 12 nights now anywhere from 3 traps to 11 traps on 4 different farms.

So far I have caught 6 yotes and 2 badgers. I have my eye on a few fox that I will set heavy for tomorrow since I have pulled my coyote sets tonight for the deer season.

Will try to post a few pictures

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walleyehunter80

no one catching any yotes? 3 traps in the ground for coyotes and pulled another one last night, up to seven now. No fox yet but caught a coon in one of my fox sets

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Hey walleye, i have caught 5 coyotes so far this year but ended up pulling my traps before the snow hit.. what do you use to keep traps from freezing and continuing your season???I bought some peat moss and will try that and maybe pick up some salt as well..Im thinkin about resetting this weekend with the warmer temps on the way.

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EaglesEdgeDeer

I have only caught two fox but haven't had sets out since Halloween do to deer hunting and then snow. Plan on resetting Friday. I heard some good things about wheat hulls. I just bought a bag so we will see how it works

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walleyehunter80

Buy or make yourself some waxed dirt, its really easy and not very expensive to buy, its the only thing that I would use

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walleyehunter80

made mine last season, but you can buy it from Minnesota trapline products

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