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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-26-2016, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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So.....I broke out the propane torch and melted 6 small unscented tea candles into a old fry pan. Then I dug up some dirt and sifted it through my sifter pan into the fry pan. After that I heated it all on the propane grill. I stirred it all with a plastic paint scraper until the dirt was coated and looked wet. Finally I poured it out onto the patio to cool. After repeating that process 3 more times I have a half gallon of waxy dirt. It appears more gray now than brown but I'm not entirely sure I added enough wax. Time will tell. I have everything to make a few coyote sets and will venture out soon. Wish me luck, I really need it.

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I had a breakthrough today! I mixed wax and dirt on my grill and threw in more wax than I did yesterday. The dirt dried together in chunks and had a much waxier consistency. I threw in yesterday's dirt and more wax. Now I have a full gallon and it much better prepared. Off to school I go. Hopefully I don't get schooled to badly by the yotes.

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Easy way to check to see if you have your dirt to wax ratio right. Put some of your dirt in a small cup and run some water on it. You should be able to stir the dirt and water with your finger. Then pretty much pour the water right back off the top of it and not have mud.
I make my wax dirt in my wife's little 6ft X 6ft green house in the summer. Spread dirt on work bench mix in the wax wait a while mix again. Gets plenty hot in that little plastic box in August.
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It works! I'll take beginner's luck anyday

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Good,glad it worked well for you.
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Great dinny, go get them now, your hooked....yotes better if skinned warm if keeping fur.....if not sell in round..... keep us posted on your future trapping...
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I got another one last night 40 ft from the last set. Am I being foolish making the set new again, in the same exact spot?

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Keep resetting after a catch.The catch has it smelling just like a yote.
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Heck yeah keep setting it, especially if they are ruttin like they are around here right now. They get almost as dumb as a buck...

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My sets have been silent for a while so I went in for a closer examination. In each dirt hole, I placed a dead rat for bait. The rats were trapped from inside the same farmer's horse stables. The rats are gone so I decided to make new sets farther away. Today I noticed one of the sets was disturbed last night. The plastic screen mesh I had over the trap plate was sticking out of the ground but I couldn't see the trap. I kicked a little more dirt over the trap hole and left it. I got a picture of a coyote on a nearby trailcam so I suspect that he may be educated. I've been making step down dirt hole sets. Are there any tricks to fool a smart coyote?

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