Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Gloucester, Virginia
I'm a country boy stuck in the city. I want to trap coyotes to thin the population on a place I deer hunt. I have a couple of Duke #3 round jaws that I dipped in thinned Rustoleum heavy rust primer, a sifter box, a dozen wolf fang anchors with driver, a trapping shovel, two different types of lure, and a little knowledge via Youtube and my grandfather who is an experienced trapper of yesteryear.
So my plan is to set a couple of step-down dirt hole sets along a heavily traveled earth dam at the end of a man made pond. I see scat and tracks there quite often. I plan to use wax paper over top the trap pan, but need wax dirt to fill the hole. Tonight's low temp is 9. Short of me making it myself (I don't have the equipment, space, etc to make it), where can I buy it? I probably only need a gallon or two for the entire season.
I have a deal worked with a real trapper in the area to give him any coyotes I trap in exchange for me learning how to skin, scrape, and stretch them. He water traps and doesn't have any wax dirt.
Anything else I'm missing here?
I reload and shoot 348 Win, 358 Win, 6.5 Grendel, 30-06 Springfield, 300 BLK, 44 Mag, 357 Maximum, 9mm, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, 225 Win and 35 Rem