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wildernessjustin
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how far should the trap be from the hole?

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Joe Riley
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Depending on the target animal. Decide what animal you are targeting. If you are after a Gray, place the trap pan about 4 to 6 inches from the hole. A Red, the trap pan should be slightly farther, maybe 5 to 7: and for a Yote, I place the pan appro. 9 inches from the hole. Think abot the animal and how it would approach the hole and do what feels right. You can listen to all the suggestions, but personal experience; hits, misses,trips, diggers,etc. will you teach you more than all the books.If possible find a trapper in your area and ask for some lessons.
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Good advice- but one very important thing to keep in mind is hole angle. At a hole dug at a 45 degree angle- the trap would be back 6-10 inches, depending on your methods. A hole dug at a more vertical angle needs a trap placed closer. As Slim says, and I wholeheartedly agree with, a canine feet follow his nose. A vertical hole at a flat set would require a coyote to be standing right next to the hole in order to smell it.

A GENERAL rule-the more vertical the hole, the closer the trap- the more horizontal the hole, the furthre away the trap.

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If you ever watch a dog eat or drink their feet are right next to the food or drink and they are related to the fox and coyote hope this helps. [Big Grin]
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wildernessjustin
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thanks everyone
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I'll agree with trappnman.

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