Flat sets

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by yotepeeler, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. yotepeeler

    yotepeeler New Member

    When looking at coyote sets I tend to group them in 3 types . Dirthole , flat sets and post sets .

    I like to think of a flat set as a dirthole without a hole . I use a curiosity lure mainly for my flat type sets . Something that usually doesn't contain a food base . Mink gland close to a water source has put more then one hide on my stretchers . One thing I tend to shy away from on a flat set is a real loud rotted smell . The reason for this is they tend to roll on a smell like that and i want them standing up cause can't cath a foot if they aren't standing on them LOL .

    To make a flat set if there wasn't a suitable backing I import one . A rock , bleached bone or a piece of charred wood . One of my favorites is a vertebrae from a beef . These look like a T . I call it my T bone set . They even have a hole in the top of the T that is dandy for lure . Pound them into the ground and it is tough for a yote to pack one off . Most of my flat sets I make as a walk thru type . Trap between the backing and a guide of some sort such as a stick or aridge of dirt or a clump of grass as in the picture . Most anything to force them to walk over my trap . Subtle is the key with yotes as they won't work a set if forced too much . I blend these sets as to make them appear to be old . These type sets will sometimes take older dirthole shy yotes .

    Just another trick in the bag we sometimes have to dig into . This set is another limited only by your imagination .


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  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

    That is probably my fav and by far most used set Pete.

  3. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

    Thanks, i've trapped alot of coon and mink but know very little about dry land trapping.
  4. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

    looks good!! i run sets alot like that myself