Trappers often target grey fox, but not this time.
When Chris Gilliman caught this grey, he was hoping for something else.
Instead of dispatching the animal, he decided to release it.
Often, trappers release non-target catches without incident, but not his time.
Thinking the fox was calm, the trapper began to remove the uninjured fox.
That is when the fox decided to bite.
Check out this video.
Coyotes can often be fooled with a hay set. When it gets too frozen to dig a trap bed, switch to hay sets. Just pick up a few armloads of hay, and throw it in the back of the truck for your sets. Another reason to use a hay set is the eye appeal. In hay fields and open fields hay is a natural thing. It stands out, but is not unnatural. I also use hay sets if there is a lot of mud around. You don’t even have to dig a trap bed, lay the trap on a fluff of hay, cover with more hay, add lure and/or bait, and the set is complete.
Once you catch a coyote in the hay set, you will need to know how to remake the set. This is a good video to watch.
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