What is the best bait for a fox

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by poultrykeeper08, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what should i use to catch a fox ?
    I have a live trap but dont know what to use . I used can cat food and cuaght a skunk ! Should i use a dead chicken,rabbit or even a guinea pig ?

    any help would be great
     
  2. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    It is hard to get a fox to go into a live trap...you might have better luck with steel trap, if it is not against your laws in your area. Also remember if you use steel trap other animal may get in them(dogs-cats-other pets).
     
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  3. guineaman

    guineaman Out Of The Brooder

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    ;)ive caught 2 this year in a live trap using cooked meat scraps from dinner,its worth a try.
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Sardines. The rich, oily fish smell is a great temptation for them. You could always stake out a live roo that you don't want..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A live mouse. Put a live mouse in a small cage you can get from the pet store.
     
  6. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Tainted meat, especially musky animals like skunk, possum, and muskrat. A rotting chicken would work though.
     
  7. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will just have to try all the ideas . Although i dont know about usung a skunk or opposum LOL

    I can get the mice from my barn (i worked at a pet store and saved all the cute mice and let them go in my barn , Now i have a variety of colored mice running around my barn )

    thanks for the info . Ill set the trap tomarow night
     
  8. mmwb

    mmwb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there is a skunk or possum in the area, your libel to catch it no matter what you use for bait. Tainted meat tends to be a better draw later in the year when food pickens are getting slim and the scent travels better in the cold air. Any of the above may work, or not, depending on the fox. Young of the year fox (which will be large by now) are not as cage trap shy as adults.
     
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a first for me.

    Never heard of someone working in the petstore "rescuing" the mice and freeing them in their barn. You are a strange one. LOL
     
  10. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Could be why you are attracting predators..... [​IMG] Tame mice? My cats would be sitting in your barn in lawn chairs, with a fishing pole, using bread for bait. Just reelin' 'em in..... [​IMG]
     

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