I've been gathering urine from my lab for the past week or so since she came into season. She is just now getting hot and would be ready to breed this week. I broke out some trail this past weekend through mature timber, and across several dry sloughs, grass flats, and small lakes. I drove the edges of the lakes the best I could through alder and willow, but the tussocks made it really tough going. A few openings I drove straight across as contrasted with driving around the edges.
The snow is old, and it is hard to read tracks, or tell how fresh anything is. I can't say I found any wolf sign for sure, though there were a few areas that looked like something other than moose had gone through. I did see fox sign. I found no kill sites of any sort in an area about 8 miles long.
How would you use the urine? What would your sets look like? Would you put this down, then add "male" urine to a post with footholds? Would you use just the urine and snare an area?
I'm wondering what you might have done that has worked, or creative ideas you have. Feel free to add any photos or diagrams of your sets, and photos of any successes you've had with using urine from a dog in estrus.