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    Default Arctic fox sets

    I have an opportunity to spend some time on the slope and would like to try to pick up a couple of arctic foxes. Looking for what you guys that target them find the most effective. Thanks in advance.

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    Getting in early and eradicating the red foxes.

    Jokes aside, Iíve had good luck setting some footholds on top of little mounds just off the highway with a bucket set off the non-highway side. The hardest part is keeping your lure working if it gets cold. Frequent refreshing worked for me because they donít really seem to mind humans too much.

    If you can find some vole based bait, add some glycerin and let it rock. Otherwise, Iíve caught them using table scraps.

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    Thanks, are you using footholds or conibears for you bucket set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20 below View Post
    Thanks, are you using footholds or conibears for you bucket set?


    Conibears. Youíll hear folks say foxes wonít go into a bucket. I havenít had a hard time hooking up either of them up there with their head poking into a square bucket for a quick bite.

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    Im guess 220's?

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    Yessir. Cut some notches just like a marten box.

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    Definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for the help.

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    5 gallon bucket notched out for a 220 conibear works great unless it's too windy and you'll end up fighting the drifted snow. Chum the area with a bunch of table scraps (freebies) and they get more comfortable around the trap.

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    Thanks for the tips, going to hit in a couple of weeks. Give them a little more time to "whiten up"

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    Any set made for reds will catch whites. Coins are a good choice. I do know that reds will kill and tear up a white. Eat it too. Check the sets daily I think. If there is brush around you might also be able to snare.
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    It's pretty wide open, think I'm going to go with a few bucket sets and see how to goes. I'll be able to see most of them from the truck so, they will get checked every day. Thanks for the input.

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    Bring an axe and chisel out a hole in the ground. Bring some warm water and you can use a few washers on the end of a piece of cable as an anchor. Just put the end down in the hole, usually the size of a coffee can, and then fill it with the water and itíll freeze and make a nice little anchor.

    Not to insult your intelligence - but make sure your cable is hooked to the trap, not the bucket, because the bucket will be destroyed as itíll be pretty brittle in those temps.

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    Great tips, thanks

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