Tactical Night Vision

Predator Masters using UBB.threads ô Infopop Corporation.
PM Gear Moon & Weather

Welcome to the Predator Masters Forums
Be sure to visit the main Predator Master website at





PM Gear
PM Gear
PM Gear
The Official Predator Masters Search Engine
Search Predator Masters

Page 278 of 382 < 1 2 ... 276 277 278 279 280 ... 381 382 >
Topic Options
#3134965 - 02/24/18 06:04 PM Re: Baiting [Re: DoubleUp]
gobblergetter Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/19/08
Posts: 582
Loc: MD
Ha,ha,ha! No southern belle, just another predator hunter like everyone else on this site. I like to keep it that way.

I hope I get a chance to kill Gimpy too.
_________________________
You don't know, if you don't go.

Top
#3135002 - 02/24/18 08:48 PM Re: Baiting [Re: DoubleUp]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4382
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: DoubleUp
I hear they love beaver, so maybe that might draw him back. Don't know about the otter, but if he's turning down crab and lobster there has to be something wrong with him besides being Gimpy. He might have some mental issues.

Anyway, seriously, I hope you get a chance at him. Usually coyotes return when they find easy pickings especially those which are hobbled a bit.

Oh, the T says Southern Belle.


You can hear it again, from me, they love beaver.

Top
#3135027 - 02/24/18 09:52 PM Re: Baiting [Re: weekender]
gobblergetter Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/19/08
Posts: 582
Loc: MD
Yup, that's why I quickly rounded up 6 carcasses today. Put some in the freezer for a later time. The BOP's (birds of prey) have been relentless on all my piles this year, so we'll see how long this stash lasts. From eagles to owls and buzzards in between, things get picked pretty quickly. Chicken wire over the bait worked for the birds, but the fox didn't want any parts of it, so I removed it. Natural brush worked for awhile, but I have video of a Red this past season that would grab branches in it's mouth and carry them off from the pile. I finally gave up.
_________________________
You don't know, if you don't go.

Top
#3135029 - 02/24/18 10:00 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8411
Loc: USA

Aahh, the old branch-in-the-mouth trick.

Top
#3135060 - 02/25/18 01:53 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
baitpile Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 400
Loc: IA
I was going to try the beaver trick...got a trapping buddy that throws his beaver carcass' in a 55 gal drum all through the season. He has 2 drums full...but, they are frozen solid, so didn't spend too much time screwing around with it. May still give it a go when I get time. The fried chicken now...well, I must be a bit far north for that game.
_________________________
"We have Right on our side"

Top
#3135071 - 02/25/18 07:36 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3450
Loc: USA
BP, that fried chicken scraps does seem to create a fair amount of coronary disease in these southern coyotes, but they seem to die suddenly from lead poisoning so it might be something in the water.
_________________________
Glow Bull Warming:
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Psalm 2:4




Top
#3135109 - 02/25/18 10:18 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
baitpile Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 400
Loc: IA
Lead in the water...??? Nah..,not thinking so!!!! 45 gr Spitzer...more likely the cause!!! Stay after em!!!!! Good stuff!!!
The last of my stock piled bait, deer carcass, went out a couple days ago to start getting the piles cleaned up a bit before it gets too warm. Boy, theses "prime fur" seasons just FLY by anymore!!! Seems like I just layed out the first deer yesterday! Before you know it, it'll be back to pushin a lawn mower...AAAAArrrrrgggghhhh!
_________________________
"We have Right on our side"

Top
#3135248 - 02/25/18 06:29 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Hootiewho Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 10/31/06
Posts: 66
Loc: Upstate SC
I have not read every page of this thread, but have read a fair amount. I usually bait during the winter months with roadkill deer. I have a local seafood market and meat processor that can get me all the scraps I could ever want. I do find in the winter deer kills seem to be preferred.

I am in the south. We are starting to knock on springs door here.

For you guys who bait, do you notice a certain time of year where you notice a sharp decrease or flat out abandonment of your bait piles? I have about 8 locations with trail cams on bait piles and these piles are on various tracts of land miles apart. It just seems like when the temp starts warming up to where bugs/flys are around you can forget getting the daily feeding like I get in the winter time. I have noticed this over the last few years.

Also do any of you use K9 trapping scents/lures at your bait piles. I find this to be extremely beneficial.

Top
#3135259 - 02/25/18 07:10 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Hootiewho]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 4382
Loc: NC
I usually stop around the end of Feb. I have never tried scents on my bait site but would if I thought it would help. What do you use Hootie? Tell us more please.

Top
#3135274 - 02/25/18 08:04 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Uncle Mike Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 138
Loc: Josias River, Maine
Here in Maine baiting has been tough this winter for some of us.
In certain areas ticks are killing off our moose and the coyotes have had plenty to feed on. Other areas and crusty snow has made it easy for coyotes and bobcats to take down deer with ease.
And then there are some guys doing well over bait, especially at night.

Top
#3135277 - 02/25/18 08:11 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Hootiewho Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 10/31/06
Posts: 66
Loc: Upstate SC
I picked up some Cavenís yodel dog scent from the trapping section of cabelas just to try something different. Im my cameras I would have coyotes coming back up to twice daily to deficate and mark their own scent in the exact spot. So long as I kept the scent post fresh every few days this would go on indefinitely. I put the cam on video and they would roll in the scent, pee on it, scract the ground, sometimes as soon as 2 hours after I left. It would also be multiply yotes doing this.

I was very surprised by in so now if I know Iím going to call an an area on say. Friday, I will at least try to make a post by Wed, or Thur. Take a tablespoon sized piece of this nasty stuff and put it on a football sized rock on a well traveled coyote trail, put up a cam and youíll be surprised. It is not just coyotes either, I have pictures from last month where a pair of grey fox came back 3 times over the period of a night smelling and then scent marking their own on a partcular rock I used.

They make another scent that is just ungodly strong that works well too but will about gag you. I have all that stuff in a sealed waterproof bag. Iíll look up the name of the other stuff too.

Work has really kept me from hunting, but I swear looking at photot date/time stamps you could just about predict when a coyote would come back around and remark the post.

Weekender, I think you are about right unfortunately, in that usually toward the end of Feb they just donít hit the bait likenthey do when it is colder.

Top
#3135278 - 02/25/18 08:19 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
baitpile Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 400
Loc: IA
I just put my last bait out a couple days ago. I try to time it to be pretty much cleaned up by the end of March. March has generally been a good month for me, however, the fur is getting pretty much worthless due to rubs, etc... I always start about the 1st of November.
*******ALERT ALERT ALERT******* Beeper just went off during this post!!!
*******COYOTE DRT 170 yd SITE*******

Pics to follow!
Stay after em fellas. Coyotes howling like crazy in the valley!!! I will be back.
_________________________
"We have Right on our side"

Top
#3135280 - 02/25/18 08:24 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Hootiewho Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 10/31/06
Posts: 66
Loc: Upstate SC
I think the other scent is caverns Gusto. That stuff is super strong, high quality rubber glovers are a must for any of them. Funny thing is, I have been surprised at the number of deer (especially bucks) who will come by daily and sniff this stuff.

Top
#3135282 - 02/25/18 08:33 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3450
Loc: USA
BP, make another post, get another beep, kill another coyote!

I bait all year long. There are good times and bad times. I only bait here in my yard and the field behind my house. So I generally will have a group of coyotes that seem to move in, often about this time of year, and after I kill them down it will be scarce for several months until another group moves in to claim the territory. Last year's spring was really good but the fall was really bad. This year it hasn't been really good or bad with just one here and there.

There is so much more food available during warm weather, and I agree deer seems to be best in winter, but doesn't do well in summer. I generally cut down on the amount and size of pieces of food I put out in warm weather just to avoid the maggot problem.

Never tried the scents but it sounds productive.
_________________________
Glow Bull Warming:
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Psalm 2:4




Top
#3135296 - 02/25/18 09:22 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8411
Loc: USA
I also pretty much bait all year even though I don't hunt coyotes in the summer months generally. I use most any kind of meat I can get, from table scraps, old meat that may be outdated or deer.

Seems that this time of year (January through March) is the most productive coyote activity at my site. I haven't had much of an opportunity to hunt this year but at least 4 different coyotes have been hitting the bait lately. I plan to hunt tomorrow night, my only chance considering work and weather for the next several days.

Hootie, I may have to try some of that Caven's scent.


Top
Page 278 of 382 < 1 2 ... 276 277 278 279 280 ... 381 382 >



Moderator:  Infidel 762, Redfrog 

© Predator Mastersô, All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.