Trapping Smarter "bait presentation"

I think we need to start trapping predators smarter, setting traps 200 meters apart baiting with eggs or rabbit will catch some but not most.
Here are some things I do to make my DOC traps more natural.
The egg perched up on three nails is very visual how ever its not natural. I take small bird nests out of tree and sheds (after the chicks leave for the year) and I place them in the bait area of the trap making sure not to interfere with the tread plate or kill bar. then the egg goes in the nest nothing looks more natural then the real thing.
When a mustelid eats a rabbit they only leave the skin. so I skin and dry rabbit skins and make it look like another mustelid has already been in the trap eating a rabbit. The visual piece of dried rabbit skin lasts way longer then fresh or salted rabbit.
Hope this helps you to Trap Smarter. please share what you are doing we can all learn something new.

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