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Putting up dirt

Postby Coyotehunter » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:48 am

Just started this past weekend getting dirt put up for the fall and winter. I will post some pictures in a day or two. Anyone else getting dirt ready to go? If so what do you do to prepare your dirt?


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Re: Putting up dirt

Postby Tim Anderson » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:49 pm

I had some black dirt left over from last year in pails and dried, ended up using it to repair the lawn. :cry:
Plan to take some pales to work and get some free dirt that's been piled up most of the summer so its pretty dry. Once I get it home I will run it through a dirt sifter and transfer to larger containers and store in trap shed till needed......


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Re: Putting up dirt

Postby Coyotehunter » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:02 pm

I use a lot of coal shale out here in Wyoming. when I trapped in North Dakota I would get dirt from pocket gopher mounds. dry it on tarps and store in in garbage cans. This is my first try with the waxed shale. I really do not have a great set up for it but seems to be working, just bit slow. I set it up before I leave in the morning and set a new batch up in the afternoon before it cools down. since it has been mid 90's everyday for the past 2 weeks as long as the it is exposed to direct sunlight it don't take long to melt. I just don't have time to sit here and watch wax melt all day. If I had a longer trough it would speed things up.


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Re: Putting up dirt

Postby Tim Anderson » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:21 pm

I usually keep my eye open for badger mounds if I'm running low on dirt and will hit a few of them if the weather isn't bad and then mix a little sand in with the dirt to keep it from caking. Decided this season if I put any traps out I'm going to use double wax paper and be done with it. Tried under all's last year and they worked well for coyotes but a little to heavy for fox, but then again they may be a better choice on a snow set.....


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Re: Putting up dirt

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