This week on Trapping Across America we have Chuck Welden from AL. Chuck is a trapper. He sets traps when he has time mostly on his on farm and for other land owners around his county. He has more experience with beaver and is now learning the predator side of the game. I have been down to his farm three times now having a lot of fun and going over the finer points of catching coyotes, raccoon and otter. We have Chuck on tonight for not only talking about trapping, but as a land owner. If you want to trap on quality farms with more up-scale owners, you have to understand them and what makes them tick. What makes Chuck tick? That would take hours, but we do get him to open up from the point of view of a landowner that manages his property from deer, turkey, quail and fish.
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Predator Control Group product of the is is Federales. FEDERALES is based off of federal research. Some of it is smoked. (not that fake smoke from the grocery store) It also is loaded with natural predator calling ingredients and oils that reach out and stops a coyote in his tracks. You will see digging and milling around your sets. Good stuff! (FEDERALES is Spanish for federal police)
Like most of our lures and baits, FEDERALES does not smell or get the same reactions as most bobcat based Bill Nelson clone style coyote baits. This bait is penetrating and fills up the air around a dirt hole set or a sneaky flat set. This bait does not have skunk in it and it does not need skunk in it. FEDERALES works well in the sleet, snow and freezing cold, but it also calls in coyotes all spring, summer and fall. This bait has turned into one of my go to baits on my predator control jobs. I have never seen anything that will take 9 coyotes off of 1,200 acres in 95 degree temps and them slam coyote in the single digits.
Big boar raccoons, grey fox, otter and red fox also give FEDERALES a big thumbs up. This bait tears all predators up. I know when it gets late in the year, I will leave the fish and sweet bait at home and grab a few FEDERALES for my raccoon pocket sets, cages, buckets and dry land dirt holes. Randy Smith has used this on his ice and snow raccoon trap lines in PA. The next time I talked to him he wanted a gallon and five gallon price. Keep in mind Randy takes between 600-1000 raccoons in PA and he does not set a trap till the snow flys