Waxed Dirt from Drew Miller's blog

I am still pretty new at coyote trapping and I was wondering how to make waxed dirt. Here in Illinois we have had a pretty rough winter, along with the rest of the country, but I normally just use dry dirt from inside of a barn to bed and cover the trap, them use the dirt I dug to cover it up. I kept having a problem early on of the ground thawing out during the day and freezing at night, and I know for a fact it cost me at least 4 coyotes. I have never made waxed dirt and was wondering what all of you guy's take on it was. From what I have heard it helps keep the sets from freezing a lot. I hope you guys can help me out a little here, thanks.

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Mar 28 '14
Get a sheet of ply wood about 5'x5'. Then screw 2x4's to make like a box. Then get some corn tarp(preferably black) and staple it covering all of the inside of the box. Then screw a 2x4 about 18" on two of the parallel sides(vertically-This will make your canopy.). Put your dirt in the tarp covered box, and then sprinkle your wax over the dirt. Drape a clear piece of plastic(such as painter's plastic) over the vertical 2x4's. Then staple the plastic to the outsides of the box and the vertical 2x4's making a canopy. Place this on some saw horses and put it in the sun. Stir when the dirt looks "wet" and there is no wax beads on the surface of the dirt. Continue to stir until all of the dirt looks like this. Then let cool in the shade. Place it in metal trash cans to prevent the wax to absorb the scent until season. Let me know if you have any questions. Maybe I can clarify it better.Get a sheet of ply wood about 5'x5'. Then screw 2x4's to make like a box. Then get some corn tarp(preferably black) and staple it covering all of the inside of the box. Then screw a 2x4 about 18"...See more
Apr 16 '14
The only question I have is what corn tarp is? Is it like tar paper that they use on houses and roves? And if you could post a picture of it sometime I would appreciate it. Thanks!
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