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Fox, Coyote, Beaver, Mink, Raccoon, Muskrat, in fact all critters find our baits and lures irresistible. No fillers here! When you buy the raw ingredients or the pre-made baits, lures, oils or urines from DakotaLine, you are buying the best product with the best ingredients available!
In the trapping world, lure is the term we use to describe scents that attract furbearers to a trap set. Lure is a critical component of many traplines, and can often play a key role in a trapper’s success. Most trappers agree that a quality lure is a good investment that pays for itself in added dollars in the fur check. When you buy ingredients from DakotaLine, you are buying the best ingredients available!
At its most basic level, there are three main types of lures: gland lures, food lures and call lures. Gland lures use animal glands as the primary attractant to get critters to the set. Glands are usually specific to the animal being targeted (for instance, coyote glands would be used in a lure to attract other coyotes), and they can trigger a variety of responses in animals.
Food lures attract animals to a set based on feeding instinct. In other words, they smell like food items that appeal to an animal’s hunger. In predator trapping, a formulated bait is often used instead of a food lure, but sometimes they are used in combination, with lures typically incorporating a fish or meat component. Food lures for muskrat and beaver, on the other hand, would include a plant or fruit based attractant.
Call lures can use a variety of ingredients, but their main purpose is to get an animal to the set, often from a long distance. The more common long distance calls include skunk essence, which doesn’t appeal to an instinct that either a gland or food lure would – it simply signals to an animal that something is going on at the set, and they approach to investigate.
And at the risk of further complicating things, these three types of lures can be used in different combinations for specific lure formulas. When you buy formulated lures or baits, or the raw ingredients to make them from DakotaLine, you are buying the best ingredients available!