No, you just take a piece of pvc pipe about 2 inches in diameter, about a foot long and drive into the side of the bank along a trail,make sure you leave about 3-4 inches stickin out. Then I take a cotton ball with whatever scent you like best and push it down in the back of that pipe. Now I just take a foothold, rig it up like any other waterside coon set and presto its all done. Now this pvc pipe is about a foot above the trap. Now this is similar to just a blind set ya know, but I have had it where the coon walk right around that foothold, but with the pvc pipe about a foot above that and that smell in there, I tell ya what, they sit there and work that pipe tryin to figure out what the heck is in the back of it. I guess I could also make a large pocket set like you do mink for those coon, but I end up catching mink in those. So I just use the pvc and I am targeting just the coon.