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#5997754 - 09/13/17 07:35 AM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
Cross stake your disposable's or put 4 in if need be.
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#5997755 - 09/13/17 07:35 AM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 285
Loc: NE
If weight is an issue nothing beats the 6" x 6" piece of 3/4" plywood. Otherwise disc blades, packer wheels etc.. work like a dream.

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#5997765 - 09/13/17 07:44 AM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8511
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 66
the drag works here, got to watch for the bottomless water sand here though. I don't go on sandy points anymore...

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#5997892 - 09/13/17 10:41 AM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Dave, ive had similar problems on a couple of real sandy places. Three things have worked for me. Drags that were actually logs, burying a large rock with a point hammered to it, and the one I eventually went with when practical...I still used an earth anchor at the trap but ran a slide wire to some solid ground.
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#5997905 - 09/13/17 11:08 AM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
Larry Baer Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 637
Loc: Peoria County Illinois
I use railroad plates for spots like this. I can sometimes stand on one and jump up and down and few times and they will sink into the bottom. It's tough to get them out. I cached them way up the bank from year to year. Long chain helps in case the coyote gets one loose. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst... You can make a mound set using a plate in the bottom of it pretty easy. I have even used junk found in the creeks around here like tires and rims...

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#5997927 - 09/13/17 11:43 AM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 04/04/09
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Loc: SE Georgia
Not sure how many of these locations you have set at once but the mobile home anchors will hold. If they are too long they can be easily shortened by cutting and welding an attachment to the top. Keep the top squared so a long wrench or piece of pipe can be used to screw the anchor into ground.
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#5997938 - 09/13/17 12:01 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 06/15/09
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Loc: East River SD
I have hundreds of old T fence posts available in this area when they replace an old fence. I'd use them, and if they're too long cut what you don't need off the top. It might be there forever. I'd put something on the few inches sticking out to make a scent post.
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#5997970 - 09/13/17 12:41 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 10/26/10
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Loc: North Central Idaho
Not a seasoned coyote guy, but the only ones I ever target/catch are in the same situation as yours Dave. The clogs and junk make great anchors.



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#5998040 - 09/13/17 02:31 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Loc: SE Georgia
Sandbar coyote trapping......
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#5998066 - 09/13/17 03:08 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 12169
Loc: Wisconsin
Some of the best Fox trapping I ever had was trapping the sand bars on the WI river.
Tons of campers used those sand bars and the left overs from those camp sites drew fox and coon like a magnet.
That's where I came up with paint can lid Idea.
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#5998121 - 09/13/17 04:55 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 01/10/07
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Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
Thanks everyone for the great ideas! I'll be trying several of these methods this fall.

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#5998130 - 09/13/17 05:10 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 05/11/12
Posts: 144
Loc: Ohio
Long springs and sand bars! Doesn't get any better.

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#5998217 - 09/13/17 07:33 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 01/10/07
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Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
May have to put in some of my #3 double longs James.

Jumperzee, how many sets do you typically put in on an average sand bar? I normally put in 2. One near each end of the sand bar.

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#5998234 - 09/13/17 07:48 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Plueger
May have to put in some of my #3 double longs James.

Jumperzee, how many sets do you typically put in on an average sand bar? I normally put in 2. One near each end of the sand bar.



Dave, you know if its good for one trap, then its good for two, and if its good for two, then its good for three. Just like trapping coon Dave...LOL
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#5998559 - 09/14/17 05:46 AM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: ringtailtrapper]
Mac Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1875
Loc: Maine
Very good post. Lots of good suggestions. Let us know what works out.
Loved the picture of the coyote on a wood drag and the one with it tied to old metal junk.
Might be a bad idea to hook to wood drags that are not super heavy. Otter tend to hit a lot of sand bars. I have taken otter in coyote sets close to the water. Could lead to a problem. Otter tend to be relentless and very powerful. Too light of a drag could be a real drag.
Not criticizing, just thinking out loud. An old coyote guy from Washington state, Kramer I think, showed using a 2x4 dead man set up for soft soil areas in his book.

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#5998660 - 09/14/17 09:01 AM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Fellow above recommended railroad tie plates and I concur. Fairly easy to obtain, cheap or free, not real heavy etc. I weld a chain link dead center and fasten a cable to it. These make great anchors under bridges or culverts for mink and rats, not so great for coon(need more weight so go to cut off grader blades for them). A tie plate buried two feet deep in sugar sand will not pull easily.

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#6109419 - 01/01/18 05:59 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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#6109424 - 01/01/18 06:00 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 01/10/07
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Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
Used mainly wolf fang anchors and they worked great! I cabled off to branches when in doubt, but never had one pulled.

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#6109431 - 01/01/18 06:05 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Nice job !
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#6109600 - 01/01/18 07:34 PM Re: Seasoned coyote men [Re: Dave Plueger]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: williamsburg ks
Best thing I've found is to catch them on top the bank. Makes you sleep good too if you set/check very many grin. Tried cross staking with 24 inch rebar. That works MOST of the time. Tried drags also but once in a while they get through the brush and make it into the fields bordering every creek and river bottom around here. If the sand feels solid when I cross stake I do that. If something that won't move is in a likely spot I tie to it. If I can't do those things I hike up the bank.
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