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Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? #6360784
10/30/18 11:13 AM
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So its completely my fault that I now have a dirt hole wise coyote digging up and exposing traps at dirt holes on one of the properties I trap and now I'm trying to figure out how to catch it. It's definitely a coyote due to the tracks it leaves and trench it will dig to get out the bait after it finds the trap. I never re-checked pan tension after waxing some of my MB650's and they must have been around 10 lbs and it found every trap and exposed it or tipped it out of its bed a little.

What are some of your favorite sets to catch dirt hole wise coyotes? I would just put a trap where it stands while it tears up my set, but it hasn't consistently came in to mess things up from a specific direction. I was thinking of a compass set, or some sort of walk through without dirtholes (gland lure on one side, urine on the other).

Any other ideas?

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6360799
10/30/18 11:27 AM
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Snares usually get any diggers for me, usually I can set some.
A subtle urine post set will work, try to find a urine spot on the ground, pick it up with trowel and put it where you need it for post set

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6360807
10/30/18 11:35 AM
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A trap with ten pounds of pan should not have drawn his attention! It is likely that trap was not bedded as good as it should have been . If he did not fire the trap , set the pan at 4# and re set it. That coyote does not know what it dug up, itís just a hunk of something thatís in his way while trying to get to the good stuff ! If it makes you feel better bed a trap firmly back about a foot and blend it well . The compass set about 40í away is always a good idea, or a post set or grab and die or ........

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6360871
10/30/18 01:23 PM
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I've solved problem diggers with a post hole set. I dig a big vertical hole with little to no backing (like a post hole) and bed a trap in front of the hole without blending it in so the trap bed stands out then on the opposite side of the hole I bed another trap and blend it in best I can.


Epstein didn't kill himself...
Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6360877
10/30/18 01:31 PM
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If he is digging traps,he isn't very wise.I would add a second trap and catch him right there.You already have him coming in.

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6360884
10/30/18 01:39 PM
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Put a compass set in 10 feet away. Blend it in like a blind set, pick up coyote in the morning


Every day is a gift from GOD, don't waste it!!

If they have plenty of food, give them something interesting to smell
Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6361091
10/30/18 06:07 PM
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Inconspicuous trail-side set with 2 or 3 droppings and nothing else as attractors.

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6361204
10/30/18 07:55 PM
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Add one or two more lightly baited / lured holes around the trap. They can only count to one.

Another option is to very discreetly bed a trap back at least a foot as sort of a blind set. Sorry, Taximan already said that.

I like the idea suggested for a urine post close by. Or add a very well blended flat set. Both should be upwind from the original set. Attention is focused already, so catch it off guard.

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6361208
10/30/18 07:57 PM
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Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6361293
10/30/18 09:11 PM
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Unless the digger is a livestock killer, I wouldn't bother trying to target it. Catch his ignorant brother or sister in that set.

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6361780
10/31/18 02:29 PM
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How will you ever know if YOU get him anyway. Bring a scoop of dirt from a catch in another area

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Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6361785
10/31/18 02:47 PM
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Not likely a coyote digging if they think something is there. Not coming .

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6362759
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look where he is standing digging the trap out and put a well bedding clean trap there and blend back at close to original as possible and put other trap back in the bed and bait as normal works every time

Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Taximan] #6362765
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Originally Posted By: Taximan
If he is digging traps,he isn't very wise.I would add a second trap and catch him right there.You already have him coming in.



Do what Taxi said.

Also put the second trap where he stands while digging at your original trap.


"Common sense is always the least common of sense."
Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6362777
11/01/18 06:05 PM
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set a trap up-side-down. (that has worked for fox, can't vouge for coyote)


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Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6362984
11/01/18 10:13 PM
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i think you have a sent problem you are not bedded right if he is spring all your sets add a new trap next to the old set good luck.use a dirt hole with plenty eye apeal.


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Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6363249
11/02/18 10:56 AM
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Find a trail/trails with limited options and blind set it near a set that he's digging up, they say forget about it and just move on but I can't do that myself as the reward of getting that wise K-9 is a memory you won't forget!


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Go to set for dirt hole wise Coyote? [Re: Nd native] #6363707
11/02/18 10:37 PM
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Ya I don't like it if I get a digger, I too want to take them out, it's fun if I snare one or so and the digging stops

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