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Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater #6616440
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I was first introduced to snaring/trapping coyotes in 1997 when I was in high school. My trapping mentor, whose nickname was Preacher, strictly taught me the basics of snaring my first year. Now that I look back I am extremely thankful for his reasoning, as it taught me to seek out coyotes' natural travel ways and I think ultimately helped me develop more as a foot trapper in finding locations.

The more I snared, the more I got to trying to think outside the box. One day, I brought along a weed-eater to try something out. I found a road that was heavily traveled by coyotes and simply took the weed-eater and cut out a trail in the grass about 20 or so feet long out to a tree, where I threw down an old deer leg from the scrap pile. I set a snare down the trail and had a big male coyote the next morning. Over the next several years I connected on many more like this.

Has anyone else ever heard or tried this trick while snaring coyotes?

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Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6616447
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Yes Iíve heard of creating trails to snare in. Iíve never personally used the weed eater trick, but do create an artificial trail and set a foothold in in. Sounds like itís working for you. You should keep developing it and refine it for your line. Good luck

Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Yotegiter] #6616449
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Thanks Yotegiter!

I've actually set as many as 3 snares in a weed-eater semicircle around bait off a road and have doubled before. I guess when one gets caught it just creates havoc if any are traveling with them...

Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6616461
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I've used the weed eater and I even have used round up to create trails.


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Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6616472
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Iíve used a weedeater and snared those trails with good results before...

Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6616519
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Same set in Delmer Kramer's book, trapping 101. I don't remember details but I think he mentioned making trails with brush cutter and or roundup. Tip was shown to him by another guy, but I don't remember his name either. Terrific book if you can find one, that much I do remember, really good.

Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6616521
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I have been using that method for 40 years, it works great!

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Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6616524
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Tom Krause wrote about it in his book


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Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6616560
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Driven through the field trails, but not with a weed whip ...that's cool


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Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: ScottPhillips] #6616573
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Originally Posted by ScottPhillips
I have been using that method for 40 years, it works great!

Scott

50 for me ! Thinking my snare when I started was all 1s40 maybe 2s40 Thompsons


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Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6616607
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Yep, did it this summer in a meadowstrip to route the yotes to a mafia set, worked great.

Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6967254
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Anyone else used this method?

Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6967258
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I drive through CRP grass with my pickup about 20 yards and the go back and forth a few times making a trail. Set snares and go. Good idea with the weed eater.


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Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #6967261
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Canít snare here, but it will get a deer using it real quick.

Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Wanna Be] #7450674
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Canít snare here, but it will get a deer using it real quick.


I will say that I have noticed that deer tend to "check them out" quite often. I have also deterred them by hanging a 16 gauge wire across the front end of the trail to scare them. They touch that and are normally gone.

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I've used a hoe for the same purpose.

Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #7450714
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Yep! Deer carcass, skinned critters anything to get attention. Iíll stomp 2 trails on both sides, for a total of 4 trails. 2 snares per trail. All predators circle and get closer as their confidence rises. Almost invariably catch on the outside/furthest trails first. As the trails get obliterated by catches you still got sets in closer waiting to connect. Narrow Brushy ditches/draws extending out into fields are quick and deadly.

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I have an electric one now. Before it was the gas type. Too noisey.

The electric is a 20Volt lithium battery. And I can bring along another one for follow up.


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Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #7450745
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Originally Posted by Coyotero7
Anyone else used this method?


Nope. My weed eater is used strictly for "manscaping" and nothing else.


I have nothing clever to put here.





Re: Catching Coyotes with a Weed-eater [Re: Coyotero7] #7450749
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To much work I just drive the main ranch roads then pull off in good cover drive through and make a Big U loop back to the road. They at the apex often start a bait pile they follow up both of the trails. Works even better with a foot of snow they will follow the trails and get hung up. I do the same thing with snow machine off the main trails for canines and cats. Weed eaters remind me off work and not the fun work like trapping.

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