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Bounty pay? #6635613
10/08/19 07:29 PM
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How much should i charge for a bounty on coyotes killing livestock? Thats IF i accept it. Charge any money for just showing up the first time?

Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6635664
10/08/19 08:10 PM
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Are you talking about taking on an ADC job?


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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6635723
10/08/19 09:17 PM
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If they will pay you should get paid for setting your traps and you should get paid for each critter you catch. Around here its hard to get people to pay even if they are losing livestock, or having places flooded from beaver and such.

However its pretty easy to get someone to pay to catch a den of skunks from under their house! Especially when the wife was the one raising sand about it.


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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: The Possum Man] #6635737
10/08/19 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by The Possum Man
Around here its hard to get people to pay even if they are losing livestock, or having places flooded from beaver and such.

However its pretty easy to get someone to pay to catch a den of skunks from under their house!

This sounds like the way it is in my county.


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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636079
10/09/19 12:28 PM
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Most of the time, they want you to trap them out an split the fur check with them!


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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636089
10/09/19 12:38 PM
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200 set up 100 for each coyote

Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636420
10/09/19 09:50 PM
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Look at it as basic economics.
a)What will it cost them in loss of livestock if they do nothing. They should be able to know what they have lost in past years.
b)What will it cost you to reduce their losses or solve their problem completely.
c)What do you want in terms of pay over and above your expenses?

Add b+c and subtract from a.
If that number is a positive number by a large margin, it will make sense to the guy to have you trap for him.

Re: Bounty pay? [Re: red webb] #6636561
10/10/19 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by red webb
200 set up 100 for each coyote

That much? The guy has an add in the paper and just says will pay bounty

Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636652
10/10/19 09:06 AM
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I dont know you or your skill set as a coyote trapper but the first question I have is do you think you can do the job or do you know you can do the job. Second have you called the number from the paper to see what he wants done and if someone has already tried to kill them. It is not usually an easy thing to follow someone else that may have educated them or at the very least put them on high alert.


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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: Trap Setter] #6636719
10/10/19 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Trap Setter
I dont know you or your skill set as a coyote trapper but the first question I have is do you think you can do the job or do you know you can do the job. Second have you called the number from the paper to see what he wants done and if someone has already tried to kill them. It is not usually an easy thing to follow someone else that may have educated them or at the very least put them on high alert.


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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636721
10/10/19 11:16 AM
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might not be that many coyotes. everybody with a cow calf operation or a dairy will tell you they are infested. often that is not the case. charge whatever you think is a fair days wages for every day your there plus per mile for your pickup, plus any other expenses you may have. like bait lure urine or any missing traps.


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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636724
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If you are not damage control licensed and insured this could bite you, tell them you will trap in fur season for exclusive permission to the grounds and possibly others.

Gifts like fuel, meat, milk, firewood etc are ok.

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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: Trap Setter] #6636733
10/10/19 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Trap Setter
I dont know you or your skill set as a coyote trapper but the first question I have is do you think you can do the job or do you know you can do the job. Second have you called the number from the paper to see what he wants done and if someone has already tried to kill them. It is not usually an easy thing to follow someone else that may have educated them or at the very least put them on high alert.

Been trapping for 45 plus years. I try to avoid catching coyotes when i fox trap by trap placement and other tricks and i still catch more than i like. If somebody has been there ahead of me i wont go.

Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636758
10/10/19 12:49 PM
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I think between Danny and 52Carl that's the best place to start. Seems like it's time to call the landowner. Good luck. Let us know if it works out.


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Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636790
10/10/19 01:58 PM
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Thanks everybody.

Re: Bounty pay? [Re: cci] #6636807
10/10/19 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by cci
Originally Posted by red webb
200 set up 100 for each coyote

That much? The guy has an add in the paper and just says will pay bounty

There is a saying that, "The customer is always right." It is a valid saying with one caveat. It is up to you to provide him the information in order for him to be "right".
"Pay Bounty" needs be replaced in his mind with the economics approach which I posted above. Then he will be "right".

Last edited by 52Carl; 10/10/19 02:32 PM.
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