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Coyotes not working sets #6661247
11/09/19 04:22 PM
11/09/19 04:22 PM
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Pennsylvania
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The PA season opened up a couple weeks ago now, and I haven't been having much luck as far as fox and coyotes go. I did everything the same as previous years as type of sets and prep work. I have around a dozen and a half set, which is quite a bit less than I normally do, but all in locations that have produced in the past. They haven't been working my sets and I know I should have caught a couple by now. Thoughts? I am going to try and get some more out tomorrow and I am looking for some things to try and change.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661300
11/09/19 06:36 PM
11/09/19 06:36 PM
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Deer season perhaps? Too many easy pickins to bother with rotten meat. When I was trapping in Ky I never had much luck with coyotes until a couple of weeks into the season. Trapping opened on the Monday following the Sat opening of the firearms deer season. My sets were no match for all the gut piles and unrecovered deer.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661332
11/09/19 07:10 PM
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SE Kentucky
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Second Ed on that. Still that way here for me.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661372
11/09/19 07:54 PM
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Archery deer season is in, and the one farm has a dead calf the dumps once and a while, but I was thinking they should be working the sets off of curiosity even if they're not hungry. I have caught canines off that farm the last few years with him dumping stuff out, so I didn't pay much attention to it. Not that many archery deer are taken anyway in my area, plus I trap this time every year and never had any problems.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661385
11/09/19 08:15 PM
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It seems some years that happens. When that happens to me i go strictly to flat well blended sets and change up my lures. Normally for me that happens after a year of hitting them pretty hard. That scenario is unfolding for me this year. I set up one farm that i hit hard last year and the results are what i expected, not like last year. To me it just seems the animals rebound better from one year to the next at certain areas. I also set locations that i would consider secondary, not prime. Just my 02

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661391
11/09/19 08:19 PM
11/09/19 08:19 PM
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Are you seeing sign?With this cold weather this week they should be moving.That`s not that many sets in my opinion.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661474
11/09/19 09:51 PM
11/09/19 09:51 PM
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I here I need some snow to see what the heck is going on here

First week I did well then crickets 🦗. Picked up a few coons now even the dang opossums are missing too

Did pick up a badger but man itís just awful here for me


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

If they have plenty of food, give them something interesting to smell
Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661506
11/09/19 10:20 PM
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Plenty of formulations that will catch coyotes whether they are hungry or not.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661508
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Plenty of formulations that will catch coyotes whether they are hungry or not.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661520
11/09/19 10:28 PM
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Some times my coyote spots will stall out like that. It is as if they just go somewhere else for a spell. I just leave the sets and wait them out. Always looking for them in the mean time. I am not in the highest population density area for coyote.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661612
11/10/19 01:59 AM
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If you've hit them pretty hard in the past, the remaining coyotes might've caught on to your game. Are you using the same sets, baits and lure? That would be my guess. That or you could've had a population crash.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661708
11/10/19 08:30 AM
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Yeah I took quite a few from the locations in the past. I did have a few trail cameras up this summer and there were some young ones running around. I think I am going to just try setting other a couple other places, thanks everyone.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661755
11/10/19 09:49 AM
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There's no way to give a really accurate answer, because there are too many variables. Last fall I'd hear howls around the farm from three different directions, this fall real quiet compared to last. Why don't I hear them as much, could be any number of factors.

Re: Coyotes not working sets [Re: PA_K-9_Trapper] #6661828
11/10/19 12:02 PM
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there has to be coyotes around to catch them set on sign,big flashey dirt hole with beaver,deer scraps,russ carmans pro choice.


24coyotes,4 coon 3 grey fox,118muskrats,4 mink,6 fisher 23 beaver , 10 otter,4 bobcat
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