Thanks for the response Mark. I have talked to you, bought from you, watched your videos and read almost every post I see with your name on it. I know you are a good guy. I could only hope to be as good a person as you.
strike2x, Gosh I'm just a trapper who enjoys trapping. Thanks for the kind words. I wish you fine weather and a great season there in our old home state!
red mt, you make a good point. Who among us is good enough to "know" why we missed a coyote. Sure, experience and the CSI clues left behind may steer you towards a pretty good answer, but in my 40 years trapping coyotes, I've never told anyone, anywhere exactly why I missed that dog. I'm prolly close to knowing some times and sometimes I move on.
Predator Trapping has made me a better CSI "crime scene" analyzer. I set today for a coyote (one) that needs to be culled from 640 acres under fence (high fenced) and he'll be the most pressured coyote I may have ever caught if I get him. Game on! Love it! Weather is sweet finally and we are setting leg holds, in a sneaky sneaky manner with my thinking cap on. I'm the 8th trapper hired to get this dog in 2+ years. I found a couple tracks today, nothing crazy good, but 12 leg holds and 3 snares later.... game on.
Wishing all y'all good catching!