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Re: When you are struggling trapping [Re: thedude055] #6692024
12/13/19 10:42 AM
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ya'll aint the only ones I have been doing so much research since last season and reading everything I possibly can and thought this is the season I really stack up some coyotes and ive gotten one female and that's it. short line only half dozen traps out for k9 and a dozen dog proofs. got one possum and one skunk and one yote so far. things will get better I know that and just keep checking traps I have a week off over Christmas and hope to get 30 more sets in the ground. I hope to have good weather that week but I will be going hard at it regardless of the weather. good luck guys and never give up.

Re: When you are struggling trapping [Re: thedude055] #6692099
12/13/19 12:17 PM
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Apparently the coyotes haven't been reading the same books or watching the same videos as I have as they don't seem to follow what's all been said and written about them.


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: When you are struggling trapping [Re: thedude055] #6692112
12/13/19 12:38 PM
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At least yíall have sets in the ground...finally get to start on the 19th!! Possums beware!!

Re: When you are struggling trapping [Re: thedude055] #6692140
12/13/19 01:10 PM
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I was just thinking us trappers must really enjoy a challenge or we have a perverted idea of fun... or both. The pay back for all the thinking and work we put into this is really quite low compared to a lot of other stuff. I don't golf but I feel I would stand a better chance of hitting a hole in one of I did golf than catching every coyote that walked past my set in a season.

Re: When you are struggling trapping [Re: thedude055] #6692147
12/13/19 01:18 PM
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Trapping was explained to me as a numbers game...the more traps you have out, the more chances youíll have of catching critters. It was said your ďbestĒ trappers catch 15% of their line. Good trappers catch 10%. And your part time trapper catches 5%. Donít know how true that is, but Iím always happy if I can get 10%...which isnít often, lol.

Re: When you are struggling trapping [Re: thedude055] #6692156
12/13/19 01:33 PM
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This is the first year Iíve trapped in early December. I usually donít have field work done until after Christmas. Most years i lay into them the first week of January. With the warm weather and moon Iíve ate quite a bit of crow this week. Caught 12 since Monday but was figuring on being in the high 20ís by now. Definitely disappointing but always learning. Good luck

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Re: When you are struggling trapping [Re: thedude055] #6692167
12/13/19 01:50 PM
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One thing about it with few coyotes and mostly adults I'm learning which are the best locations and which sets work best in which situation . With a lot of pups and high populations it can be somewhat easy to catch them every where with about anything up to a point. Plus it's kind of fun to catch those big males and short toothed females.

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