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My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline #6737315
01/20/20 01:50 PM
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I live in the far northeast corner of Tenn in the Appalachian mountains, and trap usually from 3,000ft-6,000ft elevation mainly targeting coyotes and bobcats. I decided to give the bobcats a break this season and concentrate on coyotes. I work everyday and have 3 young kids I have to get to school so I can only run 5-10 traps a night usually. I always wait til after the first when deer and bear season closes, so I'm really just getting started good. I caught 7 coyotes and two grey fox along with a few coon and possum so far. It's been a muddy mess but we are finally getting cold weather now. I'll update as I go along, I pulled and moved yesterday so hopefully I'll get on some more in the next day or two. [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737319
01/20/20 01:52 PM
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Had to check in the dark a couple morning [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737343
01/20/20 02:06 PM
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Nice job. Keep the pics coming.
My best to you this season.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737349
01/20/20 02:08 PM
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Nice looking Songdogs!!!


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737361
01/20/20 02:12 PM
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Keep it up. Great

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737368
01/20/20 02:17 PM
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Nice catches.Congrats

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737372
01/20/20 02:19 PM
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Great work!! Sounds like you’re on them for sure! Liking the pics too! Always great when I make weekend catches and can get some great pics.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737380
01/20/20 02:27 PM
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Nicely done ... Get them all out of my neighborhood please . My neighbors chickens feel safer already lol


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737382
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Yea it's 13° degrees today and spitting the snow so hopefully they'll move tonight. I put a camera out at one spot and threw so scraps out to see if there were many yotes in the area and got some pics of two then I made a couple sets right in front of the camera to see if I could get the catch on camera we'll ended up catching both coyotes but wouldn't you know it my batteries went dead before [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737453
01/20/20 03:46 PM
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Nice photos, I have to start carrying my camera with me, but I always loose things on the line. Good job keep at them.....jk


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737455
01/20/20 03:49 PM
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Good lookin dogs! Congratulations!


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737456
01/20/20 03:49 PM
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Nice job

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737480
01/20/20 04:27 PM
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Thanks guys. Hopefully I'll have plenty more pics to come. Scuba how are you liking Tennessee so far?

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737698
01/20/20 07:12 PM
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I am always glad to see the younger generation getting into trapping It looks like even with limited time you are doing just fine as far as catching critters . Good luck as you keep learning how to keep the coyotes in check in your trapping areas

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737791
01/20/20 07:55 PM
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Nice job, thanks for sharing!

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737824
01/20/20 08:10 PM
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Awesome man..you are hammer'n em!.reminds me of when my dad turned my first trap line over to me in my early teens..had to check in the dark before school.to this day I think it was one of the best things he ever taught me,not only the trapping but it taught me to move early and get things done.thanks for sharing!

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737858
01/20/20 08:32 PM
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Won’t the bobcats get caught in the coyote sets?
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737875
01/20/20 08:37 PM
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Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work!

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: martentrapper] #6737926
01/20/20 09:10 PM
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Yea martentrapper ill still pickup a few but im not setting specifically for bobcats. Here if you want to catch alot of bobcats you can by trapping the rocky ridges and hollers. I just caught alot out of the area I trap the past few years so I figured I'd lay off them a bit this year. I'm sure I'll end up with a few anyway

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737935
01/20/20 09:13 PM
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You're helping your deer population as well!


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6737941
01/20/20 09:15 PM
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Good deal brother, keep hammering them.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: martentrapper] #6737950
01/20/20 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
Won’t the bobcats get caught in the coyote sets?
mt

Some times, I got almost half my wy cats in coyote sets

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6738594
01/21/20 12:16 PM
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No coyotes today but did pickup a rare red fox. Here's a few pics of the area [Linked Image]

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6738693
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It wasin the 60s last week and 12° this morning bit the only fresh tracks I saw were the fox I caught, maybe the coyotes will move tonight

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6739537
01/22/20 09:12 AM
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Had a couple come within feet of two sets and stop and circle them but didn't commit, maybe tonight [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: w side rd 151] #6739542
01/22/20 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by w side rd 151
I am always glad to see the younger generation getting into trapping It looks like even with limited time you are doing just fine as far as catching critters . Good luck as you keep learning how to keep the coyotes in check in your trapping areas


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6739581
01/22/20 09:37 AM
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Appreciate that west side and muskrat

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6739703
01/22/20 11:23 AM
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Thanks for sharing!


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6741049
01/23/20 10:59 AM
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Caught a small female this morning. First coyote I've caught that was rubbed. Should've had a double. I caught her on a dirthole set in a logging road and 20 ft away I had a compass set, we'll they worked the set good and actually uncovered half my trap but didn't step in the right spot [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6741096
01/23/20 11:20 AM
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Nice work RM. Takes a lot of dedication to keep a line going with the family and work responsibilities too. Appreciate the pics.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6741141
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Yea jumperzee, luckily I own a small business so I don't have to be there at an exact time but getting the kids to school then checking them before work it's definitely a rush. One day I'll be able to run a actual line that covers more than a couple mile. Lol

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6741716
01/23/20 08:09 PM
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Thanks for posting RM. You had some great post last year too!

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6741783
01/23/20 09:48 PM
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Enjoying the thread RM. Haven't set a predator set at all and don't figure I will. Good to visit your line even from a far.


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01/23/20 09:58 PM
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Thanks guys. I caught the female about 400 yds behind my house last night and I could tell there was at least two, and this evening I was out feeding the dogs and heard a coyote raising cane right where my sets are at. I'm not sure if he's caught or trying to locate his girlfriend. I thought about riding the 4 wheeler up to check them but figured I'd just wait til morning. We got rain and high winds moving in now

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6741847
01/23/20 11:11 PM
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Nice


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01/24/20 01:02 AM
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Nice pics,your doing great for a limited trapline.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6741942
01/24/20 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by RM trapper
Yea jumperzee, luckily I own a small business so I don't have to be there at an exact time but getting the kids to school then checking them before work it's definitely a rush. One day I'll be able to run a actual line that covers more than a couple mile. Lol

I have been trapping for more than 50 years .It has always been trying to figure out how to trap and make it fit with the rest of my life . In many ways that is why I enjoyed it so much . I knew my success at catching what I got was earned through hard work and thought . Love your pictures Keep getting after the coyotes .

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6742291
01/24/20 10:35 AM
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Well the bad weather set in around midnight and we had 40+ mph winds and rain , and unfortunately the coyote I heard yelping didn't get caught but he was within inches in 3 different sets. Maybe he'll come back tonight. I had to check in the dark so pic isn't good but you can see the tracks everywhere except on my pan. Lol. Same dirthole the female was in yesterday [Linked Image]

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6743955
01/25/20 02:45 PM
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Had a pretty good check today with the limited traps I have out and the weather. Caught my 9th coyote and 2nd red fox. I ended up letting the fox go since it was a female and we don't have many left [Linked Image]
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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6743961
01/25/20 02:54 PM
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Henry Co, IL
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Lookin pretty muddy.

Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6743970
01/25/20 03:00 PM
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Yea 3togo it's a dang mess. I actually caught this one on a remake from the last one and it was so muddy I about didn't remake it but I'm glad I did

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Also caught an old boar coon this morning, only the 4th one so far [Linked Image]

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01/25/20 11:15 PM
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Great thread...Love the photo's


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6744625
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Hopefully I'll have more to share 330. I pulled several today because of the mud and gonna reset some before church but maybe the 5 I have set tonight will produce something

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01/25/20 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RM trapper
Hopefully I'll have more to share 330. I pulled several today because of the mud and gonna reset some before church but maybe the 5 I have set tonight will produce something

Hope so for you!


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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6747021
01/27/20 03:58 PM
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Caught a big male this morning and he wasn't none to happy about it, I've caught several coyotes in the past 5 years but this was the meanest acting one I've dealt with [Linked Image]
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Also caught a big boar coon and a possum that managed to get two feet in my mb550. I only had 5 traps out last night so 3 critters wasn't bad

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Re: My 2020 Appalachian mountains mini trapline [Re: RM trapper] #6747142
01/27/20 06:09 PM
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Yes it looks like a mess, great pictures keep them coming. RM are most of your sets in wooded areas, logging trails, wooded trails?

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Yea backroadarcher I set alot of mine in old logging roads and on the edge of the timber. We don't have alot open areas except for Christmas tree farms and some pasture fields, but I set the fields when available. We just have alot more timber than fields. When I set the timber areas I usually put my sets right off the game trails. But the old logging roads probably produce better for me than anything. The coyote this morning was in a Christmas tree farm where two shrubbery roads met on top of a high knob. I put a dirthole in yesterday at the intersection and connected first night. I set a new area today that was all timber and jyst put my sets next to we'll used deer trails

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Very nice. Even Tennessee dogs are prettier than Pa dogs. Lol. Congrats on some nice ones.


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Thanks PA. We got some pretty dogs but we also got some butt ugly ones too. One thing I can say is I've never saw one with mange here

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Thanks RM, I have a lot of similar areas here plus a lot of crop land. I just figure why not make the best of both worlds. I haven't had a lot of success in the timber, some but not as much as I would like.

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great job RM ,thanks for sharing

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I caught another nice male this morning. I set up a new piece of ground today so hopefully it'll produce [Linked Image]
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GREAT job !!!!!!!

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I always look for level ground here, easy to find.
What's the secret to catching them on a slope like that?
Good looking coyote, I don't see any rub marks.

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3togo I usually try to set the old logging roads on the steep properties but this spot a friend of mine owns and there wasn't a level spot on it so I put a dirthole in a made it like a step down, so I dug it out enough to make it semi level and put my trap only a couple inches from the hole. I have caught several on slopes but I was putting my trap 7-8" back like a normal set and was ending up with back foot catches so I started putting my trap really close to the hole on these sets on the slopes and it seemed to help

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Got two new farms setup today and they both looked great and had plenty of sign so I should have some success in the next few days. They had some spectacular views too [Linked Image]
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Cool pics!

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Got two new farms setup today and they both looked great and had plenty of sign so I should have some success in the next few days. They had some spectacular views too [Linked Image]
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Wow that field is Beautiful


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That does look like some nice country, even if it was just for a walk.

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Yea most people don't think of mountains like this wben you think of Tennessee, yea 330 that field is beautiful. We don't have many level fields around here

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Connected on a nice female this morning but had two other sets get robbed and missed the pan by less than an inch. Also caught two big boar coon. I was trying to figure out how to make a twelve with my hands so I can remember what number each coyote was but I look like I'm throwing some kinda gang signs. Lol [Linked Image]
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Good job Rm,,I had a friend from grandfather mountain when I lived in Gray Tn. I use to fish clarks creek

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I live in between Gray TN and Grandfather Mtn west river, so you know the area I'm trapping

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Caught a nice young male last night but got humbled at a couple other sets. One dirthole was about two inch diameter and when they got done with it I could stick my head in it. Lol [Linked Image]
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I also wanted to mention that I mainly run MB550s and love them, have a few of about every brand but the 550 is my favorite. My buddy recently bought a dozen of the duke 550s and everything is basically the same except the bigger square pan on the duke. He gave me a couple and I set them a couple days ago and connected with one and it preformed great just like the Mbs. Great deep catch with toes still touching the pan [Linked Image]

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Looks like it is still pretty wet out there. Do you have much problem with freezing ground at all?

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Yea backroadarcher it may be 50 and raining today then 20 and snowing tomorrow then back to 50 the next so we have alot of freeze thaw conditions to deal with. I use peat moss and antifreeze or salt but still get froze in on occasion. Just made my first waxed dirt so gonna give it a try

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Great thread RM!

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Originally Posted by RM trapper
I live in between Gray TN and Grandfather Mtn west river, so you know the area I'm trapping

been 40 yrs since i been back but still have friends in gray and johnson city...i graduated from etsu...im sure I wouldnt know the place now.
We use to jump off the bridge on the upper end of boone lake(about 150 ft )and i heard they started to arrest ppl for it for trying to commit suicide yrs ago.

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Super nice looking area RM. Looking at the claw marks, do you think the coyote did any digging from the back side of the hole?
I also have about a dozen MB550's that I use. Most of the rest are Victor/Monty dogless. Most all have the foot completely to the pan.

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West river my wife also graduated from ETSU

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Yea 3togo he dug it out from the side and back, went to the same farm this morning and they'd dug 3 different sets out the same way so I turned two of them into trench sets and the other I dug up a couple big clumps of grass and made a new backing. I'll see which works better. They are pretty slick animals sometimes

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Well I caught one of the diggers that has been robbing me and man was she a pretty one, first red one I've ever caught [Linked Image]
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Did you catch her in a step down?


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Yea Steve I originally had a normal dirthole but they dug it out big time so I turned it into a step down set and connected

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Neat looking dog right there.

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I've gone to keeping a couple small rocks in the truck when I find a good spot with no backing. They don't seem to paw away a rock.
Also, I think the step down dirt hole is a better producer, at least for me.

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RM,
You might want to find someone that wants that red one. I've caught one last year and this year and Groenwald doesn't want them. Maybe someone that wants a tanned hide. Mine didn't even have the long, back guard hairs.

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I think im going yo just tan it and hang it next to the black one I caught a couple year ago

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Well had a great check today, yesterday I caught my first red one and I pulled in to the same farm this morning and had another red female. Then at my next spot I had a ancient old male. He looked like he was about to die of old age, he also had mange and was scarred all over his face. His teeth were about gone, only had one canine left and very few others. I think I done him a favor by putting him out of his misery. Then when driving to work I found a beautiful male that had just been hit by a car and I threw him the truck as well [Linked Image]
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Man the teeth on that old one is something else! Reminds me of old bears.

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Been raining here since Tuesday without stopping, I pulled most of my sets and planned to pull the rest this morning and remake everything Friday when it changes back to snow. To my surprise I pulled up on the first dirthole and had this wet female in it. Not sure if she was coming to drink water out of the hole which was full or what but either way I'll take her [Linked Image]

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After getting almost 4" of rain since Wed morning I didn't expect to have anything today, was planning on remaking everything since the temps dropped and it changed to snow. But to my surprise had a nice female in one set and missed another one at a different location [Linked Image]
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No coyotes today but several near misses [Linked Image]
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Well i had a great check this morning, with only 10 sets out I connected with a nice male and a butt ugly female. The best thing was my both my boys were with me and my oldest had a friend over to spend the night and he got to go out with us too. He'd never been trapping and really seemed to enjoy it so maybe I planted a seed for a future trapper. Also had two misses, one dirthole had the trap fired with a few hairs stuck in it [Linked Image]
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Oh and the reason the boys are holding up their fingers in the pic is this was my 20th coyote of 2020

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Awesome stuff right there RM! 20 coyotes is pretty good man congrats.


Keep your boots dry and your powder too.

I remember when a fur check was reality.....now I'm just trapping for the love of it.

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Good job. Thanks for sharing. Good lord that is one ugly coyote.

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Yea stinky Pete that's the ugliest colored coyote I've ever saw. Lok

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We have been getting pounded with rain for the past week and it's made trapping tough but fortunately I've still been catching a few. This set had been getting a lot of coyotes coming by but not committing but this female finally got up the nerve to come in, and my MB 550 done it's job [Linked Image]

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Nice


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That`s some ugly weather your trapping in.Are you using waxed dirt?Is that a dead deer that you had covered up on that last picture?

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Good thread RM, thanks for sharing. Neat color variations in those coyotes.

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Yea coyotesoldier you never know what color you're gonna get around here

Forestman that is part of a deer I had wired to that crabapple tree and fixed it almost like a bobcat cubby but not as much blocking

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And yea forestman I am using wax dirt and peat moss and had pretty good luck. We are getting another 1-2" of rain tonight and tomorrow, then Friday the low is 13°, so it's been tough keeping stuff working

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Well we had 30mph winds all night with gust over 50mph, and also got over an inch of rain so I didn't expect much. But pulled up on the 2nd farm and had a dandy male in a dirthole(more like a waterhole). He's all wet and muddy in the pics so it's hard to tell but he was 42# and had good fur. Probably one of the best of season [Linked Image]
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His foot was buried in my mb550

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Here's a pic of the sunrise from the same farm yesterday [Linked Image]

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After catching the big male yesterday in horrible conditions, I kinda had high hopes for this morning's check, but unfortunately two sets got worked over good but the peat moss had soaked up all the rain a froze over night when the temps dropped in the teens. So I redone all my sets and tonight's low is 12 and clear so hopefully they'll be back on the move. Here's a pic of the snow capped mountains this morning [Linked Image]

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Well I had a nice surprise this morning, on the same farm I had caught the other two red ones I caught another. I've caught6 off this farm now, 3 were males all were regular colored and then the 3 females which were all red. Good thing was it been president's day I got to take my oldest son and his buddy, so they enjoyed it [Linked Image]
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To cool!

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Do you ever get any odd colors in Kansas flinthill?

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A very rare occasion I get a (dark) not black yote. Caught two this yr but aren't dark enough to be neat just ugly.

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Great thread. That is some nice looking country!


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Thanks MThunter

I didn't figure you got many off colored ones in Kansas flint hill

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I had a good check this morning, had a snowstorm coming in this morning so the critters were moving last night. Only had 8 sets put but had two coyotes and two big boar coon. One of the coyotes was a big female and the other a small young male [Linked Image]
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That was #24 and #25

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Been getting great full pad catches all season with 90% of them the toes were on the pan. But both of these were toe caught

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Had a good check this morning, I had two nice females. One was in a dirthole set and the other was in a compass set [Linked Image]#26
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Are your coyotes still looking good this late? There places I trap my started breaking down about a month ago .

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Yea about all of them are still in decent shape, I've caught a few the past two weeks that are rubbed some and starting to break. But for the most part They look pretty good. I don't get to start trapping til the second week of January so I usually keep traps out until the end of Feb. Gonna try to get a few more and hit the 30 mark before this weekend

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Sure has been nice to read about a guy trapping on here, go for 30.


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I'm going to try fishdog, it's only my 4th year coyote trapping and it would be nice to hit the #30. Going to start earlier next season on a couple farms that don't get deer hunted or bear hunted and try to get 50

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I also put a trailcam on the compass set that I caught the female in this morning, for some reason it didn't take any pics of the catch, or any nighttime pics for that matter but did get some right before I got there

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Good luck , I pulled mine 4 weeks ago been trying to get beaver traps in but no luck every time I try to go the rain puts a stop to it . They are calling for a another 1 1/2” tonight and tomorrow. Last time I look we had had 19” since January 1st.

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Yea it's been a wet year so far. Here's a trailcam pic of the one I caught in the compass set [Linked Image]

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Thanks RM, like I said before, that sure looks like nice country. Reminds me of back in central NYS.

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