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Nebraska 2020 #7029977
10/27/20 09:44 PM
10/27/20 09:44 PM
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Nebraska
WadeRyan Offline OP
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I've been dabbling a little bit getting started trapping this year. I'll try and keep as much photographic evidence going as I can on the Nebraska line this year. I also recently got a goPro so I've been doing a little recording out on the line. When life slows down a little bit here I'll try to add some videos to my youtube. I'm currently trapping a couple locations that we will have cattle on soon. So I am just taking out some coyotes before we put them on there. I'm running right at about a dozen traps just enough to keep me happy until the seasons open for everything else. I've already had to let out my fair share of animals that didn't include coyotes.

First night and first trap. Always good to get the first one out of the way. Interestingly I've been on another site and they were discussing pre-digging holes. I was on location scouting one day so I just dug a trap bed and a dirt hole. When I came back to set it about a week later I noticed this coyote had been there twice leaving droppings at the hole. No bait, lure, or urine on the empty hole. So I put a trap in front of it, bait, and quality urine. First time was a success.

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This is a corn field that my father had seen a coyote carrying a rabbit by the grain cart and a second trying to catch another as they ran out of the corn. First night in I already had to release the first cat of the season. Nice Tom. A raccoon was the double next to it. I'm almost certain the raccoon probably was caught first and the cat had to come check out the ruckus. I can't say enough about Graham's Cat Creek. After taking a year off of it I'm excited to get it back in the ground. It's responsible for a large majority of my first night cat catches in the past and up to 7 cats off 40 acres in 10 days.

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In typical fashion as soon as I decided to put a few traps out the weather came. I'm using nothing but peat moss/table salt. We had rain/sleet/snow and when the first picture was taken the windchill was down to around 9 degrees. If you dry it out completely it will get you through some pretty rough weather.

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This brush pile has notoriously drawn the coyotes to it. I don't even know how many I've caught off of there in the past. The snow got them moving for sure.

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I might try to get a few more out here soon. They're all popping and the coyotes are moving. It would be nice to run a full line about now as well as they are moving. For now I'm content just hitting these places I won't have access to soon and taking in the fresh air in the mornings.


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7029989
10/27/20 10:01 PM
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Great pics and good luck. I hope to be in Nebraska this weekend and chase some grouse through the Sandhills and then get back home and finish prep for 20/21 season


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7029992
10/27/20 10:05 PM
10/27/20 10:05 PM
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Good stuff Wade. Keep us in the loop

Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030014
10/27/20 10:39 PM
10/27/20 10:39 PM
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Nebraska
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[quote=WadeRyan]I've been dabbling a little bit getting started trapping this year. I'll try and keep as much photographic evidence going as I can on the Nebraska line this year. I also recently got a goPro so I've been doing a little recording out on the line. When life slows down a little bit here I'll try to add some videos to my youtube. I'm currently trapping a couple locations that we will have cattle on soon. So I am just taking out some coyotes before we put them on there. I'm running right at about a dozen traps just enough to keep me happy until the seasons open for everything else. I've already had to let out my fair share of animals that didn't include coyotes.

First night and first trap. Always good to get the first one out of the way. Interestingly I've been on another site and they were discussing pre-digging holes. I was on location scouting one day so I just dug a trap bed and a dirt hole. When I came back to set it about a week later I noticed this coyote had been there twice leaving droppings at the hole. No bait, lure, or urine on the empty hole. So I put a trap in front of it, bait, and quality urine. First time was a success.


I've been doing the pre-digging and driving a pilot hole for anchor for quite a few years so I can still set the spot when everything freezes up. I've had the pre dug spot wreak of coyote urine or have a dropping by it. It's almost a guaranteed set. I believe you precondition the coyote. They have smelled you there once before and haven't encountered any danger so it feels relatively safe the next time when it encounters an active set.

Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030018
10/27/20 10:45 PM
10/27/20 10:45 PM
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Wish I was starting a fur line in NE. Need to get back there in years to come. Just something about those dogs and that air and that country!
What part are you trapping Wade?
I usually head north of Thedford 25 miles or out to Crawford. Thedford has way more dogs!

Blessings,
Mark


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030032
10/27/20 11:10 PM
10/27/20 11:10 PM
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Nebraska
WadeRyan Offline OP
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Silky yes there was a lot of discussion on whether you were wasting your time and whether the intrigue would wear off. I've pre-dug multiple holes in the past because at some point our ground generally becomes concrete with 6 inches of frost which makes it pretty difficult to make any type of hole. I had just been reading the discussion and thought why not I'm here I'll just pop a set in for the heck of it. Obviously the intrigue never wore off it was his at least third trip to the set in a week that I can confirm. Maybe more. I caught a coon in the remake the second night as it snowed. A second coyote came and tangled pretty well with him. I just reset the trap today hopefully his intrigue remains the same as well.

Mark I'm clear down in the southeastern part of the state. I've hit some mange right off the bat. I've killed eight coyotes in three checks running my dozen traps but I've only skinned two. Not good but honestly at this point they aren't worth much anyways. Both pups I've skinned have been blue. I'm trapping locations that my dad intends to drop our cattle on. He's been harvesting and is way behind getting them on stalks. In the next couple weeks the fields I am on now will be covered in Angus so I am just cleaning up some coyotes to ease the calving that will begin in February.

It's just enough to scratch the itch and it's much better than sitting at home staring at the wall. There's no shortage of coyotes this year for sure. I've seen plenty of tracks in the day since the weather came along. I'm trapping a hog unit that's notoriously packed with mange. There's usually 1-2 good ones out of the bunch. It's too bad the coons aren't worth much this year. The ones I've let out of the coyote sets have been some of the best coons I've probably ever caught. Nice black/silver.

A guy could have really put a hurting on the coyotes this week if they'd had a large line out. I've done well with just my small collection. I might add a couple stops as November gets here. I'm not in a real big hurry to start dropping a load of them yet. Still got some work to finish up before I can really enjoy the season too.


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030078
10/28/20 04:22 AM
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great ,keep it going smile

Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030103
10/28/20 05:19 AM
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Great start wade, thank you for sharing!
Jim


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030555
10/28/20 04:55 PM
10/28/20 04:55 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Looks like a great way to crack out this fall! Nicely done


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030567
10/28/20 05:01 PM
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Enjoy your posts throughout the season! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030681
10/28/20 06:18 PM
10/28/20 06:18 PM
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Nebraska
WadeRyan Offline OP
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Fourth check this morning. Two more coyotes. Up to 10 coyotes in four checks. Iíve only brought three home that were worth looking at.

Another hog unit special. I had seen tracks in the snow and couldnít get this one to commit. I added some of Keg Creeks Mamba to two of the dirtholes. Itís a lure I tested for Marty and I donít believe itís on his website yet. Definitely a good change up I donít use lure often but there was a day a coyote worked the sets but not enough. This morning I found out why. Old male pair with nothing but gums. Three leg coyote which explains why I was having troubles getting him. Unfortunately covered in mange.

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Finally what I like seeing here in Nebraska. First coyote of the year that wasnít blue. He made the ride home. Was caught in the remake on the double from yesterday. Iíll probably expand a bit Friday as our season will be coming in soon on everything else. Twelve sets was just enough to scratch the itch.

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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030685
10/28/20 06:22 PM
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I was lucky enough to find a fancy sandhills coyote roadkilled early this morning. Dropped him off at the skinner's tonight.


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030772
10/28/20 07:19 PM
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Great job wade, too bad about the mange but it is what it is. Clean em out to the point the coyotes start waving the white flag. Lol
Great time to figure out some of the finer points to Wiley trapping .


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030781
10/28/20 07:25 PM
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Good job Wade. That last yote looks pretty good! It always comes back to one thing....you can't sell em if you don't catch em! I gotta go see the grandkids on turkey day, so I'm not gonna get to wound up till then, but I may sneak out and set a few like you have! grin


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030833
10/28/20 07:55 PM
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Indiana Linton-Greene County
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Iíve got gear ready to go. Iíll be leaving for Nebraska Friday after turkey day. Hopefully Wade will have all the ice, snow and rain cleared out for my arrival. Iíve never trapped there in totally dry conditions.
I havenít even set a trap yet here in Indiana. Weíve had rain since the season came in and thereís another 3+ inches on the way.

Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030865
10/28/20 08:08 PM
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Idaho
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Awesome! Great pics and nice looking coyotes.

Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030947
10/28/20 09:31 PM
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Nice work Wade. Ive been dabbling out west also, but just had over a foot of snow dropped and negative temps on Friday - Sunday and going to be mid 50į tomorrow so a few muddy days and frozen nights in my future. Not all bad though we really needed the moisture, and will be easier to bed traps in than dry powdered dirt. Getting some decent yotes on this end, best of luck.


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7030957
10/28/20 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WadeRyan
Fourth check this morning. Two more coyotes. Up to 10 coyotes in four checks. Iíve only brought three home that were worth looking at.

Another hog unit special. I had seen tracks in the snow and couldnít get this one to commit. I added some of Keg Creeks Mamba to two of the dirtholes. Itís a lure I tested for Marty and I donít believe itís on his website yet. Definitely a good change up I donít use lure often but there was a day a coyote worked the sets but not enough. This morning I found out why. Old male pair with nothing but gums. Three leg coyote which explains why I was having troubles getting him. Unfortunately covered in mange.

[Linked Image]

Finally what I like seeing here in Nebraska. First coyote of the year that wasnít blue. He made the ride home. Was caught in the remake on the double from yesterday. Iíll probably expand a bit Friday as our season will be coming in soon on everything else. Twelve sets was just enough to scratch the itch.

[Linked Image]



Man-o-man, I miss your country. Just a great start to trap coyotes in.
Bummer about the mange. I thought that had worked through pretty well in most of the state but it's rearing its head again?

Blessings,
Mark


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7031016
10/28/20 10:58 PM
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Mark, don't take this as gospel grin I'm thinking (from my last forty years) that mange has to cycle through the population at least every five years, till it finially gets wiped out! I saw yotes die down to where the fox and cats got quite plentiful, twice in my life. Several years there I didn't hear a yote for a long time, then be good coyotes for a season when they came back, and the next year it would start all over again. I hate mange, one of the saddest afflictions that critters can get!


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Re: Nebraska 2020 [Re: WadeRyan] #7031019
10/28/20 11:01 PM
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Good advice Lee,

I plan to trap my NE fur line again fall of 2022 Lord willing so I hope north central NE doesn't have too much mange then.
I remember how bad it was about 6-7 years ago. I wait early because I couldn't run all day to toss 6 outta 10 dogs.

Stay well out there and good luck brother staying healthy ya old fart.
Wait a minute. I'm on Lee's bus!!!

Blessings,
Mark


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