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Stolen, but by what? #7216056
03/14/21 10:47 PM
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Just lost both my 220 conibears I had set in legal boxes to a thief, my first thought was a human but now I'm thinking maybe it was coyotes? they were wired off pretty good but designed to hold a coon not a coyote yanking on one. My thinking is maybe they both caught a coon and a coyote drug them off, my buckets were still there but one was moved pretty far and the other was messed with, I had weasel sets close by and those were still there so that's why I'm thinking coyote I'm probably going to go back and walk in a search pattern and try to find them.

Called the DNR, they just took my name and what was stolen and gave it to the local police

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216059
03/14/21 10:49 PM
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Maybe a coyote you never know but i had a cage trap stolen not to long ago and the next day someone returned it maybe your traps will show ip to


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Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216061
03/14/21 10:49 PM
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I've lost them to bears in the past but it's too early I imagine in Michigan. Highly unlikely coyotes.

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216064
03/14/21 10:51 PM
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Thought about bears maybe they are waking up around now but we have a very low population around here.

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216070
03/14/21 10:59 PM
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Hmmm. Was the wire broken off or was it completely gone?


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Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216110
03/14/21 11:32 PM
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One was gone and the other was broken off/untied/pulled free I think the first one was wrapped pretty well to the trap. Had flagging with rabbit strips to hold lure about 3 feet in a tree and it was pulled down and shreaded.

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216111
03/14/21 11:33 PM
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That is odd


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Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Trapping U.P.] #7216115
03/14/21 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Trapping U.P.
That is odd

Yes it is


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Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216122
03/14/21 11:43 PM
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Yote would be trap shy enough to not do that I would think. I could be wrong but you could probly rule them out


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Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216124
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A 220 in a bucket would make a coyote pretty cautious


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Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216129
03/14/21 11:47 PM
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Time for a hidden trail camera

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216146
03/15/21 12:13 AM
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I'm not thinking a coyote stuck his head in the bucket I'm thinking he found a coon in it and decided to take it elsewhere for lunch

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216150
03/15/21 12:26 AM
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If a yote actually stuck its head through a 220 and it neck caught the beast, I doubt it would have gotten far before it was done for. Speaking from painful experience this winter...


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Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216155
03/15/21 12:39 AM
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Yeah that's why I didn't anchor so well because I figured anything that enters the trap is going to die so I didn't worry about it too much. Then again if it was human it didn't matter...

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216163
03/15/21 01:31 AM
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If not a 2 leg critter my next guess would be a dog.


�Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. � � Winston Churchill








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Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216165
03/15/21 01:44 AM
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I'm going to walk circles around it next time I'm there and try to find any sign of them

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216170
03/15/21 03:04 AM
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Don’t give them all so much credit about being trap shy and smart!

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216182
03/15/21 04:58 AM
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I'd bet on human since both traps were gone.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216251
03/15/21 07:32 AM
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Pretty obvious..... its a sasquatch. Lol

Re: Stolen, but by what? [Re: Lancedamask] #7216263
03/15/21 07:41 AM
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What were you trapping for with 220s this time of year?


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