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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453264
01/07/22 10:45 AM
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Great thread, I always learn something from everything you post.

How can you tell the SAME coyote returned to his turd spot a week later? Track size, turd shape/contents, or something else? Maybe just an assumption based on his "home range"?

Thanks and good luck on your last semester. Quite an accomplishment and something to be proud of.

Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453754
01/07/22 09:24 PM
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trap-alaska, I can't remember what I had for lunch but I can memorize a coyote track (generally) so that I remember what happens at a set spot. It's a disease!
Of course, I can't be 100% certain, but coyotes seem to come around every 3 days on this ranch and that helps my CSI efforts.
Plus, I'm a big time optimist and push-come-to-shove, "that's the one!"

You need motivation on any trap line and I'm your guy.

Thanks for the encouragement and kind words.
Blessings,
Mark



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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453760
01/07/22 09:29 PM
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Tomorrow is pull day.

Today, two turds got a nice male coyote.
[Linked Image]

And a couple female bobcats
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

It was 37 on the trap line today with a slight mist. It was CHILLY!
From 88 to 30 this week has us dressed up like the Pillsbury Dough Boy one day and T-shirts the next.

No lion action....

Blessings,
Mark


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453785
01/07/22 09:46 PM
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Great thread Mark. Those are really pretty cats!

Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453793
01/07/22 09:50 PM
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Always look forward to your posts Mark. I know us northerners like to kid you southerners about what cold is really like but temp swings like that are the worst! -1░ here right now and with the wind makes it feel like -20░. Be safe and hope you have a big ol' cat waiting for you in the morning!


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453807
01/07/22 09:58 PM
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Mark thanks for the elaborate answer to my question about remakes. Always learning! I did a little coyote trapping while I was in Carrizo Springs in 2010. Little dogs compared to the eastern coyotes that I was trapping in WV! Luckily we have very few here on the lower Eastern shore of MD. Good luck tomorrow!

John

Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453810
01/07/22 09:59 PM
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Thanks 20scout, at least the raccoons, coyotes, and buzzards haven't mucked with my lion sets. They are set and waiting but we are down to the final hours. Stranger things have happened.
We are slaying the coyotes and bobcats at a better pace than I guesstimated and the rancher is super happy. We put in long hours because we love what we do and have a can-do attitude. We work alongside some great ranchers and biologists and as a biologist myself, I generate a pre and post trapping report each time we harvest. I relate our predator "project" with the fawn/exotic calf crop numbers and plot it all for the staff personnel. It's part of my fee.

Blessings,
Mark


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453819
01/07/22 10:05 PM
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Mark how many sets are you running on that ranch.


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453823
01/07/22 10:10 PM
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Cattrapper, we are running about 110 leg holds and 40 snares. We've only caught 6 animals, including the hog, in snares as the ranch hands (all of them) snare 365 days a year, so it's dull as can be checking the holes. I just like to see what's coming and going while we are on property.


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453828
01/07/22 10:20 PM
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Mark it is a dream of mine to run a long cat line. I seem to see black spots 24/7


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453831
01/07/22 10:22 PM
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Mark it is a dream of mine to run a long cat line. I seem to see black spots 24/7


Levi
Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453844
01/07/22 10:33 PM
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We're at 23 cats in 10 checks on this ranch. We got 'em.


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453851
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We have a lot of cats here in Southeast Oklahoma plenty of growed over cuts and pine plantations just not enough time in the day to run a long line. Maybe one day I'll have time one thing I have learned I can't not trap.


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453861
01/07/22 10:47 PM
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Great thread Marků.so what was your final crittah count ?


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7453959
01/08/22 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark June
Thanks Pawnee. I'll be straight forward, it's been wonderfully difficult and heart transforming all at the same time. I've met countless people from all over the world who study at Dallas Theological Seminary (it's the most diverse non-denominational seminary in the world with about 90 nations on campus) and many are from war torn or communist nations. Listening to them each week, I can appreciate EVERYTHING I've been given by being born in America. It's been absolutely wonderful for my Mrs. and our marriage also. God's Word changes you. It is divinely designed to do just that and Donna and I are a stronger couple in 1,000 ways because of her saying "yes" to my request to attend seminary at age 61.

Well, here it is almost three years later and almost 8 semesters completed and she and I have no idea what the future path looks like. But God does. All we do prepares us for what He would have us do for His glory, not ours, so we rest in that. I think that they'll always be some outdoors and trapping involved wherever we end up. I'm thinking bush country. Donna is not so sure of that one unless it's small village Alaska. Then she's there all day long she says!

I look forward to seeing you again Brad! Let's shoot at some pheasants!
Blessings,
Mark


Look forward to it. My son (C) was running around the house the other night before a big goose hunt looking for his dog collar and transmitter. I told him I knew another guy that had a hard time keeping track of his equipment laugh

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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7454020
01/08/22 06:53 AM
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In for the morning check

Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Nessmuck] #7454058
01/08/22 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Great thread Marků.so what was your final crittah count ?


Give me one more day Nessmuck. I know one thing, it isn't "80 coyotes" like so many trappers tell the ranch owners they say they threw in the bushes. I document pics of what I catch every day and text them to whoever they say is in charge of that topic. We like to kill 2-3 coyotes per square miles and that puts a major thump in the coyote denning cycle.

You see, I tell our ranchers, my "J.O.B." isn't to kill coyotes. My job is to increase herd production. Sometimes that means we need stuff with sharp teeth killed including coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, and hogs (I don't do hog control).

All the ranches we trap on are high end outfits and they spend big $$$ on herd production... deer, exotics mainly. I'm not on any cattle ranches. Cattle ranchers are great folks but fickle in the pocket book and we charge a robust daily fee. My new buggie will set me back $21,000 so this isn't a hobbie, it's a business. They are biz people, and so are we. We are here to earn a living (and have a blast!!).

Stay tuned Nessie. One more day of killing but we at about 1.9 coyotes dead per square mile at present.


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Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7454059
01/08/22 08:31 AM
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looks like you have a good run-on animal, landowner should be happy, smile

Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7454062
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Pulling traps today or tomorrow?

Enjoy following your "live" threads

Re: Trapping a new ranch in south TX [Re: Mark June] #7454076
01/08/22 08:51 AM
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Today is pull 110 traps day tired grin crazy
In the fog (at least it's not raining) and mist.
Fun's over. Work begins.

Please let a lion visit a set or two or three. I'm not proud. I also left two snares for him that I'll reel in today also.


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