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Coyote Trapping #7722360
11/20/22 09:52 AM
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I'm new to trapping. My main goal is to get coyotes off my property. I've read everything I could about it. Tried some of the techniques you guys suggest but still can't get any. I've got pictures of the coyotes posing for the camera less than 6 inches from the traps. I boiled and waxed them and am scent conscious. Not sure what to do next. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722368
11/20/22 09:58 AM
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Patience.

Dont screw with your sets even if youre tempted.

What kind of lure are you usng?


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Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722391
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Cavens predator bait, chi chi, canine force, Sheep wool, coyote urine and some liver and heart meat from a deer I harvested

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722492
11/20/22 12:16 PM
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Try blind trail sets, no lure to tip them off.


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Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: drasselt] #7722496
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Ok, thanks.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722498
11/20/22 12:27 PM
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Your on the right track but like Cathryn suggests, stay away and check from a distance. Most times it may take a week or more to make a catch if at all. Good luck!


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Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722499
11/20/22 12:27 PM
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More guiding, check your trap positioning, patience


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Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722560
11/20/22 01:57 PM
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Can you use snares in Va?







Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Bushmaster] #7722588
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Yes we can. I've never used a snare. Spent my whole life either in the military or working for the military. Now that I'm retired I want to learn a few things before I depart this earth. I'll figure out how to set one and give it a try.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722589
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My thinking would be remove the camera thatís taking pics of them.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: MikeTraps2] #7722590
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Ok, thanks.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: 20scout] #7722591
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Ok thanks.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722596
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Snares, in my experience, are much more successful.







Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: PSPH17] #7722597
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They don't seem to be afraid of the camera. Been taking pictures of them for 3 years In that spot. Catch a few trespassers there too. I could put in a couple traps back up the trail some. I'll try that. I'll put in a blind set in the middle of the trail.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722602
11/20/22 02:36 PM
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How confident are you in your bedding? Getting everything down soild is important. If you got that and are on location just let the set work and don't tinker it to death with constant touch ups. Just back off and wait.

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Ok, I'll figure it out and give it a shot. Thanks.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: warrior] #7722609
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I have 2 traps set at this location. I'm confident that they are bedded pretty solid. I made sure that nothing moved at all. One has the bait in a hole directly under the pan. I read about doing that on this site. The other one is a standard dirt hole set.

Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Spike369] #7722618
11/20/22 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Spike369
I could put in a couple traps back up the trail some. I'll try that. I'll put in a blind set in the middle of the trail.


I'd offset the trap a bit > never seen even a female coyote that walks in a single line. Find a spot where the trail narrows and place small stepping sticks to guide a foot onto the trap.


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Re: Coyote Trapping [Re: Scott__aR] #7722664
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Ok, thanks.

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