I've been a long time lurker here and have been taking it all in. In April I moved and we a new house on my dream property. I ran cameras all summer and got coyotes various times. I made up my mind I was going to try trapping but was going in blind other than what I read here or could watch on YouTube.
Being a green horn I decided to just get cheaper Duke traps and see if I liked it. I went with 6 1 3/4 double springs as something to start with.
In October I started my small trap line also running DPs. I had no luck what soever with the DPs and pulled them a few weeks in.
I mostly ran dirthole sets and a few blind sets I guess it would be called.
My first 2 catches were porcupines. I was ecstatic to catch something but I really wanted the coyotes.
My next catch were a coon and a grey fox in same day. I was really pumped as was my 4yr old. We skinned them out to be tanned for my wall with some help from an experienced friend.
I got a bobcat one morning that was a treat to release. A really cool experience though
I caught 2other coons that I released and 3 skunks.2 possums..rabbit and a crow and a set of toes I have no idea what animal they go to.
With deer season approaches hing I pulled traps and than reset after deer season.
Things have been slow....I caught 2 more coons and 3 more possums.
I've been in contact with Moss and he caught a beauty yote. I was kinda jealous but he told me just be patient.
Patient I've been but was getting frustrated and tirwdif. Checking traps in the dark before work
Today I was getting off work early so decided I'm not going to check before work I would check when I got home.
Shortly after noon I got home and venture out to check traps. First 2 sets were nothing as usual of late . I got out of brush and looked up the hill and there it stood.I looked and looked...I thought holy crap...is that a dog or yote. I get up and there it is bouncing and tugging. It was an absolute beautiful animal.
I text Moss and said I did it! I coulda just yelled with excitement. I took a bunch of pics and dispatched him.
I didn't weigh it but he's in freezer now pending a call to a taxidermist when I call around.
I thank everyone that participates here and gives tips and set suggestions. A special thanks to Moss for talking me through stuff