Re: Combing calling with trapping
Not sure how you meant your question...
But I trap and I call the same properties. Have fun anyway I get them to the fur shed.
Over the years, I want to tell myself I called/shot the smart azz digger Fox or thathere Coyote that left some droppings at my set. But no way to tell, but its still a rush and fun to call.
From my observations, when I call on a property that I have traps, many times the next day I will make a catch(es) in traps weather I shot or not the night before.
Seems they check out the area after I leave.
One method is to do a Coyote howl when checking traps in the morning. Possible for Coyote to be in traps next morning.
Effective method is cables (Cable Restraints) and calling.
Wicked method and never mentioned. (or am I the only one doing this? pm me)
To answer your question,
I do well when the population is stable or high. Sometimes Canines are easier calling and sometimes vise versa.
I know some top notch Fox callers in SE Pa. (the RED ZONE). SE Pa. is noted for high population of Red Fox and gets alot of trapping pressure and 1000's of Reds are trapped and hanging in someone's fur shed right now.
Right now, these same top notch Fox callers are killing 6 to 10 Reds a night depending on how long they want to hunt and the area they cover. So population will play a big part on your calling success in your area.
It all adds up to knowing your area, your Canine population and time spend afield.