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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
19 check days left and still no coyote
I guess I'm not cut out to be a coyote trapper. Not sure if the pack is still all there or what, but NOTHING is being caught in any of the sets. I saw red fox tracks in the snow going very near 2 sets. There is raw turkey down some holes under a rock at both sets- converted hay sets with both traps still set. Must be a record amount of deer gut piles and lost deer out there this year( and feral cats?). The coyotes have no interest in bait( I have one set that is major baited). The foxes must be spooked out of their minds by the coyotes. Yet just over the other side of the road, the reds are working sets. That has always been an excellent spot for red fox, and it's odd that the farmer hasn't seen any sign of coyotes, since there are live calves, and dozens upon dozens of chickens. Foxes are always bothering the chickens.
I have seen yote tracks in this trail, but it is on another property adjoining, and is owned by a "conglomeration of absentee liberals", so no way I'd get permission. I can't use any sort of CR or snare. I've tried dirthole, flat, walkthrough, hay, and heavy bait sets. Been trying since beginning of nov, and even left sets going during the big deer shotgun season. The bait only came out after the shotgun season and with all the very cold temps. Before it turned cold, I caught a bunch of possums, a skunk, 3 coons, and 2 very brave red foxes. I had the dirthole set worked first night out by a coyote which stepped 1 inch from the pan!