I let most of the animals go. The farmers want me to harvest the coons in some locations. I'm making a hat out of one. The fur was nice but the leather is slate colored. Same with the bigger male fox from yesterday. I wanted to let him go but I saw a little blood on his foot and he wouldn't cooperate. It's not worth getting bit. Is it possible to rub some antiseptic ointment on a minor cut if I want to let an animal go in that circumstance? I wouldn't want the animal to suffer so I just harvest them when it happens and will keep doing so. I know animals get cuts and bites in the wild so he probably would have made it. I need to laminate the dukes that I use in theft areas. I didn't think it was necessary because I have even caught a female fisher by the back foot with the same trap and it didnt break the skin. All I got was a grinner today. Tonight should be a good night.
Had a good check today. My first 2 coyote day. The Duke 550 held this big alpha male. His foot was still on the pan and the underall was still under it. It's the prettiest coyote I've ever seen. The farmer was happy I got him. I had a baited set that they would only poop by so I bedded a trap on a high spot in an old tractor rut in wax dirt a week or more ago. The end of check picture shows some extremes in color for both species.