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Coyote trap question ?????????

I'm going to make some coyote sets the first couple weeks of November.

How much trap do I need to hold one ?? Adult 'yotes in my area run between 35 and 60 lbs.

I have some Bridger #2 O.S. coilsprings (2 coiled). Will they be enough, unmodified ?? Was thinking of getting some MB 650's. But if I don't need to spend the extra couple hundred dollars, I'd be O.K. with that.

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Re: Coyote trap question ?????????

i've held many yotes in 1.75 northwoods and dukes.plus a few with bridger 1.65.so i'm quite sure the #2 will be sufficient.my only question is why do your coyotes average so much.i weigh nearly everyone i catch and they run anywhere 30 to 35 lbs with the exception being in the 40 to 45 lb range.check out the big contests here and you'll find the largest is usually around 42 - 45 lbs.they look much bigger than they actually are
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#2 Bridger will work fine.








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Big key is nice low pan sets.

John,you using offsets?

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my only question is why do your coyotes average so much.i weigh nearly everyone i catch and they run anywhere 30 to 35 lbs with the exception being in the 40 to 45 lb range.check out the big contests here and you'll find the largest is usually around 42 - 45 lbs.they look much bigger than they actually are
Not sure why they are the size they are. But we've weighed them.

First day of bear season back around 2003, our gang killed 5 'yotes off the first 3 drives. 3 of them would have beaten out the top dog at Mosquito Creek that February. We ended up getting 2 during the MC hunt. Biggest only went 45-46ish. We done saved the wrong 'yotes for later.

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Re: Coyote trap question ?????????

you kill a 60lb. yote and weigh it on a certified scale and i'll give you a dozen 650's.
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The heaviest I've ever heard of here in northeast pa (confirmed) was 55lbs. Shot by a houndsman.

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eager beaver is that dozen of 650s up to any 60 lb yote

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and that is very rare.saw one an old timer trapped at a beagle club in stroudsburg that weighed 58 and that was a full 17lbs bigger than any of the dozen i trapped that same year.
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The heaviest I've ever heard of here in northeast pa (confirmed) was 55lbs. Shot by a houndsman.
What about the one down by me a few years back? I thought it was 60 or so? Near the Pocono Raceway?

Nevermind , I just checked....It was Matt Borger's 51.3 female back in '06.....

That coyote got bigger every year!

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