Re: Need some input!
I trap the whole season and could type 'til my hands hurt. There is good and bad about running early. Good that we can still run a line and be successful when we work early. You can trap where nobody is watching and even hit places you would never trap in mid-day. What is tough is canine trapping. Canines run most of the morning and you WILL scare them, and also catch them after you check. If you can recheck after work, it can save some foot damage and pullouts. If you can trap with a vehicle, you can fool most predators. Leave your vehicle running. For water and coon, checking early morning does not hurt your catch very much. Again, you will have catches after you leave, but not as much. One thing to remember, try not to leave an uncovered trap. Canines will pee on it and cause digouts, water and coon will shy away from the area, especially after a catch. You can use quick connectors, split rings or KB connectors to pull traps if you do not have time to reset. I think 6am on, when most humans are starting to move, is more natural for canines. I know that when I am checking at 4am, I change fox and coyote habits. It will just make your response time slow down. Be patient and keep those sets working! Animal!