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Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

Trapping an old strip mine. There are areas with thousands of yote tracks but it is desolate. No vegetation, just dark grey/black dried mud. What can I use here? I'm assuming a drag is a must unless the cable stakes I have can hold tight. I was thinking a hay set because it sure would add the visual appeal, but I read they are often too cautious for this set.
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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

Try just a urine post set at the intersection where you are seeing all of the tracks. If the mud is too thick to use in the set use peat moss.
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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

I wouldnt use a drag if there isnt any vegetation...A drag has to have something to hang up on or they could go for miles...I would try different lenght cable stakes till you get one that will hold.
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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

Flat Set.
Get down on the ground at a coyote's level and pick something that stands out... a rock, a hump, anything.
Old strip mines are my favorite.
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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

Old strip minds are great areas, there has to be some type of funnel point to the area some key point that brings them in and out of the area. If you are going to trap the open area that is rock solid advise above. You can also bring something into the area to add eye appeal or to make a post set. If there’s nothing for drag to hang up on I would use one. Make longer anchors and or double them up, or make longer stakes and double them up depending on the soil condition.
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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

A couple railroad tie plates cabled to the trap will work too. Make sure they are about 30 pounds total.
They might move them, but not far, and you should be able to track it very easily. (I'm anti-hammer when I can be)
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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

don't need that much of visual appeal if your on location

set on sign flat set dirt hole or post set you will be fine

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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

In wide open places like that i like to use a hunk of charred firewood as an eye catcher.
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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

I agree with yotekillerbill if your on location you don't need eye appeal,A dirt hole or flat set is all you need
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Re: Coyote Sets in Wide Open Barren Ground?

get down on your knees and look at it from the coyotes hight,is it still barren? or you can import a rock,wood,clump of grass,mound of dirt,cornstalk,ect to make the eye appeal.
as for staking,i'd try the soil to see how it is.

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