Correct , Had all my Duke no#3 coil out for Beaver ,so was useing my older victor # 2s set out for fox , actually was a small hay set with a dirt hole set about 15 feet away . they would not come into the dirt hole set ??? the tracks of the group stood in front of the dirt hole then must have liked the hay set ? I didnt think coyote liked hay sets ?
But I see the value in heavy traps the hole she dug and the destruction to the trap lol was amazeing ! funny thing was have not seen track but since I took this one every night since really Big tracks ? was wondering is it has anything to do with their missing girl ? I only have a small hand scale that I use for salmon fishing it goes up to 50 lbs and she bottomed out the scale so over 50 lbs had to wire two streachers together to put her up . great skin tho flawless .
I caught my frist coyote the day after christmas my neighbor butchers alot so we weighed it on his scales it went 54lbs it was a male i lost another the same day in a dirthole i had a 1.75 duke and it bent the frame and poped the jaws the one i caught was on a sent post with a no 2 bridger i guess the lesson is always be prepared
thats what I think as well ? but am gonna keep investing in them big #3 Dukes , they dont hurt them any lol and have not lost anything from one especially since been putting two traps in every set . this cold seems to have them holed up ? when it gets warm in a few days cant wait to see what happend !!!
FTW. 75 pounds no problem. It depends on the area. Most of our 75 pounders come from within a mile of the farmer's inn or the checkerboard sports bar... There's also a healthy mountain lion population in those areas that seem to hibernate or fly south for winter. I'm not sure which yet... lol.. I'm sorry, I had to... Biggest I've gotten was 40..
i use all duke traps #2 and #3 i 4 coiled all of them and base plated and night latched them. the reg jaw ones i laminated the jaws also. there a great trap for the for the part timer. i would say to beef up the chains and swivels. i changed all mine #2.0 chain and 3 crunch proof swivels each trap. i got a big female new yrs day she bent alot of the links chewing on them.