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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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coyote size

Coyote seem to come and go on my line? Took my biggest female of the season, first in few weeks
Last few nights really big tracks all around set and area .


Could they be looking for her? They seldom hang around? ?? Remade all sets and added a few.

These ones seem really really big? How big are the rest of you getting them? I mean that big girl ate one of my older #2 coil springs and was in the process of slipping outa the second one

Just wondering if they are big all over pr are these average animal s
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 11:49 PM
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Re: coyote size

I caught my biggest this year.. He was rite at 46lbs. I held him in a fully modified bridger 1.65.
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Re: coyote size

what do you mean by she almost ate your trap...just literally destroyed it? surely not if it was modified....laminated, offset, 4 coiled and double base plated with crunchproof swivels?
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Re: coyote size

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 .
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Re: coyote size

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
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Re: coyote size

I've been getting them anywhere from 40 to 75 pounds. Depends on the area I think....

It is time to manage avian predators!
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Trappin4reds, 75 pounds?
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Re: coyote size

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 !!!
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Re: coyote size

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..

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Re: coyote size

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.
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