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Leaving sets be....(pics)

One of the hardest things for me to do is to let a set go for a few days without walking up and checking it out for tracks and disturbances. Especially when it snows, I usually can't take it and I make the set look like a flock of turkeys came through and scratched the whole area up. That has worked and worked well in the past for fox, but I still don't catch coyotes like I want to.
I decided when I set this particular trap that I wasn't going to touch it until I pulled it. I placed a charred stick at the opening to a woods road with a little red fox gland lure on a piece of wool. Two weeks this set has been in the ground untouched, and finally, through 6 inches of snow this coyote came along and decided he couldn't take it anymore. I'm pretty proud of this one. Not just because it's a coyote, but because of my patience to let it happen.













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gorgeous dog man, congrats

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Agreed, that is a beautiful dog!

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Nice pics. Nice high catch too. I worry about the weight of the snow causing my traps to fire early as they're stepping down.. Not that it's happened to me. I just got it in my head... Was he running alone??

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Congrats nice yote!!!

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What a beauty!

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He was all by himself as far as the tracks around the sets, but on the way out I had a bigger coyote jump the road infront of me. And the next day I had one narrowly missed my snare. He zigged when I needed him to zag!


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Awesome pics thanks for sharing!
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very nice yote, congrats
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