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Coyote Set Location

I am a first season trapper lookin for a little advice. I plan on getting out some sets for coyote but realy dont know the best way to place them. I will be setting on a mountainside where i know they are running. It is pretty thick at spots and the terrain is fairly uneven. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Coyote Set Location

That's pretty vague but look for trails they are running, or if they are traveling on logging roads, set the intersections.

If it is mostly open timber but there are clearcuts, set the edges of the clear cuts or any other thickets that they are hunting in.

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Re: Coyote Set Location

like Adam said, kinda hard to help without knowing more...


in the big woods, look in the valley for sign..then go up on the ridge...some will run in between..especially if there is a good logging road or old ATV trail or whatever...but, down in the valley will usually be your best sign..they will run the bottom..


pretty hard to find a mountain in PA that doesnt have a new or old logging road or atv trail on it...always worth checking those for sign...

like Adam said, edges of cover and habitat changes are often good spots...


find their sign...then set your traps there...
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Re: Coyote Set Location

Yea itshard to explain the environment but there is an old overgrown logging trail locoated in a bottom area as well as grassy area on a steeper slope where it looks like they are hunting. Sounds like that is where i'll have the best chances of grabbing one...Thanks for the advice
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If there are tracks in the snow or mud from them traveling through, chances are they'll be back. Set right on their tracks if you can.

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Re: Coyote Set Location

In the grassy area there is a tree down where i think their travelling under(good for a blind set?) only i am not sure if its low enough to keep deer from under it, what height is low enough for canines but not deer? Could i modify it to be lower without spooking the coyotes?
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set up on sign
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X2 on sign

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Re: Coyote Set Location

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In the grassy area there is a tree down where i think their travelling under(good for a blind set?) only i am not sure if its low enough to keep deer from under it, what height is low enough for canines but not deer? Could i modify it to be lower without spooking the coyotes?
I can tell you many things on what NOT to do!

Don't box them in. I made that mistake on a logging road once, and they refused to continue their normal path. And you would be surprised what a deer will duck under to go through. I wish I had pics to show you the route a deer took to mess up my CR setup!

The sage advice above of setting on sign is spot on!


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Re: Coyote Set Location

if you know their travel route, plug in some dirt holes, scent posts, flat sets etc...

blind sets with foot holds or cable restraints work great..but you need to know EXACTLY where they will be walking...

with a dirt hole, post, flat set etc, if you get on their travel route, your bait/lure/urine will grab their nose..and if your set has eye appeal, it'll grab their eye..they will then hopefully investigate and end up paw deep in your trap..
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