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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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set question

new to trapping. not even new...lets say wanting to lean for next year.

im interested in trapping coyotes. Read alot. Learned alot.

but was thinking when "mistakes" come along.

example.

You Set catches a coon instead of a coyote.

question- is that set ruined for a coyote? or not really but more coons will be attracted?

would you leave that coon for bait for a coyote?

or would you keep the coon and make a new set somewhere else?

just your thoughts and experience of what you guys do would be apperciated.

i find this trapping stuff pretty interesting really.
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Re: set question

i would remove the coon, and remake. but only rebedding the trap, and freshen or add yote lure.

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Re: set question

dispatch the coon..take it home skin it...do what you wish from there with it...


as for the set...remake the original set...i like to re-bait and relure it...might not relure as heavy as original if i can find my sheeps wool...


then, make another set just on the edge of the catch circle or right in the general location of the catch circle...

sometimes coyotes and fox are attracted to catch circles but wont commit to the set 100%..thats where the 2nd set comes into play....


might be more attractive to coons due to the coon scent in the catch circle but i caught 2 coon in coyote traps this season and didnt have trouble with other coons in them...


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Re: set question

Allways have 2 or 3 sets at a location incase another animal comes along.If your setting a road allways put a trap on both sides incase the wind is blowing from either direction when something comes by.
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Re: set question

i agree with both replies on this post.....sometimes its more attractive to critters when they see/smell where you have caught something....the blind stepdown set will hopefully nab nosy canines..that are leary of the circle....
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Re: set question

good stuff. thanks.
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Re: set question

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i agree with both replies on this post.....sometimes its more attractive to critters when they see/smell where you have caught something....the blind stepdown set will hopefully nab nosy canines..that are leary of the circle....
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Re: set question

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If your setting a road always put a trap on both sides incase the wind is blowing from either direction when something comes by.
I had serious issues with that concept. I had a tractor crush and bend 2 traps, and a 3rd missed by mere inches from setting a foot to the side of farm roads this season. I thought perhaps the middle, between the two-tracks, might be a better bet? IS IT? I don't know, but I can't afford to lose anymore like that so I'm going to try the middle (so long as there is a wide spread between wheels).

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Re: set question

Maybe, unless the farmer uses tricycle style tractors.
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Re: set question


I had serious issues with that concept. I had a tractor crush and bend 2 traps, and a 3rd missed by mere inches from setting a foot to the side of farm roads this season. I thought perhaps the middle, between the two-tracks, might be a better bet? <span style="font-style: italic">IS IT?</span> I don't know, but I can't afford to lose anymore like that so I'm going to try the middle (so long as there is a wide spread between wheels).



Banjo,

Check out some of Lugnut's posts. I believe that he caught 5 or 6 doubles at a location in which the traps looked like they were in the center of the road. Banjo if I can find them I will link them. They were just from this past season.
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