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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Coyote Trapping

Fom all the success pictures i'm seeing in here from all you people trapping coyotes I would like to try and trap some this fall. My question is what all do I need for trapping supplies, size of traps, chain, etc. etc. Plus where do I buy all these supplies. I have 5 different areas to trap including farmland and mountains. I was hunting them the past few years and learned their travel routes from the sign i've been seeing over the years. All help is appreciated. Trapping isn't new to me at all I used to trap foxes, coon, and muskrats but that was 30 years ago.

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Re: Coyote Trapping

I personally like a large jaw spread on sets just for coyotes, 6" or bigger. Trap placement is more critical , I run back 9 over 3 from my dirt holes and flat sets. A small stone at 5 or 7 o'clock on the free jaw for guiding. The cheapest place for supplies is the Convention. Otherwise any of the major trapping suppliers F&T or MTP. are great to deal with. Good Luck!

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Re: Coyote Trapping

I also like #3 sized traps with earth anchors.I like to make blended double mouseholes or flat sets with 2 smells.I center my trap between the smells and about 7" back.I guide with dropping and very small stones.I also like to nightlatch my traps and have them at around 2 lbs pressure.I think low key sets are they best way to catch yotes and put your sets right on top of the travelway,not 15-20 away.Yotes don't seem to go out their way to check out smells like a fox will.I ALWAYS make one hole set and one flat/post set per location.Most of my big old dogs come on the flat sets.Yotes hate the smell of other yotes in their area so have some good gland lures/urine like Jamesons or Bills pro-squeeze.I use the stronger stuff in my hole sets

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Re: Coyote Trapping

Moss,
Good to see an interest in trying to catch some coyotes...
A couple questions first
What for animals "might" get caught?
Will you be trapping near "suburbia"?
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I'll be trapping mostly on State Forest Land and maybe some on farms but the one farm i'm going to talk to the landowner to see if he has any dogs that run loose. He lets me hunt yotes there every winter but I never saw any around or even heard any for that matter.

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Re: Coyote Trapping

What about fox, reds or Grey's, bobcats? It would be nice if you could put up signs for coyote only but if it smells good you could catch anything.
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What about fox, reds or Grey's, bobcats? It would be nice if you could put up signs for coyote only but if it smells good you could catch anything.
That's fine i'm up for anything, especially Bobcats because I know they're in the area as well as fox.

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Re: Coyote Trapping

I had great success running MB550's (4 coiled with offset jaws) this last season from everything to coon to greys/reds and coyote. Even had a couple fishers thrown in the mix. Great multi-species trap. I am new to the game as well.

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Good suggestion beagler. Another good trap choice is a Bridger #2 with some well thought out mods would work.
Go with a good disposable stake. A gland lure. A call lure and a curiosity lure. Some fox urine. Maybe a pint of bait to get you started.
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Re: Coyote Trapping

just remember the more traps you have out the better your odds at catching stuff.....and for coyotes the more miles you cover the better your odds because you will hit different families....
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