Re: Trapping coyotes to increase fawn survival rates
If it's not feasible to follow Denny E valuable advice (which is the best advice) try the following methods.
Establish the sets on their travel paths prior to season (at least a month, more if you can). Pre-bait the sets heavily, every time you get there, massive amounts of bait in the holes...get them used to working those holes and feeling comfortable at those holes. As well, establish scent posts in prior to season. Urine/ gland lure. Freshen those locations often. This is not fool proof, however it will create a certain familiarity for the resident coyotes, then slip traps in when you can be there to check them. I am not one to worry with human scent much, however in the conditions you are trying to work under, it may be worth considering extra precautions