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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Simplest way to get into tapping coyotes?

I've hunted for most of my life, but know nothing about trapping. Starting at square one, from licensing, to gear, to strategies, whats the simplest way to get into trapping coyotes?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 10:52 PM
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Re: Simplest way to get into tapping coyotes?

Get a fur takers licences. Buy 6 traps to start. set dirt holes or hay sets on field edges or points. Guys on this forum have got a lot of info. Look at prior posts. There are some real PA experts here.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-16-2014, 12:49 PM
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Re: Simplest way to get into tapping coyotes?

Mr fritz, what part of PA are you in? If local to me you can do a few "ride alongs".

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2016, 07:09 PM
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A lot of great info on this site and others. Ask questions, many are very willing to help. You tube has many how to trapping videos also. I think the best way to learn is to go with someone that knows what they are doing.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 07:09 AM
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A ride along or a day of instruction with a seasoned coyote trapper will lesson the learning curve if you pay attention and ask all your questions. Can help prevent years of frustration and the misery of checking empty traps or no target catches.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 08:30 PM
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Started two years ago. Got info from people on here. Believe me, I had a lot of questions, some crazy ones too. LOL They never hesitated to help me out. Try to go to a Rendezvous and pick some brains. Last year I had no time to Trap due to buying a House. First year I caught a grinner and small Raccoon. One thing, never give up. Will go again this year for Bobcat and Fisher. Will try something different. Good Luck to you. It is addicting. YouTube and like I mentioned, ask your questions here. A lot of experience!! Don't get frustrated if you don't receive answers right away. Maybe out Trapping, scouting or prepping their equipment. Again, Good Luck!!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 10:56 PM
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see what district your in and go to the meeting. vendors and demo's there, if not ask!

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-29-2017, 04:35 PM
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Check out the PTA website and get to one of the district's trapping schools held throughout the summer or early fall. You will get more info in one day than you can absorb. It will shorten your learning curve in a hurry.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2018, 06:58 PM
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This site,,, and youtube are all very good options. Be careful though, anybody can put anything on the internet. For that very reason DVD's are a good option too. If you can get a ride along with an experienced trapper, do it! You'll grow by leaps and bounds. When it's all said and done, you have to learn to read sign and bury a lot of steel.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2018, 07:09 PM
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There are many good YouTube videos on coyote trapping. Also, Trapperman has a ton of stuff could spend days reading it all.

You can learn it from the above mentioned sources, but the real shortcut is to get someone to mentor you. Consider also, paying for instructions from a seasoned trapper.
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