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You hear alot about trappers catching a 100 fox, mink, or coon in a season has anyone ever honestly knew of anyone to catch a 100 coyotes in Pa in one season or what was the highest number you all have heard. Was just curious about the subject. Thanks and hope to see you all at the rondy in Gilbert tommorrow.
 

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Never heard of 100 yotes in pa... but, If somone had the time and ambition (laid off, retired, professional), and put the miles on from day one, I don't see it being some impossible feat.
In the one animalistics vid, I think he states that he catches upwards of 70 while working full time; but he also said he has sets out from the first day to the last. I spoke with a guy from Mckean county a couple years ago about numbers. He told me that he'll catch anywhere from 13 to 70 yotes a year, depending on weather and that years population. (and he's not a full timer, trapping every day)
I'm pretty sure mark zagger (southern new york) catches over a 100 trapping full time for two weeks.
So, if you had: the time, hardware, experience/knowledge, animals, land, and weather I think you could do it. Just my opinion.
 

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who would want to skin,flesh,and stretch 100 coyote.thats a pile of work.i'm happy with 10 or so a year!
I don't skin them anymore not worth the time for me. I just take them to the buyer and am happy with the money he gives me.
 

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Snappertrapper. If you can skin them while they are still warm they aren't bad. Once they get cold the hide gets harder to pull.That's why a lot of guys go to the bother of building skinning machines if they catch a lot of coyotes or a lot of *****.
 

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I know this wasn't trapping but about 5 yrs ago we killed 116 in one season in front of the dogs. There was originally one group of us but that year we hunted seperate for some of the season in 2 groups. With the increased amount of predator hunters we haven't been able to reach the 100 mark since.
 

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wow,116 is alot.when you say they were taken in a season was that in a year?or can you not run them all year,not sure how that law is.
 

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You can run them all year but that was from the first snow to the last. Nov to Mar/Apr
 

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you have to pump them up.

make a small cut on the rist and blow them up withan air compresser under the skin. seperates the skin from the body.

then when you are skinning make a fist and ram it between the body and the hide. this is much easyer then just pulling on the hide.
 

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Like was said, skin them within a few hrs and they aren't too bad.Wait till the night or next day and they get tough, and they smell terrible then.
I think to do 100 here, you'd have to be covering a big area.I do alright working a few of the local packs.After 8-9 days,I have to get back to work.There are some good yote trappers here in Pa.Most are limited in population,time and money
 

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Here's my thought. If you want 100 coyotes, go to Texas or New Mexico and get it out of your system. They skin like red foxes down there, too, so a lot less work putting up fur. You dog hunters kill all them nasty dogs ya want, but I hope the fox all get away from ya, lol!
 

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I think the goal of 100 PA coyotes is unrealistic in my area, mostly because of the amount of trappers compared to the number of coyotes. It seems people are coming out that haven't trapped in a long time, trying to catch coyotes, and now a bobcat. And even more people are hunting them either with dogs, or calls. I'm not complaining, just stating a fact. There just aren't 100 coyotes per trapper available. Myself along with some of my trapping friends might get 100 combined in a season, but not each.
 
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