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Old 11-02-2014, 05:02 PM
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Default Yes sir!

My buddy emailed me last weekend and told me that the girl that watches his kids seen a coyote chase his dog back to the house. He has also had a few sightings so he wanted to know of any of my plans included canine traps on his property.

Now this is my friend with the two ponds on his property that I trap every year. His land is a melting pot for trappers. Its where I have been getting the muskrats. I had plans on setting a few coyote and fox sets, but with the adc work, I was flat out busy!!! so I made an effort to get up there earlier this week and do one set.

Decided to do a double trap set in the road that goes around one of the ponds. I put my scent and bait holes in the middle and laced a few scent sticks in there along with coyote uring. Made sure the dog of the trap was about 9" from the scents and covered them up!!!!

Today is the opener for trapping, so everything is game. I had my fisher, marten, mink, otter, beaver, and raccoon traps with me. I stopped into the house to see if I could drive down his lawn and he was hesitant but said go ahead with all the equipment.

once I got down to the bottom of the lawn to park, my traps were in full view and low and behold, there was a nice coyote in one them. I ran back up to the house and got my buddies .17 HMR and dispatched the coyote while he watched. Heres what I got.



I will say it is much more exciting to trap them than to just shoot them!! up here at least, they are probably the toughest thing to get in a trap. we are limited to a 5 3/8" due to the lynx and it has to be perfect for them to get caught!!!! No room for error!!! does a heart good to see one in the trap!!!

after dispatching this fella I got out my fisher, marten, otter, mink sets and one raccoon and one otter/beaver set. I took my time and got some good sets in. After all the adc work, I am worn out. Going to take this month and concentrate on my friends land and have fun!!!! God Bless.
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