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anybody know anything about trapping? we have a coyote problem and i cant seem to get them with calling so i thought i would try trapping but i dont know anything about it. so if anyone could tell me what traps to get, trap size, and where and how to place them it would be a big help.

 

 

 

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Do you have a trapping license? Is it legal to trap coyote in your state? Massachusetts is a real pain in the you know what for any type of trapping. Can't take out beavers, woodchuck, muskrat, anything without a special license.  It really depends on what you are looking to do, if you want to kill them yourself try using a snare and it will tire them out enough so you can walk up to them and plug them.  If you don't care to do the killing search ebay for coil spring traps. You don't want to get anything too powerful because it will only tear their foot off when the trap closes. I have seen people in Maine "fix" bear traps so they are hair triggers and will be set off by anything over 10 pounds, this is not what you want.  Anything small-medium sized trap will do the trick, but to be honest with you I don't like trapping because I don't hate coyotes enough to see them starve to death. Setup camp for a few hours and see if you can't shoot them first.  As for the trap placement that is totally up to you, you have to have a good sence of where they are coming from, make sure they are out of the way of any household pets or lassie may have a little surprise in for himself.
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in NC its open season on coyotes and people with farms can kill or trap them anytime. i check traps every day and kill the trapped animals. i dont hate the coyotes but we have some cattle 4 dogs and a horse. they have also attacked people in the area.

                                   

being out in the dark with a pack of coyotes running 5-6 strong aint all that fun.

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Any luck on the coyotes? 

 

I say hunt them. Give a little time and patience and you'll get them.  Set up a bait pile and post there in the moon light.  Try spotting them in the early moring.  Coyotes are tough, but it will be really rewarding when you finally get them. 

 

Are you sure those reports of people being attacked are true?  I wouldn't be too fearful of that outside of a case of rabies, which of course wouldn't be good. 

 

Coyotes can travel great distances, but if they have a reliable source of food and ample cover, they may stay there for quite a while.  Do you have hog or poultry farmers in the area?  Most of those guys will dump their dead animals near their farm or even out in the field.  In Minnesota, where I grew up, this made up a better part of their diet and you could be sure to find a coyote a few miles from a large farm.

 

Again, I encourage you to hunt them because it will be a lot of fun.  Besides, they are difficut to trap, especially if inexperienced.  You'll spend more time boiling and waxing your traps then you would just scanning the area for them.  What sort of call are you using?  Are you concealing yourself? 

 

I am stationed in Norfolk right now and would be more than willing to make the drive to help you out...  

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Originally posted by DogBuster DogBuster wrote:

I am stationed in Norfolk right now and would be more than willing to make the drive to help you out...  

 

Me too!!

I'm in NC and VERY available to help a brother out!!   

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hey thanks for the info

I use full camo and also add some grass, twigs and leaves to help break up my outline.

as far as the reports go I dont know if their true or not i heard a lot about some people being attacked one week but after that nothing it was on the news but half the time they dont get all their facts right.

 

I do know that we had about 80 chickens, then the coyotes showed up, and now we have none. I dont really like feeding chickens everyday but I dont like spending money on chicken feed just to fatten them up for the coyotes.

 

I have a couple calls but they dont seem to work. Know of any good ones?

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Coyotes are difficult to trap. I've caught them in a dirt hole set like you'd use for fox. A #2 double coil spring trap will work just fine.

 

Unless you know someone who's a trapper you'd be better off hunting them. Trapping is a learned art. It would be very hard to learn good trapping techniques by reading a book and going through the trial and error thing, you really need a good mentor. It's very time consuming and expensive.

 

If you want to go that route, let me know & I'll do all I can to help you, but if it were me I'd hook up with some of the brothers on the forum and hunt them.

 

Good luck, once coyotes are in an area their a bitch to get rid of. They become call shy & trap wise.



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In East Texas we have a problem with coyotes mixing with "wild dogs".  The offspring are like big coyotes that have no fear of humans.  They have attacked people, with a couple of pretty severe injuries.  I don't go out without packing at least my .357.  After facing a pack of these while bowhunting I even carry my pistol then, even though it's not legal.  Facing a pack with just arrows is not fun.
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Stud Duck said it perfectly.  They really are tough to trap, and hunting would be ideal, but it would be a great opportunity to learn if you have someone to teach you. 

 

You will have to use your head to take these animals. 

 

Talk to farmers in the area and see if they've had sightings or missing animals. Find out if he has dumping spots like I mentioned before. Locate feed lots and calving areas. There is a good chance that the coyotes will be near there. A coyote always wants to know what's going on with his dinner. Remember they use their eyes, ears and NOSE. That nose is the key. There is a good chance that they stick downwind of a good food source. Keep this nose in mind when you are stalking or posting. Never ignore the wind. The wind can be your friend and foe.

 

I have found that to catch them actually feeding, you'll have to wake up before the sun as they are primarily nocturnal. I have also had success hunting by the moon light. That is quite fun.

 

Do you have any decent spotting scopes? These are worth their weight in gold. You obviously know a good web site to get one... You know how tough it is to see those critters and you can't rely on your eyes alone, or even your gun scope.

 

You may be able to catch them snoozing in the sun in the late morning or afternoon. You'll then have to get your sneak on. I can't tell you how many times I thought I had a coyote in the bag while sneaking and I came up over the hill to nothing but a settling cloud of dust.

They may be call shy already, but if you get down the proper technique, you may still be able to call them in. This is best learned from an experienced caller, but again, you need to start some where. There are all kinds of videos out there that are very helpful. A website you may want to check out is http://www.critrcall.com/ They make some decent calls and their website is helpful. You can find a great selection of calls, videos and all else at http://www.allpredatorcalls.com/

 

This may all sound like a lot of trouble, but I think you'll have some fun doing it. I know I do.

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On the site http://www.allpredatorcalls.com/ they have a video called: Randy Anderson / Primos - The Truth About Calling All Coyotes   It is pretty good.  I must admit, a lot of it is in the snow, but not all of it.  Randy is pretty entertaining and it's only $9.00 for four hours. 

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