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Tips are needed. I have leg hold traps, coyotes around, and some bacon grease, and other food grease. Digging a hole for the trap to fit in, pouring this in there and covering it lightly will it work? I want to catch them jokers, and I'm a newbie at this. Thanks for any help.. :up:
 

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rntquackaholic, Just one suggestion--when you make your dirt hole set, bury a second trap about 18 inches from the dirt hole and a little to one side. This will help catch experienced yotes who come in the side door! Good luck!
 

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Here are two of the best sets I've ever used. They're unorthodox, but they work.

Mouse in Bottle Set
Place a live mouse in a large empty glass jar with some holes punched in the lid. Throw a little grain in so the mouse will live a little longer. Bury the bottle up to the lid in the bank of a dry stream bed or other depression frequented by coyotes. You want the bottle at a 90 degree angle to the bed and about a foot up with only the top of the lid exposed. Place a covered leg hold trap on the ground directly under the bottle and about a foot back from the bank. As always with coyotes, be very careful about contaminating the area with human scent.

Campfire Set
For whatever reason, coyotes seem to loose their fear of human scent around old campfire sites. Perhaps this is because they have frequently scavenged forgotten morsels of food from burned out campfires and have learned that it's generally pretty safe to do so. Take advantage of this fact and place a leg hold trap beneath the extinguished coals of a campfire along with some bacon grease, old chunks of meat or other treats a coyote might expect to find there. This works very well, believe it or not. Just be absolutely certain the coals are completely out before placing your trap; otherwise you'll ruin the trap's temper.

Try these out and get back to me.
 

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Stay away from the grease when trapping coyotes, you won't catch nothing but possums & skunks. The first thing you need to do is make sure your traps are scent free by dying & waxing them. Second buy you some good quality coyote lure or bait. There are lots of sets you can make for coyote & too many to try & explain here. I would suggest visiting a trapping website I frequent quite often for lots of good information, trapperman.com. Coyotes are a tough animal to trap. They're a little easier to snare than catch in leg holds. Good luck!!! :up:
 

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I did lots of trapping when I was younger. I really don't have any advise for yotes but I will tell you, any land set if it is too close to civilization or spots
where squirrel, coon, deer hunters trek you will catch dogs aplenty.
This is why I pretty much kept to water sets and targeed coons, mink, and
possums.

Good luck, tyhey need some thinnin.
 

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I need to do some serious Coyote thinning. I guess I'm gonna have to make a run at doing some trapping before long. They wake me up from time to time and sounds like they're right under my window. My neighbor called and said they've even been seeing some in the daytime. One was in our driveway. I've shot a couple but not trapped any.

Does anybody have any success at snaring em'? I watched some youtube videos about making snare sets and there are quite a few films on making Coyote sets.
 

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Hi CJ i trapped a few last yr. Use one trap i use a #3 Duke with 2 stakes under the trap use as a hole set . Make it where they can work it from the back.I use Minnesota brand lure and bait. And about 20 ft from it set a post set or a flat set so if there is 2 dogs running together u can have a try at both. Last on one of my sets I set a dirt hole and flat set the next mor. I had a big coon in one set and a red fox in the other. On coyotes try to get the lure with skunk sent in it works the best for me. If i can help you any way email lilturkeyhunter that is my wife and she will give you my number good luck.
Read these books by Ray Milligan
on the Prowl for bobcats traps some in arkansas
Coyote Fever
Foxtrapping across america
I have a a trapping dvd.
Hardcore cat and coyote trapping by Matt Jones Help me a bunchs.
Will let anybody watch it as long as the return it and pay the postage both ways. They will show you to use one trap at each set. And there catching 8 to 12 cats a day. and a bunch of dogs film in Ten Ill MO Ky. VM
 

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Gonna try to hunt them when harvest is done, get the caller out and stuff. They come out at night a lot, my dog starts howling. There are too many and they need killed one way or another. I'll try anything, I don't care for them much.
 

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I trapped a lot when I was a teenager. Minimum wage was 2 something an hour and coons were bringing 20 a piece. I probably wasn't that good but I never caught a coyote. To catch them you have to be good at hiding human scent. There are good books and probably some good instruction on the net.
 

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i've trapped both coyotes and foxes. this worked best for me- dig 2 narrow mouse holes next to log 10 inches apart-put venison in bottom of both mouse holes- offset the traps to either side and cover well- take cotton swab and soak it with ''red fox'' urine and put it on bush near set-up- another- in cow pasture do same thing but use a bleached out cow bone in place of log--be sure to wear rubber elbow gloves and watch your scent on traps and set:thumb:
 
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