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#3226074 - 01/02/20 02:00 PM Re: Trying to Trap Coyotes but need help! [Re: Lucius]
Grotzen Offline
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Registered: 01/01/20
Posts: 7
Loc: Indiana
There has to be some kind of a catch circle, even if it was just in there for a bit. It should have some kind of odor too. Sounds like a 0.22 between the ears and eyes. Probably someone who saw you or knows you. Your traps offset? You need an honest man to be your mentor and buy some books.

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#3230374 - 01/27/20 11:11 AM Re: Trying to Trap Coyotes but need help! [Re: Lucius]
just Offline
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Registered: 06/24/18
Posts: 4
Loc: SE Iowa USA
Generally when there is a lot of blood it is from me shooting the animal. Are you sure somebody didn't steal your catch?
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#3230447 - 01/27/20 08:47 PM Re: Trying to Trap Coyotes but need help! [Re: Lucius]
Yocham Offline
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Registered: 01/03/16
Posts: 32
Loc: Oklahoma
I have had alot of coon pull out of my 550s. What bait and lure you using on the others sets? How much lure are you using?

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#3237125 - 03/06/20 05:30 PM Re: Trying to Trap Coyotes but need help! [Re: Lucius]
Ceelatrans Offline
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Registered: 11/06/17
Posts: 22
Loc: Idaho
Much good advice above here, especially: 1) setting pan tension to a) avoid non-target animals and b) to allow a coyote to fully commit to stepping on the pan before it falls,2) bedding the trap solidly, and placing it in proper relationship to the dirt hole.

I will say one thing further, if you are sure the hair you found was coyote hair, I agree it may have been that someone shot your trapped coyote and then stole it. Once, I had a guy "help" me by shooting a coyote I had trapped with a 270 deer riffle, at near point-blank range. There was a lot of blood!

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