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 Post subject: foolish coyote
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2006, 20:39 
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For 3 days now I've had a coyote snappin my 1 1/2 coil at a coon dirt hole and stealing my lure holder, chewing the gazoo out of it and then depositing it about 4 ' from the set. Today I watched him trot off at 200 yards after he apparently finished trashing my set (I could tell he was laughing at me as he looked at me over his shoulder) :x . I've got 2 days before I can put the whammy on him. :x I'm going to remake the set as I've done so far. Relure using the same lure but am going to "push his button" :twisted: by placing a couple of # 2 coils. 1 will replace the trap he's been snapping :( . The other will be about 4' away on the trail he uses to walk/trot away on. :cry: This yote has pushed my button to many times. :twisted: Now it's all out war. Mano y Mano. 8) l

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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2006, 07:41 
I wouldn't even remake that set. I'd bait an dlure it up, but don't reset your 1.5. If he even gets pinched for a second in it (instead of just screwing around and setting it off like he has apparently) he will become trap shy.


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PostPosted: 28 Oct 2006, 11:51 
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What is a lure holder ?

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 Post subject: COYOTE
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2006, 18:41 
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Lil Bit,
That coyote is dead and hanging. I did relure and did reset plus put in a #2 4 coil. Got him on 1st check sunday morning. juveile male. :D :D :D

atomic: A lure holder is anything that you put lure in or on to hold it. In this case I was using a 1/2" dia x 1 1/2" long plastic tube attained from work.

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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2006, 22:43 
Well, Lady luck smiled on you. Congrats.


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 Post subject: coyote
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2006, 19:36 
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No Lady Luck here. Just plain experience.

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PostPosted: 31 Oct 2006, 19:43 
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Did you go with a second trap at that location or just move the set a bit? Congrats!

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 Post subject: COYOTE
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2006, 21:38 
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Keith,
I redid the set as had done 3 times previously. same lure, same trap, same place....but I threw in a #3 coil about 8" behind the original. So this second trap was about 14" from the dirt hole. Caught him by the right paw, right where he had left a track the last time he stole my lure holder. Probably weighed in around 35 lbs. Nice coloration. Prime. I don't mind playing cat and mouse with critters. But they probably shouldn't leave a visisble track for me to see. Does them in in the end. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: COYOTE
PostPosted: 01 Nov 2006, 11:35 
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Keith,
I redid the set as had done 3 times previously. same lure, same trap, same place....but I threw in a #3 coil about 8" behind the original. So this second trap was about 14" from the dirt hole. Caught him by the right paw, right where he had left a track the last time he stole my lure holder. Probably weighed in around 35 lbs. Nice coloration. Prime. I don't mind playing cat and mouse with critters. But they probably shouldn't leave a visisble track for me to see. Does them in in the end. :wink:


Nice job. :D And now you've got me curious. What kind of/How much guiding do you do at your canine sets?

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 Post subject: COYOTE
PostPosted: 06 Nov 2006, 18:37 
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Keith,
For guiding, I try to use debris from when I dig the hole. Small pcs. of roots, small rocks etc. Never try to crowd them to get them where I want them to step. Whenever I do place "guides", they are usually also slightly covered with dirt to make it look like they were in place while the suspect critter was digging the hole. I also use a pine branch if in woods, or a clump of alfalfa if in the fields to brush the made set with.

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