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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006, 19:31 
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hey guys i'm new to trapping and to this site. actually this is my first post. just wondering if you guys have any advice on snaring coyotes? i got some really good snares just need some advice? thanks


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Snare some deer trails or do ya'll have some snow?

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no snow yet! but plenty of deer trails. thanks


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If you have a field with some tall grass you can make you a little road along the edge and snare in your tire tracks. I don't know how but possible you can catch a coyote in a dry creek during a light rain after a heavy one the dry creek will be running and I know coons and coyotes will go down them looking for things that warshed down them and you can snare the edges for them, but make it higher up so that coons won't get in it.

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thanks for the advice i really appreciate it. i've got a couple out now but they are in the woods on a path. hope to find something!!


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Yea I put out 4 today. We had a rain/snow and the dry creeks were running and I figured the animals wouldn't be running much last night cuz it was raining so I went out right before the rain was over and set me 2 on deer trails, one on dry creek, and one around rabbit dens a little high for rabbit so they won't get in it.

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had two out but no success. used some bait but will see what happens tonight...


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Yup, I didn't have no luck either but I put out 11 footholds and 3 coni's today. Will report on them tommorow early, gotta check them at dark because I am goin off a good ways to deer hunt.

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Well I was saying earlier that I might have a coyote and yup there was one but it pulled my snare out so it got away with a necklace.

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how long a stakes do you use? i don't know if mine are long enough or not. their about 18 to 20 inches. i might put a barb on em to make em tougher to get out.


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I tied mine off. He broke 14 gauge wire off, didn't twist it, broke it and I know there was no weak spot in it. I have held coyotes with it before but I don't know. All I was using was plain old electrical fence wire. I am going to use it doubled up for now on.

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are you catching em in a fence crossing? or just tying them to a tree?? and did you say you're just using fence wire in a loop?? I never really thought about using that before. I'm using cable snares now 3/32


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I tie the snares off with the wire, I use a stick as a support. I will find an old stick and split it a little and slide my snare in it and use that as a support. I tie off now with doubled up electric fence wire or 14 gauge wire. I snare dry creeks and if I can find a crossing(hard in the ozarks) then I will snare the fence. If I am snaring a trial then I use the stick thingy. I got 3 snares on trails, 2 down a dry creek were I say some tracks, and one on a cross over on a sycamore root wad that goes into the creek(will be taking me a hatchet next time for a foothold slot). I am just as new as you are at this so I don't think I am to much help really but I have read alot about it and I have trapped a while with footholds so I know were the animals are going most of the time so I know were to put the snares most of the time. But yea, a dry creek is a great place to snare because there is more than likely a few trees across it and there is pleanty of funnels in it that you can snare.

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O and on the fence, I will use a peice of the wire as a support and I will tie it off to the fence cuz more than likely they are gonna get tangled up in it. Sorry if I misspel some of this, I am watching tv and now watching what I type. :oops:

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no prob on the spelling i don't care.. i like the fence crossings and here in ky we have all kinds. I just get a lot of dogs if i'm not careful. the creeks aren't so dry now but i'm sure gonna check em out later when we catch some dry spells. i think that the cold weather if we ever get any will help on the catches. do you bait any???/


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The dry creeks I am talking about is the ones that run into the main one and are only running during a rain. After a rain, coons and such will go down these looking for things that have warshed down them. I don't bait any for them, I just funnel the animal into my trap. Tommorow I will take a picture of one of mine to show you what I mean, and don't make fun of it, I am new to. :oops:

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i can't make fun of anything cause i don't know anything. it's rained so much here that everything is running... i hope by this weekend i can try one of your sets. and i'd really like to see a pic thanks. hey you know any good websites with snaring tips and such??


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snareone.com


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thanks that is a cool site. i just got signed up for their forum..


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Here are a few of my snares...

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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006, 18:00 
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sweet. i'm gonna set some tommorow so i'll try and get you some pics.


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As you can tell, I am just starting out also. That is what I was referring to as a dry creek, I don't know if ya'll have them there or not but we have a bunch. That leads to a large creek but the dry creek which I trap only runs during and right after a rain.

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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006, 21:22 
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yeah i got what you're saying now. i'm gonna hit some riverfrontage tommorow on a guy i know. he has around 400 acres so i'm gonna see what i can find on it. thankfully theirs not that many dogs around there.


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Yea. I hate to catch dogs, but if people let them loose, then there isn't no way to keep from it if you are targeting fox and coyote and such.

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i really don't care much about catching fox either. it doesn't really matter to me but I'm really interested in skinning and tanning some coyotes.. theirs all kinds of them here and given the limited fox numbers i'd just rather stay after the yotes. :)


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