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post #21 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 11:30 PM
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It may have just been lucky.It may have been a mouse,coon or possum that uncovered the trap.
Remake the set.Are you using a sifter to place dirt over your trap?
You may also consider setting snares in the coyotes travel ways.
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It may have just been lucky.It may have been a mouse,coon or possum that uncovered the trap.
Remake the set.Are you using a sifter to place dirt over your trap?
You may also consider setting snares in the coyotes travel ways.
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I use a sifter to blend it in after I initially cover the trap with peat moss. I'm making step-down dirt hole sets. I will reset. I have a drill auger for digging the dirt holes and have been digging them 12"-14" deep. I place the beaver caster on a corn cob and place it sideways about half way down the hole in hopes they can't easily just reach in and run with it. My traps are about 3" in front of the dirt hole. This last set I selected places that had a rigid back to them so the coyotes can't come from the side or behind the set. This didn't seem to change my success rate. It's been since last Sunday and nothing has disturbed one of the two sets.

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You may want to place your trap back about 6 inches from the hole and offset the trap to the right or left a few inches.A yotes feet are a ways back from the hole when they are smelling whats in the hole.
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You may want to place your trap back about 6 inches from the hole and offset the trap to the right or left a few inches.A yotes feet are a ways back from the hole when they are smelling whats in the hole.
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I'll do that tomorrow. Do I need to relocate to another place or just blend it all in real good?

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I haven't had a chance to make any adjustments, but as it turns out, none were needed. I caught this young female today.

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Good going,glad you got another one.
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if you want to get an idea how far to set your traps back ect do this.... if you have a coyote size dog or friend, put out some d'irt holes without traps, bait or scent them up . Watch where the dog steps and sniffs or works set... then this can help you position your traps properly..... Now some times the yotes step differantly, then if this happens alot , adjust the position of yr traps if tracks at set are really close to your trap pan. If no tracks or way away fm set, time to make differant types of sets or snares in other areas. Good luck. keep asking questions... Congrats on yote.
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I'm going back out on Saturday to reset and maybe make adjustments on the other sets. I noticed that the dirt hold from a previous set location has recently been dug out. I plan to make a new set in the same area again as they're obviously not afraid of that spot. This time I'll put a game cam on a nearby tree and see if I can get an idea of how the coyotes are working the sets.

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Trail cam good idea, put on video..... keep us posted
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I would put the camera as far away as sensor will allow. Even then he may pick up the camera and boogie, around me they pick up cameras very well.

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