Post by trapper2007 on Feb 9, 2010 12:19:16 GMT -5
Ive been waitin for coon season so I can trap some coyotes. I didnt want to catch coon hounds so I waited. Now I have snow up to my knees and tryin to figure out how to set these dam traps. Any sugestions?
Go to the high ground (or what you can find of it along a fence line or where fields join or farm lane, etc. where the wind has swept most of snow off. Get out of truck and walk in your truck tracks (behind it) and set your traps while standing in truck tracks. Take broom and sweep out a semi big area (like catch circle size, etc. Make your d-hole there. Walk back to truck and sweep out any tracks you made. Back truck up over your tracks you left on your 2 track and drive off.
Use bone dry material (that would be peat moss and dirt for me) and it will withstand sub-zero temps. Lure with high test that is designed to reach out during cold temps. check sets by using the same truck track you made. Never get out of the truck again unless you made a catch or the trap fired off or rain/freeze, etc. Catch coyote in snow
Last Edit: Feb 10, 2010 13:35:10 GMT -5 by Tim Rose
Post by backwoodsman on Feb 12, 2010 19:26:30 GMT -5
Heres a set we use for fox and yote in the snow. We find a game trail they are using and we use urine specific to the critter we want ie:fox urine for fox, yote urine for yote. We use 6' of chain and a heavy bulky drag dropped into the snow. Wax paper under the trap and we also use it as the trap cover and sift powdered snow over the whole trapbed. Dont touch the snow with your hands whether gloved or not besides scent it will form a crust. We dribble/drop about 12 or so heavy drop of urine right beyond the trap oh about 8"-10". The trap has to be between the trail and the urine. Brush out any tracks etc of your presence and dont walk up to check the sets. When the drag pulls out you can see it for a long ways off. A little skunk essence with the urine works good too as a change. Fox urine draws fox and yote but rarely does a fox investigate yote urine. Thsi is one of our snow sets, quick and easy. They walk over and stick their snout down to smell the urine and if you guessed right they step right into the bedded trap. Not a 100% catch rate by any means but 99% of the time they'll stop and check it the next time thru so adjust your sets accordingly. If you can use snares thats what I'd do and you are lucky. We cant here so we have to adjust and set footholds.