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Caging Coyotes
« on: December 22, 2016, 08:31:14 PM »
Been working a method to cage trap coyotes. I'm not planning on putting any info out on this until maybe some time next year...hopefully. My question is to everyone if I can keep the catch rate around 45% would it be worth the time. The sets I have been working on take a moment to set up so this would be time consuming if you had a few to place. Plus I'm looking into a small modification for the cage trap I'm using that should greatly help. 

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 10:30:51 PM »
Good luck, if I remember correctly state trappers in the Midwest tried this and average set was about 1000 hours per catch.
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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 11:10:25 PM »
If you can do a 45% catch rate, well  :bow: :bow: :bow: :whoo:
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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 06:06:09 AM »
If you can do a 45% catch rate, well  :bow: :bow: :bow: :whoo:

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 06:40:00 AM »
:yeah: even 25%
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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 11:31:14 AM »
45% Is high but why not swing for the fence.  I figure if I can get into high coyote population area and catch 1 a day that would be a good step forward.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 11:34:51 AM »
45% Is high but why not swing for the fence.  I figure if I can get into high coyote population area and catch 1 a day that would be a good step forward.

How many have you caught in cages?
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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 11:46:51 AM »
Well Im from Florida and never really targeted them. Spent most of my time hog trappin. But had times where I did catch a coyote at least once to twice a week. I do realize that coyotes are larger here and do have more food. So we will see what happens as I put some time into this over the next year or two. I have had some success with set ups doing wco work this last year and caught 3. If after a year or two nothing worth wild Ill put it out there tried but failed.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2016, 11:48:51 AM »
45% Is high but why not swing for the fence.  I figure if I can get into high coyote population area and catch 1 a day that would be a good step forward.
If you EVER get to a point where you can catch one a WEEK you will become filthy rich selling your techniques! Good luck!
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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2016, 11:54:06 AM »
Well Im from Florida and never really targeted them. Spent most of my time hog trappin. But had times where I did catch a coyote at least once to twice a week. I do realize that coyotes are larger here and do have more food. So we will see what happens as I put some time into this over the next year or two. I have had some success with set ups doing wco work this last year and caught 3. If after a year or two nothing worth wild Ill put it out there tried but failed.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2016, 11:59:36 AM »
I have only trapped a little when I was younger. I know they can be very hard to cage. I have seen a few end up in cage traps and always thought it would be cool if someone could get it down even though I know it has been tried many time. Best of luck to you and hopefully some day I'll be running a few of your traps.
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Caging Coyotes
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 02:32:50 PM »
Has there been any new developments in trap design or technique you may be aware of for coyotes. I haven't seen any in the past 6 or 8 months on the internet.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2017, 05:06:23 PM »
Has there been any new developments in trap design or technique you may be aware of for coyotes. I haven't seen any in the past 6 or 8 months on the internet.

Kirk,

How many coyotes have you got in cages in the past year?

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2017, 06:32:30 PM »
I have a couple methods that have given me results but nothing set in stone.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2017, 07:52:39 PM »
I wasn,t able to test as I needed. I am not a coyote trapper. I tested before season and caught over 20 animals in 24 nights. None were coyotes. I tested during season and only caught bobcat and red fox, coon, possum, skunk. Saw no coyote sign in the short time I tested on camera or near the trap. I don,t have time to trap much anymore nor the physical ability to do what I did 10 years ago.

My customers caught quite a few from what I was told. The ones most successful were using live bait The problem here was when I told the farmer I set a trap, everybody and his brother had to drive by and look, in areas of low prior human activity.

The pen raised quail used as bait would call the wild quail to the trap and they would sit on the trap. When the wild quail fly off the predator sees the bait quail and go in. Some times catching 4 coon at one time. Can,t catch the target animal if the door is down.

Several customers have said they caught more animals than trap nights the first 30 days they set the traps. They said they would take the animal out that morning and there would be another catch in the trap if they happened to check that afternoon.

I don,t recommend spending the money for the large traps unless the traps are to be left out and observed from a distance for coyote and you are trying to catch the other predators.

To do a good test you need at least 20 traps out. I don,t have the time or the money, even the back ground for coyotes. It would take a free two months in January- Feb and $20,000 dollars in operating money and equipment.
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