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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2017, 11:20:26 AM »
Thanks for the info, Im a WCO and next time I have a coyote job Ill post if I get one. Also Im working on getting some access to a few hundred acres for trapping season.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2017, 11:51:57 AM »
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Its my belief that its not impossible cage trap yotes on a regular basis. Just not nobody has really taken time to try to perfect it. People either laugh or think your full of it, but never take time to think about it for themselves. We can cage trap just about anything now days including beaver. So why not coyote, are trappers saying the yote is to cautious and smart for them? At some point somebody will have a system that works on a regular basis. The trap is a large part of it but understanding the animal and its behavior will win the day every time. 

I have just about finished the new design I talked about in my first post. After posting what I said, I decided to make it the next day. It would be best for me not to show. It is the most effective design I have ever come up with. It is just too expensive to make to be practical, unless that changes. Shipping alone, is a stopper. Building it has allowed me to see things I missed before, because I had nothing quite like it. Just another step in the process.

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In response to the out of season post.

I caught a red fox right after season closed. I told a person living within 2 hundred yards of the trap that I had caught it and let it go. She told me there were two that had  killed almost all of her chickens. She was not happy.

Coyote can be trapped year around here.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2017, 12:09:03 PM »
If its okay with you Kirk Id like PM you later about that trap. 

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2017, 06:22:40 PM »
Primarily looking at something on my own property and I think Kirk's discontinued #30 may serve me well in this application.
Here's my rough take on it...

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2017, 06:29:34 PM »
Green diamond is the conibear style trigger location. 

The idea is that the coyotes (and other vermin) will try to access the chicken tractor/coop at night.  The birds will naturally be on the raised perch/roost along the trap wall at that time. 

The trap extension/holding area is built in and attached to the #30 Advanced Trap.  The holding pen becomes a long alley next to the roost. 
Will move the wire trigger from the back wall to the roof to open up that space.  The #30 is designed with that trigger location as an option.
 
It's not a mobile WCO design but I think it'd serve my purposes.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2017, 09:25:09 PM »
Looks like good set up to me. Like the walk through set up it should well for all critters. Let us know how it turns out.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2017, 10:19:54 AM »
If It is set the way I think it is, it should work.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2017, 02:40:04 PM »
Good luck Bigbadwolfwdc! looking forward to hearing about how it all works out.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2017, 02:54:07 PM by KFhunter »

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2017, 03:16:05 PM »
Has anyone tired those large circular hog style guillotine style traps they use in the south?

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2017, 04:40:33 PM »
Way too cost prohibitive!
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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2017, 10:43:36 PM »
Way too cost prohibitive!

I have something I am working on that has the potential to actually be a coyote trap and not so bulky like other ideas I have seen.
Cost is another story. I'm not so sure any coyote cage trap can be built in a very attractive price range.
What kind of price would you think acceptable?
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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2017, 06:14:17 AM »
I don't know, probably less than $500, and that is if it is effective.  Since I can apply for and use padded legholds in certain situations, not sure I would spend a bunch...But I'd have to see the trap and weigh my options.
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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2017, 03:14:34 PM »
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What kind of price would you think acceptable?


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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2017, 05:16:27 PM »
Humptulips,
Is there a problem using live bait?  I thought we couldn't.

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Re: Caging Coyotes
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2017, 07:43:17 PM »
Humptulips,
Is there a problem using live bait?  I thought we couldn't.

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You can use live bait but it has to be domestic and it better be cared for properly.
No laws I know specifically address live bait but the laws on animal cruelty would come into play.

(1) A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the first degree when, except as authorized in law, he or she intentionally (a) inflicts substantial pain on, (b) causes physical injury to, or (c) kills an animal by a means causing undue suffering or while manifesting an extreme indifference to life, or forces a minor to inflict unnecessary pain, injury, or death on an animal.

(2) A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the first degree when, except as authorized by law, he or she, with criminal negligence, starves, dehydrates, or suffocates an animal and as a result causes: (a) Substantial and unjustifiable physical pain that extends for a period sufficient to cause considerable suffering; or (b) death.
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