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Offline Luna butte

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Possible coyote trap?
« on: November 15, 2018, 06:02:02 PM »
So I was googling around and found a video of a skittish dog trap, has anybody built anything like this? Apparently this trap is effective for its purpose but how could it be improved to handle a yote. It has a floor option and they recommend a net over the top.

https://theretrievers.org/missy-trap/

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Re: Possible coyote trap?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 09:57:19 PM »

That wouldn't be very cost effective at all.
You would have to have floor panels because coyotes dig, oh................ and they climb and jump high too so you need a roof cover unless those panels are at least six feet high.
The panels can't flop in the wind so all of the panels would have to be braced.
It would cost you more to make it than what coyotes are worth.

Where would you set that thing?
How far do you think you would drag that thing in the woods?

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Re: Possible coyote trap?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 08:32:46 AM »
I guess the challenge of trapping coyotes seems to me, funner than most folks here. I have an idea for a net trap that would be used with a dirt hole type set.

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Re: Possible coyote trap?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 09:01:25 AM »
If you lived somewhere like I do, you could set up a mini chicken coop.   You might get all sorts of furbearers.   Laser trigger mechanism to slam a door shut.  That would be the tricky part.

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Re: Possible coyote trap?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 11:53:51 AM »
I have thought about bigger swim trough style traps but donít want to trap deer, small bear or cougar. I donít know how I would deal with a trapped cougar but call Fish and Game.


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Re: Possible coyote trap?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2018, 12:07:00 PM »
I have thought about bigger swim trough style traps but donít want to trap deer, small bear or cougar. I donít know how I would deal with a trapped cougar but call Fish and Game.


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I'd have it so I could sit in the pickup and pull a rope to open the cage. 

have you seen any montana fish/wildlife grizzly release videos?   

They used to stand on top of the cage, but then this happened:

So a policy change was implemented, now they sit in the truck, sometimes a long ways away on a known aggressive bear.  Notice in the first couple of releases the truck is still attached to the cage trailer, the bears ran off as predicted having been caught before...the 3rd bear was a known aggressive bear, upon release it's looking for someone to kill.  I can image the first time they released that bear it mauled the truck and scared the hell outta everyone, so now the truck was parked a long ways away as the bear attacked the trailer.  Why they release these types of bears is beyond me, they should be put down. 

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Re: Possible coyote trap?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2018, 07:50:52 PM »

If you guys really want to catch coyotes in cage traps;
I have one for sale.  I'll take $200.00 for it. 
I can't remember the size but Animal Control Uses this size for catching dogs.
I want to say its something like 38-40"" high by 30"-32" wide by 60"-65" long or something like that.
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