Thanks! Thanks for posting this!Good job! Looks like a big dog to me.
By and large I used dirtholes. especially early season. Gives you a an almost irresistible sight attractant as well! Here anyway, most of your numbers are made early in the season, and consist of last years pups. You need to get it while it's good!
You guys are talking of baits which I had never thought of. A favorite of mine was chunked/aged horse meat. I didn't let it age to much before adding some glycerine and borax. lures were a totally different thing, and I tried lot's of them and had luck with all. The best I ever used was Russ Carman's Canine call...bar none, even my own making! Put a bit on a small piece of sheep skin and put a short spike in it, in a dirt hole.... Keeping them there as long as I could, you never know the forces working against you, overnight or the next? You had pretty much a weatherproof set as well! Flat sets, getter guns, it was always a top producer!
How did your dog react as you approached him? He looks like one that might be trying to get ahold of a piece. Most yotes cower, but a very few are jumping against the chain, wanting to get a hold of you.
My kids grew up running a trapline with me. It was out of a pickup and on two track roads, but you learn to identify travel routes for critters. That's how your going to make your time pay! And I'm sure trapping is way different out here than where you are located.
Good idea! If I ever get a deer, I may do the same. Deer numbers are WAY low around here. I do have tons of all kinds bait with raising all my own protein out there now. I have about 15 speicies of animals.....deer season starts here saturday morning , my goal is to collect up all the livers as it is always what is eaten out of the gut pile first let them ripen just a bit then chunk and freeze and see how that works
Thanks! He wasn't real happy with me. I skinned him. If I can get to where I am getting a few, I want to start selling some fur and I want to learn how to tan and make things out of everything I hunt and trap. I messed up tanning my first deer hide. I'd like to get to where I'm making clothing and stuff like that. With all kinds of other meat in my freezer, it may be hard for me to want to eat a yote very bad...Beautiful 'yote... He sure don't look happy.. .So what are you gonna do with him? Keep the skin? Gonna eat him?
After seeing this, I'm starting to think about trapping them too. We've got WAY too many in this area and I'd like to start getting rid of them now before I get going on chickens and such next year..
Being a land owner, if I am reading things right, I don't need any tags or license to trap on my own land.
Thanks! I have seen one Bobcat. I live by lots and lots of big woods, so lots of places to hide and never get seen or have to be seen. I have 4 ponds with spillways, but no rivers or creeks. I am close to a bigger type river. River otters do visit and eat all my pond fish..... **** sign of course is all over the pond banks and actually they show up by my barns....one was eating with the goats the other morning...3acres Coyotes are doing Good, you might consider Bobcats. If close to Streams, Beaver, Muskrats, Otters and I have seen several Mink.
Years ago in early '70's I made enough Trapping and running **** Hounds to pay for my first Farm but ***** were bring $50. I was selling to Viers.
That would be great to catch 3 in one spot like that! I just got more traps and am putting some sets close like that. Thanks for the tip!If you have the traps I would make 3 sets within 30' of each other. There's nothing like a coyote in a trap to attract more coyotes. I've caught as many as 3 in a group setting while trapping in CO.
Boy that sounds close! I hope you get him!I thought I was gonna get to shoot me one tonight. It was down by my barn howling.. I grabbed my spot and .22 an rushed out... By the time I got to where I could see the area, he was gone...
I knew he was in that area because I've found some tracks right around there on quite a few occasions..
Some night when I get bored I think I'm just gonna go hang out... Here it's legal to spot light them and use a .22 at night..