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#4264 - 08/17/05 05:01 PM drags for coyotes
JRH37 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 31
Loc: LOUISIANA
this would be a new approach for me . i'm considering this is a high traffic area near a field road in order to hide catch. there is a thicket across the road that should intercept the yote. what equiptment, and what should i know prior to leaving the stakes in the truck???? JRH37

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#4265 - 08/18/05 02:29 PM Re: drags for coyotes
DesertTrapper Offline
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Registered: 03/29/05
Posts: 28
Loc: Nevada
Drags are a good tool if used right. Make sure there is something to hang up in all directions. Coyotes have a knack for doing the one thing their not supposed to do, like run off in the wrong direction.

The drag needs to leave a sratch mark, else you are left searching for hours making big circles. And at least six feet of heavy chain (3/0 machine link is good) to keep the drag on the ground.

Trapping is location, location, and more location. Drags used right gives you the option to set up places you would have to pass by otherwise.

Good luck.

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#4266 - 08/20/05 08:42 PM Re: drags for coyotes
skidway Offline
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Registered: 12/17/03
Posts: 27
Loc: Traverse City, Mi
Drags also eliminate the catch circle so remakes stay a fresher longer. I like drags and try to set up where the coyote will be hung up within a 100'. You'll hear it if you can't see it.

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#4267 - 08/21/05 12:32 PM Re: drags for coyotes
JRH37 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 31
Loc: LOUISIANA
what size drag? how do you bed and conceal the chain? how's the set made? JRH37

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#4268 - 08/21/05 04:19 PM Re: drags for coyotes
Ben-Around Offline
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Registered: 03/07/03
Posts: 16
Loc: south-arkansas
Here's a quick note of caution--if you have free roaming dogs--beware as they might get caught and take the open road a very long distance or even possably back home -- so keep this in mind when you choose you locations and choose them wisely smile
Ben
AKA Ben-Around

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#4269 - 08/21/05 09:04 PM Re: drags for coyotes
JRH37 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 31
Loc: LOUISIANA
this is a remote area and the road traffic would be farm related . hve never had any domestic problems. any tips on equiptment and ways to make the set??? JRH37

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#4270 - 08/23/05 08:22 AM Re: drags for coyotes
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 07/30/00
Posts: 509
Loc: Oregon WI
I would use about 7 to 8 feet of chain on your drags. you can also add a short piece of heavy chain to the drag It's self to keep It on the ground. You can tie a large strip of surveyrs tape to your grappnel and this will help you in finding your catch,If the tape comes off before the animal hangs up you will know what direction It went.
There are a couple of different ways to hide the drag at the set.
You can bury the whole thing when you make the set or you can just bury the first couple of feet of chain and throw the rest back In the brush. If you bury the drag and chain at the set you should first dig your hole and place the drag then place some dirt over It and then place the chain and bury It. If you bury the whole thing togeather the drag could hang up In the chain and it would lose It's effectivnes.
Drags can be very usefull In certian situations but in other situations they can be a real drag LOL

Beav

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#4271 - 09/05/05 11:48 AM Re: drags for coyotes
Jtrapper Offline
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Registered: 05/12/01
Posts: 354
Loc: Eldridge, Alabama
For coyote's get the biggest and heaviest drag you can as some yotes will pick up small light one's in their mouth and run with them which leave's you nothing to follow them by.

Some yote's will also run down the middle of a road a distance too so the sharp point's on the ends of the drag will help to make marks in hard packed roads for you to follow. Main thing is when you come upon a empty trap bed don't start trampling all over looking for the animal, just stand still and scan the area first and then begin tracking after you have located sign of which way it went, running all over you may step on drag marks and make the search alot harder than it has to be. Some yotes can go a long way's on a drag, just remember that.

And if bobcats are in the area look up in tree's before going under them, I had to learn that lesson the hard way too, lol.

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#4272 - 09/05/05 02:38 PM Re: drags for coyotes
Mike Marchewka Offline
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Registered: 01/31/02
Posts: 152
Loc: Crystal Lake,Illinois
Had one last year go TOO FAR in some thick wilows...don't know how it managed it...didn't help checking at night with headlight on..lol.
J's right though...don't go tramping up the sight...stop look and listen...they can't help themselves most of the time.

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#21742 - 12/13/14 11:37 AM Re: drags for coyotes [Re: JRH37]
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