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#28579 - 12/22/22 02:45 PM coyotes--again...
ron finewood Online   content
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Registered: 03/31/10
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Loc: palmyra, new york
I did pretty good at my Northern NY camp this fall. Brought home some Otters, Fisher, a few Beavers and quite a few Coyotes. With the Coyotes, I had no pull outs and nearly no digouts or exposed traps. I consider myself lucky.

Upon returning home, the fall weather was unbelievably good throughout November and into December, so I put out a few Coyote sets using the same bait and same lures/urines I used up North. Well, I have had close to a half dozen catch circles, trap extended full chain length, silver/grey hairs in the trap a few canine tracks, some dogs bent like a pretzel and no critter. Theft is not the problem. I use the same methods as up north---with sadly different results.

I am thinking that I created a roll response here and the grey/silver hairs were shoulder hairs. Within minutes the critters ( usually a coyote ) were out of the trap. I have been trying to figure out the reason.

I am thinking that my meat bait had gone from taint to spoil?
I used too much skunky call lure at the set in warmish weather?
I just used too much lure?

What do you think?

Ron

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#28580 - 12/22/22 03:56 PM Re: coyotes--again... [Re: ron finewood]
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I think you are on the right track. Did you preserve your meat?
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#28583 - 12/23/22 05:31 PM Re: coyotes--again... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 03/31/10
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Loc: palmyra, new york
No. I did not. There was a mix of venison and beaver. There are no beaver around where I trap at home, so could the different meat smell cause a problem? Plus none of the meat was preserved so by the time I got home, it was pretty ripe. I guess my question is now answered.

Ron

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