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?