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Old 02-20-2007, 09:06 PM
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Hey i live in minnesota and i have a real bad coyote problem and would like to trap them on my hunting property, i would like to know what a good number of traps would be...and what kinds...i'm really new to trapping and need some help!!
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:17 PM
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Wow, thers not enough space or time here. You need to research online, or get your hands on some "Fur Fish & Game" magazines. It would sound simple if I explained it, but I takes work, and some skill. Coyotes are not dumb creatures.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:29 AM
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Try this website:
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:24 PM
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coyotes are trickey for sure. use a lot of bait w/ snares, or no. 3 or 4 4 coil. learn about sets, stepping sticks etc. trapperman is good info.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:32 PM
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:21 PM
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I would recommend you start with snares, they are cheap, easy to set and death on coyotes. Trapping them is fun but they are not the best critter to cut your teeth on. I would start with the snares and try to trap some coons, mink, muskrat, etc to gain some experience before setting for yotes.

The biggest problem will be if you set out a bunch of traps and don't do it correctly you will just educate the coyotes and make them very hard to trap. They learn fast. Check into your state trapping association, if you join they can probably hook you up with a member in your area that has some experience and can help you get started.

It isn't cheap to get into. Coyote traps need to be strong and high quality. They will likely run between $18.00-$30.00 apiece depending on what you get. I prefer the MB-650 with malleable cast jaws, they come to your door ready to set, no modification or beefing up needed.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:20 PM
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yeah my dad and i use #2 dukes modified with a center swivel and over sprung with #3 springs. but like deernutz said there not dumb animals really watch your human scent they pick up on it
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