Trapping Radio – 104 – Trapping coyotes and bobcats, the fur and control season, looking back at the year


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This week we are looking back at the trapping season. I learned some things and hope somewhere down the road they will help you out on your trap line. Have you every had coyotes, not work your trap sets. Sometimes the coyotes will not been at the classic trap locations. What will you do, first off you need to figure out if they are under pressure. This pressure may or may not have anything to due with trapping. We had a slow year in Texas this year, we also look into some of the reasons why this happened. Before Texas, I go into one thing I could have and should have done with the Ice I was having to deal with on my otter and beaver lines.

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Like most of our lures and baits, FEDERALES does not smell or get the same reactions as most bobcat based Bill Nelson clone style coyote baits. This bait is penetrating and fills up the air around a dirt hole set or a sneaky flat set. This bait does not have skunk in it and it does not need skunk in it. FEDERALES works well in the sleet, snow and freezing cold, but it also calls in coyotes all spring, summer and fall. This bait has turned into one of my go to baits on my predator control jobs. I have never seen anything that will take 9 coyotes off of 1,200 acres in 95 degree temps and them slam coyote in the single digits.

One Comment

  1. Excellent episode. The idea of a super size colony trap just makes too much sense. Funnel them down and catch them.

    Critical thinking is a skill that most people lack. “2 foot, 4 foot or no foot – you can catch it.” This my friend is the truth.

    Well said Clint. Thank you for sharing what you do. You are doing a great service to all those who are intelligent enough to listen.

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