There have been some good post here on "Strictly Trapping Only on snaring, so I thought I would pose the question of how many snaremen set up "pass throughs" or "jump throughs", where a coyote jumps through or over a low place in a fence.
I recently have caught several coyotes that way where they were jumping over low places...had I not tracked them in the snow, I would not have even know where they were coming through...but as luck would have it, the tracks told the story and I was able to take both coyotes with a pefect neck catch in 1x19-1/16th using a Slim lock. It took a little "fencing",(excuse the pun)
with some fallen limbs but this peticular fence went into a wooded area, and it appeared natural..or so I tried to make it. After a little over a week, both snares connected. I think maybe the coyotes were a little spooked by the placed limbs...but maybe not as limbs do fall all the time during winter storms and high wind. I did my best to make it appear natural without being over crowded. Sometimes with snare blocking, LESS is MoRE! Perhaps they just were somewhere else. Regardless, it payed off and with a short tie off, the coyotes were both D.O.A.
I would be good to hear from others who have used this technique.