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#2921816 - 01/01/12 06:05 PM Coyote - coyote set, distance from hole/post
barredrock Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/07
Loc: Hiawatha kansas age 38
I have a quick question. I know everyone says set your trap about 9 inches from your dirt hole and offset it two inches. My question,,,,, is the 9 inches from hole to the edge of your trap or to the center of your trap. What would the results be if setting your trap to close to the dirt hole. Yes, I now every situation is different, but generalizations here......

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#2921825 - 01/01/12 06:07 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
Reds Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/16/08
Loc: Western, MI
9 back 6 over, center to center (roughly). Too close your missing yotes and catching smaller critters.
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#2921895 - 01/01/12 06:34 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
ID MOUNTAIN MAN Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/13/09
Loc: BOISE IDAHO
here's one solution i used with pretty good success to that problem this year, when you make your dirthole or post set place a small peice of brush or rock(whatever you can for blocking) and place it so the yote has to go between the blocking and your set, that's where you place your trap, i've heard called back blocking, like i said i had great success this year using this method but remember for yotes it doesn't take much to be a piece of blocking

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#2921910 - 01/01/12 06:40 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Loc: Central Ohio
I know some people like to give you a HARD FAST RULE on trap placement on canine sets....thing is : THERE IS NO HARD FAST RULE !

Every set can vary...

Look at the set, visualize you are the predator....(Given the mindset you are a coyotes size and height) take the steps with your finger tips, as you set up to the set....the last one you take before you stick your nose to the set, will be where the trap goes...

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#2921914 - 01/01/12 06:42 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
yoteguts Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/08
Loc: central Illinois
X 2 LT. Distance is the last thing I worry about at a canine set.To many factors for a hard set rule of thumb.Make the trap pan the best place to step.
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#2921923 - 01/01/12 06:45 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
fluff 747 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/24/09
Loc: vinita,okla
X3
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But there are men what need of killing

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#2921946 - 01/01/12 06:54 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
Kirk Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/19/08
Loc: louisiana
X4 nothing is set in stone as far as distance from a hole or scent post goes
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#2921964 - 01/01/12 07:02 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
braswell 38 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/09/09
Loc: Challis, Idaho
A good experiment would be take a regular dog out where you have made some mock sets and pay very close attention to what they do with them. Watch how they pee on things also.
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#2921984 - 01/01/12 07:09 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
barredrock Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/07
Loc: Hiawatha kansas age 38
Well, I'm getting yotes to the sets. Im seeing tracks and sets are disturbed. I am picking some of them up, but, not nearly as many as i should be. It seems like i have a lot of uncovered traps and occasionally a flipped trap. To me it seems the yote comes up and uncovers just a bit of the trap or maybe even all of it. I know your going to say scent control. But I am using latex gloves and rubber boots, traps in scent free rubbermaid, so i don't think it a scent issue. My thought were maybe i was placing the trap to close to the hole. then Mr Yote is pawing hole and hitting my trap. anyways. i started placing them further back yesterday, so we will see what happens. I use mostly MB550's and they are dyed and waxed 3-4 pounds pan tension. When i bed them I'm using glycol dirt and wax dirt, nothing is frozen and they are bedded like concrete


Edited by barredrock (01/01/12 07:13 PM)

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#2921991 - 01/01/12 07:12 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
yoteman85 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/04/09
Loc: St. Lawerence county NY
Maybe your trap isnt bedded solid enough
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#2922010 - 01/01/12 07:22 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
Alpha Backflow Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/29/10
Loc: Lake Co.IL
I go 7" to 9" back center of the hole.I dont use alot of blocking just a few weed stems sticking up around the levers and one at the front jaw.Just angle the hole.I dont miss many.

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#2922024 - 01/01/12 07:27 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
barredrock Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/07
Loc: Hiawatha kansas age 38
I miss 90% lol

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#2922027 - 01/01/12 07:29 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
Kirk Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/19/08
Loc: louisiana
barred make sure the area right above your trap pan is the lowest point in the trap pattern also


Edited by Kirk (01/01/12 08:37 PM)
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#2922049 - 01/01/12 07:37 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
barredrock Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/07
Loc: Hiawatha kansas age 38
what do you mean Kirk??

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#2922059 - 01/01/12 07:40 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
Alpha Backflow Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/29/10
Loc: Lake Co.IL
Make sure the lowest part of the trap pattern is on your pan.They will put their foot at the lowest part of your set 70% of the time.

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#2922061 - 01/01/12 07:41 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
yoteman85 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/04/09
Loc: St. Lawerence county NY
I think he meant lowest
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“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”
-Vince Lombardi
"Money is made setting traps not checking them"

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#2922062 - 01/01/12 07:42 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
barredrock Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/07
Loc: Hiawatha kansas age 38
lowest part of set is my pan. what would stink??? I'm overboard about scent control

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#2922068 - 01/01/12 07:44 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
barredrock Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/07
Loc: Hiawatha kansas age 38
always wear gloves, fresh latex every set. wear rubber boots. use kneeling pad. dye and wax traps with trap wax. never touch traps with bare hands and into rubbermaid

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#2922071 - 01/01/12 07:45 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
Joe Burg Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/07
Loc: ne ks
is it coons digging ?

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#2922074 - 01/01/12 07:46 PM Re: coyote set, distance from hole/post [Re: barredrock]
barredrock Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/07
Loc: Hiawatha kansas age 38
could be coons i guess, i was always gonna trail cam them, but i know some are yotes

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