last morning coyote
My work usually slows through the winter months so I thought I would be around to do some serious trapping this year. Fortunitly I was extreamly busy all winter and unfortunitly I didn't get to do much trapping. The last Saturday I made 6 coyote sets with my son. The last day was March 1 and we caught this nice coyote. If God's willing we'll see you all next year.
Been trapping muskrats and beaver, but made 5 coyote sets today. Hope to make 7 more tomorrow.
I make a lot of dirt hole sets with a backstop. Rock, log, clump of grass etc...
I also always put a stepping stick right in front of the trap jaw. It helps guide there foot onto the pan
Our channel set is consistantly producing. We made a slide set today, we'll see how it does tomorrow.
This is the committment of trapping, pouring down rain walk in 1/2 mile in the dark and through the mud and muck, but the rewards can be great! In this case a huge Golf Course Beaver. Now we have to carry him out! 1/2 mile back out through the mud and the muck, suns up now, priceless memories with my son and trapping partner.
My family and I go to Edisto Island for a week every August and September. We do great on Crabs, Shrimp, Sharks and Redfish. We catch seatrout, but never with any size.
I always wondered how Edisto fishing would be in the winter. If your familiar I'd love to hear your fishing advice for winter fishing Edisto Style!
My brother and sister's of the great outdoors.
I would like to start serious conversation on the topic of coyotes in South Carolina. I know many of you and your hunt clubs are very good at planting all the perfict foods and supplying the needed minerals. I know many of you spend countless hours researching your deer herd and doing what you can to nurture and protect it. All of these things are great ideas, but if you and your club does not have an agressive plan to knock down the coyote population in your area it's all in vain.South Carolina Biologist claim 50% of all fawns born are killed by coyotes. Latest stats show are state deer herd has dropped 30% since 2002. The coyote population is expanding fast. If we don' do something we will watch the deer herd dwindle to nothing. Trapping is the best known tool for this job. It's also fun and challenging! Dad teach your kids and you will have another reason to be in the woods. I will be posting articles in the trapping forum showing my son's and my adventures. Good Luck!
Set 6 sets Saturday for coyotes.
Caught one 57 pound male grey on Sunday and one 50 male black on Monday. Big animals!
Pulled traps tuesday have to travel for work.
Oh yeah 6 muskrats.
Deer are getting scarce!
Will try to make a dozen sets on dec 23
Lets knock down these coyotes!