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Old 02-01-2021, 08:38 PM   #1
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What is the best way to get rid of them? They have gotten really thick on my property in the last year. Really want to thin them down before fawns hit. Tracks everywhere you look. Tons of game cam pics. Set up with a good wind and caller and no visitors.

I know where one active den is and I get the most pics around 10:00am a few hundred yards away.

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Old 02-01-2021, 08:43 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:45 PM   #3
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:47 PM   #4
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:48 PM   #5
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Find a local trapper for sure! As a long time predator hunter I can tell you with absolute certainty that you will not thin them out by calling alone. You may kill a few, but you will educate more than you kill. Trap and shoot on sight! Good luck with thinning them out!
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:49 PM   #6
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We got in touch with our local county trapper.
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Old 02-01-2021, 09:11 PM   #7
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If you’re interested, there’s a guy that runs them with dogs. He’s gone to a buddies place in Rockdale and killed a couple and ran them out of his place too.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:01 PM   #8
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Thanks. I wouldnt mind trying to trap them myself. Any suggestions on best trap?
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:14 PM   #9
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Large treble hooks....
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Old 02-02-2021, 06:30 AM   #10
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Before you consider trapping, are you able to make it to your property to check your traps often?
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:46 AM   #11
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Yes, my property is nearby. I ordered six of the MB 550s and a bunch of goodies to go with it.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:15 AM   #12
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Traps, Snares and Thermal/Night Vision scope !
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:21 AM   #13
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Have gun, will travel. I'm near by.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:30 AM   #14
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Traps, Snares and Thermal/Night Vision scope !
This!
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:31 AM   #15
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I feel you. We killed ten this year on our 400 acre place. A few with calls, but mostly just while deer hunting or hunting gut piles.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:32 AM   #16
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Traps, and snares.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:35 AM   #17
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Large treble hooks....
yep BUT with your neighbors dog or cat ...on the hook you will be in Deep DoDO
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:40 AM   #18
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If you have a government trapper in your county that is your best bet. He can trap, call, and put out cyanide for them.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:51 AM   #19
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Large treble hooks....

Thatís how my granddad and I trapped them when I was younger. Itís crazy when one gets hung and the others start eating it, sounds like the wild dogs in Africa. We thought we had taken them all down a long time ago but I was walking a trail a couple years ago and one hung my hat. Lucky thatís all it got. Donít do it anymore, but it was interesting to a six year old boy.

We also drilled holes in trees and put shrimp at the back and two long wood screws at angle opposite of each other to trap raccoons. Granddad knew how to catch them thatís for sure.
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:15 AM   #20
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We also drilled holes in trees and put shrimp at the back and two long wood screws at angle opposite of each other to trap raccoons. Granddad knew how to catch them thatís for sure.
Trying to get a visual on this one. Can you explain it better?
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:19 AM   #21
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F&T trapping show can make it look easy, not sure if thats the correct name, but the guys on that show put the hurt on em
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:33 AM   #22
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if you dont allready have a thermal! get one! u can thin em out
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Old 02-04-2021, 06:33 PM   #23
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Thermal and traps
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:19 PM   #24
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MB 550s are good ones, we like the 4 coil offsets. Adding the extra springs really makes them snappy and is simple to do.
Snares would also be great if you can use them.

Less is more with coyotes sets. Trail sets and scent post sets, maybe a dirt hole. Watch your scent around the set. Get some coyote urine to use if you can.

Good luck, those savages are wiley.
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Old 02-07-2021, 07:10 PM   #25
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Thatís how my granddad and I trapped them when I was younger. Itís crazy when one gets hung and the others start eating it, sounds like the wild dogs in Africa. We thought we had taken them all down a long time ago but I was walking a trail a couple years ago and one hung my hat. Lucky thatís all it got. Donít do it anymore, but it was interesting to a six year old boy.

We also drilled holes in trees and put shrimp at the back and two long wood screws at angle opposite of each other to trap raccoons. Granddad knew how to catch them thatís for sure.
Your hat? How high did ya'll hang them???
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Old 02-07-2021, 07:24 PM   #26
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We had a bunch of pics this year.

Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
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Old 02-08-2021, 06:45 AM   #27
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Hunting a carcass with thermal and suppressor is very effective.

We are going to snare very soon.

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Old 02-08-2021, 01:59 PM   #28
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Let me
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:20 PM   #29
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So what scratched the screens off my traps? The first one definitely did not have any scent or bait on it. All the same. Something uncovered the tops but did not set them off or dig them up. The bait holes weren't touched. Baited with deer trimming and coyote urine.

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Old 02-10-2021, 11:05 PM   #30
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put 2 live chickens in a cage and put where you see the coyotes. put two or three foot traps around the cage... we have caught 2 twice in the last yr...
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:13 AM   #31
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You needed a camera on your trap to see what happened
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:15 AM   #32
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I am going to bet a coon or fox dug you up. If those traps moved any under their feet they went to digging. Make sure they are rock solid when bedding them.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:51 AM   #33
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Dynasty, that might be my last resort. What, like in an all metal dog crate?

Lots of coons and skunks in the area. No fox. Going to hit them hard in the coming days to try to remove that variable.

I did move a camera to one of them. Need to move some more cameras.

Will working on my bedding more firm.
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Old 02-13-2021, 05:25 AM   #34
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Your trap looks very shinny. Traps need to be boiled and dyed. New traps are covered in oil usually. Coyotes are are super sensitive with smell. Most likely a coon dug up and exposed plate. Wear gloves for Coyote sets. Be as careful as u can with human scent. Presentation tion is very important. Also if u have the means to hire a helicopter for a couple hrs it is so worth the coin& fun thinning them down that way as well. Good luck.
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Old 02-17-2021, 11:04 PM   #35
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Good Luck. Traps are most efficient. Lots of good videos on the topic available that I learned the hard way. It really is a full time job that never ends as part of your overall management.
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:50 AM   #36
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Trying to get a visual on this one. Can you explain it better?
You drill a hole in a tree or log then drive screws or nails in at an angle forming a funnel. Put something shiny or bait in the hole. A coon will reach in and grab what's in there but he will not turn it loose effectively trapping his hand. All he's got to do is turn loose but he won't
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:52 AM   #37
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There is guy in Kansas that hunts coyotes and jack rabbits with eagles. He's got a golden eagle and an African crowned eagle. Dig it up on youtube, it's pretty cool.
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Old 02-19-2021, 02:59 PM   #38
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I had a trapper come in last year and it made a huge difference in the fawn crop
We do know how to trap them but we donít have time to check them regularly.
We use foot holds and scents for bait. Coyote,fox bobcat p.
Coons n possum will go to scents too and you will usually catch them first.
My trapper uses footholds and snares.
We never used snares because we were afraid of catching deer.
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