We live in what is basically a clearing in the forest. We've always had coyotes around and they've never given us any real trouble--until now. Within the last month or so they've attacked a neighbor's dog, killed one neighbor's entire flock of chickens and ducks, taken 2 calves from the same neighbor, and killed another's dog. When I say neighbor, they're a good 1/3 mile away, so we have some space here. Everyone has used scare tactics (shooting a gun and the like) and putting LGDs on the prowl. Two nights ago they attacked and killed my 31-year-old donkey. I've had it. Really. I called and hired a couple guys who are trappers. My question is, how effective are trappers? I've never trapped or known anyone who does so I don't know of the success rates of trapping. Anyone trap or use trappers for predator control?