Coyote trapping help needed

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Livinzoo, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    I need to trap a coyote. It has been picking off my free range roosters. I'm down to 2 left. I have been begging a relative to put out some foothold traps for about 4 weeks. It hasn't happened. So I just need to do it myself.

    Where do I buy foothold traps and how do I set it. This coyote has been since within 20 feet of the front door.

    I don't want to put out poison since my LGD is a fence climber and occasionally gets out.

  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Contact your local trappers. In many places Coyote is an open season animal and trappers and hunters will come take care of your problem. Many times all they want is the animal in return.

    Just google trappers in your area and see if they'll help.

    As for trapping it yourself, I don't have any advice, I was never successful in leg trapping anything. Well, except one of my favorite hens. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  3. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    I see ads all the time in this area from people wanting to hunt coyotes, wild hogs, etc. Maybe someone in your area will help you out!
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    As Wolf-Kim already stated, contact a professional. If you don't know where to find one, call the game warden. [​IMG]
  5. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    Well relative is a profesional this just can't wait any longer. Many people at work said put out hotdogs soaked in antifreeze. Hate to say it but if traps aren't set tomarrow there will be hotdogs soaked in anifreeze left for the coyote. I'm just done with it and he needs to be dead yesterday. I'm not a very social person so calling and begging strangers to come trap this coyote isn't goingto happen.
  6. thomas h

    thomas h In the Brooder

    May 27, 2009
    Hammond Ontario Canada
    coyotes are smart .
    they can be very hard to legtrap .
    you need a pro trapper .

  7. danielbrown

    danielbrown Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Spartanburg, sc
    You can by leg holds online and search youtube vids on how to set them like a pro. They don't cost much and are easy to set.
    If you set out bait don't use antifreeze use Golden Marlin fly bait instead, it kills a lot faster.
    That way you know what ate it because will be less than 50ft way dead.
  8. danielbrown

    danielbrown Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Spartanburg, sc
    A quick search found this.

  9. toredano

    toredano Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Grainger County,TN
    Your local Co Op should have them..They have them where i live now.

    Antifreeze , if not enough in the hotdog, wont kill em. And I doubt a hotdog with that amnount will kill it.

    Or buy a cheap predator call made for coyotes , sit tight ,wait for it and use a gun..IF you can do that.
    We have one group of coyotes up here but all we ever hear is their rallying cry for hutning but never see them near us.
    They might be 300 yards or so but I have yet to see one on my property.
    They rae smart as can be and avoid humnas like the plague.. so it will take some doing..

    Patience you must have .. young one .[​IMG]
  10. Mrs. Glassman

    Mrs. Glassman Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Cedartown, Georgia
    I do not think there is a season for that...I believe it is year 'round. I think they are legal to kill year' round here.

    Check with the game warden in your area. You can buy a live trap at most hardware or feed stores.

    Maybe your area has animal control & they can put out a trap for a "ferrell dog" and do it for you.

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