Coyotes have been around for years. Many of our forefather's made a decent living running a trapline. These days most trappers have a regular job in order to make a living. This thread is to explore what HUMANE trapping is all about. If you are against trapping, please EXIT THIS THREAD NOW. The information & pics are not going to be to your liking. Trapping is not legal in all states & provinces. Most require you to obtain a license to trap. A key to successful trapping is to use the correct trap for the job. A trap should be large, powerful and fast enough to catch the coyote that activates it. For best results, chose a No. 3 coil-spring trap with a jaw spread of about 6 inches. You should check traps daily to prevent any undo suffering to your targets. Dispatch them humanely using the appropriate firearm. Try to do as little damage as possible to the pelt. NOTES ON TRAPS: Traps: must be attended daily. must be made of metal with smooth or rubber jaws. must be labeled with the user's name and address. must not be set in paths made or used by people or domestic animals. When trapping, be sure to: get permission before setting traps on a neighbor's property. notify all neighbors in the area of the location of traps and ask their cooperation in keeping their pets away from the traps. Depending on type & condition, coyote pelts are selling from a high of $40-$45 to a low of $10-$15. A lot of the value depends on the quality of preparing/tanning of the hide. This guy obviously had a good season... Tips on skinning & tanning can be found here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning Coyote is NOT an endangered species, so the next time to have to dispatch a nuisance coyote that is after your poultry or livestock consider preserving the pelt. Wasting the fur just does not make good sense. You could always have a coat made if you harvest enough of them.