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#7075166 - 11/14/12 I need to snare some coyotes
Rooster7 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/07
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I have been bowhunting several times this fall and have yet to see a deer during shooting hours. I think I have found out why. I hunted a stand in a ravine at the end of a field one morning and walking in before light, I could see multiple sets of tracks in the fresh dug field. There was also a pretty established trail coming across the field. The field is about 70 yards wide and the trail comes out of some grassy, brushy stuff, across a fence, across the field and down a grass and tree covered railroad bank.

In the dark I thought it was deer tracks all over the fresh dug bean field and assumed the trail to be made by deer also.

1/2 hour after light I had a big prime coyote at 12 yards broadside that scooted behind some brush just as I was drawing my bow. I lip squeaked and he stopped but wouldn't come out for a shot.

Anyway, when I walked out of the stand that morning I was surpised to see that all of the tracks in the field AND the trail was made by coyotes. LOTS of coyotes.

I have never snared before but my gut tells me that setting snares at the fence crossing and where the grass parts on the edge of the RR bank would be the best place to do it.

Any advice/tips on snare handling, how to go about setting them, attaching them etc. would be greatly appreciated!
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#7082663 - 11/17/12 Re: I need to snare some coyotes [Re: Rooster7]
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#7083855 - 11/17/12 Re: I need to snare some coyotes [Re: Rooster7]
readonly Offline
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Registered: 12/25/11
Posts: 249
Loc: Lexington VA
Originally Posted By: Rooster7

I have never snared before but my gut tells me that setting snares at the fence crossing and where the grass parts on the edge of the RR bank would be the best place to do it.


Best place to catch deer, dogs and everything else too.

Stick to the footholds, imo

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#7084494 - 11/17/12 Re: I need to snare some coyotes [Re: readonly]
readonly Offline
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Registered: 12/25/11
Posts: 249
Loc: Lexington VA
If you do use snares, I recommend a relaxing lock so you can release non-targets. I don't snare much, but when I do I use a relaxing lock for that reason. You can pick up a dog a long ways from any house.

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#7087017 - 11/18/12 Re: I need to snare some coyotes [Re: readonly]
Alann Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Start by checking the laws in your state. The laws vary greatly between states so advice you get from one source may make you illegal in your state.

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#7090376 - 11/19/12 Re: I need to snare some coyotes [Re: Alann]
Rooster7 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/07
Posts: 4284
Loc: Minnesota
I have checked the laws and have been reading up on different types of snares and accessories. I definatley would run relaxing locks. I couldn't imagine finding someone's dog at the end of a snare. frown
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#7121759 - 11/28/12 Re: I need to snare some coyotes [Re: Rooster7]
Freezerfiller Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 129
Loc: South Central Alaska
Sound like a job for an 10/22 or ar-15, plus its way funner!

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