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Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote #15098206 07/31/20
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I am wondering how most guys dispatch a trapped coyote when you plan on keeping/selling fur.
I assume a .22 to either the head or maybe lungs? Either way leaves a hole, hopefully just one.
Reason I ask, is that I am retiring, and want to take up coyote trapping here in Illinois (for now).
I've dabbled in trapping for many years, but never too "serious".My job prevented me from spending the time required to run a line.
I'm not planning on getting rich for sure. Looking at it more as a hobby and a way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.
Also, Minnesota Trapline Products seems like good people what little I've dealt with them in the past, so probably get some stuff from them.
Anyway, just wondering how you guys dispatch a coyote. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote [Re: nick] #15099442 08/01/20
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22 in the ear from the side, stick a wad of paper towel in the ear to absorb blood. I tried wrapping them on the nose and stepping on their chest like I did for fox but coyotes are more tenacious and it ended up looking like I was trying to do a jig on them.


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Re: Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote [Re: nick] #15100063 08/01/20
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Skulls used to be sellable and worth messing with.so I usually shot them very carefully in the neck with a CB.


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Choke pole and a noose.


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Re: Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote [Re: nick] #15101080 08/01/20
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Evnin guys gals. When we were trapping them we used to carry an old axe handle with that round ball looking thing off of a horse harness (shaves maybe) anyway get a pole or something on his neck & stand on it so ya don't get bit!!!! Those buggers can wreck a good pair of rubbers in a blink. Don't ask I was young once (stupid). Rap him between the eyes once reall smart. It will only bruise on the inside a little & they won't dock your fur. Hope that helps. Bill out. πŸΎπŸ‘£πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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Re: Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote [Re: GWPGUY] #15101223 08/01/20
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Originally Posted by GWPGUY
Evnin guys gals. When we were trapping them we used to carry an old axe handle with that round ball looking thing off of a horse harness (shaves maybe) anyway get a pole or something on his neck & stand on it so ya don't get bit!!!! Those buggers can wreck a good pair of rubbers in a blink. Don't ask I was young once (stupid). Rap him between the eyes once reall smart. It will only bruise on the inside a little & they won't dock your fur. Hope that helps. Bill out. πŸΎπŸ‘£πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦


Bill Are you talking of the ball off the top of the post that goes over the collar ?Cheers NC


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Re: Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote [Re: nick] #15102438 08/02/20
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I've utilized a CB to the head and eventually went to the lungs to which did not solve my aggravation with blood all over everything.

Switched to catch pole around the neck, guess you need a better catch pole than my homemade one as I can dispatch a fox and a bobcat easily with it but never a coyote. So, went to standing on the chest, evidently 165# isn't quite enough to accomplish it in a timely manner.

Now, after gaining control with the catch pole I use my trapping hammer to quickly take care of the issue, with this method I find that a mess while skinning is far less common.

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Mornin, ya North country I think that's it. Used to know what parts of a harness were called! I'm blaming it on age. I'm pretty sure I'm headed for dementia, I can leave a room & go for something I need, and .................. have a good weekend I'm out. πŸΎπŸ‘£πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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hames......

Re: Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote [Re: huntsman22] #15103489 08/02/20
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
hames......

Ones I am familiar with are pretty heavy?


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Re: Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote [Re: nick] #15104362 08/02/20
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Thanks for the ideas. Didnt think about a "choke pole" but not sure I want to tote one around.
Thanks for the input.

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Evnin!!! I new you'd let us know huntsman22. Thanks. Bill out. πŸΎπŸ‘£πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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I only trap for the benefit of my areas turkeys and better fawn recruitment, so seeing that I don't do anything with the yotes except fertilize the "daisies" I use a .22 caliber pellet rifle and that's between the eyes. They never move. Act like they've been struck by lightening


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Re: Wondering how to dispatch trapped coyote [Re: nick] #15110933 08/05/20
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I have always used a 22 or 22 short. Draw an imaginary X between the eyes and ears and shoot just over the X. They will bleed but typically coyotes need to be washed after fleshing anyway. Add a shot of Woolite to the bath you give them and they will really look good.
MN Trapline Products is EXCELLENT to deal with. Great people that know what they are doing and have incredibly fast shipping. You can't go wrong with them. Try their MB-550's for coyotes and that is all you will ever use again.


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