Gil, probably just shaking hands with him gave me a little good luck.
Griff, I know that I wasn't on location, I should be on the other side of the fence row Lesson #1 but it's corn there, winter wheat where I caught him, so I have to walk (no truck trapping for me), I know that it's on their travel paths and that they will eventually cross through there, but ultimately I wanted the yotes and any rabbit eating varmint would do as I want the boys to have more fun. Across the road, where to varmint came from, I can't trap but have seen them run this fence row for better than 30 years. It is less than 1/4 a mile down the road though.
If I was trapping Southern Michigan and I had a spot go for 12 days without even catching a grinner, coon or peppy no go. I would be looking for the trails gong into the corn to set. When the corn gets cut may be time to move back to a crop change up. Looks like a young male? You may want to check up on me with Bob to see if he agrees!:hide:
I believe it was a mature male. The coyote sign is on the other side and I will set that when the corn is down, don't wanna walk just to check sets. I pass that spot 3-4 times a day so checking is easy. There's corn all over the other properties, I'm bow hunting pretty hard and will be pulling come gun season. I seriously doubt that Bob will ever talk to me again, since I'm a welfare trapper
I forgot to mention, I have a tree stand in the fence row that I hunt once a week or so, I did see a big boar coon one morning there so it did surprize me that I hadn't got one in those sets. I'm glad I didn't yet. He was headed toward the drainage ditch a couple hundred yards down, I'll be there come November.
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