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Old 02-10-2019, 09:43 PM
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snares will be pulled tomorrow. i'm seeing too many signs of rubbing, so my trials of this winter are now mute...…….next year here we come!
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:25 PM
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So for those of you pulling out because of coyotes "rubbing" how do you determine that your season is over? 1 coyote 5 coyotes? %40? I have caught the odd one with bad mites and one or 2 with a bit of gaurd hair off the arse but nothing I would consider bad.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:26 PM
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So for those of you pulling out because of coyotes "rubbing" how do you determine that your season is over? 1 coyote 5 coyotes? %40? I have caught the odd one with bad mites and one or 2 with a bit of gaurd hair off the arse but nothing I would consider bad.
Due to "rubbing" I quite on January 20 this year...last season I quit Feb 10
This seasons catch was down in numbers by 30% compared to last season.
I caught 5 in mid January... with "rubbing" on the hips, so I quit.

The dollar return on rubbed fur is reduced by 50% ...which barely covers my travel and time investment. Plus, I like to leave a little seed for next season.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:08 PM
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The odd one with a touch of rub here but nothing I would call excessive, mostly females . I closed my far anta today because I'm starting to calve and wont have time to check . I still snare close to home til end of the month but only to try and help the pheasants out . Heres one from today,kinda rearranged the set

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Old 02-12-2019, 06:39 AM
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all my snares have been pulled now.

during the past week i haven't caught/shot one without rubbing on the sides of the hips, so will leave them for seed.

good luck to you all, but i won't kill them if they're not prime......guess nafa will show me if i'm right/wrong.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:07 AM
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For me I would rather harvest late then early season. Last year went to the end never seen any difference at the sale.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:37 AM
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For me I would rather harvest late then early season. Last year went to the end never seen any difference at the sale.
That's what I found as well hence why I was so confused at everyone pulling out so soon.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:25 PM
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For me I would rather harvest late then early season. Last year went to the end never seen any difference at the sale.
Yup, why catch early season coyotes that are worth $50 when they'll become $100 coyotes. Late season coyotes will only get worse so you might as well catch them. In this market late season coyotes bring in good money.

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That's what I found as well hence why I was so confused at everyone pulling out so soon.
Two seasons ago the fur was good and I caught my last coyotes on the last day when I was pulling all my snares. Last season all that I was catching were low grade coyotes at the end of January so I pulled my snares early. This year I'm going to the bitter end. The quality of the fur depends on the type of winter we have I guess.

Lots of variables as to when people decide to pull their snares......calving season, low grade coyotes, expense vs return.....maybe just plain tired after 3 months of snaring? In this market my advice is to keep on trapping as long as the fur is decent even if it's a lower grade than earlier in the season.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:28 PM
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I keep going til the end,my property owner's want it that way and I want to keep my property.$1500 calf more important than $100 yote.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:15 PM
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I shot a coyote March 15 last year that brought 90$. Never would have guessed that.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:51 PM
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I shot a coyote March 15 last year that brought 90$. Never would have guessed that.
Me neither...lol

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:54 AM
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you got it mixed up with that one you shot in december, kbf!
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:03 PM
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Could be the answer in your case Dave. If I remember right you made a beginners mistake by putting that deer carcasses in the back of your truck along with a Jerry can of fuel and your chainsaw.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:39 AM
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You gotta just hate these disgusting late season goods. That was last night’s episode, random bunch.

These will likely be going to Monclers or Rebellato Graziano! Except not the far two. One has hair matts and other is overdeveloped. But the folks using the middle and low end need goods too!

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