COYOTE TRAPPING METHOD—What is a good method to use in trapping coyotes in the Northwest?
One way is to trail a piece of bloody meat or animal entrails around to attract them. Trail to some good place to make a set and then kill a chicken and pick the feathers off and scatter them around, especially over your traps. Set two or three good traps around, scatter a few small pieces of the chicken among the feathers and Mr. Coyote will get busy to investigate what caused all that muss sod will tramp the ground over thoroughly to find out and is pretty sure to step on one of your traps. Another good way is to set a post in the ground about four feet high or just out of his reach; nail a board fourteen or fifteen inches square on top of the post; take an old rooster and tie him on top of the board by boring holes through the hoard to run a string through; tie his feet down to the board; nail a piece behind his leg joint, so he cannot hitch back and get loose. Put him on at night when the weather is nice so he won’t suffer; set plenty of traps around the post. The rooster will crow through the night, and especially in the morning and if a coyote is in sound of his voice, he will proceed to locate him at once and will find him and will dance around the post and rear up on the post and try to get him and is pretty sure to get caught himself.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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