Not really related to “town” coyotes... but I was out walking around my wood lot yesterday and came across a fresh coyote kill. We had no snow this winter, and hardly any snow in the woods... my first thought was these buggers must be very persistent to take down a good sized buck when there is no snow to slow a deer down. I was looking over what was left of the carcass when I noticed what caused this deers demise. A very tight coyote snare with about 6 inches of frayed cable attached to it’s back foot. This is a deer that I had many pictures of, and seen many times last fall. Made me sick. Although I can’t prove it ... I’m guessing the snare was set on my property, since the deer was a local for many months. Why aren’t trappers putting deer stops on their snares ??? I am all for getting rid of coyotes ... but if I come across any traps or snares on my property ... they will be disappearing. The actions that poor deer went through to break that cable is unimaginable. No wonder the ‘yotes caught up to him.
Deer stops are required on yote snares , saying that if a deer gets in a yote snare by the leg its very rare and unfortunate , plus yote snare require a break away device less than 185lb breaking strenght , saying this no matter what its like everything in life some just dont care and do what by any means to get the job done , even if its setting illegal snares that dont allow for a deer to break off with out having brake the cable first .
Break away device i use is simple J hook or s hook made of aluminum , allows snare to open up if deer gets in but coyote cant get it to pull apart .
Ill get back ladh for this but dont care, its all about doing whats right and by the book !
Coyote snare loop should only be big enough for coyote , fox or bobcat to get its head into , any bigger and that snare is there to get everything and anything , tagged or not ! I use a 6 ft extension on my swivel to tie off my snares ,thats wrapped around the tree multible times so nothing gets in the extension part , dont need 6 extra ft of wire on the snare itself to allow the snare open up to any size , just lazziness IMHO