Re: coyote trapping
Rusty trapping coyotes East to west is nothing more than reading terrain and knowing what cover they use for bedding,where they hunt and how they travel through an area. Humans mean little in pressure applied from traps unless you have alot of trappers and they are pinching some, with the same techniques and lure/bait offerings over a period of time.
I have trapped coyotes for quite a few years and again your dealing with 50-60% pups come fall fur time, the summer is when your dealing with a majority of adults yet standard sets will still connect then as well, I just adjust lure and baits, I also rely on calling alot more at that time.
The best pointer I could give to a new trapper is be patient and stay back away from the actual set location as much as possible. Make good sets on good locations a coyote track or turd is good a place where you have multiple sets and of differant sizes is a place where you have found a major travel route of a given population of coyotes.
Try not making trapping more difficult than it is! I could care less really if you want to spend time caging up cats and buildings crates, but there are easier ways to catch those coyotes in the same amount of time.
Most coyotes are anti social of human scent, but you leave x amount when you set a trap or check that trap/traps the thing is give it the time to mellow out your human scent and you will still catch those coyotes. Some coyotes are bold and brash others more on edge, also coyotes see with a skeptic eye new things in their environment until they go by them a time or two, then wham you got them.