I don’t have the time and drive I used to I run a pretty small line now. With my dad coming up on retirement and my little guy up and coming I hope to get back into it and take them both on a long line again. We have some great ground here with all of the old logging roads and large beaver swamps. It different than farm trapping but once I got the hang of it the coyotes are just as predictable. I trap a lot of deep snow so majority of my sets are blind sets, it makes for some interesting set options.
I only put out about a dozen sets, my kids loving checking them so I usually get a picture text of what I caught while I am at work. I started trapping when I was 10, one of my older brothers was into it in a very big way and he taught me. I enjoy it just as much as hunting, maybe more.
I normally try to keep 60 sets working which can be hard with the snow, I have had as many as a little over 100 out at a time but a lot of those were gang sets at good pinch points.
My wife tagged along for this check day and had to get a picture of this pig of a female. She was an old dog with almost no teeth but she had one big fat belly. She went 38lbs on the scale, which is a lot for the size of her frame. There was no chance of escape, she was buried in that old long spring.