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    I have caught 14 beavers, 4 gray fox, 1 red fox, 10 possum, 2 raccoon, 1 coyote and, 2 otters so far. We have had a lot of rain and have had to pull traps due to flooding.
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    great
    Thats a lot of trapping.glad you're having a lot of success
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    Hey mps,
    Just curious - do you know how much fox pelts are goin for these days? I see more of both reds and grays than deer these days!
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    coyote hunting rules & regs
    I'm hoping you guys can help me out. My understanding is that coyote can be hunted at night, and since I have both livestock and deer that I'm trying to protect, I'm considering it. I want to make sure that whatever I do it's not only in keeping with Wildlife Regulations, but also that I don't get a ticket if a GW does come out while I'm hunting. I have no desire to shoot anything else, I may trap if it makes more sense. Can you bait for coyotes? Can you use lights or must you user infrared and night scopes? I'm really green at this, so forgive me of my questions seem naive. Any help is appreciated!
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    Little help GT?
    That is a good question! Gobblintom can help us figure it out! I think you can call and use lights! Not sure about bait. Someone else may can answer this one! Ted Nugent finds a place where they come through a fence, chain link type. Then, He gets a cable and makes a lassow attached well where it can't get away, and Not take fence and all! Maybe a deep stake! He stacks rocks up at hole they come under, where their head will come right thru his lassow! My friend in surry County uses standard fox type traps and catches a few. COUNTY BY COUNTY HAS DIFFERENT LAWS!
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    Trapping
    MPS..We have caught 6 Beavers 1 Gray Fox 9 Raccoons and 1 Otter so far but floundertrap...To answer your question...Coyote hunting at night with the aid of an artificial light is temporarily halted in the NC counties of Dare, Tyrrell, Hyde, Washington and Beaufort...People were shooting Red Wolves for Coyotes (Well Duh!!...What did they expect?) I'm pretty sure the rest of the state is still a go on private land!!! and yes baiting them is legal...a live chicken tied to the ground is the game plan...The can scent like Buck Bomb is also available in Predator Bomb and I have heard good results with it..They are several products on the market that smells like a Gut Pile to up your odds....Good Luck
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    thanks for the help guys!
    I may come back to you with more questions, but i think this will get me started. I'm going to sacrifice a chicken or two (I have too d@#& many roosters as it is), maybe get them coyotes used to coming to one easy spot to light up and get a good rest for the rifle. I'll see if I can cull some out and will report my progress. I'm considering it a major portion of my deer/land management. Thanks again for the help!
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    Yotes
    Another BIG beaver and another Good size Coon last night!!! And lost something that I'm guessing was a grey Fox?....Anyway FT, Not sure how much you wanna get into this night hunting but our local hang-out sells a scope mountable Predator light that is green and has a fairly long distance...Can't remember the name or the price but I know he has sold several and the price wasn't bad. You could also take a fresh chunk of Deer meat ETC and place it 3 feet off the ground to get it in the air currents...Foxes, Bobcats Yotes ETC will all focus on the fresh chicken...Only down side is Owls and Hawks will attack it also and very quick in open areas.
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    Trapping
    2 more Big Coons last night
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