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Coyote Trapping 201
Sometimes I just have to get a little dirt under my fingernails...

I’ve heard from a good number of folks who read my “Save A Fawn, Trap A Yote” feature in the May issue. I couldn’t have written such a step-by-step article without Ben Poole, of Social Circle. Ben explained in great depth what folks needed to do in order to successfully take the plunge and begin trapping coyotes.

After writing that article, I knew I wanted to trap on my own. I went to and invested $350 in six MB 550 traps and all the equipment I needed to get started. See page 19 of the May issue for a list of all the trapping supplies I purchased.

From May 24-June 9, I had six traps in the ground on my hunting club in Putnam County. How many coyotes did I catch? One, and it was as exciting as killing my first deer when I rounded the corner of the road that morning and saw that young male caught in the trap. However, my first coyote is...

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Chris Metcalf is a long-time member of the 7,500-acre Harris County Sportsman’s Club, land that was part of what was once known as Rocky Branch Plantation. If the name rings a bell, it’s...

Boom! The thunderous gobbling abruptly ends. It’s the perfect end to a perfect morning. Subduing the flopping bird, it’s time to head back...

Small Game
Thanks to a surge of cold air that blew through the state on Wednesday, Feb. 26, rabbit hunters will gladly take a pair of comfortable days to finish out rabbit season, which will close at dark on Friday, Feb. 28. GON Forum member "J Mitchell" pretty much sums up the feelings of all rabbit hunters on a recent post on the GON web forum: "Hot weather and rabbit hunting don't go together." For the last several weeks, temperatures have been in the...

It’s amazing how seemingly minor events can evolve into memorable experiences. Such was the case when I joined Ronnie Kirk and his 88-year-old dad, Hoby, for a morning rabbit hunt on Dec. 11, 2013. Ronnie and I have been fishing friends for many years, and Ronnie had often talked about his dad’s beagles and his love for chasing rabbits. I had known Mr. Kirk only casually from running into him and Ronnie on the lake. I readily accepted their invitation for a rabbit...

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