Weather plays a huge role in coyote trapping. The weather we had in Kansas started as good as it gets. It was dry, easy to set traps, and plenty of sign to be found. That all changed on day three when the winter weather arrived. A combination of snow, sleet, and rain formed a solid crust over the traps that prevented them from firing on a coyote. To get our traps back in action we had to go back through the line and make them look as natural as possible after chipping the layer of ice out.

We introduced the new Duke 650’s last winter. Now that we’ve ran them a bit this season, there are a few modifications we’re making to them. It doesn’t take much to turn this great trap into an incredible one.