Once again, would like to thank Jesse for being understanding, hes a great guy...Well, was going to wait to post this, but here it is. This is one yote I cought last season, nice little fellow, dominate male. Its not as easy as people think to get a coyote to walk out into a 300+ acre feild and place his foot on a 1x1.5 inch pan....Take note, he is in vertually no pain. Alot less pain then a cripple pheasant, deer, or anything else as far as that goes. I have cought a few dogs from my traps maybe 1 or 2 in 13+ years of trapping. Foot damage is minimized. Reason being, if this trap broke his foot, he would lose feeling in the exterimity. He then would chew at the trap, and mistakingly chew his foot. Now, if he chews his foot, it will come off, and he will be out of the trap, running around on 3 legs instead of 4. Also, If the trap was strong enuff to break his leg, it would be strong enuff to break a domesticated dogs leg, and then trappers as a whole got problems. Angry landowners= no trapping spots. 99% of trappers obey there state laws, and one in Iowa is that you check your traps every 24 hours. Some states have a 48 hour check, but we dont. The longer you leave an animal in a trap, the more time he has to escape. As a trapper, empty traps that are set off, are not good.
The next pic is of my children with a nice beaver they cought. I am in the middle, holding it, as they are not strong enough to hold it up. Iowas beaver season is still in, but dewindling down. They were quite proud of this beaver, as I was too. I am a mentor on another site, for kids. If you know a child who wants to learn to trap, shoot me an email or PM and I can give you a link that will really help out a youngster.
Thanks for viewing my post, and if you guys care to see more, I can surely show ya some more.
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>I'd like to see the first set first. All of these linked images back to Imagestation don't work for me. Why don't you post them on the gallery here, or attach them to the message?...if you guys care to see more, I can surely show ya some more.[/b]
Going to try to attach it, may not work.