When I started trapping coyotes as a young man I was lucky. There was an old timer nearby who was a coyote trapping machine, and he took me under his wing. Not all of us have that luxury, though, and it can be tough to learn coyote trapping from the ground up. Sure, books and DVD’s, trapping friends and online forums can help, but few of these resources cover all of the basics in one easy-to-understand course. Kris Pope’s Coyote Trapping 101 does.
Coyote Trapping 101 is an online video course to teach coyote trapping newcomers from the ground up. In 9 modules with over 4 hours of video, Kris teaches every aspect of coyote trapping – and a great deal of information that applies to foothold trapping in general.
Starting at the beginning, Kris goes over all of the gear and equipment needed to trap coyotes, going down to the basics of specific traps and tools that work best. He even shows you in detail how to set a trap, and identifies the different parts of a foothold trap, and goes over terminology and trap adjustment. He also has a video on cleaning and treating traps to get them ready for use in the field.
Understanding where to find coyotes and selecting the proper location to make sets is critical to a coyote trapper’s success. Kris uses field demonstrations as well as Google Earth mapping to show you how to pick location, and explains what makes one location better than another. This is very valuable information for a beginning trapper to learn.
There are two basic types of sets in coyote trapping – the dirt hole set and the flat set. Kris demonstrates how to set each, and goes over every detail in set construction. Sometimes seeing these sets constructed from start to finish makes all the difference in building your confidence level as a new trapper.
This course doesn’t just give you instruction on the basics, it actually shows you real results in the field. Kris takes you on his trapline with videos of several catches and remakes.
Finally, you’ll see a few videos in the fur shed explaining how to skin, flesh and stretch coyotes in preparation for sale.
If you want to learn how to trap coyotes and don’t have someone to teach you, I can’t think of a better way to start than going through the Coyote Trapping 101. Course enrollment costs $99, and you get full access to all of the video modules, and an ebook guide to selling fur as a bonus. Thinking $99 is a little steep for a trapping video course? Consider the cost of trapping DVD’s on the market today. For that price, you could pick up a few hours of DVD footage, but I don’t know of any that would teach the basics in such a simple manner. And how about Youtube videos? Sure, there are some good ones out there, but think about the time it’ll take to sort through all of the junk available online to find useful and credible information.
Investing in your personal education is money well spent for a new trapper, and I think the Coyote Trapping 101 course is a great way to start. Plus, Kris offers a 100% money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.
For Trapping Today readers, Kris has offered a generous 20% discount. All you have to do is enter the coupon code ‘today’ during checkout. So for around $80, you can get access to Coyote Trapping 101 and get started on your coyote trapping journey. Enjoy!