The canidae are particularly difficult to capture by the neophyte trappers. The month of february lends itself rather well to this exercice. In fact, whether it is for the fox or the coyote, february is the starting period of the breeding season. All you need is a dozen snares of appropriate diameter for the targeted specie and then you drive around in the back country in search of the specie’s track. In reality, the facility of this method results from the fact that at this period, it is mostly impossible for a fox or a coyote to not follow the tracks of one of his fellow member…
A well camouflaged and disinfected snare installed along the fox trail and that will do the trick. I took this picture on my land in the Outaouais region in mid-March 7 years ago, just before we were invaded by the coyotes.
Best of luck to all trappers.