My first trapping season has been filled with peaks and valleys. There was a point when I was so discouraged I planned to pull all of my snares, but that day I catch a coyote. That was my first predator. Well, I didn't pull my snares and added a few more in a different location.
Yesterday I checked them again, as I do almost every weekend. One of my snares was missing, and the drag was gone too. The wolf ran through the snare, setup for a coyote, ran down the hill and almost made it out of the woods until he changed his course and wrapped himself around an alder tree. I've talked about catching a wolf, but I never imagined it would actually happen.
What a season! I caught my first coyote and wolf. Tomorrow all the snares are coming home and I'm calling it a season.
I'll post a picture later today.