Is it safe to use foothold traps where cattle have access?

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What are the best ways to trap coyote on properties with cattle?

We are taking over my grandparents farm and the guy we lease it to for cattle offered me $100 for every coyote. Can i use foot traps with cattle around?



Cattle have such large feet that there’s no danger of them getting caught in a normal foothold trap.  In fact, trappers commonly set such traps in cattle pasture with no issues!  

There’s several GrowingDeer episodes that show how to use foothold traps.  For example, check out:


Enjoy creation,


November 5, 2015