Trapping school set for Sept. 27-28 in Caney

Native American folklore describes the coyote as being a savvy and clever beast. Today, coyotes show that cleverness as they have adapted to the changing American landscape. Coyotes once lived primarily in the open prairies and deserts, but now roam all of North America including many cities. Coyotes have adapted so well that their population is believed to be at an all-time high.

The Rolling Prairie Extension District and the Wildcat Extension District will host a public meeting about trapping on Sept. 27 at the Caney Rec Center located at 403 E 1st Ave in Caney, Kansas, from 5 to 8 p.m. This will be an informational meeting that will cover topics such as essential information about trapping coyotes, how to properly scout for locations, different types of traps, different trap sets as well as lures and baits. Charlie Lee, Kansas State University wildlife damage control specialist, will also provide live demonstrations on how to effectively set a variety of traps.

The following day all attendees are welcome to travel out to the trapping location on a nearby ranch and check traps set by Lee the day before. Checking the traps will begin around 7 a.m.

Please RSVP for this free trapping school by calling 620-725-5890 or emailing Doris at [email protected].

Please join us Sept. 27 and 28 to learn more about coyotes and how to effectively control them in your area. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Jeri Geren, Wildcat Extension District Diversified Ag and Natural Resources Agent at 620-331-2690 or by email at [email protected].

An informational flyer can be downloaded from the Wildcat District website at For more information, contact Jeri Geren, Diversified Agriculture and Natural Resources, [email protected], 620-331-2690.