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Kris Pope, from Coyote Trapping School, provides instruction and educational content for people interested in getting started, or getting better, at trapping furbearers and predators. Many people consider trapping a dying art, but there is still plenty of interest whether from outdoorsmen and women who are looking to further their outdoor skills, wildlife managers looking to enhance game populations through predator control, or survivalists interesting in knowing how to obtain food and fur in a survival situation. Follow along as Kris gives trapping industry updates, instructional information, and updates on his wintertime trapline. With a wide array of experience, from trapping artic foxes in Alaska to alligators in Florida, and a degree in wildlife biology, Kris’ passion lies in wildlife management and matching wits with wild critters near and far.

Coyote Trapping School Podcast Kris Pope

    • Wilderness
    • 4.8, 140 Ratings

Kris Pope, from Coyote Trapping School, provides instruction and educational content for people interested in getting started, or getting better, at trapping furbearers and predators. Many people consider trapping a dying art, but there is still plenty of interest whether from outdoorsmen and women who are looking to further their outdoor skills, wildlife managers looking to enhance game populations through predator control, or survivalists interesting in knowing how to obtain food and fur in a survival situation. Follow along as Kris gives trapping industry updates, instructional information, and updates on his wintertime trapline. With a wide array of experience, from trapping artic foxes in Alaska to alligators in Florida, and a degree in wildlife biology, Kris’ passion lies in wildlife management and matching wits with wild critters near and far.

    93 - Alaska Trapping - A Conservation Story

    93 - Alaska Trapping - A Conservation Story

    In this episode I talk about my experience trapping invasive foxes on an Aleutian island in Alaska. Since the 1940s there has been an initiative to remove the nonnative foxes from islands and restore them to seabird nesting grounds. Not just helping all seabirds populations but bringing the Aleutian cackling goose from the brink of extinction to a population of over 150,000! These are the stories that the public doesn’t hear when trapping bans are proposed - trapping is conservation!

    • 43 min
    92 - Frank Cisa - Wildman Wildlife Exclusion & Removal

    92 - Frank Cisa - Wildman Wildlife Exclusion & Removal

    In this episode I talk with Frank Cisa, of Wildman Wildlife Removal & Exclusion, https://www.wildmantrapping.com/.  We discuss a variety of items from tools to trapping tactics, and how Frank has grown his business.  Frank is still a relatively new Wildlife Control Operator, but he is definitely doing something right as his business is growing and he is getting word of mouth referrals, which is a great thing!  

    As always, be sure to support our sponsors, Kaatz Bros Lures, www.kaatzbros.com

    • 43 min
    91 - Sales in Your WCO Business

    91 - Sales in Your WCO Business

    In this episode I discuss some of the aspects of sales and selling in a wildlife control business. I explain how I’ve encountered and experienced that it is really more of a wildlife exclusion business, from a cash flow and efficiency standpoint. Ultimately it boils down to how well you sell yourself. The customer is buying you and how you present your proposal, if they “buy” that you know what you are talking about and can really fix their problem.

    • 57 min
    90 - Ideas on Lead Generation

    90 - Ideas on Lead Generation

    In this episode I discuss a few different options for generating leads or calls for your wildlife control business.  One key in my opinion is that you must be online, so you need a website.  Then it boils down to whether you want to buy leads or generate them organically.  Both options work but organic leads take more time to grow.  I think its a good idea to utilize both options, at least until your organic leads are generating enough business that you don’t need additional leads.

    • 38 min
    89 - NWCOA Wildlife Control Operator Training

    89 - NWCOA Wildlife Control Operator Training

    In this episode I review the recent NWCOA training I took.    If you are new to, or thinking about starting as a WCO I highly recommend this course.   It is a full 2 day course covering techniques and equipment, safety, and the most common wildlife issues that people tend to have. To learn more visit www.nwcoa.com  


    As always, be sure to support our sponsors, Kaatz Bros Lures, www.kaatzbros.com and email me with questions or podcast ideas kris@coyotetrappingschool.com

    • 25 min
    88 - Daniel Dekeyzer Interview

    88 - Daniel Dekeyzer Interview

    In this episode I talk with Daniel Dekeyzer, a Georgia trapper who also runs a successful nuisance trapping business on the side.  We talk about how he got started, where he gets business from, and in general how he runs his jobs.  Gives a little more insight into how different trappers run their businesses.

    As always, be sure to support our sponsors, Kaatz Bros Lures, www.kaatzbros.com and email me with questions or podcast ideas kris@coyotetrappingschool.com 

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

RubenF250 ,

Awesome

I listen every morning on my drive to work and it’s just the best you answer all my questions with out me asking lol keep it rolling great job sir thank you

Already taken 15 ,

Awesome

Great resource getting me excited to learn how to trap. Buying traps soon.

marcbrenner ,

Great Resourse

Been listening during a long drive. Being new to the sport, it’s good to know and hear what I’m doing right and wrong.

I would interested to learn more about what you know about the behavior and patterns of the coyote.

The home range podcast, started to touch on it, but would like to hear more.

Any input?

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