Skip. Yep, with the low price of furs nowdays, it'll be more common for landowners to have to pay for coyote/coon removal.
I don't know what Iowas trap check laws are but in MN, is every 24 hours.
If a guy has to spend 25$ a day in fuel to check traps with no return $ fur wise, it's gonna make critter population explode.
Heck, 15 years or so ago, I had a "black_book" with ranchers names /phone #s in Nd/Mt that would call me (Mn) to come out and help them.
And I did many times. 80_100.00$ per pelt worked fine. If I could average 5 a day, it paid gas/motel/food n beer at night and a 3_4 trip usually left a little jingle in my pocket.
Now, be dammed lucky to get 10.00$ per pelt. I'm not gonna spent 300.00$dollars in gas, 100.00 a night motel and put a 1000 miles on my rig to go shoot a coyote now.
Bad part is, I lost many 1000s of acres once landowners found out how much coyotes were bringing to a cousin_nephew_friend ect that wanted a part of the action even though they had never killed one before.
A few years ago, a rancher from near Bismark ND called me during calving season and begged me to come out. Prices of fur was dropping fast. He said he'd compensate me.
I spent a couple hundred in gas, couple hundred in motels, shot some 25 dollar coyotes and got compensated with 5 lbs of damn good beef burger. Lol.
Moral of story, allow a good trapper/hunter/houndsman in. If it's not gonna be a big expense to them (local), they will most likely do it no matter what fur $ brings.
Serious trappers Predator hunters have just as much passion for what they do as we "deer" hunters do.
AND keep this in mind..., ask to tag along for a day or 2. Good chance anyone "against" such activities will change their minds after a few outings.
We're all hunters.