coyote down

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mxpres, May 17, 2009.

  1. mxpres

    mxpres Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    I spotted a coyote checking out my new run this morning,I had just placed 12 RIR chicks 5 weeks old in the run yesterday,funeral services for said coyote are complete,my run is secure with hardware cloth and electric fence,my neighbor has free ranging hens,I reloaded my rifle and waiting for the next predator to take his place,wonder if putting up tombstones would send a warning?? [​IMG]

  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Good for you. I somehow ended up with a young coyote in a havahart trap, after setting it because something dug into a run I had and killed a couple of hens. Theres been no action since then, word must have gotten out.
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Good for you. [​IMG] We had a groundhog in the field and my DH never lets me have any fun. [​IMG] He shot it. I think I'll wait to shot a coyote.
  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Took a yote out last night, been stalking my turkey and pheasant pens for a few days now..
    est weight around 40+ lbs
    Caught in a 1-3/4 duke trap, dirt hole style.. then dispatched with a 22



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  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    When I was a child my father used to hang the carcasses of predators he had shot on a nearby tree. He swore it was the best way to deter future predators. I have no idea if this was true or not, but it's cheaper than a tombstone.
  6. Terry

    Terry Songster

    Oct 16, 2008
    awesome pics!
  7. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    Quote:wow. he's beautiful. should've stayed away from the birdies....bad coyote. he looks more wolf-like. great pics though. how did you take those??

  8. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    I would not recommend hanging the carcasses around, you will surely draw in more opportunistic preds like raccoon, possum and skunk for sure. bag it up and throw out in the trash is the best way to rid your self of the carcasses.

    TheDuckCrew it was a Kodak moment, 4.0 mg pixels...
    tried a few things to deter them away nothing bothered them, i will remake my sets tonight as there are two of them. been seeing there tracks along a creek line and in and around my flight pens. also took a raccoon out two nights ago that was hanging around as well.

    Last edited: May 17, 2009

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