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Coyote....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by painter chick, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. painter chick

    painter chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have advice about getting rid of a coyote who has taken up residence in our back yard (180 acres of woods & hills)? I've seen her at noon drinking from our pond and scenting the coop, plus she chased a deer through our yard the other morning , so she's feeling pretty comfortable around the house and I'm really worried about letting the girls out in the yard, not to mention our cat who is in a fenced area but the fence is only 4'
    Any hints would be helpful,

    thanks, Sue
     
  2. plumberroy

    plumberroy Out Of The Brooder

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    Since it seems you are not a hunter ,I would ask around locally for someone who varmint hunts It shouldn't be to hard to find some one. The county ag. extension office my have a list of people who volunteer for varmint removal. I know of 2 counties in Oh. that have such a list. A local gun club is another place to ask. If I lived closer I would come do it for you .
    Roy
     
  3. painter chick

    painter chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I'm not "exactly" a hunter but I think she moved in because of the red squirrels I shoot out of our bird feeder, in fact I have some "bait" out there right now.

    I'm using a 22 but do I need to get a larger gun? The feeder is only about 20' from the house I was thinking about putting in an all night watch....
     
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a 22 would take care of the yote if placed in the right spot.

    Get a rabbit in distress call, brings 'em like a moth to a flame.
     
  5. painter chick

    painter chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  6. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trap & relocate?
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009
  7. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are gels and granules that are repellents-- you put it around the perimeter of the yard... be sure it isn't where your chickens can eat it. It will also keep your cat IN the yard! LOL!
     
  8. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And give the problem to someone else? Sorry not to offend but coyotes are not endangered and are pests and are much more a danger to children and pets than most wild animals. Shoot or get a neighbor to shoot the critter before the chickens are the least of your worries.
     
  9. painter chick

    painter chick Out Of The Brooder

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    We are over run with the things here, and this dog is a bit too comfortable getting this close to the house and I really don't want to transfer my problem to someone else. I enjoy listening to them from a distance but I have allot of time and money raising my hens and I can't even tell you how mad I'd be if she got one!
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:I agree that this the best and fastest way, download and record a rabbit in distress, plan your strategy, place the sound , hide in range, and shoot straight. problem solved.

    AL

    Trap and relocate is a bunch of hooooey, the object is get rid of the preditor not find it a safe home and make it another persons problem.
     

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