#%#$%$* Coyotes

Ole and Lena

Songster
8 Years
Jul 22, 2011
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Wright Co Minnesota
Haven't lost any birds yet, but the mangy beasts have been howling up a storm back of my place. Spent a couple hours last night playing dirty dozens with them, had 'em talking back pretty sassy but none came close enough to get a case of lead poisoning. Picked up a dying rabbit call today to try my hand at calling them in.

Wish me luck on my #4buck. Wish we'd get some snow so I could use something with a bit more reach out and touch!
 

tomingreeneco

Songster
9 Years
Jun 29, 2010
295
14
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Greene County, PA
Get some leg hold traps and scent. But I would not set them up until you KNOW they are on your property. The scent lures can bring them to your property and they might not even be aware of your birds. Those rabbit calls can work, but after about 15 min. give up for the night and try again the next day. Yotes are very wary of human scent so wash down with ivory soap and but some yote urine (Gander Mountain, Cabelas) on you shoes when you are sitting out waiting for them. Good luck! I got three this year and one bonus Bobcat.
 

aprophet

Songster
10 Years
Jan 12, 2010
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chesapeake Va.
A coupla well placed snares where they crawl under fences is the easiest /quickest way to deal with them marty senneckers work the best for me
 

Ole and Lena

Songster
8 Years
Jul 22, 2011
389
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Wright Co Minnesota
I would love to trap them, but its very hard to trap right now with no snow and I don't have access to their home range. Neighbor that owns most of the swamp is a PETA freak. Her place is for sale so I've got my fingers crossed for better company to buy it or the bank forclose. Hate to wish that on somebody, but she pretty much deserves some bad Kharma. Ran my nephew off of MY LAND duck hunting. Had to get the Sheriff to intervene. She was cussing out a 14 year old boy all the way to my front door, tried to confiscate his shotgun (he said NOT A CHANCE, good boy).

Next door neighbor where I can hunt also has some small dogs that roam the property when she goes for walks. They play nice with the chickens and I wouldn't want to catch one in a #2 bridger, they're good neighbors.

Waiting for the wind to die down and give my calling a try. They're pretty aggressive and haven't been hunted as far as I can tell. Should at least be able to get some of them.
 
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Baptist1611

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 11, 2012
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3
24
I used to hunt them when I was a kid....... I used a rabbit squaler.....Killed many a coyote with it and a 22-250 rifle:) have fun man, but be careful, once you start, it is addicting;)
 

Wile E.

In the Brooder
8 Years
Dec 6, 2011
61
3
31
South Cryogenica
I would love to trap them, but its very hard to trap right now with no snow and I don't have access to their home range. Neighbor that owns most of the swamp is a PETA freak. Her place is for sale so I've got my fingers crossed for better company to buy it or the bank forclose. Hate to wish that on somebody, but she pretty much deserves some bad Kharma. Ran my nephew off of MY LAND duck hunting. Had to get the Sheriff to intervene. She was cussing out a 14 year old boy all the way to my front door, tried to confiscate his shotgun (he said NOT A CHANCE, good boy).

Next door neighbor where I can hunt also has some small dogs that roam the property when she goes for walks. They play nice with the chickens and I wouldn't want to catch one in a #2 bridger, they're good neighbors.

Waiting for the wind to die down and give my calling a try. They're pretty aggressive and haven't been hunted as far as I can tell. Should at least be able to get some of them.


In my opinion the PETA freak is worse company than the coyotes. Good luck with the coyotes. I don't know how big a threat they really are. We have them here, but I have never seen a track within 100 yards of the house. Of course, they are pursued mercilessly here so they know people are bad news.

Shooting one or two will put the fear into the rest, and a healthy fear of humans is what keeps them away from the farmplace. If you do get one, make sure the neighbor finds out.
 

bobbi-j

Enabler
11 Years
Mar 15, 2010
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On the MN prairie.
I hope you get them. I just lost 5 of my flock of 14 today to what I think is coyotes. In the past few weeks, all of my outside cats have disappeared, and I discovered my missing chickens this evening when I went to lock them up after a day of free ranging. They won't be allowed out of their run for awhile.... I'm pretty sure it's coyotes because this follows the same pattern that happened about 5 years ago. Barn cats started disappearing, one or two and were gone in a week. Chickens were next. We have a light dusting of snow, so I might go out and look for tracks tomorrow.
 

Johndeere96

Songster
8 Years
Jun 25, 2011
471
1
101
Nh
Good luck! I'm hoping we get some snow so they start getting hungry and come to my bait pile To find a 30-06 or 22-250 pointing at them :)
 

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