Dead Coyote

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kittymomma, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I've had a coyote hanging around for the last week or so. My daughter was out taking care of her rabbits Thursday morning and it came up to within 15' of her and the dog. Bold, bold, bold! He came back this morning around 10 a.m. but I couldn't get a shot off before my dog Reba ran him off. Darn thing showed up again an hour later, like I said BOLD, and I was able to drop him. I though I might feel bad, since I've never killed anything that I haven't planned to put on the table before, but I don't. I'm just glad I got him before he got one of my birds or worse yet one of my cats. Thanks for letting me share. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for not getting "buck fever" and missing the shot.
  2. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
    Job well done. No mercy for the yotes.
  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
  4. mxpres

    mxpres Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    I had the same experience this morning,,good job,keep the rifle handy,^%$%$#%^&*&^^ stinkin coyotes,I know they have to eat,but we do too and their not going to eat my chickens or my beloved cat [​IMG]
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Good job.
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Thanks everybody! My DD just got home from school and she was really glad I managed to get that coyote. It freaked her out a bit that it didn't run or anything, during full daylight no less, when it saw her.

    I know there are a lot more around, we hear them all the time, so I'll keep the .270 handy and pay attention to my dogs and chickens--everytime I saw this one it was because one or the other had sounded an alarm.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  7. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia

    They're a real nuisance. My county has a $50 bounty on them. Does your county do anything like that?

    Cause a dead coyote plus $50 in your pocket is double cool!
  8. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    coolness, congrats on hitting him [​IMG]

    coyotes are bad around here this year, too - I got lucky today and found some Stinger ammo for the .22 maybe I'll be able to plug one of the boogers myself.

  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    No bounty that I know of, but now I'm going to have to check into it. I'm pretty sure DH would have said something though. He's an avid hunter and teaches hunter safety classes too.

    I was keeping the .22 at the ready, but it just doesn't have enough power for a clean kill if the coyotes are on the far side of the field by the tree line. That's usually where I see them so I asked my honey to bring something down that wouldn't bruise me up, but still get the job done.

    I really like the .270 Browning that I'm using now. It's a bolt action so it's not real fast, but it's comfortable to shoot and has enough power that I can drop a coyote anywhere in the field.

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