Good Article on coyotes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by woodmort, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY

  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Thanks Woodmort, that was a good read.
  3. AndreaS

    AndreaS Songster

    Mar 5, 2010
    Hurdle Mills, NC
    Thanks for the link!

    We have those big coyote/wolf hybrids here in the piedmont of NC
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009

    The first time I saw a coyote up close and personal here in NH I was stunned by the size of it. I had seen coyotes out west, so I assumed they were the same here as there. Not so. The coyotes I saw here out-weighed my 70 lb. dog by 10+ lbs. Suddenly, I needed to worry about my fairly large dog being attacked by the larger wildlife in the area. It was a startling realization.
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Yup..we have them here in Western Mass too...
    Actually they den in the sandpitts on my road..
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Quote:Very true--it is hard to tell someone used to the western version how large these are without their seeing one--I've seen both too. I was talking to my neighbor--2 miles down the road--yesterday and he told me there is a huge one in the pack in this area. I haven't caught any on any of my 3 game cams<knock on wood> but we hear them "singing" all the time.
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Here's one my son shot while deer hunting. We usually get a few each season. If we see one its a priority to shoot it along with the hogs. The yotes are hard on the fawns. The hogs are hard on our hay fields.[​IMG]

  8. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    last year a nearby hunter said he saw a huge dog and said it was too big for sure to be a coyote, but he doesn't know....................

    very good article thanks

    i wonder how the coy-dog would stand up size wise to a true coyote and a coy wolf...............
  9. Hmmm, seems like #4 buckshot should be upgraded. I haven`t seen any big ones, but I`m sure they must be around. Good article Mort, thanks..........Pop
  10. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Quote:Yeah, Pop, and I doubt a .22 will have much effect either unless you can get close enough to stick the muzzle into the coyote's ear. I have a taxidermist friend who told me that most of his mounts within the last few years have been coyotes--I like the quote in the article though about how killing them is like mowing the lawn, seems so true.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by