Good Article on coyotes

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

  1. woodmort

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  2. Kittymomma

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    Thanks Woodmort, that was a good read.
     
  3. AndreaS

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    Thanks for the link!

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

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    Interesting.

    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     

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