On coyote watch tonight

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rooster-red, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Haven't heard a coyote in weeks... until tonight.

    They were very close to my house when they started their howling session, maybe 50 yards into the woods at the edge of my property. Way too close.

    They haven't gone near my coops and I don't think they can get in if they do but SIL lost her cat to them several weeks ago, and my neighbor is afraid they might get his cat.

    Lots of diffused moon light tonight, easy to see and I'm packing my 10 million candlepower flashlight and a .44 mag

    I'm sitting in my computer room with the lights low and the door to the outside open so I can hear shuffling in the leaves, so I can periodicaly check BYC.

    Anybody else on watch tonight?
  2. You huntin' Coyotes with a freakin' 44 mag ?! Dude, what next ?, Possum wranglin' with a bear hand, a revolver in the other just in case you hear a Coyote and maybe, just maybe a million candle flashlight between your teeth. I can see it now.

    Yep, your a bowler. you definitely have some 12 pounders there.

    Good luck, hang em' high !!
  3. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hope you blow 'em to smithereens!
  4. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2008
    South Africa
    Quote:Wow! You have guts! [​IMG]

    Never in my life would I do something like that.

    My prayers will be with you. [​IMG]
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Get ya a nice pelt from them. Going coyote hunting this weekend out were we hunt at. Their getting to many rabbits and pheasants out there. Good luck hope ya get a few!
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:no Coyote watch for me... Pack never comes closer then the pasture (assuming due to all the dogs, pasture Is about.. 3-4 minutes walking, 1 minute driving or something like that lol, not sure on the actual feet away) but sure sounds like something i'd do, except i'd have a dog. Camo, scent killer spray and snipe them when they walk out of the woods most likely maybe even buy me a auto-matic rifle and take the whole pack out at once. after they're all dead walk up to my wife and say "dear... its time to clean the animals while i go drink a beer and watch tv." haha, just kidding on the last part.. Not old enough to have a wife yet unless im somewhere in asia and even if i did wouldn't be like that [​IMG]
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  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have coyotes all round me every night,, sometimes their so loud it wakes ya up,,, havent had to shoot any of them,,,,yet,,, the first time 1 gets in my yard,, theres gonna be a massacre [​IMG]
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, Lee, did you get any last night? I've seen dead ones and a mangy live one once, but not on my property. Never heard them howl, ever, though.
  9. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    we have alot of coyotes here...thanks to the berry college wild game preservations who dumped them out here........they run thru yelping and hollering...it is really creepy at 3 in the morning.....they never bothered our livestock though maybe because my husband has coondogs and they bark incesstantly at everything that moves out here....only seen one since we lived here for 16 years....they wont come out during the day....i saw this one during the day and it worried me about rabies....
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Only saw one last night, it was on the powerline area that butts up to our property. It came right up to the property line and sniffed around as I watched it. (I've marked my territory in that area) it didn't come across the line, then a helicopter came over and it ran back across the powerlines into the woods.

    After first light I walked the powerlines looking for tracks, found what must be a gathering spot at the creek that crosses the powerlines. Muddy coyote tracks everywhere!

    Been on the phone this A.M. trying to get permission to shoot them on the utilities property, talked to 4 different people before someone told me the guy who ok's things like this is on vacation until after new years. [​IMG]

    The last person I talked to said as long as no stray bullets hit their equipment that there would be no reason for them to even know I'd been there.

    I stopped and talked to a neighbor that was posting a lost cat sign at the end of the street, said her cat has been missing for 3 days and said she had talked to another neighbor who is missing a yorkie.

    What I don't understand about the coyotes hunting pets around here is that we are over run with wild rabbits, you'd think they would be after them.

    ETA: Guess I'll be out all night again tonight, though its drizzling rain right now.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008

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