What's Your Opinion Of Coyote Drives?
Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:02 PM
At the risk of sounding like a bunny-hugger, where is the "fair chase" ethic in drives? We're not talking three or four hunters spread out over a large area, but a dozen or more guys in a relatively small area. Shudder to think what type/caliber of firearms these amatuers use to dispatch the animals with; I'd hazard a guess that any that are able to escape are wounded future stock-killers or die a slow death.
Also, such scortched-earth "hunting" could very easily upset what predator/prey balance there is around here, where the real pests are the whitetail deer.
I this state coyote hunting is pretty much unrestricted: c-fire rifles and almost-unlimited times. We don't need to draw attention of the PETA's and Anti's and their legislators.
Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:55 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:27 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:58 PM
Slow down: A fast miss is still a miss and a hit is forever.
"No experience is so conductive for steady and accurate shooting as the knowledge of the impossibility to escape by speed."
-Sir Samuel Baker
Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:24 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:23 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:00 PM
I hunt and call coyotes and have spent a little time spotting for aireal gunning. None of the methods are 100%, some coyotes do escape and live for another season..
Where i live we hunt them with a group of guys, we work as a team and safety is always kept in mind. We have modified our methods some compared to deer drives.. One or two hunters go into a section on a fresh track and the rest have a position where they sit and can see the area. The trackers get first chance at the coyotes, they try to jump them from there bed or shoot them while still in it. If they miss and the coyote gets by them then the other hunters that are spread out in key locations get a crack at them before or after they cross the road. Our coyotes are not chased by trucks or snow machines and are not shot from either also. But here it is legal to shoot from a road as long as you don't interfear with flow of traffic.. The way we hunt is very effective, we take from 100 coyotes a year or more, but we don't get them all. Some are left for seed so we have more for the next year... All we are trying to do is keep the numbers in check nothing more..
Some may not agree with the way we hunt but thats the way it is and its legal here.. When i have the time i go farther west and do my calling where coyotes are more responsive, wish they where here but thats the way it goes sometimes.. Good hunting T.A.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:04 PM
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:35 AM
We use to have good population's of rabbit an fox. Far an few any more. I'd like to see all the yote's dead!
Drive's are very produtive when the snow's on. Here in central Ohio, most of the counties are chopped up into 1 and 2 mi. block's.
AS IT SHOWS SIGNS OF WEAKNESS