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#1 Capitol

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:28 PM

Do you lay off Coyotes this time of year? Me...? kinda and here's why.

 

The coyotes are denning, pups are born around here and will be out soon.

 

So, if I call and bring in an adult(s) coyote and kill it the pups will probably starve to death. Is that harsh, maybe and I couldn't care less.

 

What I want is more Coyotes to call in. A sheep rancher that luvs me called and said they found a Coyote den with 5 pups in it and they killed them all. Good for them, but not for me.

 

What's your opinion?

 

 


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:39 AM

If your hunting private farm land then the answer is '' do what the farmer asks of you''.  I don't hunt them this time of year due to the heat & it's too thick to see thru thew woods. However,, I'll shoot at any I do see.

 

Coyotes can not be exterminated & their population will grow according to their food source in their home area. Shoot them at will. They will always be here.

 

Fun fact,, Ohio's spring turkey season was started way late this year due to the population decline. Fur prices are in the toilet & Winters haven't been that harsh here. Raccoons are literally everywhere along the roads as well as coyotes & now we're seeing red fox mangled as well as a stray bobcat here & there. Predators are running rampant due to the fur prices & all of wildlife is paying the price.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:49 PM

I just hunt when I have time and feel like it. That's the beauty of a year round season. Still when I kill one I'm happier when it turns out to be a male.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 06:37 PM

An interesting thing that might apply...Coyote litter size increases when pressure is put on the whole group, if the food source is there. Kill more Coyotes and the next season the liters will have more pups per female. This happens in many different groups and also apply to sex ratios. Ain't it great way mother nature works? They can be over hunted but nature hates a vaccum. Boy, just can't seem to spell that word right  lol

 

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 08:31 AM

I have never noticed that hunting did much to reduce population. So I shoot them anytime I see one. I mostly hunt private land, and the ranchers want to see dead coyotes. It gets me invited back. DR


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:03 PM

The summer months are tough. I wanna call, but I know its not the right/best time of year. Pups are still in the den, but we are getting close to the pups coming out.

 

I use thermal and that means I hunt at night. Maybe, I go out "just one" weekend and see what happens :D

 

Oh and there's the ticks and snakes too during the summer. Well, I have snake boots :lol:



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:49 AM

You're kidding, right?

 

It doesn't make any difference tho me, except the time of day that you hunt. Coyotes aren't dumb, so they often hunt at night during the hot days of Summer. This is one reason to own at least one decent thermal scope. 



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 03:57 PM

I often see coyotes in NM when hunting prairie dogs. I haven't shot them in several years because they help control the prairie dogs, but there are plenty of other people who do. I suppose I just dislike prairie dogs more than coyotes. They've also been staying away from our livestock. A pack of dogs almost wiped out a small flock of sheep last year, so they are on the hit list. Coyotes at least have the decency to kill only what they intend to eat.

 

I vaguely recall reading that using any night vision gear for hunting in NM is illegal. Maybe I'm wrong. What are the laws?


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 03:00 AM

I lay off them until our hunting season opens. Where I hunt, the coyotes are hard on cattle calves.