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close range coyotes with 9mm handgun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by butcherboy, Aug 5, 2010.

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  1. dirty dave

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    yes there is a coyote problem everywhere it seems.I run beagles chasing rabbits when I can.The pst 10 years the population has really gone down on farmland here I think mainly coyotes are the cause.I take out any I see even go hunting for them when all other seasons are closed.I made a trap out of a 50 gal barrel to trap the ones that wont come to a call.wish more hunters would help with the problem.
     
  2. Ben86

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    Can you describe you trap in more detail? I'd love to make one of my own.
     
  3. kmcintosh78

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    I see a coyote, I shot it. Period, no issues, no remorse, no feelings of guilt.
     
  4. BP Hunter

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    Hmmm, I am actually scheduled to go coyote hunting next weekend...:rolleyes:
     
  5. hardluk1

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    Isn't ignorance of a subject amazing. Bow works good to hard to carry while mowing. Killed 4 yotes at a single setting with a bow. No deer any where to be seen.
     
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  6. Ben86

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    Come again?
     
  7. Zerodefect

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    I think he meant: " Too hard to carry while Meowing."
     
  8. Zerodefect

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    We have very little problems with Yote's out my way. I don't have cattle so they're welcome at my place and haven't been a problem.

    But I agree you have to keep them scared of us. But I don't agree with wipeing them out if they're minding their own business.

    Sometimes they get stupid, and need killed. We, or at least my nieghbors, have real good luck with Trained Guard Donkeys. They'll chase anything and stay up all night doing it. They don't really chase me when I'm teasing the horses and cows, but they make thier presence known.

    9mm should make a mess of a Coyote.
     
  9. oldbanjo

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    In SC you can hunt them year round and there is no limit. That means someone is having a problem with them.
     
  10. Prosser

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    I'm not much for slaughter. However, certain animals have the ability to reproduce at an incredible rate, or, don't die,and, without enemies, or culling, take over and destroy areas. Animals that come to mind:
    mice, rats, roaches, pigs, cute as they are, maybe coyotes, elephants, cape buffalo, cats, bears, etc.

    If farmers can't grow food...
     
  11. Steve C

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    Rabbits are a main staple of the coyotes diet. The dynamics of the coyote population and the rabbit population have a direct correlation. As the rabbits increase in population the coyotes soon follow behind. When the rabbit population gets to a higher concentration there is usually a die off due to disease or food shortage which then reduces the number of rabbit prey leaving excess coyotes without enough food. The coyote population will then dwindle.

    Problems arise during the rabbit population decline before the coyote populations follow as the coyotes become food deprived and seek out other sources, usually domestic livestock, pets, etc.

    Ideally the populations would achieve some stability and do when there's relative uniformity in the rabbit food supply but weather plays a big part in populations of small game and in the good years (for rabbits) their reproduction and survivability increases and in bad years they decline, the coyote populations follow with some lag in time.

    The balance of nature is harsh and unforgiving and can be annoying to human populations that have more control over their environment.
     
  12. Ben86

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    That clears it up. ;)

    Good observations about the population size and food supply Steve. The food supply must be low were I'm at, they seem to constantly be after my pets. I saw a big one cross the road today on my way to college. I need to whip out the AR and get to work.

    I've heard of those, I really need to get a couple.
     
  13. 918v

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    A 25lb animal will be floored by any 9mm JHP no matter ho shallow the penetration.
     
  14. 918v

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    Do you care if I want to eat a fly before I swat it?
     
  15. hardluk1

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    Ben86 Opening tread was about mowing and shooting yotes with a 9mm.
    Go anywhere that you have livestock of anykind and most people keep a rifles with them at all time just for the kill'n coyotes. Most also have open seasons year round. They will and do raise hell with the young ,old or sick animals. This is now becomeing slowly more of an issue with family pets and people. When coyotes a coyote showing up in central park and others in the down town of any city people better take notice . If it takes the stupid to get crewed on to release that , so be it. To many peta types around.
     
  16. gunzee

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    no kidding. There's no shortage of coyotes, nor is there ever likely to be such.
     
  17. Ben86

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    I could actually picture some goof in central park trying to pet a coyote.
     
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    I've run one coyote off years ago, some friends in California lost a few pets to them, but the local "friendly" Bear kept most of them away

    In your bathrobe, a charging Raccoon is about 10 feet tall too. :D
     
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    As you can see it works just fine.... Sig P225 at 35 yards.

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    We now have coyotes in deep south Florida, and they have begun destroying the burrowing owls which are endangered and a protected species.
     
  21. Zerodefect

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    Theres a crazy lady who lives behind a huge water plant that I service the telecom stuff at.

    She has a fenced in yard with pet Coyotes. I have actually fed one by hand. They're like long legged turbo charged mini GSD's on crack.

    Allmost wrecked my truck first time I passed that place and did a double take at all the "weird dogs".
     
  22. Ben86

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    Those things can be so mean! Have you every heard they're frightened screech? It's horrifying. I guess that's the whole purpose of it. :)

    That sounds dangerous. I've heard quite a few horror stories of people trying to tame those creatures. I hope she's got a really tall fence. Coyotes can put spiderman to shame.
     
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    It's not safe. But I've walked inside the pack of them. Must have been orphens (sp?) and imprinted on her early.

    Way out in the sticks. The only reason she's allowed to keep them, is probally, noone knows.

    One of the first thing I tell backpackers is to download the noises/purrs/weird beeps that coyotes make before camping. They make some really creepy sounds at night that dogs can't. Without knowing that's a coyote sound can be quite scary 20miles offroad at night.
     
  25. leadcounsel

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    I also fall into the camp of not killing creatures just for the sake of killin -

    When I was growin up, I knew mean spirited, probably depraved or abused, kids that shot birds with their BB guns for the joy of killing. Or they'd catcha fly and pull it's wings off. Or burn ants with a lighter. When they got their drivers licenses they'd purposefully hit squirels, dogs and cats just because they could. Made 'em feel powerful and important.

    Yep as much as I love guns, there are some folks that I just plain don't care for, and that's for folks that just take joy in shootin and animal just because they can.

    So, the REAL question isn't whether you can, it's weather you SHOULD.

    You live in the country to ENJOY nature. I can never figure out why people then want to just kill all of it. Heck, if you don't want coyotes, move to the city.
     
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