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I've got a coyote problem....i think

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by herkyguy, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Member

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    you got a problem when all the cats in the neighborhood start disappearing and you see coyotes in the neighborhood at all hours of the night, and this is in town. my cow pastures are infested with hogs and coyotes...you can shoot all you want and not put a dent in their numbers.
     
  2. herkyguy

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    A month ago, i saw one track. no big deal. within the last few weeks, lots of new tracks. they are wiped out every time it rains. a day or two later, lots of new tracks. i'm not saying they're living there for good, but they came from somewhere and they're consistently moving through the same area.


    I've got a good deer population, and lots of small game. my acreage was cleared years ago for a development that went under. i picked it up and now 75% of it is brush that no human could make his way through without a bulldozer. it is in a very rural area with lots of farmland surrounding and some old growth.


    ergo, my problem.

    Camera is up as of two days ago. I am out of town for a week or so. I'll post in two weeks what i find.

    again, thanks for all of the good info. much appreciated.
     
  3. Zeke/PA

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    Trapping is of course very erffective but it is a time consuming effort if done in a lawful, humane manner.
    Usually, traps can be set only during your State's trapping season.
    Traps must be checked DAILY and domestic dogs and cats may be a problem.
    Here in PA Coyotes may be HUNTED year round Sunday's included!
    Coyotes have become a problem statewide
     
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  4. arjppj

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    I live in Forsyth county, so far we have a very limited coyote population. I've seen a few foxes, but they don't pose much threat to my area so I let them be. My grandparents have 22 acres in Lewisville, my grandma says she has heard them hollering at night. I've seen a few hairy poops, but there are still some cats around and a heavy deer population. Not worth my time, YET, but I always keep 2 .30-06 rounds loaded with 110gr A-max on the buttstock band just in case.
     
  5. arjppj

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    ^ Nevermind, I finally got a pic of one on the camera. I guess it's time to get back out in the treestand and start calling :)
     

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    Yotes CLIMB UP a fence if they can't get under it. The 'Yote Fences' have rollers on top to keep them out.
     
  8. dirtykid

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    That sure is a nice yote, I see nothing but $40 standing there !
    Shoot-em and skin-em, even un-scraped you should get $20 for it !

    As far as Zekes comment about domestics,
    I use those MB-550's with cast-offset jaws for a reason, I have released MANY domestic
    dogs over the years, unharmed, maybe a little freaked out for the moment
    Cats are a different story,
    The others are right about the territory, maybe your property is a dispersal route, or it is an overlap of 2-different packs territory,you'll see alot more prints then usual,
    You also could have domestic dogs snooping around, this time of year the yotes are pissin all over everything,and domestic dogs will smell that and go exploring, adding to the traffic ,
    If you do some research this summer,you could be all ready to set to trap next time your season opens, If it isint already year-round like up here,
    With a little practice you can slam-in 3-good sets per hour, it wont tak but a 1/2-dozen good sets to clear up your problem
     
  9. herkyguy

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    Stealthcam gave me 2284 shots of nothing. i've adjusted it to the lowest sensitivity, but won't be able to check it again until the weekend.

    i did notice an increase in hairy poop along the main trail though and across the same foot bridge i keep referencing. i called for about half an hour with a cheapo dancing decoy to no avail last week. if i ever do manage some pix with my walmart special truthcams, i will post to this thread.

    they haven't run the deer out, there are still fresh tracks after a rain, but i'm still worried about the increases in tracks and dung.

    buggers ain't welcome.
     
  10. herkyguy

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    trailcams are really letting me down. i have two cheapo truthcams and they are not really giving me much, but here is an example of what i see each morning when i walk in.

    this track was in some dirt wet from the frost the night before. by midday, it had dried out. that's my size ten snake boot on the right for comparison.

    i really want to set an afternoon/evening aside and see if i can't get a few of these buggers to show their faces.
     

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  11. MtnCreek

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    Might try setting the trail cams up a little further from the trail. Yotes move at a pretty good clip; I've noticed I have a better chance getting the yote in the picture when the cam is further from the yote.
     
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    finally.... a photo to prove it. this one is about 20 yards from the camera. fresh crap every time i walk in all along my trails. the dirt has dried up more or less so it'll be tougher and tougher to find tracks.
     

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  13. MCgunner

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    We have yotes out the wazola here and deer out the waz, too. I'm not convinced the two are mutually exclusive. I had a pack practically in my front yard the other night about 10PM howling. Wife got some chicks and I built a pen/hutch for 'em. Kinda worried about the predators out there, not just yotes, but bobcat, owls, hawks, etc. I put a light on the scope of my .22 magnum. Might get me a few, yet. :D

    If I really wanted to, I bet I could sack up the yotes around here with an electronic call. I have 20 acres of thick oak woods to hunt, here. But, I don't care much for hunting at night.
     
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    Contact your local game warden and ask him for the U.S. Govt. trapper 's name and phone number.

    The trapper will remove them. I was killing a few, but he took 23 trapping.

    Coyotes are nocturnal.

    If you call one and miss, you have an educated coyote and it's mate.

    You cannot hunt them out, they are too smart.
     
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