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Old 12-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #11
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In Massachusetts the packs are running in huge numbers. Packs in the teens are now the norm. They tend to have feral dogs running with them now too.
Wow.

I haven't noticed or heard of feral dogs with coyote groups here, but larger than normal packs of coyotes are sometimes seen for sure and some of them seem a little larger than normal. They have come to my back fence (pagewire) more than once trying to get one of my dogs to come after one of them. I put an electric wire along the bottom to make sure that doesn't happen. My dogs are big but they can't take on several coyotes, which is what would happen after one of them was lured away.

My wife went out back a couple years ago in the middle of the night with a flashlight and a broom (I was sleeping) to shoo away some coyote that was at the back fence and had our dogs all riled up. She put a light on it, hollered and approached to within 25ft. It was bigger than she expected and stood it's ground. It challenged her. No more of that, I told her. If it wasn't for our handgun phobia laws up here, I'd have bought something handy and made up some subsonic loads for those middle of the night visitors.

Anyway, it's interesting to hear what's happening in the south is pretty similar. I agree with those who say more hunters are needed. FWIW, the deer would appreciate it.
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There's been some aggresive coyotes lately in B.C. with some people bitten, often while out walking pets.


James, whose coat was torn up and left hand injured during the incident, has been recovering at home since it happened.
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Beck recalls going out to the same area about five or six years ago when coyotes were killing sheep.

Last year, aggressive coyotes were dealt with in Penticton. A woman was also bitten at the mine site in Princeton in 2012.

In 2013, there have been two coyote attacks in Kamloops, he said.

There continues to be a healthy population of the animals in the South Okanagan, and according to Beck, most of the coyote issues that take place involve people walking their dogs, smaller dogs in particular.........


http://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/104698/Coyote-cull-begins-following-attack

A couple years ago, coyotes killed a woman in N.B. or N.S.

I can't remember ever hearing about such a thing until several years ago when it started, IIRC.

Is this kind of thing being seen south of the border, too? What do you make of it? Not enuf coyote hunters?
Time for some rabies shots!
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Yes, I suppose so....as a precaution. I don't these are rabid dogs, tho. There's something else going on.

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Lots of coyotes in Ky. But they are the last critter I'm gonna worry about. I can see close to bigger cities where they might lose there fear of humans but here they are shot at and hunted year round. If you see one or more they are gone if they even sense you are around. Bow hunt 35-40 days a year in some pretty rural areas and don't pack a gun. They will take small dogs and cats if they can. Have seen them chasing deer also. But to be afraid of coyotes here is silly. Other areas may be different.

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Can't speak for the rest of western NY, but in my area the number was way down until this year. I hunt on a couple different farms in my area, and the owners of said farms require all that hunt there to drop any coyote they see.

When I started hunting on my friend's farm in Pomfret, there were 3 dens on his land, each consisting of close to 20 coyotes. Over a 6 year span we were able to reduce this to one pack of about 7 to 10 members. Took a lot of time, patience, arrows, and bullets to do so. Since no one hunted his land this year and only 3 of us hunted it last year, the population has gone way up again.

It's not just there. I have a pack that comes through my back yard and the neighbor's field a couple times a week. There were 14 'yotes in the pack in October. between my friend who is living here, myself, my uncle, and the neighbor, we have been able to take out 5 of them since November. I haven't seen them in a couple weeks, but I can still hear them, up the road at a friend's mom's farm. We are going to put bait (road kill deer trimmings) out in the back 40 tomorrow, and see what we can get. talking with the other folks on our road, we have 4 missing cats since October, 1 missing dog, 2 calves were attacked one road over, and several chickens, geese, and ducks at the farm up the hill from us. We need to do something now that deer season is over, and coyotes are in season until March.

happy hunting. Go forth, and cull the packs!

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I don't see them often but I hear them frequently.

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I don't walk my dog or go to a dog beach or dog park without concealed carry. As a matter of fact, I don't leave the house unarmed. But in Canada, I understand that would be illegal, so I'd be left to the mercies of all critters, 2 and 4-legged. No thanks

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My brother lives about 4 miles from here.
He has a little rat dog, He has been in the practice of letting the little dog out for a run when he needs to go.

That has all changed. A couple of days ago, he saw a large coyote showing a stalking interest in that little yapper. He ran outside and clapped and yelled to run the coyote off, but the little sh!t dog seemed to be running to play with the coyote.

Two changes.
1) he'll keep an eye on the dog while it's out and
2) he bought a Ruger 10/22 for $199 and will keep it with him.

I always love a good reason to buy another gun!

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I don't see coyotes round here much but then I don't hunt so I'm not sitting in the woods much but I do hear them a lot. I see one cross the road or in a cow pasture now and then but thats about it. I heard a pack yelping a few nights ago and is sounded like they almost came through my yard. Just the sound of them running and yelpping sends cold chills down my back.

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The state of Pa. does not show 40,000 coyote per year harvested?

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=598430&mode=2

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