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Old 04-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
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Several years ago a coyote ran through someone's backyard near me (nw Ohio) and snatched a lapdog in front of the owners eyes. When they get the nerve to do that they are one step away from grabbing a toddler for lunch. To argue about keeping predators in check on a hunting forum seems like trolling. What CITY do you reside in? :-E

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #12
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FatTire your not a hunter , right? If you were you would or should have a better understanding of how bad they can be. Even in the south where there is NOTHING to kill coyotes except humans they do tend to raise hell with the babies of all young animals. They will find the calves and kill them, new born deer. your pets. They do tend to pack and when you have 10 or 12 coyotes they can eat a fawn or calve ever day. They also don't eat the whole animal. Leave more meat behind than the tend to eat. And catch them in the act, really. Coyotes can cover many miles a ground a day and there allways looking for something to kill.

If you don't want to try to understand, your part of the problem. Many of us hear the packs at night working there way across the country side, even the cry's of calfs and fawns or pets as there being killed. There is nothing we can do at night unless you own a 4000 dollar nigh scope and happen to be in the right spot. Here today , next county tomorrow. The next morning you will find the damage if you look. I find people will not allow you to hunt for them till coyotes kill some damd tree huggers pets then there ready to kill them all. The same thing can happen with deer when die-hard vegan tree huggers that love to have way to many deer around then pitch a fit when deer finally break into a community garden and they eat everthing over night. Then they are ready to kill deer. Closed minded people can be blind to what happens right under there nose till its to late. You have to work to keep nature in balance . To much of anything is not good. A balance has to be mantained. For coyotes and wolfs death of heathy animals does not happen on its own. It then makes it very hard to mantain anything close to a balance. Even for deer, were people whine about hunting, deer populations have grown and have moved into suburban life and eat anything thang that they find to there taste. Same has startered with bears. People move into a rural area and seem to do ever thing they can to see wild life around there house and the cycle starts agin. Have enough nice taste thin skinned wild life around and coyotes will come. Even in chicago they have coyotes running around the city . Forget about the one lone ,they think coyote in central park, new york. Guess the local gang bangers can kill a few, right?? Here doggy doggy!! Maybe the coyotes win that battle, one way to cut down on gang violence.

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This thing is simple, some people believe in hunting and some don't. The hunting industry has spent money to count how many animals are out there and how many we can hunt each year to maintain a healthy number of animals. And for the most part they have done well. It just comes down to the fact that some people don't think we should hunt and they think "nature" will control this. But the truth is man controls all of this and "nature" isn't much of an issue when it comes to wild animals. The people who don't like hunting are the ones who are always "blowing a fuse" when we talk wolves.

And yes, we want more deer and elk each year so we can go hunt them with rifles. And thats ok.

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Flat Tire,

I agree with you in regard to the wolves killing 7200 elk a year. At that rate and an increase in the wolf population who has very few predators other than man. If the wolves also were not controlled and permitted to be hunted (as they had been protected up until recently I understand!) the elk would be severely depleted and in danger in just a few years. And Fat Tire is correct in one area and that is it brings in revenue for the states that have elk and other controlled seasons on game animals. Bottom line it is good for the economy and hunters in no way kill 7200 elk a year like has been happening since the re-introduction of the wolf. Coyotes here in our area will prey on deer, turkeys, house pets, young and new born calves. When the cattle are calffing you can bet the coyotes will be close at hand waiting for an opportunity. You can see them in the pastures and fields close to the cattle frequently.
I killed 14 coyotes last year and one bobcat. That equates to more deer, turkeys and other animals to enjoy in our area. And as prone to survival as a coyote is this did not make a dent in the population. I not only hunt them but I have a safe area on my property for wildlife where during the year I put out corn, apples and other items for them. They seem to enjoy it most when the young are born each year and in the winter when food is scarce. I have even had red fox that eat corn there every year. I do not hunt within a mile and a half of the feed location because it is a safe zone and I can watch it from my front porch here in the woods.
To each his own! Some people hunt and some people choose not to! I enjoy nature and have respect for the animals also! And like most here support the economy by purchasing licenses, ammunition, weapons, clothing, gear and hunting trips! It is a mega million dollar business that supports the area economy, the state's, as well as the industry producing the products. That equates to jobs for people who are employed by the companies! So yes I contribute and also hunt and fish!


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Lets take humans out altogether. The coyote population would expand until they severely depleted the prey population. Many coyotes would then stave to death(a slow death). With the coyote population way low the prey animals would expand greatly. And the cycle would repeat. And that is better how? Humans have been trying to kill out coyotes for over 100 years yet they have expanded their range. In the bible it says God put animals here for man's use. So lets use 'em.

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I agree with you in regard to the wolves killing 7200 elk a year.

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Yeah but, and here is the problem. That equation is based on 300 wolves. We had over a thousand wolves in the state of Idaho. So that could be 1000 x 24 elk a year = 24,000 dead elk if the wolf goes protected by the courts. Those numbers just get too high to claim the wolves only kill the sick and weak.
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The only part of this issue that gets me upset is the Pro-Lifers that stick their nose in. How can anyone say it is bad to shoot a wolf when a wolf kills 24 elk a year. If I shoot a wolf I save the lives of 24 elk in the next year. You can't change what the wolf does to survive, he eats meat. You can't protect a know killer by saying you can't kill.

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I don't hunt anymore as it's just too damn expensive. I have nothing against hunting per se, I've skinned several bucks and plucked many greenheads.

As I stated at the beginning, it was an honest question.

As to pro lifers sticking their nose in, last I checked we live in a representative democracy, and all get a say in how our wild lands are handled.

Anyway, the stuff said has gotten me to look up some numbers, and yes with the available habitat, hunting is needed. I just wish there was a better way. If i had to kill em, I wouldn't be happy about it

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Have you ever seen a wolf or coyote kill on a larger animal? They are eaten alive. They are basically brought down by leg injuries and gutted while they are still breathing. A "conservationist" radical admitted publicly that the reintroduction of wolves was not to enhance wildlife but to destroy ranching. The group behind the reintroduction falsified the data to reduce the true facts of the impact the wolves would have. The wolves are getting fearless and humans have been attacked. Bears used to be the big concern of hikers but now wolves have been added. There is real concern about coyotes in urban areas because of the possibility of a small child being taken. I have seen a pack (5-6) of coyote's in my neighborhood while walking in the evening. I have seen several individuals walking down the street. I live in the middle of town.
Dont believe all the propaganda put out by animal rights people. They lie a lot. Lumbering in Oregon was shut down over false information about the spotted owl provided as scientific studies by a coalition of tree huggers so they could have sole access to the forests. The forests burned along with the habitat and the owls are still around.

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Yes I have, as I said I have nothing against hunting, have done so myself, and likely will again.

Sheesh what is with you guys? If someone asks a question you don't have to get wadded panties over it...

It seems to me that wolf, bear, and coyote hunting is just another necessary evil in a deeply flawed system.

If I thought you guys were bad people for doing it, I wouldn't have asked.

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