Originally Posted by Hdq
You live in a remote are so its okay you must do what you have to that dosent mean your an ******* I live in a city and the only reason I hunt is beacuase you cant get delicious venison or roasted duck or quail soup or bbqed wild hog they are delicious! But for a city folk to kill a coyote? For what? Thats my point.
You live in the city and you like to hunt. Other people live in the city and like to hunt also. If the coyotes are killing the game where they like to hunt, or posing a threat to their hunting dogs, they might like to hunt coyotes too.
I like to hunt and I spend a lot of time scouting, teh couple months befoe hunting season, unlike many of the more casual city hunters who like to just plop in a stand a few times a season. It lets me get to knwo different areas really well, maximize my awareness of where the deer actually are, and get an idea of what;s going on in the woods where I hunt. Finding lots of scattered turkey bones and feathers, fawn skeletons, as well as a dog skeleton with a tracking collar on it and coyote tracks and scat, tells me that the 'yotes are in need of a thinning or no one is going to have a good hunting season.
It is part of game management, which responsible hunters are a part of. So, those like minded hunters who spend more time in teh woods scouting pick up the slack and try to manage to increase the game population so city folks and country folks alike can enjoy hunting. I'd welcome more city folks to come get in the woods and learn them, and help thin out the 'yotes while they're here, instead of showing up on opening day and crashing through the perfect site I scouted out and and cleared shooting lanes in, two months prior. And they stunk like cigarettes. They never knew I was there, but all the deer in the woods knew they walked through that morning.
Down here, hogs are another problem species. So, more trips into the woods also increases my chances of putting meat on the table in the form of pork.
I'm bummed that I'm not hunting this year, because I transfer to teh other coast right at the opening of the season. And I haven't scouted the area in the new state. So, next year I'll have new woods to get to know.