brave coyotes

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by primer1, May 22, 2012.

  1. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Last night two coyotes attacked and killed a raccoon in my grandma's driveway. It happened literally about 15 yards from her bedroom, well lit by a security light(always on at night), and they turned on two motion detector lights, which they ignored. It appeares the raccoon found a rabbit nest with babies and upon attacking it, the yotes heard the commotion and fought the raccoon for the rabbits.

    The flowers and plants in the landscaping were pushed down in a 5 foot circle with blood sprayed about 1.5 feet high around. The raccoon was another 5 feet away in pool of blood. She saw the coyotes running away.

    From what I read in American rifleman, when they exert this sort of behavior they are one step away from attacking a human. To get started hunting them I want to get an electronic call, but do I wait until they attack it to turn on the red light, or keep the light on all the time and risk scaring them away with it? I'm considering selling my Harley to pay for night vision and a suppressor...
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah man coyotes are becoming an issue up here. They are starving and getting desperate. They are also running in big packs. My buddy picked up a roadkill dear. He got through skinning and quartering it and had to go to bed to get up for work. He put half of the deer out in his back yard (winter) so he could finish the next day. When he got up about 4 hours later the deer was gone and all that was left was the gut pile and a 5 foot circle of blood.
    When he got back from work the gut pile was gone and they ate all the bloody leaves out of the 5 foot circle. They've been seen in packs numbering in the teens.
    I don't go into the woods without a gun anymore. I don't hunt them though.
     

  3. SwampDonkey

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    The red light is not suppose to spoke them. You can also try calling during daylight hours. Look up Randy Anderson and watch some of his videos that should get ya goin in the right track. You should check local laws and regulations before hunting.Good luck and happy hunting.
     
  4. ktmboyz

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    Right now they prob have a fresh litter of pups and are trying to get em food. A pup in distress call is supposed to work really good this time of year.

    A few weeks ago at the barn my g/f rides horses at coyotes came into the door yard at about 9am and killed her pet goat. She had this goat for like 15yrs and was pretty upset. I set him up with some good shotgun loads and we put the goat out in the back of the field, two days later he saw one in the am and whacked it. This was a ver yresidential neighborhood also, not like it was far out in the country. This seems to be the area they are thriving now.
     
  5. alsaqr

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    i think you are right. This is extraordinary behavior for a coyote.

    A coyote marked my pickup sitting the driveway by defecating on the top of the cab. Put two leg hold traps in the truck bed along with some bad venison and caught the coyote the next night. One of the neighbors saw me kill that coyote with a crossbow and thought it was awful.

    That coyote could have easily killed one of the small neighborhood kids.
     
  6. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    On top of your truck? That takes balls. If they wasn't dangerous that would be funny. I'm glad you got it.

    Your neighbor should be upset! All that poor doggie wanted was some Bacon treats and a play ball and a hug, then you came along and killed it with an evil weapon! Find a news story of a pet or kid being attacked by one and EDUCATE them, being civil while doing so.
     
  7. JTJ

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    I see them walking down the middle of the street in broad daylight and we are not remote. One early evening we saw 5 or 6 of them in a vacant lot. Cant shoot them in town but I will if they threaten us. Maybe I should look into a crossbow.
     
  8. Shoobee

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    Trapping with cages would be your best bet.

    A cage never blinks, never sleeps.

    Too bad about the rabbits. If they were edible (like cottontails) then you might have gotten some culinary use out of hunting them. A 22LR rifle or a 410 shotgun would be your best bet for rabbits.

    If the rabbits are jackrabbits however, they would not have been very good to eat or hunt. In that case the 'yotes did you a favor cleaning out their next, as well as the raccoon.

    Racoons normally upset garbage and make a mess.

    Sounds like the 'yotes were doing you a favor.
     
  9. Shoobee

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    A lot of cities have rules on the books that treat archery and airguns the same as firearms. Not all do, however.

    I think a 410 shotgun would be your best bet. It is the least lethal in terms of possible collateral damage from shooting.

    Whereas children might be at risk around coyotes, I cannot imagine any adults would ever be in danger.
     
  10. Shoobee

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    That would happen anywhere that you leave game out overnight.

    Not just 'yotes, but mountain lions or black bears would do the same thing.
     
  11. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The raccoons are a pain, I've killed 30-40 a year some years. Having the yotes that close isn't the way to get rid of em, though. My girl is seven, and the idea of the yotes around close makes me edgy.

    The rabbits are cottontails, they do get into my garden sometimes. I have eaten some, and they're quite tasty at 4 cents apiece!
     
  12. JTJ

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    They are getting more and more brazen and you can not tell what a pack will do. They have been known to take down a deer. They sure were not frightened by us. I would use the 3S principle if I shot one. Shoot, shovel and shut up. I dont think any neighbors would say anything as the have dogs or cats.
     
  13. thundermonty

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    out here in the southern missouri ozarks we have really big coyotes. i hear them dragging deer off into the distance and slowly killing them. quite scary. there was one time we heard them eating a deer for days. everynight they'd come back and fight over it some more. next time we go hunting for deer we'll take the carcass and leave it at the bottom of a ravine. the yotes are bound to come.
     
  14. Shoobee

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    I love rabbit.

    I have heard that raccoon tastes like pork, and is very greasy meat but good.

    I agree about the danger to your daughter.
     
  15. Shoobee

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    Obviously the gut pile is a sufficient lure.

    You need to get the carcass skinned, cooled, and refridgerated, not leave it lying around as coyote bait.
     
  16. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You know that smell a garbage can gets in the summer? That's what raccoon tastes like. I had some at a wild game banquet, at the time I didn't realize they eat carrion, otherwise I wouldn't have touched it. I think plain dirt would taste better. Never again unless I'm starving.
     
  17. beastmode986

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    just wondering, iisnt it illegal to shoot pests with a gun in towns/cities because its illegal to discharge a firearm in city limits( a couple acceptions)?????
     
  18. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I live in the country. You'd have to kill me and drag me by my cold dead fingers to the city. :D
     
  19. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    I found it to taste kinda how a wet swampy dog smells. It was nasty
     
  20. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    primer1: your lucky lol i absolutely hate the city, its terrible. cant wait till im 18 im outta all city areas straight to the country with me lol.