Coyote attacks

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Rocky7, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Rocky7

    Rocky7 New Member

    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.

    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.........

    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?
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2013
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

    I know of this guy...a roadrunner...he can take care of your coyote problem:p

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

    There have been attacks across the Americas in more recent years. Coyote populations have groan and spread to places that they weren't even in a few decades ago. They out compete and outbreed some other predators like foxes. They will kill off competing predators like them and in rural areas they get bold from time to time and will attack humans, livestock, pets etc.

    I think there has been a decline in hunters who understand managing wildlife, and that hunting is a part of making healthier herds, and flocks if game animals, and hunting predatory animals. Lots of folks hunt for trophies and go home.

    Trapping has been largely maligned by people who really don't understand it. People still think foot hold traps break bones, cripple animals or cause them to chew off legs. They don't know about padded jaw traps, has stop traps, etc, that simply hold feet, maintain circulation and allow for unharmed release of non-target species. I've used these kind if traps in my own dogs to get them to stop digging in places. I wouldn't use them if it would do actual harm to my own pets.

    Here in Washington, the only legal traps are cage traps. Coyotes get educated to them too quickly. I hear coyotes art night on a pretty regular basis in the nearby woods. I see missing cat pictures up in the neighborhood, too. Not much I am allowed to do to help in the area.

    I plan I doing some coyote calling and hunting down near my inlaw's property a couple hours away, after the deer and elk hunters are done.
  4. Winchester94

    Winchester94 New Member

    The coyote population in my area has shot way up. Two years ago was the first time I've seen a coyote in my whole life. I ask some of the elder men in my family who say they don't remember every hearing of them here. One of my grandpa's brothers saw a bear here for the first time in his life, in this area, and he's 74. I've seen 7 or 8 and I'm only 19.
  5. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

    There has been 25 people killed by domestic dogs so far this year, 1 by Wolf & 1 by Coyote, so which one should you be more worried about ?............
  6. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member


    depends which one killed ya'

    If I were killed by the wolf, that's the one that I would worry about.

    I got 4 dogs right now (five if you consider the loaner dog we are watching).

    I got coyotes (and racoons) going after the birds. Lost our biggest, nicest goose the other day.

    I don't think they would attack me, don't know about the younger grandchildren, or my big dogs,

    The little loaner dog, a chihuahua, is darn near bait.
  7. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

    50 years ago there wasnt a Coyote in Central New York, a few wild dog packs here and there but no Coyotes and no Wolves. Were now over-run with Yotes and Wolves are starting to creep down from highlands as bigger prey like Farrel Pigs and Turkeys continue to rise in population.

    So farm weve had no human attacks but they are taking small livestock down. I cant imagine 10 years from now if we dont turn these critters into rugs now.
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    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.
    Last time I camped out (couple months ago) I got about 2 hours of sleep due to the coyotes. A large pack had split into two groups about 6 per group and made three kills all around my camp that night. The racket was unbelievable.
    About a week before that my buddy was hunting around the lake and he noticed a golden retriever and a bloodhound watching him. It turned out that they were working as scouts for the pack. Once he noticed he was surrounded he hightailed it out of there.
    There are two things I fear in the woods, moose with young and coyotes. They are running in huge numbers and they are hungry.
  9. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

    The example of domestic dogs and wild animals such as coyotes are not comparable. There are millions of domestic dogs in close contact with humans every day.
    The number of people exposed to coyotes or wolves is very small. Coyotes have been driven from much of their native range by the Grey Wolves and Mountain Lions. The coyotes are creatures of opportunity there is simply more food and fewer wolves in urban areas.
    Coyotes have always attacked humans who were wounded or sick or children. Because most people live in Urban areas they simply lack the knowledge about wild predators. Urban dwellers have no idea of the impact that these predators have on rural western economies.
    The Federal, State and private trappers and hunters harvest over 20,000 coyotes a year in Wyoming alone. In Texas the numbers are even higher. :)
  10. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

    According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, over 40,100 coyotes were harvested by trappers and hunters in 2012 the last year statistics were available for at the time of my reading.

    I've only seen 2 coyotes in PA/DE in my like, both in the last ten years. I'm seriously contemplating hunting those rascals after the PA deer seasons are over.
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  11. Rocky7

    Rocky7 New Member


    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.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2013
  12. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

    Time for some rabies shots!:(
  13. Rocky7

    Rocky7 New Member

    Yes, I suppose a precaution. I don't these are rabid dogs, tho. There's something else going on.
  14. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

    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.
  15. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

    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! :D
  16. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

    I don't see them often but I hear them frequently.
  17. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Active Member Supporter

    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
  18. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

    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!
  19. string1946

    string1946 New Member

    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.
  20. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member