Coyote hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by zackthatsit, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. zackthatsit

    zackthatsit New Member

    I live in Nevada and plan on going on my first hunt this season and narrowed It down to coyotes simply because you don't need a tag here anyway I was wondering what you do with coyotes once shot, not many people eat their meat and some take their fur but what do most do or what do you do
  2. Tjurgensen

    Tjurgensen New Member

    Honestly all I do is trow em in the ditch. If you live on a farm or ranch you can hang em on a fence post. It's supposed to keep the others away if it works or not I don't know.

    If you really want to keep the furs you can sell them. Here in central Kansas you can sell a whole yoter unskinned for $10 if you skin and tan the hide you can get $20. May be more or less in Nevada I don't know.

    Welcome to the world of hunting and good luck, dogs are a good place to start.

  3. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

    You are obviously not from Nevada. Who in the hell eats coyotes? Coyote hides are only in "Prime" each winter before they rub the hair. Coyotes in sheep country are considered an expendable. They are left where they fall. If you do transport these dead coyotes be aware of the flea and tick infestation. I put the carcass in a plastic garbage bag and hold it over the tail pipe. The bag is tied closed and the carbon monoxide delouses the critter on the way home.;)
  4. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

    Leave em lay.. Pelt prices are in the tank.... I always use rubber exam gloves when handling and I Sevin Dust the pelts in a plastic bag on the way home fleas and tick are pretty nasty.. Oh and never eat Coyote nasty unless its the only thing left to keep you alive then I would prefer it tartare.;)
  5. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.
  6. toddchaney

    toddchaney New Member

    I personally wouldn't eat one. I think most people, if they keep anything, they keep the hide and that's what i would do,
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member



    AIKIJUTSU New Member

    I don't know about other states, but in Indiana there used to be a bounty on coyotes because they were too numerous, and were killing livestock, invading towns, and became a threat to children. They also were a big problem at airports because they would roam around and lounging around on the runways.
    You could turn in a pair of ears and get $20.
    They are a problem in S. Carolina, too, but I don't know what the bounty is. I'll try to find out then edit my post.
    OK, I looked it up. There was a special hunt this year for coyotes, which allowed night hunting with lights and bait allowed. about a thousand hunters showed up. There was no bag limit. The special hunt will be repeated each year until the coyote population is reduced to a manageable level. No bounty, though.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  9. thdrduck

    thdrduck Member

    Yesterday I was sitting in my favorite chair which faces a picture window overlooking a big field and woods (recovering from knee replacement). About 100 yards out in the field a adult doe flies by, I mean she is really haulin. Not far behind is 1 yote keeping pace (I have never seen this before). I didn't think yotes messed with adult deer and certainly not alone. I went out to see if there was more to see and the deer must have went into my swamp and the yote gave up but he was mulling around in the bean field. He looked at me, then went back to what he was doing. I went into the house, unlocked the gun cabinet, unlocked the ammo drawer, grabbed the Mosin and 2 rounds and went outside never expecting to see him (not moving very fast, still walking with a cane) and he was still there. Took a shot at him over the hood of my truck, about 250 yards, jerked the trigger and flinched, real smooth! Anyway he was in no hurry to leave but did work his way into the corn field. I went back in the house and put the gun away and guess who I see walking along the corn field about 15 minutes later. Knew I couldn't get out there before I would need to shoot over a road so I didn't bother. Really put a nice ending to an otherwise boring day.
  10. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter New Member

    1 day while deer hunting in a woods a doe and 2 young ones ran through about 75 yards away at full speed. A few seconds later a lone coyote comes running through after them. Awhile goes by and 1 young one comes back and lays down about where they had ran through before,moments later the doe comes back and stands by the young one. I shot the doe but the other young 1 never came back,I assume the coyote probably got it.
    Another time I was sitting in my stand and what we call a coydog (coyote and dog mix) came and just stood there staring at me. I shot him with the ML. They're dumber than a coyote and are more dangerous because they're not as scared either. They're not worth anything but we have a lot of problems with them around here.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013
  11. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

    They are becoming a bit of a problem here in southern indiana, mainly an issue for anyone who has livestock such as chickens, goats and such.
  12. kaido

    kaido New Member

    I've never heard of anyone eating a coyote, but in guess if push came to shove and there was literally no other form of food, a guy could?

    I know in the base I love by they allow people to go on it during the winter months and hunt them. Their beautiful looking dogs out there, their not feeding on the dead live stock from all the farms so they have to go and work for their food. There's no mange at all in any of them,that I've personally seen. But these guys are also eating moose, deer and what ever else they can find on base.
  13. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

    Nuisance species. They out compete and kill off other competing species like foxes and bobcats. They have spread far and wide and multiply like mad. Seems where their populations get dense they also get more bold. A man was attacked by three coyotes in Colorado last week.

    I used to hunt and trap them because the were putting pressure on the Turkeys, and would also kill off fawns when the does started dropping them. Haven't done as much scouting and hunting here, since my transfer. But once I figure out where they are, I'll go back to work on them. Washington isn't as trapper friendly as Georgia was.
  14. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Skin them and sell the hides in the winter, hang the meat for a couple days no matter the time of year, and use it for bait to draw in more. Two of my hunting spots are on farms with livestock. The owners have a zero tollerence policy when it comes to coyotes. The bigger the number of kills, the happier the farmers.
  15. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    Strong demand in China is creating record prices at fur sales all across the country. These are heavy pelts with a full winter coat. It is true that light/green coyote pelts are worthless. A heavy coyote pelt that was pinned properly is worth around $25, maybe more if you go to a real fur auction. There are plenty of parasites that say furs are worthless because they want you to give them your fur.

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

    Plus the Chinese really like the meat. :D
  17. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter Active Member

    will be shooting any coyotes encountered this week in Montana while deer hunting. the landowner whose area we hunt really hates the buggers
  18. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    You should kill all of the coyotes you see. Not only are coyotes a threat to young livestock, they hunt everything from songbird eggs to full grown turkey.
  19. huntinchick1000

    huntinchick1000 New Member

    I trap and skin them. I've tried using coyote for bait, and the ones around here do not even come close to one of their own dead. I left it in the field, and it snowed, and it was 2 weeks after the buzzards finished it before they came back around.