Coyote

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by 97cobra, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    I didn't want to take the discussion away from the OPs thread as to why people hunt coyotes, so I figured I'd start another one.

    I have never had the chance to see a coyote in the wild while I was hunting to have a shot, but I have gotten to see them around my area pretty frequently.

    I was just starting this thread for all who hunt coyotes to post pics if they have them along with some stories on coyote hunts.

    Looking forward to hearing some good stories and seeing some great coyote pics.

    If you would let me know where they were taken so I get an idea of just how widespread the coyote hunters are.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. ShagNasty1001

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    My first Wiley was when I was walking back to a truck from my blind on a deer hunt. The guy pointed at him running away saying to shoot it so I knocked him off his feet with a 168 grain .308 round. No pics but it was fun. Also I was leaving work at 6 in the morning one day, going to get breakfast with a friend and one ran out in front of us in the middle of town
     

  3. Win73

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  4. Coyotenator

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    I have hunted yotes since I was a kid and I never had a stranger encounter with one than I had tonight.

    I was in the yard with my dog just after dark , when she startled and ran over to the fence.I didn't see anything at first so I shined my light around and saw a porcupine going up a tree about 50 yds away.

    I went inside and got my 5.56 XCR with a flashlight/lazer on it and went to dispatch this pest.

    I put the lazer on it and blew it out of the tree, and then fired again as it was still writhing around.I walked back to the yard, set my rifle down and got a pitchfork to move the carcass to the burn pile.I grabbed the pitchfork and had just started back into the trees, when out of the darkness loped a yote right up to the porcupine, picked it up and took off again.I was so stunned that I just stood there until it was gone and didn't even think about the pistol on my hip.

    I have never seen or heard of a yote that didn't run from the sound of gunfire, especially around here where everyone will throw a shot their way when they see them.

    To let you know, I am in Eastern Wa. State.
     
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  5. 97cobra

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    Shag that is pretty cool. I am hoping to see one while out hunting one day. I have tried coyote hunting but we can't seem to get them to come in.

    Is that on your property? I don't blame you I would shoot them too.

    That is pretty weird. I can't get them to come in in complete silence. I have always heard and been told that if you see one to make the shot count because you most likely will not have another shot.
     
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  7. Win73

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    Its not my property but it is the property I hunt on. A friend of mine at church lets me hunt on his property. In the video and the first picture you can see my shooting house.
     
  8. nitestalker

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    The coyote has a new enemy in much of the Wetern U.S. The Grey Wolf is expanding his range very fast. The Greys are the only animal that makes coyote hunting a career. The coyote is being replaced by wolves in much of the coyotes historical range.
     
  9. tri70

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    I hunt around our family farm land, my cousin and uncle's places with ours gives me about 200 acres of wood and pasture land plus our neighbors fields gives another 200 acres. No one minds shooting coyotes, they all have cattle and lost calves to many of coyotes. I just bought my new Alpha Dog caller from Primos, I set up on a ridge behind my sister's house that has woods and adjoining open field. The coyotes and deer will move along the edge of the woods/field, also there is a cross cut of powerlines thru the wood section for a small field view. I set the caller up and moved to a good hidden position behind a downed tree overlooking the field and in view of the caller sitting on the ridge of woods. I played several sounds from a pack calling to a lonely female call and a distressed rabbit fighting for it's life. I would wait a couple minutes in between sounds to try and keep it real as possible. I waited about 30 minutes and did not see anything, I was by myself and thought maybe one came and busted me, I should have a partner to what my 6. I moved to the next ridge over where my deer stand is located and moved to the fence line next to the field. My view is partially blocked by several trees growing in the field, the downward slope of the land did not help, the canopies of small limbs restricted shots. As I viewed the surrounding hill sides I see one on the move about 200 yds out and in the tree line. He is heading to the ridge I just came from!:eek: I have a lanyard of hand calls around my neck and try to get him in closer for a shot, I grab whatever was close and blew on it. I made a distress sound and he stopped, gave me a looks and kept moving on his path. I blew again, same thing, stopped, looked and kept moving. He went straight to the ridge and place I was just at! If I would have been a little more patient I would have had a clear shot at him. He got away from me because the trees restricted my shot. I go out there almost every weekend for some shooting and fall hunting, I take coyote calls with me and a gun.
    The following weekend I went out and was looking behind my sisters house again, first I glance down thru the powerline clear cut, then move over to the ridge trail. Bingo, there was a coyote standing 50 yds away and 100 yds from the house. 1 shot and down he goes! I felt redemption from the one that got away.:D My brother and sister live about 300 yds apart on family land, they here them almost nightly.
     
  10. superc

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    Win73 I am not 100% sure the second image down in your post is a coyote. That looks from the camera angle something like a Urocyon Cineroargenteus, commonly also called a Grey fox. I've got those too, and since they don't seem to bother my cats any (very strange that) I leave them alone. I could be wrong of course and note that if it is a Grey, the critter in your image is v. well fed

    Unlike Red fox, Grey fox can climb trees and on more than one occasion I have seen them in branches 6 or 8 feet off the ground waiting to see what comes down the trail below. Nitestalker is correct in that Coyotes and Grey fox are competitors. If you have Grey fox, you probably don't have any Coyote, and vice versa. I have had both, but never in the same year.

    The critter in BB9838's photo is unquestionably a Coyote of the type I eliminated a group of back in 05.

    [images from my yard, a local Grey]
     

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  11. superc

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    See my tale in the other post. My wife fired a shot from a Colt New Service out a window at them and yes they did leave, but no, it wasn't running.

    A decade ago I had an experience while armed of being surprised like you. I had gone out to a dead Oak tree I had chain sawed the day before for fire wood. It was early autumn. The wood cache was a ways from the house and deep enough into the woods so the wheel barrow or the front end loader weren't practical to bring to the scene. I've got a Charter Arms Undercover .38 in my back pocket. So there I am going back and forth to the front end loader with arms full of wood. About a 75 yard trip down a rabbit trail. I'm on maybe my 3rd or 4th trip and getting a little tired. The wood is heavy. Out of nowhere this large Red Wolf just slowly cuts across the path in maybe 20 feet in front of me. No there is no way my traveling back and forth could have been considered stealthy. The wood shifted, sometimes I dropped a log onto the rocks and picked it up, etc. Point is he had to have seen, heard, or smelled me. Quite honestly I don't think he gave a fig about me. He had his mission and I had mine and that was that. I guessed the weight to be 100 easy, probably 120 plus. Large, no question. Lovely red coat, magnificent really. He paid me absolutely no mind and just went on up the mountain while I just stood there with arms full of wood and my mouth open. I had no thought at all of the pistol in my pocket and was instead wishing very much I had brought a camera with me. He disappeared, and although I sat out some game cameras I have never seen a trace of him since.
     
  12. Gonzilla

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    Damn, I wish you had the camera. !:eek:

    I recently watched a Nat. Geo. channel special where they documented the Eastern expansion of the coyote. They interbred w wolves in Ontario Canada and this created a bigger, meaner critter that now hunts in packs.

    A young country singer was killed by coyotes while hiking. Unfortunately, she ran from them which activated the predator/prey response. They were fearless, and one male refused to abandon her body as three male teenagers tried to drive him off.

    Im not sure but I believe the coyote has the distinction to have attacked man in every state in the US. I've never heard of one being 100 lbs - usually that wolf territory who thankfully, leave us off the menu. ;)
     
  13. Win73

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    I am pretty sure it is a coyote. If you notice the other picture with the black coyote, both pictures are in exactly the same place. If you click on the link in my post you will see a video of three coyotes, two of them black.
     
  14. Old_Crow

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    Anyone that has chickens or any sort of fowl wants to eliminate the coyote. I want to eliminate coyotes as well. They are not native to NC. Coyotes compete with our threatened and natural red wolves. Hunters often mistake red wolves for coyotes and end up shooting the very critter they are trying to preserve. In appearance the only difference is the shape of wolfs head. They both are the same color and size. What is really sad is the only way to educate hunters is for the hunter to shoot a wolf by mistake. The educational videos are all shot in broad daylight and do not help hunters identify wolves in low light conditions.
     
  15. Rugers9

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    I want to hunt yotes but don't know what to do with the meat. What do you guys do?
     
  16. nitestalker

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    What do you do with flys after you kill them?
     
  17. rocshaman

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    You can take the carcass to a local fur dealer, you might get 10 or 15 bucks out of it.
     
  18. Rugers9

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    Take it the meats no good.
     
  19. Gonzilla

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    Mystery Meat works well for Taco Bell :D
     
  20. 97cobra

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    I didn't know that the Greys were replacing the coyotes.