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Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by ShotgunMe, Jul 18, 2007.
Why do so many people enjoy shooting coyotes and crows, can you actually eat these animals?
Coyotes predate livestock, especially the smaller species such as sheep and fowl. I will do my part to keep the prices of meat down. Crows can strip a vegetable garden in minutes; they also can decimate a pecan crop over a growing season.
So, in effect, they are vermin. Don't get hung up on eating what you shoot. That is a red herring tactic used by anti-hunters. There are several reasons for hunting, and food is only one of them. Some others that come to mind are disease control, domicile preservation, and physical safety.
You can eat crow, and I have on occasion. Coyote fur is superb for clothing.
I think we've all been forced to eat crow from time to time
Crows raid song bird nest for eggs and babies. I have seen them pull hatchlings out of martin houses. I will kill every one that I can.
In a word "Predators" same as us kill it and eat it.But we kill it and grill it same same+the Supper Market we enjoy.
Crows are fun to shot
I love shooting crows. They have great eye sight and will spook in a second. The best decoy is a live one. Farmers like it when I come and hunt them.
We don't _hate_ coyotes. In fact I respect them and like them, they perform a valuable function in the eco-system.
I doubt any dog-shooter wants them to be extinct. we just want their numbers reduced. locally.
When I see 'yotes way out in the bush, several leagues from the nearest farm, I leave them unmolested.
Mosquitoes on the other hand, I'd like to see go extinct!
With the urban sprawl comes a quandry. The coyotes are very adaptable, 100 years ago there were none east of the Mississippi. They now are in all 49 continental states. They predate everything from mice to cats to dogs to cows. They are not being thinned appropriately because people are afraid to shoot them in built up areas. There are more now than ever before.
THIN EM OUT!
So you're saying human expansion has provided a more beneficial and plentiful environment for them? Gee, why haven't I read that in the New York Times? [/sarcasm]
"So you're saying human expansion has provided a more beneficial and plentiful environment for them? Gee, why haven't I read that in the New York Times?"
The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers were natural barriers to coyotes until bridges were built.
Hell they come hooping and hollering thru the little rural burg I live in I installed a bright flood light on top of my tv tower and just shoot them out the computer room window coyotes are not in any danger of becoming extinct anytime soon
The crow and the coyote are two of the smartest creatures to be found. They couldn't be wiped out if we tried. As for as hateing them far be it. I respect their abilities and love hunting them. Won't eat either of them but then again they probally are as clean as a chicken. Its the thrill of the hunt not the kill and if I were a predator I'd rather die quickly from a bullet than from disease or injury.
VERY well said, and my sentiments exactly.
Shoot a coyote = support the mule deer
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Ya and that would be 3 to many to get you trashed vincent
God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
Its typical non hunters or weekend hunters that live in town that do not understand how hard coyotes, coydogs and wild dogs can be on game, even birds that nest on the ground. Coyotes also eat the young game animals that we like to harvest when they grow up. They kill they anything they can take down from young calves,goats, sheep, your pets along with children if given the chance. In many states, farmers/ranchers carry rifles all the time just for the purpose of dropping a coyote, coydog or just a plain ole feral dog that can be more agressive to people. Now there starting into major cities,running at night lay'n low during the day like in new york city and chicago.
Didn't know they're in the cities, but makes sense. There is plenty of deserted buildings and overgrown lots, and they're plenty smart enough to know that there is no hunters around. This could have a silver lining and wake up the city slickers to the importance of hunting. Still not good.
I'm one of those weekend hunters who live in town but I have a bunch of friends who live outside of the city and have cattle and coyote hunting is my favorite type around. But they run around my neighborhood all the time. I just wish I could catch one of the suckers out when I have my bow with me
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