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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2003, 10:40:03 PM »
i think the yote population where I live is down. Use to hear them every night and always caught a few in my trap line. Seems like I've been seeing more fox. That's a good sign that the yote pop. is down or they have moved on. I sure like to hunt them too. Any of you western guys want to kill a few out your way, let me know. I'm ready for a vacation. If you have a WM i could do some alignment on it! (only if we harvest a yote or two) ;D I don't know if "harvest" is the right word. It sure seems like the most polically correct! :D
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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2003, 12:49:02 AM »
Lots of "cy-yoots",  as my daddy called 'em up on the land in Mich.  I love to hear them sing at night.  Trapped a few,  in younger days,  but have never seen one which wasn't in a trap.  I'm sure that they saw me plenty of times,  though!  They seem to depend mostly on the partridge and snowshoe hare population.  The bunnies are down,  right now,  and the partridge are just starting to come back.  They seem to have a cycle,  my Pop said it was seven years when they "peak",  and then go into decline.  Mother Nature seems to keep good books.





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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2003, 03:43:16 AM »
The coyote population here is doing well, at night you can hear them singing. They are hard on the lambs when they are young, some people put a lama out with their herds to help protect them. They get blamed for the pheasant decline but I really think the coons are harder on the nesting birds than they are. I keep the .223 handy in the fall thru spring when the crops are out. I seldom see them on our place but there are plenty here.

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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2003, 05:01:19 AM »
Our conservation department denied that we had cougars here too, until one was seen on the tape of a security camera scanning the parking lot of an apartment house in one of the suburbs of the Twin Cities.
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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2003, 08:25:57 AM »
There was just something on TLC or one of those about them and how almost every city has some sort of population.  My friends in CA watched as their neighbors weineer dog was carried off one afternoon from their porch.  ya wanna talk about instant transformation from Greenie to pro-hunting/trapping!  IN SD We used to shoot prairie dogs all day, go get an early supper, and then come back and wait for the yotes to come for theirs.  We could usually bag a few of them, collect the $15 for the hide, and pay for the ammo for the day and have a great time.  Now I am in MI and try to keep the ones near me down because I spend too much money raising birds to turn loose to have them eaten.  Though I do agree the coons destroy more nests than yotes eat live birds.   I usually go out in February when the hides are nice and thick and can call them in with a wounded rabbit call.  The amatuer taxidermy guy near me loves it for practice and some day I may need a favor mounted.  
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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2003, 10:56:26 AM »
We've got plenty of coyotes here in Central Illinois.
Hardly a week goes by and I'll see one while driving
to work.  If I go outside after dark about half the
time I can hear them howling.  Occasionally a pack
will drift by my bedroom window in the middle
of the night howling away.  I now get up from bed,
turn on the spotlights on the corners of the house
and immediately turn them back off. That will shut them
up.  They never stay in one place very long hence
their latin name canis latrans.
We had three wild horses running loose for about 10 years
around my place. One spring I cleaned two wheelbarrows
full of horse manure out of my yard.  A neighbor about
a mile away turned them loose. He was getting kind of
senile and thought they (the horses) should be set free.
One year I bought several bales of hay to feed them
when the snow was deep. It kept them from tromping
up my yard. ;D

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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2003, 11:33:20 AM »
We have lots of coyotes in my area.The ones behind my house start and then the ones across the road start,it can get pretty noisy at times.We have guys that chase them with big hounds but rarely shoot them.Usually I will see a couple hunting mice in the backyard a couple of times a year,there fun to watch.i do not have livestock so they are not really a problem.On the red wolf topic,biologists are doing DNA testing on the wolf population in algonquinn park,some believe that the resident wolf population are closely related to the red wolves of the south.   DonT

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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2003, 02:08:57 PM »
Back a few years ago, on a Disney program I think, they said that no place in the US are you more than 50 miles from a coyote's lair.

As for the pheasants, Michigan State University planted 30 Ringneck and Szecheuan females on our property 12 years ago. Fifteen of them had radio collars. Within 2 weeks, 1/2 of the radio collared ones were dead. Some hit in the road, the others predated by cats and ???. The guy that sat out in our yard listening with the receiver said that wild cats are the biggest problem with the live birds / chicks. Coons like the eggs.

After one month, the guy quit coming because he was down to one radio responder alive. Needless to say, I miss the birds. Usually have to walk 3-5 miles to see one rooster. I do hear them in the Spring, but no where near what they were before the "ice storm of '85."

The partridge count seems to be way down, as well. Gosh I miss those succulent tasting treats.....

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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2003, 02:30:16 PM »
I thought I'd posted a story about Chris and his attempt to murder a poor old stupid coyote.  I found it back in case you missed it the first time.

The coyote and exploding mice

BTY,  the coyote population is up and down here.  Don't know what cleans them out but come spring and summer, they're back in numbers again.
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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2003, 02:31:06 PM »
Way to dam many of them in my neck of the woods.  They do a job on the rabbit population and by hunting season the rabbits are gone.  I don't know how bad they hurt the birds as we see more turkeys every year but the quail are almost gone even though I have built a bunch of brush piles.  The pheasants have completely disappeared.

20 - 25 years ago you could get $20 for a pelt but today you can't give one away.  10 years ago a lot of people would run them with dogs and keep them in control but with the city encroaching on the country most people with a few acres don't like to see the dogs running across there property and the hunters parked along the roads so that has ceased.  They are pretty good in teasing a house pet away from the yard and then the pet is gone.  I guess now the only control is when they run out of food to eat and starve or die of old age.
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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2003, 04:19:21 PM »
Speaking of mountain lions. Well, someone did mention them.
There was a segment on ABC News just now about them. The lady that did all the work on living with chimps is now on the big cats. She says they are threatened so here we go again.
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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2003, 06:34:04 PM »
We have a lot of coyotes here. They start singing, then get the dogs barking, then I start getting annoyed.

I had problems with coons climbing up the poles to my blue bird boxes and reaching in an snatching the babies. Finally put wire sheilds on the poles so the coons couldn't get to the boxes.

The state DEC released a bunch of bobcats near me several years ago, haven't heard of anyone coming up missing yet.
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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2003, 11:30:12 AM »
Threre are enough here the local sportsman club is having a hunt for money,the biggest dog gets cash,I think its open to Pa Ohio and northern Wva. If anyone wants more info let me know will be glad to help as a friend of mine is in charge of the event. I think the dates are Jan 16-19.


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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2003, 04:47:55 PM »
Lots  of coy dogs here in N.J.  at least before deer season we shoot every one we see. Everyone I talk to shot em this year. The local fire dept has a siren and when it goes off you hear them crying on  all the wooded hills

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Re: Coyotes
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2003, 05:11:05 PM »
Some ten years ago my son Chris was in the Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton.  He came home for Christmas and I drove back with him.  We had a couple of days to kick around before he had to report back.  He took me on a tour of the base.  About sundown we were near one of the posts when they took down the colors and blew taps.  Chris said,  “Listen to this”.  When they blew taps,  the coyotes in the hills went nuts almost drowning out the horn.

He had another interesting experience with a coyote while out there.  One day he was driving on base when he noted a dead coyote along the road.  Not wanting to let such a prize go to waste,  he threw it in his PU and took it back to his quarters.  He later skinned it and put the hide in a plastic bag.  A friend with family housing kept it for him in his freezer.  But he decided it would be great if he could boil the meet off the head (now without skin) for the skull.  (Why? Who knows?   He’s a Marine.)  It would be awhile before he’d have a chance to do that so he wrapped the head in plastic wrap and put it in the little refrigerator that he shared with his roommate.   His roommate came in late one night and had the munchies.  He spotted what looked to him like a turkey leg wrapped in plastic.  He got a little shock when he unwrapped it and it had teeth and eyeballs!  It got out around the base that Chris had this head in his refrigerator and he got wind that the Sergeant was looking for him and was going to search his room for the head.  He thought it was some kind of satanic cult thing.  Chris managed to get there ahead of him and dispose of the coyote head.

It was on Camp Pendleton that I saw my first bobcat in the wild.  It was just inside the entrance and right among the family housing units.
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« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2003, 06:21:52 PM »
Way to many Coyotes & bobcats here thay have got the rabbit & quail almost gone if you go outside after dark you can hear them howing then the dogs start in barking back. >:(
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« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2003, 09:37:38 PM »
Say, fellas, I have 4 pelt stretchers you may borrow. 8) 8) 8)  the are hanging in my woodworking shop along with 25 beaver pelt boards all out of old growth, vertical grain Fir. ;D ;D
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