Sitka Mountain Gear
Kill the Coyotes Thread!
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
delmag1942 24-Jan-12
howler 24-Jan-12
BOWUNTR 24-Jan-12
sticksender 24-Jan-12
Chronic 24-Jan-12
buglemaster 24-Jan-12
buglemaster 24-Jan-12
Fulldraw1972 24-Jan-12
guidermd 24-Jan-12
guidermd 24-Jan-12
guidermd 24-Jan-12
Bowbender Mont. 24-Jan-12
Charlie Rehor 25-Jan-12
Extreme 25-Jan-12
KDC 25-Jan-12
lewis 25-Jan-12
sticksender 25-Jan-12
flatlander 25-Jan-12
buglemaster 25-Jan-12
HFlier 25-Jan-12
TheIceman 25-Jan-12
Backpack Hunter 25-Jan-12
buglemaster 25-Jan-12
Ironbow 25-Jan-12
Fulldraw1972 25-Jan-12
Ermine 26-Jan-12
Joe Lacefield 26-Jan-12
lewis 26-Jan-12
boothill 26-Jan-12
r-man 26-Jan-12
Bill in MI 26-Jan-12
Rob in VT 26-Jan-12
Ace 26-Jan-12
Rick Hodges 26-Jan-12
Candor 27-Jan-12
Gun 28-Jan-12
MJS 28-Jan-12
sticksender 28-Jan-12
INbowdude 28-Jan-12
goatman 28-Jan-12
boothill 28-Jan-12
kellyharris 28-Jan-12
city hunter 29-Jan-12
drycreek 30-Jan-12
BowSniper 30-Jan-12
Nick Muche 30-Jan-12
SJJ 30-Jan-12
SJJ 30-Jan-12
t-roy 30-Jan-12
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DL 30-Jan-12
dm/wolfskin 31-Jan-12
BowSniper 31-Jan-12
Ermine 31-Jan-12
4FINGER 31-Jan-12
casper 01-Feb-12
casper 01-Feb-12
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Bowme2 01-Feb-12
blg 02-Feb-12
bowanna 02-Feb-12
kansas bowman 02-Feb-12
Joe Lacefield 02-Feb-12
Bloodtrail 02-Feb-12
Thornton 02-Feb-12
Thornton 02-Feb-12
INbowdude 11-Feb-12
Cornbread 11-Feb-12
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trkytrack 11-Feb-12
Bogey 13-Feb-12
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APauls 13-Feb-12
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MM81 14-Feb-12
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shaffer88 15-Feb-12
hoytmanmt 16-Feb-12
ACB 16-Feb-12
Boone 16-Feb-12
drycreek 16-Feb-12
Herdbull 16-Feb-12
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ORARCHER 16-Feb-12
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lawdy 28-Feb-12
Tyler 29-Feb-12
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Norseman 07-Mar-12
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'Ike' 30-Apr-12
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lewis 30-Apr-12
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Wages 26-May-12
Tracy 26-May-12
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city hunter 29-May-12
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Tracy 02-Jun-12
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From: delmag1942
24-Jan-12
Have to wait until Monday now. I have 4 down so far. Heading to Topecka this weekend for the inaugural Monster Buck Classic, might as well thin the coyotes while there as it is only 20 miles from our deer hunting ground!

From: howler
24-Jan-12
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From: BOWUNTR
24-Jan-12

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One down so far... 01-20-12... Ed F

From: sticksender
24-Jan-12
Have decommissioned 12 so far this winter, all off my own farm via snaring.

This male was unusually large.

From: Chronic
24-Jan-12

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The second to last day of bow/muzz season in ny. He caught me off guard as he came by at a fast trot in the freezing rain, and also caught me reaching for my bow at 10 yards!

However the next day he wasnt so lucky....couldnt outrun lead. a very heavy male

From: buglemaster
24-Jan-12

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We thinned the population a bit a couple weeks ago in the tri state area (Colo, Ks, Neb) Search "midwest coyote calling event" on facebook.Everybody needs to do a calling contest. If you have a coyote problem, a weekend with 121 2 man teams running & gunnin will put a dent in the numbers for shure.

24-Jan-12

Earl E. Nove....mber's embedded Photo
Earl E. Nove....mber's embedded Photo
And here I was so proud of my first dog

From: buglemaster
24-Jan-12
Congrats on the first Earl!Pretty addicting is'nt it? I've been calling em for over 30 years & it's just as much fun today as it was 30 years ago when the first one came in.

From: Fulldraw1972
24-Jan-12
Sorry no pics available. However I got 2 with my bow this fall and a friend of mine got one with a rifle. There has also been 4 that have been educated. I hate educating coyotes.

From: guidermd
24-Jan-12

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here's randy with a coyote from my swamp stand close to the house

From: guidermd
24-Jan-12

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here's my daughter and my son(brittany and myles) with a coyote shot from her bedroom window in our yard with her 223 "pee popper" she calls it. oh yeah, can't forget "crap dog" in the background, he's proud of the kill too.

From: guidermd
24-Jan-12

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guidermd's embedded Photo
ooooopps, forgot to attach the pic from the post above.

i guess i did attach it after all. maybe i've had too many glasses of wine tonite!

24-Jan-12

Bowbender Mont.'s embedded Photo
Bowbender Mont.'s embedded Photo
You won'nt find a rifle in my hands too often, but for yote's I'll make an exception ;)

Plus like Buglemaster stated, once it's in your blood your hooked!

25-Jan-12

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
From Newfoundland, Alberta, Arizona, Rhode Island and every where in between, YOTES are every where! Putting a dent in them, "hardly"!

From: Extreme
25-Jan-12
Every coyote you kill saves a few deer. Keep doing it.

From: KDC
25-Jan-12

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KDC's embedded Photo

From: lewis
25-Jan-12
Great thread guys if you don't mind mention the call and tactic you use.Lewis

From: sticksender
25-Jan-12
Bowbender that's a great picture.

Charlie you're right, but it's still worth a try ;-)

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25-Jan-12
Our bobcat season ends Feb 29,, Fawns won't drop till April or May.. Cats have a calendar or will they come to a fawn distress about anytime?

From: flatlander
25-Jan-12

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flatlander's embedded Photo
Son's November 37 yard shot.

From: buglemaster
25-Jan-12
Lewis, I've called them with about every hand call made as well as with a fox pro electronic caller. Either a cotton tail or jack rabit depending on whats in the area.I think the tempo & calling sequense are more important than what you sound like.I've been with guys who sound like $#@t, but get em in pretty regular.Nice pics guys!

From: HFlier
25-Jan-12
I'd like to give this a try. What the heck do you do with them after you shoot'um?

From: TheIceman
25-Jan-12
OK guys here it goes. I was the only nay sayer last year and still am. For the record I am a hardcore bowhunter. I understand that it may be addicting I only turkey hunted once and it was intense. I imagine calling in yotes would be the same kind of rush. However I can not see killing something and then letting it go to waste. I don't get it. Pat your comment is a study in irony. On 1 hand you hope a rabbit wasn't harmed and on the other you have no problem harming another animal. I see lots of coyotes every year, I see lots of deer every year. Every yote gets a free pass from me. Most deer do to but not all of them. I have never seen a yote chasing or killing a deer. I see them hunting mice. I am not condeming just voicing my opinion. To each his own.

25-Jan-12

Backpack Hunter's embedded Photo
Backpack Hunter's embedded Photo
This is the first one I killed with this shotgun. Ithaca 37 12ga, used a turkey call to bring him in.

From: buglemaster
25-Jan-12
I guess everyone is entitled to their believes & I completly respect that.I live in an area where livestock ranching generates 90% of the economy. Bulging coyote populations have a extremly negative effect on the calf crop in the next couple of months.In addition, they will also be detrimental to wildlife & anything else they can take down.They are truly beautiful animals & their pelts make some of the finest fur coats available.They are also one of the most prolific animals hands down & I truly believe when all else is gone from the face of the earth, there will still be coyotes roaming the countryside.Again, to each their own.

From: Ironbow
25-Jan-12

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TheIceman,

Spend a little more time in the woods if you have coyotes around and you will see them run deer eventually. I killed my first coyote with a bow (have never killed one with a gun) back in 1984 after he ran off two does. He made the mistake of stopping by the tree I was in. The greater the coyote population, the more deer they will take.

My kids wanted to eat a big male I shot one time. As I was skinning it, I had them move downwind of him. After one whiff, they decided they didn't want to eat him anymore. Maybe I should have kept them upwind and grilled them some coyote steaks?

Here are two of three I killed one morning last November.

From: Fulldraw1972
25-Jan-12
Coyotes need to be controlled (managed) just like deer or any other animal. As far as coyotes running(killing) deer. Well they do they do alot. Coyotes are opurtunist though. They just don't hunt deer day in and day out. Fawns in the spring or early summer that's a different story. They can at times raise he'll on a fawn crop.

We hunted last weekend and the only coyote we called in was to fawn distress.

From: Ermine
26-Jan-12
I hunt coyotes just to hunt them. I do however skin and keep the skin of any coyote (unless it has mange or something), fox, or bobcat I kill. I am also eaten coyote! (wasn't bad). Bobcat is good too. I am for the killing of predators just like big game.

26-Jan-12

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There is no doubt coyotes in the east kill deer, not just fawns. In some areas that's not necessarily a bad thing as they do not hunt for antlers.

In mostly forested habitats (because open field or early successional forest may be limited)they can severely impact the fawn crop, this drastically can skew the the buck to doe ratios. Because hunters will take more bucks and without recruitment ratios become skewed.

In qood whitetail habitats the ratios will never be worse than 1:3, add limited fawning success they become skewed.

I only bowhunt for the most part but I do get after yotes, and try to give them to local trappers. I respect the coyote and don't hunt them when they have pups. They likely help small game as they kill skunks, coons, and house cats, so not all negative..

From: lewis
26-Jan-12
Do you guys use a fawn decoy when calling?Lewis

From: boothill
26-Jan-12

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Had just a touch of mange on this dog. First coyote I've called in and shot myself.

From: r-man
26-Jan-12
great thread,wish i could be out there busting up some dogs my self,, but need major spinal surgery, may be I'll have some pics in late spring to add. good luck and pop 20 or so for me.

From: Bill in MI
26-Jan-12

Bill in MI's embedded Photo
Bill in MI's embedded Photo
bowkill 2011

From: Rob in VT
26-Jan-12

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Rob in VT's embedded Photo
November 2011, Vermont

From: Ace
26-Jan-12

Ace's Link
You could hunt them like this if you had access to the right hardware.

From: Rick Hodges
26-Jan-12
I talked with a DNR Biologist from northern Michigan. I was looking to find where most of the coyotes were in his area. He said look for deer, particularly the yards. He said they run the deer in the yards and those they don't injure or kill are weakened and the whole herd suffers a higher mortality rate. He also said to kill every one of those bastards that I see.

I try, but usually only get 1 or 2 per year.

From: Candor
27-Jan-12
if you're into dogs, google

"youtube coyote hunting greyhounds"

A rough game for sure for the coyote, but I would love to do this once or twice....

From: Gun
28-Jan-12

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Pat, I agree with you. We have a pile of coyotes in my neighborhood. The deer herd is way down. 60-80% winterkill last spring to boot. I had 6 does come out last fall in a hayfield and only one fawn in the bunch. I haven't owned a high powered rifle in almost 40 yrs. Bought one last week. Here is #1 from today.

The only good Coyote is a dead one!

From: MJS
28-Jan-12
A friend of mine owns a ranch in WY. He called in the air predator control folks and they killed 125 coyotes in 3 days of runnin and gunnin from the air.

They are difficult to keep under control.

From: sticksender
28-Jan-12
I vote that you make an exception and post the live hunt anyway.

From: INbowdude
28-Jan-12
C'mon Pat, I bet the owner of this site will let ya!

From: goatman
28-Jan-12

goatman's embedded Photo
goatman's embedded Photo
Last Sunday morning. 5 minutes into the calling.

From: boothill
28-Jan-12
I know this is bowsite but Jager Pro shows some awesome night vision stuff. Come on Pat if anyone can get away with it you can. Looks as if 80% or better are gun kills.

From: kellyharris
28-Jan-12
Pat,Pat,,Pat,,,,pat,Pat,,,,,,,

Just start the predator thread!!!!

From: city hunter
29-Jan-12
Iceman coyotes are hard on all critters not just deer ,I killed my first two yotes in Illinois back in 2001 pack was chasing a doe yearling she ran into open field coyotes stoped at edege to look before running into open i was lucky to get two out of the 5 first one pinned thru back second one runing shot thru neck he was spinning around my arrow HAhah , he ran off into thicket ,, 15min later a broken 8pt walks in smells the bloody arrow stickin in the ground stares at the dead coyote for 5 min. Then says thanks Lou for killin them suckers and walks away .... And 4 the record coyotes were never in NY , they have made there way here either by our DEC or by other ways ...!

From: drycreek
30-Jan-12
This ain't scientific research I know, but in 2010 I had one pair of twin fawns make it thru the season. I started trapping for 'yotes and bobcats and removed 12 'yotes and 6 bobcats off my 217 ac. This past season,despite a severe drought, I have at least 4 sets of twin fawns still alive and eating my food plots. Success?

From: BowSniper
30-Jan-12
What do you think of a .17HMR for east coast coyotes? And would you recommend they be hunted day or night for best success?

From: Nick Muche
30-Jan-12
.17 are very accurate, just not at longer ranges. I know full well if you shot one in the head with that gun it would knock them right over...

From: SJJ
30-Jan-12

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Bowsniper...it has been shown thru research that coyotes are most active from about 6-11a.m., however, of course anything can happen. They are smart so if your calling you'll only get a crack or 2 at the same one before your chances dwindle. Use the wind and terrain to get them downwind...where they want to be but dead before they smell you. The guys in the West have it much better in terms of success than we (I) do in the East...much tougher here. A .22 mag is really quite good here in NY. I like the .223 too

From: SJJ
30-Jan-12

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A 50+ pounder trapped. When I tell you he was not interested in seeing me coming up the trail that is an understatement!

From: t-roy
30-Jan-12
A pretty good weekend in OK.

From: t-roy
30-Jan-12

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A pretty good weekend in OK.

From: DL
30-Jan-12
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There was other photos on the trail CSM with the coyotes chasing him

From: dm/wolfskin
31-Jan-12

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August 2011.

From: BowSniper
31-Jan-12
What do you do with the pelts? Any suggestions?

From: Ermine
31-Jan-12
I would go for a Remington 17 over the 17 HMR. I have a .204 sick round! Flatest shooting round. Small hole for less pelt damage.

From: 4FINGER
31-Jan-12

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Tagged behind my youngest son Brady this past fall during his deer hunt...I spotted this dog in the basin above...he made the best of a long shot for his first coyote...Papa was/is proud...4finger

From: casper
01-Feb-12

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killed these two in az recently

From: casper
01-Feb-12

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casper's embedded Photo
another az coyote

From: bigrigNE
01-Feb-12

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bigrigNE's embedded Photo
Called in with a '94 Ford F-150, shot with a .300 WSM.

01-Feb-12

kylesredapple's embedded Photo
kylesredapple's embedded Photo
My favorite way to scout!

From: Bowme2
01-Feb-12
2011 kill... squeaked her in using my hand for a 35 yard shot.

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From: blg
02-Feb-12

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Arizona, electronic call. Hunting with Wards Outfitters.

From: bowanna
02-Feb-12
I got two this fall[both rifle] and my cousin killed three. I use a 25-06 custom loaded 100g at almost 4000fps. 200 to 300 yards is a gimmie, 500 to 600 is doable depending on the wind.

02-Feb-12
they are not quite as good as eating a cougar,

02-Feb-12

Joe Lacefield's embedded Photo
Joe Lacefield's embedded Photo
I called this one in today, just shot pics...

From: Bloodtrail
02-Feb-12
That's funny..."eating a cougar".

But keep killing every one of those coyotes. Every one.

From: Thornton
02-Feb-12

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January 2011. Could have shot a prarie chicken the same eve. but I let him go because there are not enough of them.

From: Thornton
02-Feb-12
big- Awesome picture!

From: INbowdude
11-Feb-12

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Indiana yote. First one I can say I truly called in. 28 pound female.

From: Cornbread
11-Feb-12

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Cornbread's embedded Photo
42lb male

From: Cornbread
11-Feb-12

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Cornbread's embedded Photo
36 lb male

From: trkytrack
11-Feb-12
Beautiful sights.

From: Bogey
13-Feb-12
Went out last night. Saw a nice black one with a thick mane coming in to my call, about 30 seconds later I saw the father and son who belonged to the dog walking through the area... I would have looked for a collar anyway. I'm just saying'

A hour later I watched two kids on ATVs spinning donuts until one of them broke through the ice (only about 14 inches of water).

Climbed down from my stand (yep - I use my climber) and called it a night.

Later this week, I'll try a different spot.

From: bow shot
13-Feb-12
They are so cute when they are dead!!!

Great pics folk! this is making my day!

13-Feb-12
I just have to weigh in on this thread with a little bit of data from our own experience with coyotes.

Nine years ago we started raising boer goats here on our ranch. Our first year we bought about a hundred head (which quickly turned into 200 head). The first time I worked them, I vaccinated, ear tagged, wormed and recorded the data for all of them. Two weeks later I had to catch them up and give them a booster on their vaccinations. Within two weeks, the coyotes had killed 38 head. All of the goats were housed in a 50 acre pasture, fenced by a four foot net wire fence and they came up by the house to sleep at night.

Now on our hunting ranch we have a small herd of fallow deer. Every year the does get bred and had their fawns. We lost a few to coyotes, but expected that to happen. In the last five years however, we haven't had a single fawn survive. Ironically, we had a couple of the deer escape into the pasture where we keep our sheep and goats (which is now patrolled by three livestock guardian dogs). Every fawn born in the pasture that is protected by dogs has survived so far (going on 2 years).

We've personally witnessed coyotes dogging the deer, as well as cattle. My husband has trapped 41 coyotes so far this year and has shot many more, and we're seeing more fawns and rabbits in this area than we have in years. Since there is so little demand for the fur anymore, there's no incentive to kill predators...except the fact that it's just plain fun. So keep on having fun guys! There are a bunch of us goat and sheep ranchers that appreciate what you do!

Oh, and one more thing...If you think that hunting coyotes for fun is wrong, consider the fact that your hard earned tax dollars are being used by the government to pay trappers to go out and kill these nuisance animals anyways. Around here, cyanide bombs are the weapon of choice. When the coyote grabs the bait, a charge sends a dose of cyanadie into their throat to kill them. Personally, I am more partial to shooting them, but either way, the coyotes are being killed. It's just a matter of who does it, and with what technique.

-Cheryl Napper

From: APauls
13-Feb-12

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APauls's embedded Photo
Let's get to callin'

From: APauls
13-Feb-12

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APauls's embedded Photo
My first double. Couple of big canadian dogs with my .204

From: APauls
13-Feb-12

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APauls's embedded Photo
Doin our best to make a dent

From: hawg
14-Feb-12

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I'm just getting started. Keep killing em guys!

From: BOWUNTR
14-Feb-12

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That looks cold.... Here's my second one for 2012. 02-11-12. Ed F

14-Feb-12
BOWUNTR, can I ask you who makes your camouflage. I like the positives,negatives,and shades in the patterns. Thank you, Rodney (Doublelungnip)

From: MM81
14-Feb-12
Rodney, Thats KUIU Vias camo Mike

From: agassiz ace
14-Feb-12
I see the western coyote pelts are selling for $50.00, seems the demand in Russia is high.

14-Feb-12
Great job all, serious yote killers right there.

From: maxracx
14-Feb-12
Headed to North Dakota tomorrow night. 3 days of calling, can't wait to let the bushmaster rip!!Sound like the snow cover is limited. Wish me luck.

From: shaffer88
15-Feb-12
so far off of eighty acres we have cleared out 31. . And four bobcats

From: hoytmanmt
16-Feb-12
Great thread guys I'm new on here so good to this.

From: ACB
16-Feb-12
like to add something i notice to what cheryl said i farm raise sweet corn to eat and sell the extra three years ago the coons had gotten so bad raiding the corn i thought i need to trap some the next winter to keep them out of the corn the year before my oldest daughter came in with a great sheep dog puppy well the next summer he was always patrolling the area around the house which includes the sweet corn patch that summer no coon damage i thought great side benefit. we have a doe group around the house that had ten or more in it then the coyotes moved in and it was down to about three doe and they could not raise a fawn. that fall i notice one of the doe had raised triplets one had twins and the other had a single. i thought been a long time since i had seen that did not put it together until this year when there were nine fawns alive come fall i think the dog on patrol is protecting the fawn crop also.

From: Boone
16-Feb-12

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I got this one and another nappy looking one back to back while still hunting. Notice the third eye.

From: drycreek
16-Feb-12
Got a private reply to my comment on removing coyotes but for some reason could not answer it in kind. For your info, I do not use poison for a couple reasons. Don't know anything about it, and there are dogs within a half mile or so that I do not want to kill. I trap and shoot. Most coyotes shot are targets of opportunity while hog or deer hunting. If you have any roads or trails on your land, you can easily trap coyotes. Go to www.minntrapprod.com to get everything(including instructive videos) to put you in the trapping business. One word of advice. Make sure you are as scent free as possible and tie those traps down well. A coyote will really raise hell when he is trapped, and you WILL lose traps if you don't.

From: Herdbull
16-Feb-12

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Herdbull's embedded Photo
Recurvin Coyotes!

From: drycreek
16-Feb-12

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From: drycreek
16-Feb-12

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Gues that was two words of advice.

From: rvrbtmarcher
16-Feb-12
Coyotes are the only thing that I will put a rifle in my hands for, but it sure is fun!

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Calling coons is a blast as well!

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From: ORARCHER
16-Feb-12

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Called this one in for my son this weekend !!

From: ozzyshane
16-Feb-12
Ed that rock of yours get some action how many pics of yots do you have with it now .Thanks Shane

From: BOWUNTR
21-Feb-12

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Yes that rock has seen some action... it's in my backyard!!! Here's #3 for 2012 and #28 overall, 02-18-12. Ed F

From: t-roy
21-Feb-12

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Feb. 2012 Okla.

From: maxracx
21-Feb-12
Troy, you are my idol!!!! Congrats. We had a bust hunt in North Dakota. No snow and warm temps made it very hard. Coyotes not coming to calls at all.

From: t-roy
21-Feb-12
Hey Nick!

We did pretty good this year,(7 yotes & 2 cats) only had 2 get away plus 1 mangy one that I couldn't get the other guys to carry back to the truck for the photo shoot! They were irRASHional!

Yeah I know, Don't quit your day job.

Give me a call sometime----Troy

From: APauls
26-Feb-12

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Yesterday

From: BCHUNTER
26-Feb-12

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Well to be honest, haven't put the time in yet this year, so none for me. Too busy hunting cougars, lynx, and bobcats, but tomorrow is my last day for that. I am occasionally thinning out the feral cat population though ;), as well as this guy I got this fall. October 2, 2011. Mine is the one on the left, my grandpa's on the right. A wolf is better than 10 coyotes in my opinion...

From: BCHUNTER
26-Feb-12

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I have never seen that picture before in my life.... try again for the wolf pic.

From: APauls
26-Feb-12
Ya wolf is definitely on the wish list for me. My buddy got a 120 lber last year, and my best friend shot 2 this year.

From: ihuntsask11
26-Feb-12
i started hating coyotes when my trail cam caught 3 coyotes pulling a deer down. since dec i have taken 170 of those dogs. sure spent a lot of time skinning! hope the price stays strong

From: BOWUNTR
27-Feb-12
I'd love to call a wolf in and take it with my bow... that is cool. Someday... Ed F

From: lawdy
28-Feb-12
My biggest so far this year trapping is 50 pounds. A trapper I know just over tne border got one that weighed 63 pounds. I am after two deer killers right now behind a house where people feed deer. One just missed one of my blind sets last nite. We just got 14" of snow yesterday, so things should heat up. Have released 2 bobcats so far. They are protected up here. Released a coon and pine martin the other day. Coons are the meanest animals to release. Can't believe they are roaming in this single digit degree weather.

From: Tyler
29-Feb-12

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these are last years dogs. a lot were my friends apauls from above and a bunch were mine these ones went to fur auction. threw 10 away with bad mange. Didnt get to hunt coyotes this winter as im in New Zealand.

From: hoytmanmt
01-Mar-12
Yeah wolf is on my list too.Great pics.

From: Norseman
07-Mar-12

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From: hoytmanmt
15-Mar-12

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I killed this coyote the other morning.I did three howls and waited a minute or two and he came walking out at 50 yards.First coyote I called in by myself.With the new Primos alpha dog.

25-Mar-12
I am looking forward to trying the distressed fawn call in a few weeks.. Logically speaking it should be a killer.

Pelts won't be worth anything but they haven't been anyway, and there is no closed season here.

From: INbowdude
21-Apr-12
Nicely done Pat.

From: itshot
22-Apr-12
Bravo Pat & Crew!!

From: elkmtngear
23-Apr-12

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This guy got a lead sandwich instead of a turkey lunch!

Best of luck, Jeff

From: Seminole
23-Apr-12
Jeff: Great pic! BTW- Got the slip system in yesterday. Plan to give it to my brother next week. Thank you for such a wonderfull product.

From: Seminole
23-Apr-12
Jeff: Great pic! BTW- Got the slip system in yesterday. Plan to give it to my brother next week. Thank you for such a wonderfull product.

From: elkmtngear
23-Apr-12

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Thanks Noah, Best of luck to you guys this Season!

Jeff

From: passthrushot
23-Apr-12

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48 lbs. Chased 2 doe and a yearling "almost" past my stand. hard to come by here in Florida.

From: passthrushot
23-Apr-12

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Three days after getting one at home in FL went to TN and took another from the deer stand.

From: passthrushot
23-Apr-12
48 lbs. Chased 2 doe and a yearling "almost" past my stand. hard to come by here in Florida.

From: trkyslr
30-Apr-12
Dang that looks like the one in ikes Turk trail cam pics....

From: lewis
30-Apr-12
Pat what call are you using this time of yr.Lewis

From: 'Ike'
30-Apr-12

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Damn, that does kind of look like the one on Cam...Yuk! Pat, nice rifle!!!

From: 'Ike'
30-Apr-12

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Nice, I should have looked at that one, but I went with the Nikon M223 for mine...

From: lewis
30-Apr-12
I'm sure it won't be too long before the fawn distress call will be the ticket.Lewis

From: lewis
30-Apr-12
I'm sure it won't be too long before the fawn distress ca ll will be the ticket.Lewis

From: Wages
26-May-12
fawns are dropping, anyone still calling coyotes?

From: Tracy
26-May-12
Yup, I am. Got around 20 the last two weeks, and took 2 dens out.

Howls, pup distress, and my decoy/denning dogs are the ticket now.

From: Wages
28-May-12
I called 2 in yesterday morning, with howls and pup distress. Got busted before getting the shot though.

From: lewis
29-May-12
Pat when you bait the yotes what bait do you find works best.Lewis

From: lewis
29-May-12
Here in Tn. we have blessed with several bear on our property so they hit our baits pretty hard.One new law now that is good is that we can bait and shoot hogs at nite.Lewis

From: Tracy
29-May-12

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First wet bitch of the day. We didn't find the den, but we will. Her hubby didn't want to fight my dogs, he wussed out. I will get him soon.

From: Tracy
29-May-12

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Second wet bitch today. I knew where some pups were. Sugar, Spice, and I walked a mile to get to the area. My "girls" jumped the bitch out of a draw right before I was going to set up for a call stand. They chased her, fought her, and ran back to me with the coyote in tow. She had five placental scars, so I knew there was up to five pups in a hole somewhere close. This was at 2:00 pm.

From: Tracy
29-May-12

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I figured the old dog would be around. I howled and pup squealed, but he must have been far away hunting. The .243 Ackley barked the last time for the day.

From: Tracy
29-May-12

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Found the den of the second bitch. Spicy is down the hole and Sugar want's some of that also!

From: Tracy
29-May-12

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I ran across this newborn not 500 yards from the den. The coyote pups are big enough to eat meat now. This one is safe for a while.

You guys would not believe all the fawn deer and fawn antelope pieces laying around a coyote den.

Now is the time to be killing coyotes!!

From: city hunter
29-May-12
man nice work guys way to go even if u dont find the den im sure its just as matter of time before they all die .

Pat Ny protects them suckers makes no sense to me !

From: Tracy
29-May-12

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Good days calling with my little decoy dog. Mid December, mixing howling, and rabbit distress.

From: Tracy
29-May-12

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Good morning calling in October. All with mouth blown calls.

From: lewis
30-May-12
cool pics.

31-May-12
If the anti's ever got a hold of this thread it would be ugly! But I love the dead pup photos!!!

From: Tracy
31-May-12
Snared one yesterday, called and shot 2 today.

From: Wages
31-May-12
"Snared one yesterday, called and shot 2 today. "

Anti's or Coyotes?

From: ricks73
31-May-12
"If the anti's ever got a hold of this thread it would be ugly! But I love the dead pup photos!!!

Too late, this thread was posted on some of the "wolf lover" facebook pages along with Tracy's name. Posting pics of dead coyote pups doesn't do anything for the hunter's image and posting it on a public site where ANYONE can see is not the smart thing to do.

From: Wages
02-Jun-12

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I'm not on FB so I can't go to the link, but you can find it here: http://www.facebook.com/ProjectCoyote

From: Wages
02-Jun-12

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also a reference to it on this one: http://www.facebook.com/WolfWarriors

From: Tracy
02-Jun-12
F the antis, they can come and get me.

I only killed one coyote yesterday, and none today. :(

From: woodsamped
02-Jun-12
coyote killed my neighbors dog this morning around 0545.good job guys.

From: Tracy
02-Jun-12
I wonder how many fawns coyotes killed today.

From: woodsamped
02-Jun-12
good question Tracy. I need to get busy with my BAR. Thanks for the motivation.

03-Jun-12
Ricks73 is absolutely right. I would remove the picture of the dead pups ASAP. In Montana and Idaho we are still healing up from a picture a trapper posted on Trapperman.com. It was in every paper in Montana.

If you want to do something good for our sport, remove the pictures of the dead pups.

Look on Footloose Montana. That's where the picture ended up. They stole a picture of my avatar from the same sight.

Be respectful on anything you post.

From: Tracy
05-Jun-12
Called and shot 2 yesterday. Onw big, old dog with almost no teeth left. This is the time of year to get the educated, call shy ones, with a different sound.

Yes Pat, maybe that pic should go away. Even though it is 100% legal. We have no closed season here.

From: Wages
05-Jun-12
kudos to you Tracy for having a combo of "F the antis" attitude and a "thinking man's big picture" of being able to see the concerns about being "respectful". There are many in the hunting world that only have half of that equation, and it makes us all (as a hunting community) weaker, IMO.

also, kudos for the work on the coyotes, I wish I had a bit of your skill in that area!

From: Tracy
21-Jul-12
Called in and shot 24 coyotes, removed a couple dens, and snared 6 coyotes since June 6th.

If you guys aren't out calling, you are missing out on some great action.

Roughly half of them had fawn in them when I check stomach contents.

From: city hunter
21-Jul-12
tracy keep up the good work ,,

From: Tracy
19-Sep-12

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I killed 30 since July 21, 29 called in and shot, 1 snared. I took 2 weeks off the coyotes for elk and deer hunting. I missed one with my bow during that time, rats!

19-Sep-12
Pat did you ever try the scopes around $500-$600? What is the cheapest scope you would recommend?

From: gobbler716
20-Sep-12
That mangy one was nasty, looked like a chupacabra!

From: huntindoc
21-Sep-12
I put an arrow through my first coyote this week when he ran a doe/ fawn back below my stand. It was pretty cool!

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