Can someone help me in my quest to at least slow down the multiplication of these animals. They are so plentiful,in my state,it is getting dangerous to hunt without auto weapon[semi-auto]. These "wild dogs'are extremely smart. I hope someone can give me some tips on how to outwit these vermin. They kill livestock,chickens,deer,and who knows what else? After 50 years of trapping,i still need to learn new tricks.
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Thu, 2008-10-16 21:42
Thu, 2008-10-16 22:40#1
Snares are highly effective and IMHO a quicker kill
Sat, 2008-10-18 19:42#2
I have tried snares with no sucess,how bout a scent post with a back-up trap? or the old campfire ash with bait set?
Sun, 2008-10-19 07:16#3
the eases way to control coyote is to control the mice. this is there main food source. this may sound crazy but this is the best way to control the coyote. there are lots of cheap products out there that will kill the mice. i bet that your mice number have grown a lot over the past year. as you kill the mice you will see that it is a lot ease to call them to you game calls.
good luck and happy hunting
Mon, 2008-10-20 20:45#4
thanks for mice tip.this gives me another direction.appreciate any help on coyote control
Fri, 2008-10-31 21:46#5
Well on our land in maine we have a large population of coyotes. We shot a few just sitting pre deer season just watching the feild. actually went out and bought a rifle for em. Hard target at 250 yards though. For trappping we bait with mice some also Only trap like one or two a season though. After deer season we keep deer remains and use them to bait yotes in our back feild. Nite season is awsome( set up a driveway buzzer in the house that goes off when something move out there). Works great usually shoot a few that way too
Sun, 2008-11-02 21:12#6
being of very poor vision,i am just about forced to trap these animals. with free ranging game chickens,i have declared war on these 'yotes. if i can get the learning curve down on trapping these critters,maybe we can cut their numbers. they are dang smart and their numbers are getting way out of control here.
Sun, 2008-11-02 21:43#7
wat we do is usally set up a nice nice gut pile or other remains down across from are barn and ever so often spot light it at night its 130 yards and are guns we leve up there are perfect for it you see something just walk over to the barn sit int he chair and bang blast away
Sat, 2008-11-08 10:13#8
I have to disagree with mice being the main sorce of food for the coyote.
Things have changed in the past years and they feed on what ever they can find. I know that mice are a foxes main diet. I also am not saying that they don't eat mice, but they eat what ever is the easiest pray to get. May it be a mouse, squirrel, deer, dog, cat, or what ever.
Check out trapperman .com and see what they have for ideas. I do know snares do work and are very effective. We use to use they here in the winter to control yotes in the deer yards. But the tree huggers kind of took that control method away from us so we are getting over run with them again.
Keep your beaver after you skin them they like it big time. We freeze them into a pond in winter and shoot them from a blind that works great.
Just my 2 cents.