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Does anybody hunt coyote with dogs?

Would like to know if anyone hunts coyotes with dogs I tried to get into it a couple of years ago but was sold some old and junk dogs that came back in after only a couple of hours out hunting and never even really heard them track or running them. I love dogs and would like to try this if anyone has any experience with this. I live in Oklahoma so if you live close or if you have any pointers on where to find good dogs and training for young dogs would like to get some good info.

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Does anybody hunt coyote with dogs?

I don't have a whole lot of experiance with dog hunting exspecially for coyotes but I know that you dont want a pointer your going to need some sort of bay and catch dogs. It also sounds like you expect the dog just to automatically hunt. Your going to have to get a young dog and train it to track yotes and only coyotes.

I'd think you would have better succes calling them in with a predator call then running them off with dogs. coyotes usally hang out in small packs so ur going to need more then 2 dogs.

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hunting coyote with dogs

Thanks for the reply I'm actually in the planning stages of this as I put on my Christmas "wish" list for a predator call and was going to see if I could even get them to come in close we have packs that pass near our home here in rural Oklahoma almost every night. I don't have any dogs at this time well actually I do but he was the leftover from the dogs that didn't hunt he was abused or just naturally shy when we got him he wouldn't even hardly come out of his dog house so now he is just a pet but we love him. Anyway I do realize it takes training and I'm looking for the dogs and hoping the people I get the dogs from will be able to help on training and all just wanted to talk to some people who maybe hunt with dogs to get on the right track . I will probably try to hunt with and without dogs. Thanks for the post.

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Re: Does anybody hunt coyote with dogs?

back when we had coyotes I had some hounds, I used grey hounds. I own a ranch in the sandhills of Nebraska and the way we hunted them was to put a dog box on the back of an old pickup. The box would hold 4 dogs per side with a trip lever that was located just behind the door windows. With the vast hills we would simply drive around until we seen a coyote and when the dogs would see it is was a simple as tripping the gate one side letting the dogs go. If there were more than one coyote sometimes we would let all 8 dogs out. Every once in a while they would get out run but, I can remember back in the glory days catching 10 or more in a day.

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Re: Does anybody hunt coyote with dogs?

My buddy hunts coyotes with a mountian kurr and a chocolet lab. The way we did it was we would walk over a hill turn on a hand held ambulance sirene to locate the yotes, then cut his dogs loose they would run out about 300yards and start chasing each other and the coyotes would come out from everywhare and run over to the dogs then my buddy would call the dogs back to us, some times they would lure back 5-6 coyotee, then it was hummer time Hammer we used .223 to shoot them with. then his dogs would run over to each yote and trash them up. This is quite something to see. His grand father showed him how to do this and i remember seeing some training video's.

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Re: Does anybody hunt coyote with dogs?

Sounds like an exciting way to hunt. Knock'um down. It sounds like you may need to try that method with the bulging wolf population.

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Re: Does anybody hunt coyote with dogs?

There are a lot of guys around here that run coyotes with dogs. Most of the guys I know are running some sort of hounds. Foxhounds, Black and Tans, Plotts, ect... most of the coon hounds can be trained to run coyotes....I'm training mine not to run them!
There are several on line hunting forums that talk about just hound hunting. You can get some great info from some of the guys some of the forums are biggamehoundsman, ukc forum and nyhounder to name a few. Some states allow you to train in running pens. Find a local guy from one of the forums and ask if there are any near you. I think that might be your best bet to get your dogs started out. Good Hunting.

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Re: Does anybody hunt coyote with dogs?

I've hunted coyotes since i was a little kid with my dad. we ran greyhounds and wolfhounds on coyotes and i've also used lure dogs when calling. all is fun watchig the greyhounds chase a coyote down is probably one of the funner things i have watched

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Re Does anybody hunt coyote with dogs?

I do not hunt coyote's with dogs. I like to set up on a nice overlook where you can can see around you and use electronic calls. Sometimes they come running in within minutes other times takes a little while but all in all have had pretty good success.

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Dogs

I have never done it but have seen it on vids, I don't think you can here.

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One of the guys I worked with

One of the guys I worked with over the summer ran greyhounds for yotes. This sounds like quite the extreme pursuit.

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