I see that this was from 4 years ago. There are many, many more of them in the state now. They are being spotted more frequently than ever before and people in rural areas are losing all their barn cats to these critters.
The State was quick to act on the increase of the coyote population by making it mandatory to have a Fur Harvesters license in order to take them. This is the license that trappers need in order to trap fur-bearing animals such as mink, muskrat, beaver and so forth. Looking at the prices for pelts these days, I guess if a guy shot enough of them, it might be enough to pay him wages.
The waterfowl hunters say that the main reason that they are not seeing the numbers of ducks in recent years is because of all the eggs that predators are taking. Hopefully, enough people will want to get out after these critters that our small game animals and birds will not be decimated.
While I was up on the mountains looking for some elk, we spotted some off in the distance. And while I was glassing these elk I couldn’t quite pick up the details of these elk because they were clear out there, and because I couldn’t keep steady enough to get a clear picture of what I was looking at. I told my brother, “I can’t really tell ‘cause I’m shaking.” He gave me the best piece of glassing advice I’ve ever been told (‘cause how many glassing tips can there really be...